Happy Friday, everyone! We made it through the week and we're really looking forward to a quiet weekend over here. I'm rolling it back (again) to a previous bump date today. I'm determined to document this pregnancy in any way that I can so here we go! Here's what was going on at 20 weeks...
The need for sour candy this pregnancy has been so strong! I could literally eat a whole pack of rainbow Sour Punch Straws in one sitting. That is really about the only extreme thing I constantly want to eat in excess though. Other than that, grapes are up there. I think it's my body's best way of getting some form of hydration since water has been rough on my morning sickness.
The NOT So Fun Stuff
I am finally getting over my extreme morning sickness but still get pretty nauseous every morning when I go to brush my teeth. I literally can't brush the top back section for more than a few seconds without gagging. I had my first case of lightning crotch already, too. It was only for a short period of time one evening, but it was enough to actually concern me a little bit. It went away with some water, walking, and stretching though. I'm still extremely tired, too...I feel a little bit more energetic but I'm definitely at that point where I'm wondering if I will ever enter that 2nd trimester bliss?
The FUN Stuff
Baby kicks! I've been feeling them more and more. Caleb hasn't been able to feel them yet, but I have a feeling he will very soon because this babe is a strong one! I've been able to eat much better these days and haven't thrown up in a few weeks, so at least that part is looking up! I've been trying my best to muster up as much energy as possible to really enjoy this summer with Kai and I feel like we've been having a great one so far.
The MEDICAL Stuff
We found out the gender at this weeks appointment! We had our anatomy ultrasound and all looks great with the little one. We had the ultrasound tech check for the gender and put what it was in an envelope. We'll be sharing in a gender reveal post what the gender is soon! This time around, the heart beat was in the upper 150s and the little one was moving around so much during the scan. It was so fun to watch!
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My Mother's Day gift this year was a mini photoshoot with Kai. It was such a special way to remember this Mother's Day...my 2nd one as a mother and last one as a mother of 1. We are so excited to welcome another baby in our a family and this is also where we shot our announcement photos!
I've always wanted to be a mother but since actually becoming one, I truly know that is why I was put on this earth. To be Kai's mother. The bond I have with Kai is honestly unfathomable to me and I've actually struggled a little bit emotionally with this pregnancy at the thought of loving another human as much as I love Kai. I know I will when the baby comes, that's a given, but right now, I honestly just can't imagine it. It makes me feel guilty in many ways sometimes. I feel guilty that I won't be able to give 100% of my attention to Kai, and I feel guilty that I even have these feelings with Peanut. But deep down inside I know, growing our family is one of the most wonderful things that God has blessed us with and it is all just going to fall in to place as time goes by. There is not a love in this life that is remotely comparable to the love you feel for your children, and it is pure magic.
*Photos courtesy of Hallie Duesenberg.
I’m Diana; curator & author of Tiny Dapper Fox. Here you’ll find posts on motherhood, home life, travel, & fashion/beauty as well as City Guides for places all around the world. Make yourself cozy and let’s be friends!
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