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20 Week Pregnancy Update | Baby #3

18 Weeks
I turned 20 weeks last week, which means I'm over halfway there! Woohoo!

So here's my 20 week pregnancy update:

Weight this week: 120 pounds - we're out of the teens now!

Measurement around waist: 29 1/4"

Measurement around belly: 31 1/4"

How big is baby? Baby weighs about 10 1/2 ounces, and is 10 inches from head to heel. About the size of a large banana!

Maternity Clothes: I'm mostly making due with the clothes that I had last time I was pregnant, but I've been adding a few shirts here and there. I'm on the hunt for the perfect maternity dress...

Movement: Yes, lots! It's no longer little flutters: I can feel the baby rolling around in there and jabbing at me. I've also started to notice a pattern of movement: usually when I sit down or go to bed. Of course.

Cravings: Nothing in particular these days. Just good, hearty food.

Early Fall



Even though fall doesn't *technically* begin until September 22nd, it comes earlier here in northern MN. I'm always torn as to weather I should cling to the last days of summer, or go ahead and admit that, weather-wise, it's totally autumn.

In any case, these photos were taken a day or two before September 22. The leaves were just starting to turn, but some of the summer flowers were still holding on. Early fall in Minnesota.


16 Week Pregnancy Update | Baby #3

18 Weeks
I turned 16 weeks last week, but I never got around to writing up my pregnancy update. It was a CRAZY week.

So here's my 16 week update, a week late:

Weight this week: 115.6 pounds

Measurement around waist: 28"

Measurement around belly: 30"

How big is baby? Baby weighs about 3 1/2 ounces and is about 4 1/2 inches long. About the size of an avocado!

Maternity Clothes: Definitely! I started wearing them more full-time around 15 weeks. That's when my belly really popped out! Which seemed early compared to my previous pregnancies...

Movement: I started feeling the baby move for sure! I was wondering if that was what I was feeling at around 15 weeks, and there was no doubt at 16 weeks.

Cravings: My cravings have really subsided. Nothing significant comes to mind.

Aversions: Again, nothing major. The queasiness has let up. Hooray!

Aches/Pains: Around 15 weeks I was having some pretty bad hip pain if I was on my feet too long. That went away, but now my belly gets tight and tired if I'm on my feet too long. And it will hurt if I poke it in a certain spot. My back pain from sleeping has gone down a lot, but that could be because I'm not sleeping as long...

Sleep: I can't really sleep for 10 hours at night anymore. 8-9 hours seems about right. I was having some awful insomnia, but it seems to have subsided a bit for now...

Fitness: It's been hard to keep up with my fitness routine lately. We had a crazy week, and then school, work, and sickness have made it difficult. I'm hoping to consistently exercise at least 3 days a week...

And that's my 28 week pregnancy update! 




xoxo
Erica