Week 20 is coming to a close which also means I have less time to be pregnant than I have spent being pregnant!!! If that makes any sense!
I felt our baby boy move for the first time in the 18th week but now his movements are much easier to feel! My husband can’t quite feel them yet but he seems to be most active in the mornings (he had a 5am party the other night, mom really appreciated that one) and when we are going to bed. If I lay flat on my back and push around in my stomach I can feel him pretty well, last week I felt either his head or his butt which was really cool! I can’t wait for his kicks to be stronger (sure I will regret saying that) but I’m most excited for my husband to be able to feel him kicking around.
I also received my first maternity pants that I ordered from Destination Maternity and they are heavenly! I know people say to not spend a lot of money on maternity clothes and I didn’t ;) I am a shopper of sales and these pants were BOGO which means for $50 (including shipping) I got two great pairs of pants that I love. I’ll probably wear them post-partum too, no shame in that stretchy waistband!
We had a doctor’s appointment today and a sonogram and got to see our lil guy. He must have known it was picture day because he was napping and had his legs tightly together so we couldn’t see his goodies! Stubborn like mom and dad–this is for sure because just a few hours later I can feel him moving around in my belly. We will have another sonogram at my next appointment because they couldn’t get a clear photo of his spine or diaphragm which my doctor said wasn’t anything major to be concerned about. My blood work has come back perfectly and everything else on him is developing just beautifully! He is up to a whopping 15oz! I can’t believe that he is almost a pound…which I am holding him accountable to in regards to my weight gain.
About that weight gain…this appointment I have gained 4lbs since my last which is just about right on track with the average of 1lb per week! I am in a much better place with my weight gain than I was a few weeks ago. I am pretty proud of myself for making those improvements (sorry but I’ve gotta toot my own horn sometimes). I am still doing well at eating at least 3 vegetables per day, but don’t feel guilty when I indulge in healthy fats (avocados, peanut butter, eggs). 13lbs weight gain at 20 weeks sounds better to me than 9lbs at 16 weeks for some odd reason. I have still indulged in dessert at family dinner last week and a giant frosted cookies from my husband but I don’t feel bad about it because I’m not eating those things every day. I haven’t even had pizza in over 4 weeks!
Current cravings–steamed rice and vegetables (I seriously want this every day), pickles, fruit, sparkling water and one craving I haven’t given into recently…fettuccine alfredo! I loved the stuff as a kid and had some on our unspeakable anniversary weekend but I think about it almost daily. Drool!
Now for the nursery! I am a Pinterest fiend and had a general idea of what I wanted for the nursery…mind you it is still a work in progress. We have three bedrooms upstairs in our house and one is the master, the other was the office and the third was essentially my closet room. My husband repainted my closet room and it now houses a new (smaller) desk, storage/craft cabinets, most of my clothes and functions as our office/dressing room/craft room etc. It’s amazing how much space there was in there when we got creative! The old office has turned into the nursery which has quickly become my husband and I’s favorite room in the house.
I am not really a ‘theme’ person when it comes to home decor, but the bedding we registered for is an adorable surfing monkey so if I had to name a theme, I would call it nautical.
Here is the before–
As for wall color, we decided that we wanted something neutral. My husband calls the color we chose ‘Johnson County Taupe.’ I like neutral because it is easier to change out decorations and add whatever accent pieces we want. I’m not a huge fan of really baby-ish decorations and I’ll be in the nursery as much (if not more!) than our little boy. PS The walls look kinda yellow in some of the photos, I promise they are not yellow!
I love this tan that we chose because it makes the room look so much bigger! I also fell in love with a very particular accent wall via my Pinterest inspiration and one Saturday morning while I was out, my husband surprised me and had the accent wall finished when I came home.
I love this wall more than I can even express! Now that the paint has set, the blue looks more of a true navy and our main colors will be tan and navy with bits of orange and aqua. I love it! We bought the furniture from Nebraska Furniture Mart and are waiting a little while longer before purchasing a rocker.
Above the changing table/dresser I either would like t to put one of those large wall decals of a quote or a gallery wall, I haven’t made up my mind yet on that one. We have registered for white and navy curtains that we are replacing the closet doors with (so much easier to access!) and also putting the same curtains over the window so they will all match. I painted some of our old black frames navy blue and also picked up a great frame at Kirkland’s for around $3.
It feels really good to have this main stuff out of the way! I am a total planner and knowing that we have this much accomplished already puts me at ease. This gives us plenty of time in the coming months to put more details into the room to make sure it is fully prepared for our little boy’s arrival!
Until next time!