HOW am I at 20 weeks already? This pregnancy has flown by and I honestly feel it was just yesterday that I shared about the new baby! I feel like a bad mommy / total 2nd time mom because this is the very first bump picture and bumpdate I’ve done this pregnancy – sorry baby! But better late than never?
Cravings: I honestly haven’t had that many cravings this pregnancy. There’s been a few smoothies cravings, this past week I craved orange juice, but the big one has been toast every morning. But definitely nothing crazy like I did with Joey when I was eating the same thing for weeks at a time haha
Food Aversions: my aversion to tomato sauce I had with Joey came back full force this pregnancy. If I’m having pizza I HAVE to ask for light sauce otherwise bad things happen.
Weight Gain: As of my last appointment I’ve gained 5 pounds, which is more than had gained with Joey at this point but still within range.
Comments: The big one has been what my wishes are regarding baby’s gender but other than that, nothing crazy!
Sleep: It really depends. First trimester, I slept all the time (or as much as Joey allowed) but still felt like I needed more sleep. During the 2nd trimester, my sleep pattern has gone back to almost normal and I don’t *need* naps anymore, though they’re always welcomed.
Things I was surprised by: I’ve always heard about pregnancies being different but never realized just how different. I was more sick with this pregnancy than I was with Joey, at least during the first trimester. So tired, so nauseous. All. The. Time. Another thing that has surprised is how it doesn’t matter how much time goes by, or that we have Joey with us, but the fear after a miscarriage just doesn’t go away.
Things I am most looking forward to: Seeing how Joey will react to having a sibling! Also looking forward to seeing how Pudge and Panda act – will it be similar to how they acted with Joey? Completely different? Can’t wait!
Maternity Clothes: I’ve been wearing maternity pants / shorts for a couple of weeks now but I still get by with my regular shirts. Though yesterday I noticed some of them are getting to be too tight for the belly.
Gender: We had THE ultrasound yesterday and we found out we’re having a boy! Hence the all blue outfit for the bump picture haha. It’ll definitely be interesting having two boys in the house and watching them grow together – I cannot wait!