Bump size: There is definitely a baby in there. For people who know me it’s now very obvious but I am still getting questioning looks from people who don’t know me too well, especially if I’m wearing a loose top or dress.
Size of baby: Baby is as big as a banana, about 28cm long and weighs about 430g…lots of growing since 18 weeks!
Weight gain? Still not sure but I’m guessing it’s at least a few kilos.
Boy or girl? We had our 20 week anatomy scan and Josh had barely shut the door when I pretty much shouted to the ulstrasound tech “we don’t want to know if we’re having a boy or girl!” I think she got the idea. We both still have absolutely no desire to know much to the dismay of some of my friends…I’m looking at you Tyler 😉
Cravings/aversions: Still eating summer fruit like it’s going to be taken away from me at any moment and the need for juice is still strong.
General feelings: It was super exciting seeing the baby on the scan but it still doesn’t feel real! It’s kind of like I’m looking at someone else’s pictures!
Looking forward to: Looking really obviously pregnant. And buying cute things! We got a couple of really sweet things for Christmas which was pretty exciting.
Missing anything? Fitting some of my clothes and again with the beer over summer. But I found non-alcoholic beer which actually tastes like real beer so I can pretend!
Movement: So much! This kid can kick! I seem to be growing either the next 1st V for the All Blacks or a dancer in there because there are some seriously strong movements happening. It’s amazing! Josh has been able to feel them too which is awesome. He’s super into it for the first couple of movements, and then he thinks about it too much and it kind of freaks him out a little which is understandable! It’s kind of alien like really!
What I’ve been loving: The kicks are definitely the coolest part – it’s pretty amazing really. And also *warning, possibly TMI* I can no longer fit any of my bras which is a situation I’m very happy about 😉
What I’ve not been loving: The only small issue I’m having is that I’ve been getting blocked ears. They will randomly just block up for a couple of minutes and then come right which is kind of happening throughout the day. A little bit annoying, but in comparison to what some women have to deal with, I am not complaining.
Maternity clothes? Still not into maternity clothes yet but I’ve had to buy a couple of new outfits for work, just in stretchy material. Over the Christmas break was great as I just lived in elastic waistband shorts and singlets but having to look nice for work is a bit more of a challenge. At least I don’t have to dress super corporate for work, so nice summer dresses and all the clothes from Kmart are fitting the bill right now!