|Sort of giving us a thumbs up?|
I'm 20 weeks and 5 days along today and we've officially passed the halfway point. My ultrasound today looked good and baby is measuring 1 day shy of today's date, which I was reassured is just fine and totally normal.
I'd been feeling really great until I weighed myself at the doctor's office today. One month ago, I weighed NINE pounds less than I do today. NINE. I have been eating healthy and exercising a lot (sticking to my 10,000 steps each day or more, still running, etc.) so I am totally befuddled and as much as I know I shouldn't let it bother me (and the doctor said the same thing - she said I looked healthy and that was good enough for her), I am sort of beside myself about it. I know that excessive weight gain puts you at greater risk for clotting, which is part of why I am worked up about it.... and I just generally like to be healthy and this seems quite unhealthy to me.
To focus on the positive, baby is looking good, and I can feel her kick ALL the time. I love it. I could sit and stare at my moving stomach all day long... but alas, that is frowned upon in the office. So, overall a great visit and week. Below is the first bump shot I've shared. I think it is finally obvious to everyone that I am pregnant, not just packing on the pounds. Or maybe I am doing both?