20 Weeks! Baby #2

 

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I am 20 weeks pregnant this week (actually 20 weeks and some days pregnant)!  I feel like the belly popped out a little more, and I think I look more pregnant (unless I'm wearing a baggy shirt, then I can still hide it pretty well).  I've been feeling great, except for some back pain when I'm on my feet too long. And a lot of round ligament pain (I think it was mostly from the belly stretching, because it seems to have settled down some the last few days).

The baby is the size of a cantaloupe now - 6 1/2 inches and 10-ish ounces!  And doing a lot more moving while there is still lots of room in there, and I've loved feeling more movement.  Derek got to feel the baby move on August 15th!  But most of the movements aren't quite strong enough to be felt from the outside.

Over the next week baby will be working on developing taste buds!  Which I think is fun, because then they can start to taste certain foods that I eat.  I ate a lot of Mexican food when I was pregnant with Wyatt, and now he likes spicy food, and I've been wanting more Chinese/Japanese food with this baby . . . so I wonder if he/she will end up liking Kung Pau chicken and yakitori sauce?  We shall see!

I finally recognized that I am, in fact, nesting.  Derek has been trying to tell my I'm nesting for a couple months now, but I didn't think I was, because I wasn't trying to organize everything - I was just trying to get the house to look pretty.  But this past week I've realized that wanting your house to look perfect would actually still qualify, even if no organizing is involved.  

And I also realized that some of my "beautifying" projects actually were organizing in disguise.  So yes, I've accepted it now.  I think I actually "nest" throughout my whole pregnancy, and I just don't realize that's what I've been doing until later - that's what happened with Wyatt too.  It's okay though, because it's a powerful motivator, and the house needs that every few years, right?  

What am I going to do when I stop having babies and no longer have that extra drive to clean?  Don't ask me.  Maybe I'll have molded myself into a more organized person in general by then.

I've been pinning a lot of color schemes on Pinterest lately, trying to decide on the colors for this Little One's quilt.  This baby and Wyatt will probably end up sharing a room for a while (more on that in a different post), so I've been trying to see what I can come up with that doesn't clash too much with the colors in Wyatt's bedding.  And obviously the room will need to be repainted if it's a girl, but I think I already have a wall color picked out, should that be the case.

A week from tomorrow and we find out the gender of this baby!  I can't wait to see what we're having so I can start on all the projects I just mentioned!  Plus it makes it all so much more "real" when you know whether it's a boy or a girl.  We are doing a gender reveal party on September 2nd (so I'll have to keep it a secret for a few days), and then I'll let you all know after that!  More posts on the gender reveal party coming up next week.

Speaking of which, it's that time!  I'm putting a poll up in the sidebar so you can all vote on whether you think Babykins the Second is a boy or a girl!  I'm curious to see what you all think the baby is this time around . . . it was so fun to see the results with Wyatt.  So vote to the left!  I am going to do a post on how we fit with all the old wive's tales though, so if you'd rather hold your vote until after that, keep an eye out over the next week!

And a few more belly pictures (as always):

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And with the big brother:

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Dove of Snow said...

Awww you look gorgeous as ever! Love your baby bump. ;) So excited for you and for your new baby!

Nicole said...

looking beautiful!

Amanda said...

callie i can't believe you are already 20 weeks! goodness! you look beautiful!

Amanda said...

20 weeks has flown by! I can't believe you're already that far along. According to all the old wives' tales, I was having a boy, but they were wrong! Finding out the gender is so exciting. I hope they get a nice clear shot so that there is no doubt whether babykins is a boy or a girl:)

Amanda said...

I'm so glad I'm only a few days behind you in my pregnancy! I love seeing your photos each week. I was told last week that it's "disgusting" how skinny I am, and someone asked behind my back, "Is Amanda sure she's pregnant?" It's wonderful to be able to see photos of someone who was even thinner than I was pre-pregnancy and know that my little bump is normal, and it's the people making rude, jealous comments who have the problems.

Brittney Galloway said...

I love all of the pictures! You look great! And you know I've been reading for a long time when I say "Wow! That's the longest I've ever seen her hair!"

Rachel and John said...

You look wonderful! Don't you just love al the movement?

Julie S. said...

20 weeks already?! WOW! :) Your tank is adorable, too!

Lauren said...

you look so cute! can't wait to find out what you're having & hear the details of your gender reveal party! your party was inspiration for us to have our first one!

Brittney said...

Aww, you are SO cute, friend! You look amazing. Am especially loving the pics of you with your precious son!

Melanie said...

You look great!! Can't WAIT to hear about your gender reveal party plans AND what your having! I'm gonna wait on my guess whether its a boy or girl..sometimes those old wives tales are right! ;-)

Jennifer said...

You look beautiful! So exciting about the movement and finding out the gender! Cant wait to hear what you're having!!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on being halfway there! Beautiful bump pictures- really gorgeous. Love that color shirt!

Sarah @ The Not Quite Military Wife said...

I love how close our pregnancies are! You look great and I'm sure your little one is keeping you on your feet! Can't wait to see what the gender is! Thanks for stopping by, newest follower!

Tiffany @ Austin Family Diary said...

Yea! Can't wait to find out the gender :) You look fab as always--your hair is getting so long, I love it.

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