11/3/10

Week 20

I realize that I make a disclaimer about every picture, maybe I'm insecure. Whatev. But I have to tell you this is a weird picture, I look like I'm trying to be sexy with my hair in my eyes or something. I can assure you I'm not. Truth is Luke was in a hurry and we basically had one shot. This was it. Fun times.

How Far Along: 20 weeks (actually I'm 21 weeks today but I like to recap the week before)

Total Weight Gain/Loss: I'm up to 10 pounds! I gained 6 pounds in one month. My dr said since I didn't gain any during the 1st trimester this was ok, but if I did it again she would have to "get on to me." Snap. She also reminded me that I have Thanksgiving at the end of the month and I need to "take it easy". Um... clearly this woman doesn't know me. I never "take it easy" when it comes to food. Especially at holidays.

Maternity Clothes: Combination of both maternity and regular. This week I wore one of my favorite shirts from the Limited. I've had it since college and it is an XS. However, after I wrote it yesterday I'm guessing it is no longer an XS, but also, after my 6 pound month, I think I will never been that size again so we're ok. Plus we all know an extra small about 5 years ago is now equivalent to a large.

Gender: BOY!!

Movement: I feel him every so often. Still not as often as I would like. I need him to start doing some aerobics in there or something so I really can feel him.

Sleep: Sleep has not been fun. I have been waking up with this AWFUL pain in my side. I sought the advice of my trusty friend El Interneto, which told me that its because I sleep with a pillow between my legs, but not between my feet which is causing some sort of weird alignment and messing up my hips. I'm not sure how accurate the El Interneto is because he has also told me I have various diseases and that my according to the quiz I took, I'm among the few people in the world who can truly consider themselves a genius.

What I miss: I still miss my precious deli meat. I also miss not worrying all the time. I know that sounds weird, BUT now that I'm pregnant I worry about everything. The other day at the Notre Dame game I hit myself in the stomach with the bathroom stall door and then I spent about an hour worrying if it had hit Baby Tree in the head. I begged God to let me feel him move so that I would know the bathroom stall didn't hurt him. Then I went to the bathroom AND HIT MYSELF IN THE STOMACH AGAIN. I mean really.....Did I learn nothing the first time?!?! My friend told me something about how our the baby is safe in the womb and we could be carrying fragile china in there and it wouldn't break - but it still doesn't stop me from not worrying. I have always worried enough about my own sanity/health. It's hard to worry about another human being. And for some reason I have a feeling that won't go away once he is here......


Cravings: Nothing in particular this week. Just food.

Symptoms: Just the insane pain in my hip. Ouch.

Best Moment this week: Going to Chicago with Luke's family. We had a really good time. Baby Tree has now been on a trip in September and a trip in October. I told Luke we need to take him somewhere really good in November!

And my favorite husband quote of the week:

"I don't know why everybody thinks the baby will have a lot of hair just because of me, YOU have a lot of hair also you know"

Geez....somebody is getting a little sensitive about their hair.

31 comments:

Geezees Custom Canvas Art said...

Your 20 week pic is cute.

Anne said...

You look fabulous! Try not to worry about the doc's super sensitive weight gain comments - your body will adjust accordingly. Slow gain months,fast gain months. As long as baby Tree is growing well and you feel good, you're rocking pregnancy!

Mrs. Jetplane said...

You look great Mama.

5th Belle Avenue said...

Babymoon in November! I can't believe you're already 20 (21) weeks. Half way there!! You look sooo good and you, my dear, are still SO tiny! I worried obsessively, too. It's not fun. I had the hardest time giving everything over to God. It's exhausting if we don't, though!

Sweet Simplicity said...

Ahhh, the bump is soooo cute!

THE Stephanie said...

I love Luke's comments every week. Y'all are so cute!!

And BTW, you look great!

Kelly said...

Your stomach is stretching and making room for your baby! Little pains are fine!

Congrats :)

Becca said...

I love your bump :-) and Luke's comments! haha

The Shabby Princess said...

You are too cute!

Jennifer said...

You look soooo cute!!!

A Southern Accent said...

You are adorable!

Shannon said...

I love reading your weekly updates :o) I say, "oh, I remember that!" a lot when reading them! Don't worry about the xs shirt... you'll get back into it someday! If not, it may make a cute burp towel! Take care... you're halfway to mommyhood!!

