Halfway mark already??! How did that happen? I literally counted the weeks on the calendar just now to make sure that wasn't a mistake. It feels like it was just Christmas, but now we're already at Valentine's Day. Crazy!
Currently baby is a little over 10 ounces and about 10 inches from head to heel. Fun/icky fact: baby is now practicing swallowing, and is producing meconium, which Daddy will get to change in another 20 weeks or so ;)
This little guy is mostly active at night. The movement is slowly getting stronger, and I think I actually felt him move from the outside the other night. That means Joe and Ez might be feeling his kicks pretty soon too, which is very exciting.
The weather here warmed up a lot recently, so my dry skin hasn't been tortuous like it was a month ago. Another weird symptom that has kicked in are my crazy vivid dreams. I'll wake up feeling happy/sad/angry from the dream, and then I'll start to remember what the dream was about and it's almost always completely ridiculous, but the emotions are so real. Like in one of my recent dreams we were at a very nice tropical resort but we were ambushed by knights, and I remember running in the dream, and waking up scared and stressed out, and then remembering why and thinking what the heck?? I chalk that one up to a mixture of Game of Thrones (currently on the second book) and the Bachelor. By the way, Walking Dead comes back tonight. Anyone else excited?? I'm sure zombies will be making an appearance in my dreams in the near future.
I've also got a case of pregnancy scatterbrain. Like the other day as we were heading out the door I grabbed Ez's bowl of snacks, dumped it into a ziplock bag to bring with us, and then left the bagful of snacks on the table and brought the empty bowl with us instead. Not sure when the last time you tried to run errands with a hungry toddler was...but it's not something I'd recommend.
I haven't had any intense cravings lately. Instead I just have the desire to eat all.the.time. I'm living a hobbit life. Any other LOTR
nerds fans will get it:
The best moment of the week was finding out baby's gender on Friday. That means that we get to start thinking about names and I get to start washing and sorting all of Ez's old clothes. We have several bins full of his clothes, so aside from shoes this baby is pretty much set through 2T.
Recently I've had several people comment on how much more pregnant I look this time around at 20 weeks than last time. They're right, but let me tell you, hearing that never gets old ;) Here's a little comparison to when I was 20 weeks pregnant with Ez, so you can see for yourself:
Fun little fact: this time 2 years ago Joe and I were just getting back from our babymoon in Kauai. Still my most favorite vacation ever. One day I hope we can go back with our little guys.