4 months down, 5 more to go.
I’m officially 20 weeks pregnant! Yay, half way done!
Now that I’m half way through the second trimester things are getting a little bit easier on me. The morning sickness is pretty much gone, no need for the meds anymore. I do, however, get a little nauseated by the smell of any kind of meat cooking and at the thought of eggs.
I also have a bit more energy, if you can call it that. I mean, I can stay awake until 10pm now and I don’t have to nap every day lol.
And while gone is the morning sickness, in its place is lower back pain and round ligament pains. Which, don’t get me wrong, I’d rather the back pain any day over the nausea but it’s still irritating nonetheless. Especially when I have to stand up from a seated position and I forget to not step with my left foot first, oy!
But aside from all those
irritating wonderful symptoms, I am fully feeling little kicks all over the place. I started feeling the little flutters about 3 weeks ago and now they are unmistakeable. The sonogram showed that she is laying sideways and her head is to the right of my bellybutton. That must explain why when I lay on y right side she immediately starts punching, she doesn’t want to be upside down hehe. She really starts to move after I’ve eaten something spicy, which is basically every meal. I’ll take that as a sign that she’s inhereted my love of chile/salsa and not getting heartburn from it like Alex claims.
Week – 14 It’s a girl! What a surprise! One I still haven’t wrapped my head around.
Week 15 – Sacroiliac pain is in full force. Can I get daily massage please?
Week 16 – Morning sickness, bye!
Week 17 – Pants officially don’t button anymore. Time to bust out the maternity band.
Week 19 – Anatomy Scan. Confirmed again it’s a girl (¡en serio!). She weighed in at 9oz and was twerking the whole time.
Week 20 – Braxton hicks arrived right on time, no fashionably late arrival here.
I’m so glad that things are smoothing out. I knew it would happen eventually but those first 16 weeks were l o n g. Now to enjoy the rest of this pregnancy while trying not to burn up every time I step outside the door. Ah, San Diego!
How do you even break up the months? Being 20 weeks, I would automatically assume I’m starting month 5. I’ve looked it up and most websites say I’m at 5.5. I’m confused; math is hard.