*I forgot to take front belly pics and had to take it this morning.
How I’m feeling: Psyched! I’m 1/2 way through pregnancy. Working out regularly (light weights and cardio). Lots of walking. Sciatic nerve pain is almost gone, I’m thinking due to the Preggle Pillow! Over the past few weeks, I’ve noticed reddish blotches on my face after I remove my makeup. After much denial, I have come to terms with the fact that I now have the “Mask of Pregnancy”. Fun stuff. At this point, it’s not noticeable to anyone but me since I regularly wear foundation and/ or bronzer on the rest of my face …phew!
New and exciting: After our 20 week ultrasound on Wednesday, we can officially say we are Team Green! My sister is still in shock that I didn’t find out. I am notoriously bad at surprises! Also, to up the cuteness factor in our little bean sprout, we have noticed that he or she is a thumb sucker!!
I die at the cuteness. Seriously. Funny side story: my mom looked at this photo and though the baby had a snout like a dog! I gotta admit, ultrasound photos are kind of like an ink blot test and hard to read. Sorry ma, I had to blab about this! We have also discovered that this kid is definitely Italian. He or she moves their arms and hands around a lot (I talk with my hands soooo bad).
Yep, we have an animated, bossy baby. I love that it’s personality is already evident.
Weird Stuff: Aside from the fact that I “wear a mask” under my makeup (I am convinced I am an undercover superhero now), I am the new (not-so-proud) owner of compression pantyhose. I picked them up yesterday and I’m wearing them right now (just to give you a lovely visual lol). My doctor clearly thinks I’m lacking in the sexy department, because she prescribed me to the slut of all compression garments. Yep, you guessed it. Thigh-high compression pantyhose…meeeeeoooooow! The silver lining *wink* on this scenario is that my legs look skinnier! They are like Spanx’s hoochie big sister.
Cravings: Lots of the same stuff. Tomato sauce, ice cold milk in Cheerios, soft serve vanilla icecream with rainbow sprinkles. Really, it’s out of control at this point. If you follow me on Instagram (@FindingSilverLinings), you already know about my cereal problem.
Aversions: asparagus (still), grilled or dry or plain chicken.
Baby is the size of:
- It’s got working taste buds.
- Now, it’s gulping down several ounces of amniotic fluid each day — that’s significantly more than before.
(Image and info from thebump.com)
Any other preggos out there? Let’s babytalk.