Monday, February 7, 2011
My little June Bugs @ 20 weeks
I finally got up the courage for a bare belly shot. EEE might be my last(I need a tan):).
How far along? 20 Weeks!
Baby's Size? The girls are now the size of a cantaloupe!
They gulp down several ounces of amniotic fluid every day, both for nutrition and to practice swallowing and digesting. And, these days, those taste buds actually work! Studies show that after birth, babies respond best to tastes they've already had via amniotic fluid. Meaning, think about what you'd like your future child to eat as you prepare your own lunch.
Weight Gain? 10-12 lbs
Maternity Clothes? All maternity pants. I need some shirts but I hate shopping so I keep putting it off.
Stretch marks? None!! I wonder if I will get them, when will they come?
Belly button in or out? Flat, not sure if it will poke out or just stay smooth?
Sleep? EEEHHH.....some nights are better than others. Mainly my hips and shoulders hurt when I sleep on them.
Foods I am loving? A little of everything. Still tomatoes with salt and Ice water, lots and lots of ice.
Foods I am hating? Nothing new
Best moment this week? Getting the cribs set up with the bedding in!
Movement? Yes but barely. Just in the past day or two I started noticing little flutters.
Symptoms? stuffy nose that has become bloody (YUCK) backaches, hips and shoulder aches while sleeping, leg cramps and sciatic nerve pain.
Genders? Two girls
What I miss? Not having to use the bathroom in the middle of the night.
What I'm looking forward to? My showers! Even though they are still almost two months away.
Weekly Wisdom: Move slowly
Milestone: Getting the nursery ready.
We have decided on names. Give me a week or two just to make sure DH doesn't change his mind before I spill the beans. So excited.