Halfway there: the 20 week bump update

Holy smokes! The first few weeks of this pregnancy felt like they lasted forever…and now I’m not sure where the time has gone. Assuming baby girl comes by her due date, I’m halfway there! If she’s like Oliver and takes a little longer then I’m not quite there haha

One of my goals this pregnancy was to document more of what was happening. I wish I had that to look back at from my first pregnancy. So even though I can’t go back I can try to do better this time.

So this is just a little update on all the things!

All the emotions

I was not a crier when I was pregnant with Oliver. This time around I cry about everything. Things I read. TV ads. My food not being right. All of it.

My patience level is also reduced to about a negative five. Which is probably made worse by the fact that Oliver is solidly jumping into the terrible twos and seems to live to drive me crazy most days.

Hello bump

With Oliver, it took a while for my bump to really show up. This time around it showed up a lot earlier. I was a little worried that meant I was going to get way bigger, but so far it just popped early then slowed down. I’m definitely bigger than I was at 20 weeks with Oliver, but not as much as I had worried.

Everything hurts

This is where I really wish I had kept better track of my first pregnancy…but I’m pretty sure the aches and pains didn’t start as early last time. My sciatic nerve has been pinched for weeks now and it’s not a lot of fun. I’ve also had round ligament pain which I know I didn’t ever deal with before. Oh and my hip. And my back. And just all of it haha. Nothing is as bad as the nausea at the beginning though so I am incredibly grateful for that!!

Cravings and aversions

Reheating leftovers pretty much grosses me out still…which is unfortunate because that’s most of what I usually eat!

Luckily I don’t have many issues with other foods. Guacamole is still pretty cringey for me though.

I don’t have too many consistent craving, except ice cream, but I get lots of random ones that hit out of nowhere. Chinese food and Mexican food are top contenders. And candy. I’ve mostly been avoiding giving in to the cravings…mostly because the Chinese and Mexican food options here aren’t that exciting. But cheesy fiesta potatoes from Taco Bell have been coming home with me more often than I care to admit.

I can still drink coffee 🙌

This deserves its own section! With Oliver I got heartburn so bad there was no way I could drink coffee. This time around I didn’t drink it for a while because it made me nauseated, but now I can have a cup of coffee in the morning without anything bad happening and it makes me a much happier person.

I’m guessing at some point the heartburn will make a comeback…but I really hope it waits until after I can have a chestnut praline latte or five!

I think that sums it up for now. The goal from here on out is to do monthly updates so I’m not forgetting things! Weekly bump updates will be showing up on Instagram too. Life should settle down a lot towards the end of the month so I’ll be posting more consistently in general!

2 Replies to “Halfway there: the 20 week bump update”

  1. Berry's Poetry Book Reviews says: Reply

    Good luck with the rest of the pregnancy! And the pictures are adorable!

    1. Thank you so much ❤️

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