Sunday, November 29, 2015

Pregnancy - Week 20

Baby D - 20 weeks

I just realized, as I typed the above, that I am halfway through this pregnancy! Woo-hoo! I have not really kept up with the weeks…and even have to look at the calendar and count how many weeks along I am before I do these pregnancy blog posts. Haha!

So - 20 weeks. In the past week, I have felt Baby D fluttering around quite a bit! It’s nothing strong enough for Nik to feel - but it is pretty cool to have that movement in my belly :)

I have probably gained around 12 pounds…although I have not stepped on the scale lately (and have no desire to, after how I have eaten this week)…but I feel like I have gained way more. I know I’m not near as big as I will get - but I am really feeling the strain of carrying this baby around….it seems to take more energy to do things! Which means, I probably need to go to the gym a bit more. Ha!

So far, I am getting around with 3 pairs of maternity pants and a few actual maternity shirts. Thankfully, I have a few shirts (like in the picture above) that are long enough (and stretchy enough) that they will work for awhile. Pretty soon - I think I will have to purchase a few more clothes. But I’m trying to make due!

The exciting news is - next week we find out the gender!!!!

The more I think about it (and the more people ask me) I think I am leaning more towards having a boy. Although, a girl would be ok too :) And no…we are not keeping the gender a secret. You will know when we know!

Let’s see…what other questions have I been getting? Baby names? Still undecided. Is Jaxen excited? He really does not have a clue yet what it means to be a big brother. 

I guess that’s all for now…stay tuned this week for the gender!


  1. I am at 15 weeks tomorrow so about 5 weeks behind you. We go to our next ultrasound in 2 weeks to see the boy picture. Because of my age I had to do a genetics test and they say they can tell that way. I am so excited for you guys. I wanted a girl but am excited anyhow that its my own. :) I have not felt him move yet though cant wait for that. I have had to move into maternity pants already BOO lol.

    1. That is cool that we are so close! You will love having a boy…he will fit in great with your family! And as far as maternity pants go…just embrace them :)