Thursday, 1 August 2013

Pregnancy Update: Week 20

We're halfway there!  God willing, we'll be meeting Brother Bear in 4.5 months - I'm literally counting the minutes until that first cuddle :) .  Here's where we're currently at in Week 20 of our pregnancy:  

Symptoms: My iron levels are a bit low, but other than that I'm feeling great.  Finding a comfy sleeping position is becoming quite tricky too, but nothing that a few extra pillows can't solve.  

Baby: I can feel him kick and move - best feeling ever!  We also received our first blue baby boy clothes from Grandpa and Grandma last week - sooooo cute!  

Running: Still only walking, and even fast walking is proving to be a bit much for my body at times.  At first that got me really frustrated, but after reading this article by Run Far Girl, I'm feeling so much better.  Although I don't have any of the problems and symptoms that she's battling with, I know that there's a reason why my body doesn't want to run right now and I'm okay with that.  Hopefully I'll be glad about my decision in the long run.     

Weight gain: I've gained quite a bit in the recent weeks - my appetite is something to behold!  Here's my weight gain for the first half of this pregnancy:
  •   5.7 kg (12.5 pounds).

Food aversions/cravings: Baby Girl was my Beetroot Baby, but Brother Bear is definitely my Choc Mint Smoothie Baby [see recipe here - I've changed it slightly to add fresh mint leaves - mmmmm, mmmmm, mmmmm!].  Truthfully though, I think my smoothie kick is more of a habit than a craving at this stage...  I usually take a power nap during my lunch break (I work from home) and then, when I get up, make a smoothie to get me through the afternoon.  (P.S. I may or may not be dreaming about that smoothie from the time I wake up each morning, ha!)

Bump pic: I really need to get myself some maternity pants, but since summer is just around the corner, I'm trying to make it through winter without shelling out the bucks.  Fingers crossed that I'll make it - my jeans are getting really tight!  My bump is also way bigger than it was with Baby Girl at 20 weeks (*nervous grin*)...

Come on, summer!


  1. your baby bump is so awesome. I loved that feeling of the baby moving around inside me. so awesome. Your smoothie sounds really yum too.

    1. Thanks, Christy! You really should try that smoothie - soooooo good! :)

  2. Your baby bump is adorable! As are those clothes!

    1. Thanks, Mandy! Can't wait for there to be a little warm, snuggly body in those clothes :) !


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