20 Weeks Pregnant

Baby #2: 20 Weeks + Gender Reveal

Ummm … can we just stop and reflect for a second on what it means to be 20 weeks pregnant?  That means this pregnancy is officially halfway DONE.  That’s CRAZY to me!  Now the last 20 weeks haven’t been rainbows and butterflies but it seriously blows my mind how much faster round 2 of pregnancy goes.  Like WHOA.

 

20 Weeks Pregnant

What is baby up to at 20 weeks?

  • Baby is about the size of a banana!  Baby is approximately 10 1/2 ounces and 6 1/2  inches from head to toe.
  • Baby is practicing swallowing

 

How is mama doing?

 

Weight Gain: At +5 lbs.  Feeling pretty good and squeaked into the average of 5-10 pounds the first 20 weeks.  I gained 32 lbs with Emmalyne so we will see what the next 20 weeks holds :)

 

Fitness: Going great!  I logged more miles last week than any other week in pregnancy and I am feeling really good. You can read all about my 19-weeks pregnant fitness here.

 

Symptoms:

  • Cravings: Still going strong with the salty.  Other than that my eats have been pretty normal.
  • Headaches: Have had a few more than normal this last week which was kind of a bummer.
  • Back Pain: I have a plan!  I will be posting all about my yoga back care plan this week.  Basically my pelvis is out of wack and I am working to get it back in alignment.
  • Round Ligament Pain: UGH.  All I have to say on this one.

 

Movement: Still hit or miss.  I only really notice the little kicks when I am relaxing which doesn’t happen until nighttime.  Every so often I will feel a jab during the day but chasing after a toddler tends to mask those moments.

 

Highlights: Our 20-week anatomy scan went really well!  Minus the fact that Baby G was a little stubborn and wouldn’t the tech see their entire spine so we have to go back in 4 weeks for a follow-up.  Heart rate was strong and measurements looked good!  I will say that this baby is way more relaxed in the womb than Em was.  It was content to just kind of sit there haha.  We also know what Baby G is so keep reading to find out 😉

 

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Saturday night we had some of our friends here in Georgia over for a gender reveal party.  We kept it seriously low-key with no decorations etc.  Just wanted to hang out and enjoy the moment!

Boy or Girl

 

We fired up the grill and grilled corn, Applegate hot dogs, and hamburgers.  Fresh veggies, watermelon, and chips were on the side.  We had 8 adults and 3 kiddos so it was perfect.  For the big reveal, I made cake pops!  It was fun watching everyone bite into them and what their reactions were.  Needless to say our friends were pretty excited because …

 

It’s a GIRL!

  Cake Pop Gender Reveal

 

Emmalyne is going to have a little sister!  I am seriously SO excited for them.  My sister and I are incredibly close and I am excited that they will have that bond.  My sorority sisters are pretty thrilled that I am breeding a house of future Alpha Phis too haha.  Some of the other things I am loving?  Not having to buy everything over again!  Em has BOXES of adorable clothes and since our girls are the same season they will be put to good use.  I get to splurge on cute outfits since I already have the basics.  WIN.  Thank you for all your kind comments on Instagram about the news!

 

Cake Pop Gender Reveal

 

Off to tackle my Monday!  Hope your week is off to a great start :)

Was your guess about Baby 2 right?

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44 thoughts on “Baby #2: 20 Weeks + Gender Reveal”

  1. I agree…my second pregnancy went WAY fast than my first! I guess when you don’t have the time to sit around and wait it flies by! Congrats on a healthy little girl!!! So fun!!

  2. Congratulations!!
    I have two little girls too. Such fun, but brace yourself for the drama.
    I agree the second pregnancy goes much faster than the first and I felt like I missed a lot of it because I was on the move with #1 so much.
    Enjoy(ish) the next 20 weeks!
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  3. What exercises are you Doing to strengthen your pelvis/hips? I’m looking for some. I’m 30 weeks along and am having alot of pelvic pain as everything loosens up. Any suggestions are welcome!

    1. I am actually doing a post on Thursday about some of the recommendations from my yoga instructor to deal with my low back and pelvic pain so stay tuned! As for strength building … I do a lot of lunges, squats, and glute work to keep my lower body strong. The yoga poses help to re-align my pelvis and stretch it out.

  4. Congratulations! I would love to read a post about how you successfully breastfed, worked out and lost baby weight all at the same time! I am expecting in October and would like to know more about how to accomplish this without affecting my supply. I know it varies from person to person, but it would be super useful.

    1. I think the biggest one I have already written was my counting calories post. Really reevaluating my calorie needs (IE: increasing them) combined with using my heart rate monitor to more appropriately gauge my calorie burn worked together to make it all successful. If you have specific questions, feel free to email me!

  5. Congrats! I have two little girls and I have a feeling we will keep on having girls as long as we have more kids which is fine by me. My girls are almost 2 and almost 5 and its amazing watching them play and be best friends already! Its really funny seeing my little one wear clothes I was used to seeing my older one wear, its like memory lane all the time! Oh and the matching clothes too, I love matching them!

  6. I’m 20 weeks today and I love reading your pregnancy posts. I’m dealing with lots of round ligament pain today. It’s just a dull ache. I’m trying to not focus on it too much. So glad you shared your pregnancy journey – great to read other ladies experience!

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