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Monday, January 25, 2016

Week 20: Woah! We are halfway there!

Hello 20 weeks!

I still can't believe we're having a sweet little girl. I am over the moon excited, and I know Matt's head is still exploding.

Well we did the registry thing this past weekend and just wow. There are so many things for babies. I had no clue what we were getting ourselves into. I am a planner and let me tell you planning for another human is hard. Cheers to all the moms that have gotten through this, because I'm still fumbling around like...

So let me delve into the registry thing for a minute.

There are certain things that Matt is so particular about, for instance, Strollers. He is all about it. I think this was the most frustrating for me. I don't know if it was because it was at the end of the day or I just was so overwhelmed I couldn't think, probably both, but he knew the exact kind of stroller he wanted to get... which was a BOB. I have no f***ing clue about strollers, I just figured any stroller would do, I mean as long as it carries/pushes our child, that's it right?! WRONG. 

Apparently there are strollers and then there are travel systems, which Matt informed me we needed both and looked at me crazy when I didn't agree. 

So he is definitely in charge of this area. Remember, in marriage you choose your battles. 

Then there is the good ol' breast pump part of shopping, which I was pumped (pun intended) for my insurance to pay for! Those pumps are so expensive. I don't know why but this is weird for me to shop for. Things have gone through my mind whilst looking for the perfect pump.... 

  • I'm responsible for the nutrition for my baby with my body. Scary. 
  • How will I ever have time to pump at work? I work dayshift. Yikes. 
  • Will my nipples ever be the same again? Ok, so this question has always been on my mind, even through nursing school. I would ask all the OB nurses or Mamas, if their nipples ever went back to the way they were before pregnant. I don't have glorious nipples or anything it's just something I've always wondered. You can't say this question didn't cross your mind too!
  • Will my nipples always be this dark?! OMG. 
Anyways, those are some randoms that we have encountered in registering for things. 

BUMP pic!

I feel my bump is getting much bigger this week! I can't believe I'm already at 20 weeks! I've really been lucky this pregnancy. Some mamas were sick through this point in their pregnancy and I have been spared. I talked to one lady this week that couldn't even use soap in the shower because she would get so sick.. a little extreme, but with the smell factor I completely believe it. I am blessed and counting my lucky stars. 

Random preggo symptoms this week: 

  • HOLY CANKLES BATMAN! Omg. I literally had been assessing patients with horrible edema (swelling) all day long and when I finally put my feet up at home my ankles were swollen, no pitting, but geez. #nurselife
  • Bloating. I need to step up my water game. I feel like I definitely don't drink enough water through out the day when I work. Nurses working a 12: How in the world do you get enough water?! Sometimes I feel like I should just give myself an IV and carry around a pole of IV fluids. 
  • Constipation has reared it's ugly head again. I'm not surprised with all the water i'm not drinking. UGH. 
  • Feeling like you have to pee, to go to the bathroom and find that you didn't really have to go that much. Then other times it's like Niagara falls you have so much pee. It doesn't happen too often, but I have noticed this weird symptom this week. I'm chalking it up to the baby growing and positioning for now. 
Cravings: BBQ. MUSTARD. OLIVES. Hello sodium, meet bloat. 

Aversions: Eggs. 

Sleep: It's been ok. I still feel like sometimes I sleep super hard and then sometimes not at all. Maybe our baby girl is trying to prepare me for something. 

A note for my darling girl: 

You are worth the cankles, constipation and bloat. You are loved more than you know, and I can't wait to tell you all about it.  

Until next week! 

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