20 Weeks | Celia Rae (Baby Raisin)

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How big is baby: 6.5 inches long; the size of a banana!  Ahhh!  So big – no wonder my belly has just exploded!

Weight gain/loss: About 12-14 pounds.  I’ve decided not to stress about the weight.  As long as I’m eating mostly healthy, I am doing the best I can, and am eating when I’m hungry, then I’ll let the weight come.  It’s definitely been a struggle with my body image lately as I can barely fit into my regular pants (I have one pair that is stretchy so it has worked wonders as a transition pair) but can’t quite hold up maternity pants I bought.  They are just too loose around my hips but fit everywhere else, so even with the elastic all the way up to my bust, I’m constantly pulling them up.  I no longer really care if I look cute at all.  I just want to be comfortable and buy the least amount of maternity clothing as possible.

Sleep: Overall, good!  Waking up on my belly and feeling Celia kick is not fun – it’s so uncomfortable and I feel like I’m squishing her.  Other than that, I’ve been sleeping through the night most nights.

Stretch Marks: None yet

Cravings: Nothing really.

Aversions: Still chicken.

Movement: Celia is kicking regularly.  I haven’t noticed a consistent pattern, but it brings me to tears just thinking about how excited it makes me to feel her!  I will admit, thought, that she must be sitting pretty low in there today, so ever since I woke up, I’ve been pretty achey (almost crampy like I have my period) and I just feel super uncomfortable.  I’m assuming it is normal and will just get even stronger as she gets bigger.  Too bad telling her to find a new position doesn’t work!

What I’m loving: If you couldn’t tell by our gender reveal, I am just still in so much SHOCK over the fact that our miracle baby is the Celia Rae we have had in our hearts for years.  I just feels so incredibly blessed, thankful, humbled, terrified, excited, and overjoyed all at once.  I love calling her by name, finally being able to start picking out registry items and stuff we want to buy, and just dreaming about our little angel.

Symptoms: Nothing other than those listed.

What I’m excited about: I’m excited to start planning our registry (we already made one the day we found out we were pregnant, but it was pretty impulsive, so I want to do more researched planning this time around to refine it).  I’m excited to be pregnant even though it definitely isn’t easy!

What I’m nervous about: Um….just so much is up in the air right now.  I’m nervous about what I will be doing in even a month, but I’m holding on to faith like crazy!

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