How Far Along: 20 weeks + 1 day
Total Weight Gain/Loss: 10 lbs
Maternity Clothes: Some days I feel like I need an entire new wardrobe, and then I look online at maternity clothes and think again. Either the cute ones are outrageously expensive for the time you wear them or they look like you crawled out of a hole from the 1990s and need to wear your favorite slap bracelet with them. I am making do until this weather warms up. The Bella Band is my favorite purchase!
Sleep: Woo wee! I can tell it's getting a bit more difficult. When you have 2 of 4 options for positions to sleep your nights seem a bit more restless. (My thoughts as I sleep: ok, been on my left side for awhile, here we go right side...1 ... 2... 3.... FLIP!) Then my boy kicks getting himself comfortable.
Best Moment this week: I had several, but one that stands out is seeing all of my family on Daddy's side. We had Grandma Patty's memorial service on Saturday in the mountains. Ryan mentioned, as we sat in the church pew, "this is the loudest service I have been to!" I would have to agree. It was so full of laughter, memories, and new memories with our family. The preacher mentioned how happy it had made Grandma to know of the sex of Baby Doss...I even told her the name! Can't wait to reveal that after today's appointment!
I also got to see Jase from Duck Dynasty on Sunday afternoon. I am pretty sure our baby boy is a fan of duck calls and hearing Jase speak. He was squirming all around and even got the hiccups! Jase did a fabulous job speaking on the design of our lives and the world around us that God made. About 15 people decided to follow Christ...how cool is that!?
Food Cravings: You know it! Pickles!
How’s Mama? Doing great! I have been a bit more emotional than in the past couple of weeks. Say a prayer for Ryan, as he gets most of it. He does super well with it, and I catch myself and apologize. Hormones are stinkin' crazy!
What I am looking forward to: Our 20 week appointment is today! It's been 5 weeks since we've seen our little man on the big screen, and I am more than ready! I am praying it goes well and he is healthy, happy, and moving for all of us!
Our Baby in Veggie/Fruit Terms:
*Baby weighs about 10.2 ounces and measures about 6.5 inches.
*He's got working taste buds.
*Now, he's gulping down several ounces of amniotic fluid each day -- that's significantly more than before.