It’s a big week coming up! Christmas is this Sunday, I’m now at the 5 month mark in my pregnancy, and we are doing our big 20-week sonogram this week where we will also (hopefully!) find out if we have a Gummergal or Gummerguy coming in May. My cutie Mom wanted to do a little gender reveal party on Christmas day with my extended family so we are going to surprise ourselves too and wait until then to find out.
The biggest thing that’s happened lately I started feeling kicks around two weeks ago—YAY!! I never felt the “flutters” or “butterflies” that people usually describe, it was more like when you can feel your heart beating in some other area of your body. Just a tiny thump like a low belly heartbeat. It only took three days to go from wondering if that feeling was the baby to full on kicks that even Todd could feel from the outside! I can even see the belly move on strong ones which seems CRAZY. I think it just surprised me because I always heard the Mama usually feels the movements for weeks before anyone else can from the outside, but it was only 2 days for us! Todd is convinced that means they will be a great soccer player (insert eye roll emoji here).
I had started feeling SO much better around the 14 week mark, but the nausea has come back lately since I weaned myself off of my anti-nausea medicine after Thanksgiving (I didn’t want to have to take any meds longer than I really needed to just to be on the safe side). Even though it’s a bummer to regress in that area (had to bring my “emergency puke bucket” back into the car) it’s still nowhere as bad as it was in the beginning of the pregnancy so I’m still grateful for that! Now if I could only figure out this insomnia thing…trying more magnesium and tart cherry juice to see if that helps.
Dress/H&M (similar here), Boots/BCBG (similar here), Hat/H&M (similar here)
I’ve been buying a lot of non-maternity bodycon dresses lately since they are super comfortable (thank you inventor of preggo shapewear!!) and I can wear them after the baby as well. I don’t think I can stretch the bellies out to a 9-month bump, but they are great in the meantime! Even though I’m halfway through the pregnancy, I don’t think most people can tell when I’m out and about in a roomy sweatshirt and coat so I’ve thus far avoided any of the awkward advice/questions/comments/belly touches that a lot of pregnant ladies have to deal with in the grocery store (not looking forward to that!). A perk of being mid-pregnant in winter perhaps? Can’t wait to see that little baby this week, even if it’s only on a screen for now!