Thursday, November 10, 2011

20 Weeks - Baby #2

How far along? 20 weeks

Total weight gain/loss: 10 lbs.  This may be a bit of a conservative estimate considering I had my fair share of Halloween Candy this year!!  This was certainly my demise with Jillian and proved to be again this pregnancy.  I plan on taking the rest of the candy to work tomorrow to get it out of our house!!!! 

Maternity clothes: I am pretty much out of all of my pre-pregnancy clothes, especially the pants.  A few tops I can manage but very few!!!  I decided to take some time to check out Kohl's this weekend.  I am not typically a Kohl's shopper, however, they have reasonably priced, stylish clothes.  I have to say that my shopping trip was a complete success!!!  I bought a few sweater tunics and jeggings from the "Elle" brand all in larger sizes than I normally wear.  This may be the way to go for me this pregnancy.  I have just been so frustrated and disappointed in the selection of maternity clothes out there.  I do have a few items coming to be from Old Navy which I am excited about but they too only have so many things that I can wear!!!  If you are pregnant, certainly take some time to try on a few regular in a size or two larger than your normal size and see how it goes.  I was pleasantly surprised!!!  I plan on showing off one of my new tops from Kohl's in my 21 week post. 

Stretch Marks: None right now and I never developed any with Jillian. Thank you Mom for these great genes!!

Sleep: Sleep has been going well although I still wake up at least once, sometimes twice, a night to pee.  Jillian has been getting up once or twice a week lately asking for milk which has not been fun.  She has been going right back to sleep which is a blessing but for the life of me, not sure why some nights she sleeps and some nights she wakes up.  Still!!!

Best moment this week: Finding new clothes that I actually like and do not feel like a pregnant frump!  I also love buying my little man some clothes!!!  Since he is the first boy on both sides of the family, we are literally starting from scratch with him.

Movement: I can feel the baby move now on both sides of my belly!!  He is starting to take full advantage of all the room he has right now.

Food cravings: Halloween candy and rice!! I am really loving all sorts of rice right now, especially fried rice with peas in it.  So random!!!

Gender: BOY!!!  Our little guy continues to remain nameless, we are still working on it!!  As of now, our list has pretty much stayed the same since Baby #1.  We love Nicholas (named after Jeff's Grandpa, Dad, and brother), Michael, Joseph, Jeffrey (yes, we are considering a Jr!) and James.  All extremely traditional names.  For a middle name Robert (my Dad's Name) or Allen (My Dad's and Jeff's middle name). 

Labor Signs: Thankfully none so far.

Belly Button in or out: Out.

What I miss: Not too much at this moment, I am not as strict with my diet as I was with Jillian.  Everything in moderation though.  I really would like to start working out more by walking on the treadmill at the gym.  Once the weather cools down permanently, I will probably start doing this. 

What I am looking forward to: Reaching the 24 week viability mark.  I know 24 weeks is so early for our little man to come, however, I feel that once we reach the 24 week mark, he is ours!!!  I am also looking forward to planning out his nursery, we started dismantling one of our two guest bedrooms and can't wait to start the planning process!!! 

Milestones: Reaching the half way point!


  1. I got some great non-maternity but will fit for awhile clothes at H&M! They had a bunch of longer sweaters and sweater dresses on sale for buy one get one free last weekend - it was great!

  2. you look great, Karen!

  3. You look so cute, Karen! And I'm making the chicken spaghetti tonight - I'll let you know how it goes. Also (apparently you've been on my mind), I was wondering after watching the Halloween video of Jillian (can you tell I haven't had a chance to comment lately???) when she picked the Snickers how things are going with her allergies. Hope you and your growing family are doing well! xoxo - Emily

  4. karen, you look so cute! love all your traditional boy names!! jeffrey is on our list of boy names, too (my husband and my dad are both jeffrey's). we considered jeffrey, jr. and calling him JJ, but decided we would more than likely choose a different middle name and call him by that....IF we ever have a boy - ha! :)

  5. You're such a cute preggo lady!!!

  6. girl, you are so cute!! and i love that football is on the tv! ha!

  7. Oh, look beautiful!! Such a cute bump. Glad everything is going so well:)

  8. my vote- Nicholas Robert! You look great by the way!

  9. You look so tiny. I've always liked the Nicholas.

  10. You look great! I have visited your blog in quite awhile. Congrats on baby#2!!!

  11. I am so excited for you Karen! You look adorable with your little growing belly :)

  12. You look great! And only 10 lbs!? lucky girl!


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