20 :: a little pregnancy talk

Half way there folks, 20 weeks and counting. I am so happy to have hit the half way point in my pregnancy. 20 weeks down and hopefully 18-20 more to go. I'm realistic that this baby might come a little before his due date but, really, all I am hoping is he is healthy and him and my uterus don't conspire to put his mama in the hospital. Ardie wouldn't like that very much and neither would I. My goal is to have him August 1st. I will be 38 weeks and that would be just great with me.
20 weeks have now gone by quickly. Finding out so early in the beginning the time was moving sooo slow, but now it's picked up and is taking off. So far I've gained 7 pounds, which I thought was pretty good, considering I'm not eating nearly as well as I did with Ardo or working out like I did with Ardo too. But funny enough my Dr was not impressed. My first trimester I didn't gain anything, then around 14 weeks I gained a couple and have been gaining about 1/2 a pound to 1 pound every week. My Dr came in at my 18 week appointment and asked "what I've been doing???" I replied "um eating" I thought she was joking, but then she suggested I walk more and watch what I eat, as in if I'm eating empty calories to cut back. I was a little surprised and laughing at myself because here I thought I was doing soooo well and she was going to be impressed and....no. I told my Dr I wasn't even sure if I could walk or do any of the prenatal exercises I once had because I was afraid of going into preterm labor again. She assured me that right now I was perfectly healthy and my cervix was closed and basically there was no reason in the world why I couldn't get my prenatal work out on. Again I laughed at myself. I was so worried thinking doing nothing would be the best thing and my Dr is basically saying, "Stop being lazy!" So I started walking and started up on my prenatal yoga. Ardo does prenatal yoga with me too, it's hilarious. So here are my 20 weeks stats:

Description of Photo How far along: 20 weeks
How big is baby?: Baby is the size of banana.
Gender: Boy, or baby brother as we call him.
Weight gain: 7 pounds and counting.
Maternity clothes: not yet, trying to hold out as long as possible.
Stretch marks: Not yet but there's always a possibility.
Belly button in or out: Starting to come out but the scar tissue from my belly button piercing is coming out. Confusing I know.
Sleep: It's been great, takes me about 3 minutes and I'm out.
Movement: Yup his wiggles are getting stronger everyday. Jerry felt him for the first time last night.
Cravings: Mmmmm not really.
Miss Anything: A good deli sandwich.
Wedding rings on or off? On.
Have you bought anything for baby yet?: Yup, we set up his mini crib and the clothes keep coming.

He saw how fun it was to take pictures by the wall and wanted a picture too! Description of Photo

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