. . . for Lauren and Lauren: 19 & 20 Weeks

October 22, 2015

19 & 20 Weeks

I'm pretty sure these pictures were only a few days apart, which goes to show that it totally makes a difference what I'm wearing and how I'm standing because the top one is probably way smaller than I look most of the time.  

I can't believe we are halfway there!  I'm happy to be half way and ready to start some baby planning now that we know we are having a boy!  It has been good motivation to get some things done.  I've moved a good amount of my craft stuff from our extra room to the basement and still have some organizing to do for sure, but at least we are making progress.  I went to Target and bought a few baby boy clothes, as we have nothing for a boy!  I found a dresser on a garage sale site and painted it white this last weekend and love how it looks in the room.  I can't wait to start decorating his room! 

I am feeling pretty good overall.  Just so tired.  I think I had three days so far I've felt like myself energy wise.  But I am just so thankful that I am not throwing up anymore.  I'm still taking medicine, as the few times I haven't my stomach has felt sick most of the day.  Despite being tired, I've been managing to work out at least four times a week, whether a longer walk or a work out video (modified for sure).  It's amazing what a difference my belly makes in doing certain exercises.  

Weight gain.  Ugh.  Trying not to worry about it, but struggling.  It did not help that the doctor told me that I've gained too much weight and his wise words of advice were to just "eat less."  Thank you. That is super helpful.  I actually have been eating relatively healthy and close to what I did pre-baby, so I'm doing my best to not worry about it and letting my body do what it needs to do.  Easier said than done, right? 

Addilyn is super sweet when she talks about the baby.  Although she is so convinced it is a girl. Everytime I say it's a boy, she says "no, it's my baby sister."  I am blaming Daniel Tiger for that one. Hopefully the more we say it, it'll sink in.  She will find things around the house and ask if she can show the baby, which means she wants to lift up my shirt and show my belly button.  At the store she'll hold up baby clothes and tell me the baby needs them, and always kisses my belly and says goodnight.  It is adorable and I love it.  I daily pray for Addilyn and our baby boy's relationship and I can't wait to see her love on him once he's here! 

Some days I get super excited thinking about him being here and being a family of four.  Other days I'm completely terrified and overwhelmed at the thought.  Sound about right??  Either way, I love this baby boy more than I can say and am so thankful for him.  

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Denise said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

cutest mango, banana ever

Ginny Clothed with Grace said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Super helpful advise Doctor. About this time I gained 8 pounds in a month, then stayed at the same weight for the entire next month while still measuring on par for where I should be. I wouldn't worry, you look great!

XO Kerry said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I gained a lot right about half way too but it evened out! Don't stress about it. Your body is doing amazing things :)
Sounds like Addilyn is going to be a great big sister!

Kylie @ Counselor with a Cape said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

THIS is so exciting! Do you have names picked out yet? Addilyn is so cute already being a big sister!!