Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Halfway Point Update & A Special Surprise

Excuse me while I have a little dance party.


Now don't get me wrong, I have actually LOVED being pregnant. It's been really easy for me, and I love knowing that I am creating a life, and that this is the best calling I have on this earth.

But, being halfway done means that I am just that much closer to meeting our sweet little baby. And that is so exciting!!

So I think it's time for a little pregnancy update.

How Far Along?
I'm exactly 20 weeks today :)

How Am I Feeling?
I'm still feeling great! All pickiness with food has gone away completely and I am definitely able to eat veggies and not want to die. Haha. And I'm still sleeping well at night, well besides having super obnoxious jet lag that wakes me up at 3:30 am. But once the jet lag goes away i'm expecting to still be able to sleep well through the night at least until the 3rd trimester. I'm super happy and optimistic about everything and I'm just enjoying this time to relax and be a little selfish, cuz heavens knows that will all change very quickly.

How Big Is Baby? says that baby weighs about 10 1/2 ounces now. Baby is also around 6 1/2 inches long from head to bottom and about 10 inches from head to heel — about the size of a banana. 

I am happy to report that I still haven't passed my pre-pregnancy weight. I lost those 11 pounds in the beginning, and so far i have gained back 10 of those pounds. So i'm sure that in the next update I will have finally started to gain "baby weight" But for now i'm happy to still technically be -1 lbs. YAY.

What Do I Miss?
I miss my regular pants.. well no that's not true because freaking maternity pants are so dang comfy. But I do miss the selection of clothing i had before. And if it weren't for my blessed mother, I wouldn't have anything to wear besides pj's. I went to the mall with my mom a few weeks ago and she suggested we go into Motherhood Maternity. I wasn't planning on buying anything, because Ross is more affordable my style. but I tried on some super cute capri's and some leggings and a dress just to see how i liked it, and my darling mom BOUGHT IT ALL. She's the best. 

Like I said before I have been blessed with an amazing pregnancy, and I've still been so healthy. While we were in Spain, I had one terrible night of throwing up, but it was over quickly and relatively painless. I have also been experiencing some round ligament pain that has made it pretty painful to walk around but since I just stay at home most of the time, I have been able to relax and spend time on the couch doing fun things like blogging and catching up on Law of Order. Good times all around. 

I've been craving Jamba Juice a lot. and I'm still just loving rice and potatoes and pasta. Yay Starch. :) But I am also able to eat salads and healthy things a lot more easily than before. 

Highlights of the Week?
We had an ultrasound appointment on monday and Alex conveniently had the day off, so he came with me and we were able to find out the gender!!
I won't keep you in suspense any longer. We will having a baby GIRL!!! 
We couldn't be any more excited! Now it's time to start thinking about names and nursery colors and what not. I'm so excited to be having this little lady! 


  1. AKJHDSWLUIUDH!!!!!!!!! I'm so excited for you!!! Consider little girl officially spoiled. I expect to hear nursery colors as soon as you figure them out ;) Love you Alliecat!!! <3

    1. You got it, I might even need to go over some options with you about the nursery :)

  2. That is wonderful Allie! Girls are so much fun. (of course, I haven't had a 14 year old yet, but all the ages up to 13 are awesome, except maybe 3;))

  3. I loved reading your update, and finding out the gender of your baby to be! Your cousin Rachel is expecting a girl; cousin Lizzie a boy; and I don't think cousin Shauna knows yet. It is exciting to be a great-grandma and anticipate all these beautiful and blessed children.

  4. How very exciting!! She will be here before you know it!