Anonymous said...

I know you joke or say things about your picture and your size XS shirt and how maybe you're insecure but it jut shows you are humble (and have a great, dry sense of humor) because truth is yor look great! You look better than I do and I had a baby eight and half months ago:). And about the worrying- I was the same way when pregnant, and because I worried so much I thought that was some kind of "insight" of what was to come and surely something bad was going to happen to my baby, but I had a healthy baby boy! (You might not be that crazy worried but if so know you aren't alone!) Good luck with everything and ENJOY it!

Melissa said...

You are such a cute pregnant lady!! And, I love the Luke quotes of the week!!

petrii said...

Megan,
So glad things are going well. You look terrific!!!

Have a Blessed week,
Dawn

Lauren said...

Seriously Megan, I am not lying when I say pregnancy agrees with you!! You look wonderful and loving the bump!!!

Rachel said...

Awww! Your picture is so cute! And you are going to be a fabulous mom!

Lindsey said...

Your bump is just too precious! I worry all the time too, so I can't even image the worrisome thoughts I will have when I'm preggers so I feel your pain friend!

Rebecca Jo said...

You just make me laugh... hitting your belly TWICE had me cracking up...I can picture you in a bathroom stall praying for moment! :) You're adorable!

Classy Fab Sarah said...

That picture is so freaking gorgeous of you! You look SO pretty - pregnancy definitely agrees with you.

I'm sorry the Irish hit you in the tummy. Boo ND. You totally should have had a posed pic with touchdown Jesus and the baby. Dang, opportunity missed.

Lauren said...

you look great and i am glad you are feeling well!! btw, i ate deli meat (not heated) my entire pregnancy. i was super sick and it was one of the few things i could keep down. not telling you to go chow on it, but if you wanna splurge every once in a while, you are fine. :D

Hilary said...

I LOVE Luke's quote. Sounds like something my husband would say... He is a bit hair obsessed as well :) You weekly pictures are adorable. Although being pregnant myself I will admit there is no easy/cute pose anymore. I am always worried that I am in some weird angle. That makes me look odd or disproportioned. But then I remember I have a baby bump and for that reason I am disproportioned. Oh well...

Stolen by Mullen said...

Try not to worry....because it gets like a bajillion times worse when the baby is out of you. I remember thinking, and still do, how much easier it was when she was in my belly! :) And, I wore non-maternity clothes while I was pregnant, up to the end, and now I can't fit into a single one of them because they are SOO stretched out. Good thing....Kendall gets a new winter/fall wardrobe...bad thing, not so cheap. :)

Rachel said...

10 pounds? Whatever! I think you look wonderful!

Also, I love Luke's comment about the baby's hair :)

Ashley said...

You look great!! And I love your sexy hair in your picture. Haha! John normally only allows me one shot anyway. He's being a good sport, but I think he's pretty sick of taking my picture every Sunday!

Samantha said...

You look wonderful in your picture. Seriously, you totally rock the pregnancy glow!

And tell the Native to own the fact that he has lots of hair! HA!

Emily said...

you are soo adorable and cute!! Your bump is soo tiny!! Gosh you are presh!!! love lil tree:) oh and how cute were you on your way to the tu game!! darling!

Jane said...

You just look so darn cute! That's all. :)

Okay, I have to add that my word verification is hotboot. For some reason, this has me crying I'm laughing so hard!

Naturally Caffeinated Family said...

oh my goodness, 20/21 weeks already! you look SO cute! and yes, don't worry about the weight, you are so fine, friend! I'm with you on the worrying, I've had so many times that I've asked God to feel the baby move too! You are not alone! :-) and I cannot take it easy either, hence my weight gain, but if I'm hungry I eat (and mostly what I want, I keep saying I'm going to do better, that hasn't completely happened yet ;))!!

the rigdons said...

a- i gained 65 pounds during my pregnancy. i think you're ok. :o)

b- we need to do lunch soon so i can see that bump in person!

Mrs. Haid said...

I clicked over from Google Reader and hoped that someone would have a miracle hip pain cure in the comments. No such luck! My sides and really where my hip bone/socket is is really sore when I have to sleep on my side. I think that a pillow in my knees and under my belly helps SOME but not all! If you find a solution, POST it okay!?!?!

Thanks!