Bump Update

How Far Along: 20 weeks!


Sleep: getting great sleep when Hennie lets me and soaking in every precious hour of it that I get! She slept in until 9:30 one day last week (not normal), and I wondered for a while why we were having another newborn so soon when we’ve got it so good 🙂 Of course the next day I got cocky and stayed up late and she woke me up at 6:30. 

Movement: B2 is moving and grooving all over this belly! I don’t pay much attention to it during the day as I’m way too busy with B1, but as soon as she’s in bed and I get to sit down for the first time I feel lots of spastic movement. B2 is still small enough that he/she can move all around in there, not just kick, which is fun. Once the space runs out it gets a bit tighter and trickier for the both of us. 

Enjoying: each stage for what it is. With this being my second rodeo I know what’s coming in late pregnancy – inability to roll over in bed, swollen ankles, back pain, heartburn, and a general slooooowing down. This time around I’m finding myself so much more appreciative and less in a rush. Why would I rush the second trimester anyway? It’s the best one! ha. 

Craving: patio season = craving a patio cider in the sunshine! I feel pretty “meh” about most food lately, I’m eating when I need to (lots of smoothies!) but no major cravings or foods that I “gotta have right now”. 

Nesting: starting to research double strollers and think about where to put a minicrib in our bedroom. Working on little projects around our house keeps me feeling productive and happy. Waiting to tackle Hen’s closet until we know what we’re having!

How I’m Feeling: overall, like a million bucks! I take these steep New West hills a bit slower than I used to but I have decent energy, am keeping up with my workouts, getting out of the house with Hen as often as possible, and just enjoying being mobile while I can.

Bump Update

How Far Along: 18 weeks


Sleep: I’m getting decent sleep, or was when we were back at home. In Palm Springs this week not so much! Sharing a house with family has its perks, but “quiet” is not one of them. 

Movement: As is obvious when comparing the pic above with the one from four weeks ago, my belly has really popped out this week! As a result I’m able to feel way more little kicks and bumps and I’m absolutely loving it. For a worrisome mama like me those movements are constant reassurance that Bugaloo 2 is doing okay in there!

Enjoying: A break from the incessant rain, cold, and perpetual sicknesses that this winter has wrought in all our lives! As a hater of cold weather and a true Summer bum, Nov-Feb are my least favourite months by a long shot and I’m deeply happy to be rid of them for another year. The weather in the desert is wonderful and since we fly back home on Daylight Savings Day we hope there’ll be a little more light after this trip!

Craving: A workout! This is the first warm weather vacation I’ve been on in five years and I’m loving it, but I miss moving my body and have been eating too much junk food. Maybe some Desert Bootcamp is in order!

Nesting: I’ve been trying to find little projects at home to improve our space – adding plants to the mix, putting up little shelves here and there. It’s lovely! Still not sure we have room for another baby but we’ll figure something out when the time comes!

How I’m Feeling: Like a million bucks! The second trimester is always good to me. My belly grows a lot but I have good energy and no nausea so I certainly can’t complain!