Symptoms at 20 Weeks Pregnant
I’m feeling so much better at the moment and am so making the most of it. The intense hunger and nausea have most certainly passed. Occasionally I am getting a funny taste but not as often. I’m sleeping like a trooper and do feel tired at bedtime but overall my energy levels are the best they have been so far.
My rash around my mouth has been a bit angry but I had that with the gremlin. It tends to come and go. I’m pleased to say my psoriasis has gone; a welcome break as my stupid immune system is diverted elsewhere.
Food and Cravings
I think the cravings have lifted now. I am just eating normally. I’m not as hungry as I was and cutting down a bit has been tricky but I’m trying! Still loving my curries as you can see below.
As I have so much energy I am trying to exercise a bit more. I have been enjoying my circuit classes as can still run about. I continue to just adapt any ab work and too much high impact I can make less intense. I am fine with free weights too. I got a little bored with Body Pump but will be going back as I get further along, I’m sure. When I actually wear my Fitbit, I’m aiming for 10,000 steps of course.
I am definitely bigger than with the gremlin at 20 weeks pregnant. We all reckon about a month ahead size wise. After not gaining much weight it has started to come on. I’m starting to gain some of that lovely breastfeeding fat around my bum and thighs which is actually quite cool as I never really re-gained the weight I lost after feeding the gremlin. Overall I feel quite shapely and it is nice. I have been a steady weight for the last 2 weeks however, so will keep an eye. I am out of my work dresses and in maternity trousers and size 10 smocks which are big. I have a size 12 and hoping I won’t need the specialist maternity ones!!
My aches and pains in my bum seem to be a lot better. I did a long walk on Bank Holiday Monday and was a bit achy but overall not as bad as the first trimester when I guess with hormones, everything was shifting around.
I am really starting to feel the little kicks now and they are visible which is amazing. Hubby and my Mum have managed to feel it too, which makes it feel very real.
Mentally I feel good and the only main worry I have about a new baby is hubby and I being wrecked, grumpy and it affecting the gremlin. I think a few more worries may raise their ugly head as the time gets closer but you never know!!
I just keep forgetting the little piglet is in there!! Then I will get a kick and remember.
I thought I better start writing a paragraph about the little madam. She talks about the baby a lot and does ask questions about feeding, dummies, playing. Hubby has some great fun trying to re-enact how I was going to give birth (I cannot even share this picture!!) I told her a bit about C sections and how the doctor sometimes cuts the baby out. I also told her she came out of my baby hole and it seemed to go in and make sense. Usually with my gremlin she processes this and comes out with little nuggets, most likely at nursery. She calls the baby “her baby” and is very loving with my tummy and kisses it. We also said Mummy was hoping to give the baby “milk from my boobies” and she has enjoyed telling hubby he doesn’t have boobs etc. Oh the fun and games with toddlers!
I’m hoping to follow this post with the exciting gender reveal! Exciting!