Bumpdate: 20 Weeks

I officially hit the halfway mark last Friday! This pregnancy continues to fly by and I for one couldn’t be more thrilled! I feel like my bump grew overnight this week, which helps explain why baby is measuring a week ahead!


Top, Gap // Jeans (Gap Maternity, similar here)

How far along? 20 weeks, 5 days

Gender: Baby boy!
Total weight gain: 7 pounds. I was shocked by this Christmas miracle. I was convinced I was into the double digits after a slightlyvery indulgent Christmas, but I am exactly where I was at this point with Jackson. And 14 whole ounces of that is baby (another big boy, why am I not surprised?) so the blow slightly lessened 😉
Maternity clothes? Majorly transitioning way earlier this pregnancy. When it is 5 degrees outside a maxi dress or flowy skirt just doesn’t cut it! I haven’t transitioned to anything with a full panel yet, and don’t think the belly will be ready for that for probably another month or so, so we are still rocking lots of leggings and sweater dresses!
Stretch marks? No
Belly button in or out: In for now
Sleep: All I can say is, we reallyyyy need to get Jackson back into his own room for the whole night. We are turning into zombies. And he is now grabbing baby monitors at 5am and throwing them onto my face, sooo.
Exercise: Some runs over the weekend, why is it so much harder to get in a good run in the winter?! The gym and a coffee on the way home is the best mood booster!
Best moment this week: Telling everyone baby Stang is a boy!
Miss Anything? I wouldn’t have minded a glass of champagne on New Year’s Eve! Otherwise, totally in the ‘content’ stage of pregnancy.
Movement: Yes, lots! Mike even felt what we think was a kick this week, and I have an anterior placenta (which means you usually feel movement later), which tells me this kid is basically a ninja. Baby also kicked Jackson’s hand while he slept on me last weekend. Sweet moments I hope I always remember!
Food cravings: Mexican, and lots and lots of fresh fruit! Strawberries and pineapple have been fabulous lately.Doritos with queso. And anything salty.
Symptoms: Round ligament pain basically round the clock. Headaches. And while morning sickness is long gone, it takes one wrong turn or quick stop and I am overwhelmingly carsick. That has not been fun!
Anything making you queasy or sick: Car rides!
Labor Signs: No. I did have my first totally noticeable Braxton Hicks contraction this past week though.
Wedding rings on or off? On
Happy or Moody most of the time: Pretty happy this week! And while I love the holidays, I am almost relieved to come back down to reality and just settle into a more ‘normal’ routine after all of the craziness of this fall and the craziness of this spring and summer that is to come!
Looking forward to: An event free weekend and some relaxation!


Today I am linking up with HollyJenn, and Jessi!

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  • Reply
    Cait
    January 6, 2016 at 2:24 pm

    congrats! So many of my friends are having boys too! I'm so glad I was able to find your blog through the link up! can't wait to read more!

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    Kelsie Kleinmeyer
    January 6, 2016 at 2:42 pm

    You are so adorable, and totally rocking your pregnancy! That is so exciting. Love the update1

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    Jessi @ Jessi's Design
    January 6, 2016 at 3:55 pm

    Ekk! Can we just talk about how great you look?! Happy 1/2 way girlfriend! xoxo

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    emily @ a little bit of emily
    January 6, 2016 at 5:30 pm

    So fun that you are having another boy! Mexican sounds so good…I feel like I am always craving that myself…with no pregnancy! 🙂

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    Victoria Strader
    January 6, 2016 at 6:31 pm

    YAY for baby boys 🙂

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    Stang & Co.
    January 6, 2016 at 7:35 pm

    I swear almost everyone I am seeing pregnant is having boys! We have yet to see a baby girl from any of our closest friends/siblings..maybe one day! 😉

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    Stang & Co.
    January 6, 2016 at 7:35 pm

    thank you so much!

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    Stang & Co.
    January 6, 2016 at 7:36 pm

    Aww thank you! Some days feel ten times bigger than others 😉

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    Stang & Co.
    January 6, 2016 at 7:36 pm

    yes I am excited to see my little guy have a brother! Mexican is just the best, I could eat Chipotle every single day!

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    Stang & Co.
    January 6, 2016 at 7:37 pm

    YES baby boys are the absolute sweetest 🙂

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    Sarah Shaneyfelt
    January 6, 2016 at 10:32 pm

    I love that vest with that top! And congrats on being halfway!

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    Jenn
    January 7, 2016 at 2:05 am

    hahaha i love that you called him a ninja! So cute! congrats on the halfway mark! xox

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    Stang & Co.
    January 7, 2016 at 3:31 pm

    Thank you! Dressing for this stage of pregnancy can be tricky 😉

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    Stang & Co.
    January 7, 2016 at 3:31 pm

    Haha seriously his kicks for this early are unreal! 😉 and thank you so much!

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    Taylor Morgan
    January 8, 2016 at 1:02 am

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    Taylor
    January 8, 2016 at 1:03 am

    You wear pregnancy well, girlfriend. 🙂

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    Holly @ While I'm Waiting...
    January 13, 2016 at 4:38 am

    Oh my goodness! You are precious and you don't even look pregnant! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Waiting on…Wednesday! Hope you'll link up with us again tomorrow!

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