Bump: 20 Week Pregnancy Update

It’s high time for a pregnancy update!

I always love reading other blogger’s updates, so I thought I’d share mine with you. The good, the surprising, the uncomfortable…

It’s hard to believe I’m already halfway through this pregnancy. It really is true what they say – it goes much quicker the second time around. And. everything happens so much sooner!  Like the size of this belly. Whoa! I remember with Harper I had just started to show a little bit at this point. Now the belly is there in all its glory. I love it.

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Tee // Denim (from last pregnancy – similar here) // Sign

20 Week Pregnancy Update

ENERGY

I keep waiting for more! Isn’t the second trimester supposed to be the time I feel like Superwoman? Maybe it’s because I’m chasing after a toddler all day long, but I really haven’t gotten the burst of energy I thought I would. 

CRAVINGS

So. Many. Sweets. I’m not sure if that’s the baby’s fault, or if I’m just giving in to that damn sweet tooth more. But dude. The timing of this pregnancy with my sweet tooth couldn’t be worse (or better?). Halloween candy taunts me from every store, and I have no defenses against it!

Other than that, I’m pretty much just hungry all the time. From the time I wake up, to the moment my head hits the pillow: HUNGRY.   

AVERSIONS

I haven’t had may aversions this time. Meaning, I’ll eat almost anything. 🙂 Meat is still iffy for me, but that’s how I am in my regular life.

BODY CHANGES

As I mentioned, everything is happening SO MUCH SOONER! The belly, the boobs, the weight gain. I’m trying my best not to worry and just enjoy nurturing my body and the life growing inside of me. I’ll worry about the rest later…

I was waking up with pretty bad headaches every morning, so my Dr told me to drink a cup of coffee right away when I wake up. Ummm….yay! Doctor’s orders, right? So not only have I been enjoying my cup of joe, but the headaches are gone. See – coffee really is magic. I knew it.

NURSERY PREP

So this is another huge difference between this time and the last time. I haven’t done ANYTHING! We need to move my office, then move Harper into my office, and turn Harper’s current room into the nursery. Whoa. Just typing that makes me tired.

MATERNITY FAVORITES

I like to keep it pretty simple with my maternity clothes. I can’t live without comfortable leggings, and these leggings are hands down my favorite. I’ve even tried the more expensive department store version, and these STILL win. They cover the bump, hold you in without being too restrictive, and they aren’t at all see through. Bam.

I splurged on this pair of designer denim when I was pregnant with Harper and I recently dusted them off and started wearing them again. You guys. If there’s anything to splurge on when you’re pregnant, this is it. Kinda makes me want to wear maternity denim for the rest of my life. Especially if you’re pregnant in fall/winter, you need a pair of jeans. (I also found this pair for much less.)  As far as tees, this one is by far the best. It comes in a tank, short sleeve and v neck version, too.

 

SHOP MY MATERNITY FALL FAVORITES

 

 

 

15 Comments

  • Jehava Brown

    You are absolutely adorable! I craved sweets like crazy during my pregnancy too! Enjoy the journey whatever that means for you.. don’t stress about guilt or weight, you will be fine

  • Lee Anne

    I love reading these too! You look so good, I hope that elusive energy comes and finds you 🙂

    XO
    Lee Anne
    http://www.lifebylee.com

  • Logan

    Congratulations! Already half way there! It will really start to fly by now!

  • Naya @ Lactivist in Louboutins

    You’re a gorgeous pregnant mama! I loved doing pregnancy updates as well. They serve as a fun way to look back at my pregnancy.

  • Alicia Snow

    You are looking great! I’m 30 weeks right now and still have an aversion to meat! Ugh.

  • Jenn and Meghan

    You look AMAZING! Congrats!

  • Morgan

    You look beautiful! I remember the body changes happening SO quickly the second time around! I swear my belly button popped at like 5 weeks!

  • roxy Rodriguez-Becker

    you look great! I’m on week 37 and counting down!

  • Morgan

    Half way there!! Looking great mama! Love that sign too 🙂

    http://www.liliesandlambs.com

  • Cait Weingartner

    You look incredible and I love the outfit you’ve chosen for the photos. Treasure every moment of your pregnancy and all the best to you and your beautiful family! Thank you for sharing!

  • Ashleigh

    Oh gosh, so cute! This is the best time in pregnancy and you look great! Thank you for sharing!

  • Wildish Jess

    You may not feel like it but you look great! Halfway there!

  • Haylee Cater

    You look AMAZING! Can’t wait to hear more about your journey!

  • Amanda Kruse

    You are so cute! I will be 16 weeks on Saturday and I am still barely showing.

    xx,
    Amanda || http://www.fortheloveofglitter.com

  • Victoria Graham

    I just have to say that I think it is great that you are sharing your experience. Not only are you helping to comfort others that may be having the same experience, but I bet blogging about it is a nice release.

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