Wednesday, January 20, 2016

bumpdate - 20 weeks

hi. i'm halfway through this journey (what???), so i figured i'd do a little update. i've been wanting to document this pregnancy in some way... this seemed like a good way to do it.

i am: 20 weeks, 6 days

baby is: 11 oz. and the size of a banana

feeling: movement! it's absolutely wild, and it didn't feel like i expected it to... just lots of little spurts of movement throughout the day. still waiting for andrew to be able to feel the babe in action. i'm really starting to feel pregnant. i know i have a long way to go, but i'm starting to feel very aware that my body is changing.

seeing: a bump, finally! i feel like it has finally popped.

listening: serial podcast. this has nothing to do with baby, however, it's awesome.

craving: fast food. we're talking gross, nasty, greasy fast food. i saw a commercial for mcdonalds mozzerella sticks, and i think for the first time ever i legitimately considered going there. i resisted though. instead i try and eat healthy, although today i finished a whole box of mike-n-ikes... i even ate the yellow and orange ones. yikes.

reading: i just finished the boys in the boat, and i really enjoyed it. it took a while to get into it, but by the end i couldn't put it down.

wearing: leggings for days. i wore jeans this week, and it was a huge mistake. maternity clothes, here i come!

highlights: feeling the baby move. having our 20 week ultrasound and seeing little tiny, perfect baby feet. morning walks with andrew when we talk about the future. traveling to Maryland to visit my cousin mallory (more on this below).

for christmas, andrew surprised me with tickets to go visit my cousin mallory and her little family. they recently moved to a new home a little outside of baltimore, and i got to be their first guest. it has been way, way, way too long since i'd seen her, and i had never met her adorable daughter kennedy, so it was about time. i just wanted to share a few pictures from the weekend.

when i arrived, we headed to D.C. to see the sights. the national mall was amazing. i guess i had never realized that all the monuments and the white house were all just right there (daniel told me i need to re-watch national treasure). it was the perfect place to be for MLK weekend, and we actually saw his monument on his actual birthday. #winning

we also went to the holocaust museum, which is a very emotional experience. the museum is very well done, but of course, the stories and the history are heart-wrenching. kennedy was amazing and barely made a peep the whole time we were there! i loved meeting her and getting to know her little personality.

lincoln memorial was probably my favorite. 

the whole gang!

the rest of the weekend was laid back, which was a perfect break. we went to library time, checked out some local fare, tested air mattresses, ate many brownies, i tried crab cakes (worst decision of my life), and we had lots of good conversation. there is tons of catching up to do after 2 years apart! 

it was such a fun little trip, and it was especially lovely to see mallory and daniel as parents and grill them on everything baby-related. i can't wait to have a little munchkin of my own!

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