Here's the 411 on pregnancy at week 20:
Weight gained: About 11 pounds at my 20 week appointment. My doctor said he would be okay with up for 40 pounds given my height and pre-baby weight, but I'm aiming for 30.
|12 weeks to 21 weeks|
Pregnancy clothes: Getting there! I joke that this is my life now!
Symptoms: The second trimester has been pretty low on the symptoms radar. Although the fatigue did start to set back in this week. Keeping it real the worst has been constipation (trying to increase my intake of pears, dried plums, Metamucil crackers, and black beans) I also have occasional back aches, emotional outbursts, and leg cramps at night.
Food Aversions: I am not loving crunchy foods! I have to force myself to eat pears or apples and I haven't wanted to eat nuts at all.
Food Cravings: For weeks 18 & 19 I was on a big Cheeto/Dorito kick. Luckily now it's turned to berries, oranges, and orange juice. Since I hated vegetables the first trimester I'm trying to get as many in now as possible. I also start each day with a green juice that I make with spinach, celery, lime, apple, ginger, and a splash of OJ. I am also all about that Jamba Juice. Big time.
Stretch Marks: None that weren't there before
Miss Anything? Running in this beautiful cool weather, long runs
New Baby Items: Baby B's closet is growing and speaking of closet we had her closet redesigned to be a better fit for a nursery.
Any advice for 1st time parents?
Registry advice - What's important, what's a waste, what was your favorite thing?
Love and halfway there,
Carissa & Kyle