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Whoa, We’re Halfway There!

“Ooh we’re livin’ on a prayer!” That’s the song that popped in my head at 4 AM when I got up for the 2nd time in the middle of the night to tinkle. If that’s my biggest complaint during this pregnancy, I’ll take it!

I was 20 weeks on Thursday (1/17) and we went for our 20 week appointment on Friday. I knew this would be our last ultra sound for a while so I asked my mom to come with us too. This was the most fun ultra sound to date! We got to see all of baby girls little body parts and everything “looked beautiful” according to the ultra sound tech which was more of a relief than I could’ve ever imagined. I think because this pregnancy has been pretty easy so far I have just been waiting for something bad to happen. Those words were music to my ears! She was a busy body but we were still able to get all the right angles – more cooperative than when we went for our gender ultra sound. That took 2 tries! She didn’t want to cooperate the first time so I walked around, saw the doc and went back for round 2.

 I didn’t blog about our gender reveal, so I’ll cover that in this section:

Chris and I went on 12/21 to find out the gender and were sent home with a sealed envelope. We were waiting to find out with our families what Baby K was on that Sunday. Talk about impatient! Chris was the worst. I had to hide the envelope from him that weekend so he wouldn’t sneak a peek. On that Sunday our families came over for the big reveal. I had been thinking it was a boy the whole time UNTIL that weekend. I had a complete change of heart and just knew it was a girl. Chris had been thinking girl all along. You can watch the video of us finding out on my Instagram Story Highlights. A month later and it’s finally starting to sink in that we’re having a girl. I wanted to be overjoyed to tell everyone our news and all I could think was omg the pressure! Maybe that’s why I waited to do a blog post on it?  I was shocked and overwhelmed after we found out – there’s so much that comes with raising a girl: the clothes, the drama, the accessories, the wedding, the boys, the insecurities etc. I was consumed with thinking about all of the things – good and bad – that come with a girl and felt so guilty for having those negative feelings. Thankfully, the good always outweighs the bad and God knows exactly what we need. I cannot wait for all of those fun girly things and I especially cannot wait to see her dad become completely wrapped.

My Body

Still happy to report that I have been feeling great. I haven’t been sick once and my face is finally starting to clear up! I guess it’s true that girls steal their mama’s beauty because that first trimester was a wakeup call to my skin! I am still not sporting a cute bump but I can fake it pretty easily in pictures. I feel like right now I just have a fatter stomach, not a real bump. I’m thankful for this because right now I’m still able to wear my same clothes (although adding a rubber band to my jeans in most recent weeks). I am still working out but the abs portion of my routine has come to a halt. It just feels weird/uncomfortable to be doing ab work so I have stopped. Speaking of working out – I felt her for the first time during a Crew class a little over a week ago. I was laying on the mat (attempting to do crunches) and I felt all of this movement, so I stopped what I was doing and just laid there and felt her move. I will never ever forget that moment. Those movements are becoming more and more frequent and I LOVE LOVE it! By far my favorite thing ever. I can’t wait for Chris to be able to feel her.

Cravings

I crave fruit! And I eat pizza. My eating habits have been absolutely awful during this pregnancy so I’m trying to incorporate some veggies in there. I haven’t had many cravings, per se, but I have been completely turned off by things that I used to love – many of those being healthy things so that’s unfortunate.

Names

We have a few girl names picked out and I’m pretty sure we know what we’re going to name her, but we’re still deciding what we’re going to call her! Picking out names is tough! We love family names though so we’re definitely going that route. Once we commit to something, I will share it with ya’ll! I hate spill the beans now and then have a change of heart in a month so I’m going to sit on it a little longer. Who knows?! It may be a game time decision. 

That’s all for my 20 week update! I hope those of you that are expecting are feeling good and know how blessed you are to be experiencing this miracle. And for those that are struggling to get pregnant, I am praying for you.

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