I'm at the halfway mark for my pregnancy! Only 20ish more weeks to go until I get to meet my new little one. The baby is roughly 6 1/2 inches long and 10 1/2 oz.
I'm feeling pretty good these days. Feeling lots more movement. No annoying symptoms to report....I'm so lucky I haven't had any heartburn yet (and I never did with Jenna, so we'll see!). I'm also very excited that my belly hasn't been on fire. With Jenna my belly would burn and itch so bad from stretching out...maybe this time around it's still stretched out from before.
I think it's so funny when I compare what I was thinking when I was 20 weeks pregnant with Jenna, compared to this time around. I was so obsessed with getting the crib bought and the decor picked out. I kept harassing my poor husband about it. Then Miss J decided she'd rather sleep in our bed than that god-awful nursery I spent so much time obsessing over!
This go-round all I'm looking at getting is a 2nd dresser for #2's clothing. The way I figure is that the two kids do not need separate rooms at this age. And I'm going to co-sleep with baby #2 because it makes nursing and sleeping so much easier...so really I only need a nursery to store diapers, clothing, and toys. And lucky for me, I decorated gender neutral so it doesn't matter if it's a girl or boy!
I'm still in a dilemma about what to do with Jenna. She is still in our bed. We are planning on getting a King size so we're all more comfortable, but I'm kinda wanting to move her into her room for reals this time. I'm just worried with a new baby in our bed, she will get woken up. However, I think since I waited so long to transfer her over, it's gonna be extremely hard to do. The good thing is that she's not nursing to fall asleep anymore (in fact, she only nurses maybe twice a day to take a nap). So maybe that will make it easier? Who am I kidding, I will probably end up with both babies in our new king bed :-)
I think I've gained about 7 lbs, which is what I had gained last time. I'm just really worried about not gaining too much. I feel like I could easily blow up like a balloon. I was doing good with the exercise, but I've been slacking the past couple of weeks. I am trying to do better with eating. I bought skim milk for me, flavorless oatmeal, frozen fruit, and whole wheat, low-fat bagels to snack on. If it were up to me I'd eat cupcakes all day long...
We have our big ultrasound on Monday. Just hoping for a healthy baby. We won't be finding out the sex - sorry to disappoint everyone!