20 weeks

Pregnancy Highlights:

How Far Along: 20 weeks- HALF WAY!!
Size of baby: 10 inches long and 10.6 ounces
Weight gain: 7 pounds
Maternity Clothes: I am wearing maternity shorts, capris and a few maternity tops mostly for the length!
Gender: A GIRL!!! Preslee Bell Turner
Movement: Feeling her move at least a couple of times a day! I LOVE IT!
Sleep: No complaints as long as I have my body pillow! I am getting used to getting up to pee at night and can just fall right back to sleep!
Symptoms: My back feels like it's not going to make it through this pregnancy! I have even contemplated getting a back brace for support! ha! Standing all day at work doesn't help the back pain either! But other than that and some occasional fatigue and heartburn, I am feeling really good!
What I miss: Not missing much right now except Mexican food- salsa makes me sick! :( Also, this is probably too much info but, I miss my "smaller" chest! ha! The girls won't stop growing!
Cravings: Anything salty, cheesy and ice cream! Also I really like cold foods! (maybe its just the heat making me crave cold stuff)
Best Moment this week: Making it to the half way point and feeling my little girl move around more!
What I am looking forward to: My 20 week appt tomorrow and hopefully getting her bedding in this week!


Lauren said...

Ekkkk, can't believe you're half way there!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)

Stephanie Marie said...

You look fantastic! I am 25 weeks pregnant with our first baby, a little girl, as well. Have you tried sleeping with pillows for your back? I bought one of those crazy pregnancy pillows and it made a huge difference in my backaches. Also, a maternity massage is the greatest thing in the world :) Hope things keep going well for you and Preslee!

Julie said...

You look wonderful! Congrats on the half-way mark!

Jillian said...

you look great!! half way there!

Heather said...

You look amazing!

The 'girls' comment made me laugh! I felt the same way! I always thought I wanted bigger 'girls' since I have been so small my entire life... until they grew into Double Ds when my milk came in... I am so glad to be back to my As! :)

Nancy said...

Wish we lived close & I could give you a monthly prenatal massage! It would help your back! You look great! So excited for you being 1/2 way there to hold your girl!

Diane said...

You look amazing - so cute! The girls comment made me laugh... although I'm sure Matt's okay with it! ha!

Mr. and Mrs. B said...

Julie--I know you don't know me, but I just thought I would share some of my secrets for coaxing my back through pregnancy. I have 2 month old twins and I am a nurse, so I was on my feet a LOT!! One of the back braces or belly support braces that you can get @ babies R us are amazing, and I also got a lot of relief from wearing the Assets brand of tights/leggings. They are like Spanx for pregnant women, and they really helped support my belly which in turn helped my back out a lot. Also, go get a massage every couple of weeks. I had only ever had one massage before I got pregnant but I am now a believer. They helped my back out a ton as well as my legs and feet. Your 3D pictures are precious and I can totally relate to the insecurity/not enjoying pregnancy b/c you are too busy worrying. I was constantly worried about going into labor early from the day I found out it was twins and I really wish I had done a better job of the things you talked about in this post and of just trusting that the Lord had the situation in his hands and I didn't need to worry about it. I pray that you have a blessed weekend and can't wait to see what you have planned for her nursery.