Silver Lining: whoa, we're halfway there!

February 17, 2014

whoa, we're halfway there!

I dare you to not think of the Journey song when you read the title of this post.

Today marks halfway through my pregnancy. WHAT. Halfway! I'm still trying to wrap my mind around that one. But still, since I'm halfway, and since I have so many awesome friends who keep asking, I thought I'd post some stats.

How far along: 20 weeks

Baby size: 10 inches long, 10.5 ounces

Weight gain: this week I finally made it back up to my pre-pregnancy weight (I lost 6 lbs in the first trimester). Trying to consciously embrace the fact that the numbers on that scale are going to keep going up, and that means I'm growing a healthy baby.

Maternity clothes: I have one lone pair of pre-pregnancy pants that still fit. Mostly I'm wearing maternity pants or skirts (leggings whenever I can get away with it!). Still wearing most of my loose shirts too.

Wedding ring: on. Would this be a relevant time to mention that Sam lost his wedding ring though? We can't find it anywhere. I suspect the couch.

Stretch marks: nope

Sleep: good. Happy I'm a side sleeper to begin with!

Gender: baby girl

Best moment this week: when Sam felt her move for the first time. After days of me grabbing his hand at the most inconvenient times, shoving it on my belly, and telling him to listen with your heart you will understaaaaand (Pocahontas. It's fine.), he finally felt her moving. And it was awesome.

Looking forward to: um. well I'm having a baby. An actual real live HUMAN BEING, which is currently GROWING INSIDE OF ME. So there's that.

Movement: yes and I love it! Also it tickles.

Food cravings: Pregnancy is turning me into a 5th grader. I love airheads, sprees, nerds, sour patch kids, and anything else that has processed sugar and artificial fruit flavoring. It's way way better than chocolate these days.

Aversions: Still no bread that's straight from the loaf (yuck!), and still no leftovers.

Belly button: in

Nursery: we have a cleared-out empty room, so that's something.

The rest of my life hasn't slowed down to make room for my pregnancy, but I just keep praying,  prioritizing, and doing what I can and everything works out. These are good days, and we are happy.

Linking up with Jenny for Sunday Style.


  1. You are SO cute! We are voraciously following your story in Chi-Town and telling everyone we know that the first girl is on her way!

  2. You are looking so cute! Where is that dress from?

  3. Such a cute little bump and loving the pregnancy style. Glad to hear that you are doing well and that mama and baby are healthy. Can't wait to see your little girl.

  4. Just found your blog. Love it! Don't you love how your body craves the funniest things? And I still can't handle leftovers and I'm three months postpartum. -Natashia from

  5. Wow! A baby sounds exciting! So excited for you :) And what a fab maternity dress that is xo

    Visiting from the linkup. I’d love it if you can visit my blog, too. Looking forward to seeing you there:

  6. I only have one pair of jeans that fit me still. Thankfully my slacks were big to begin with and I've just taken out the safety pins that used to hold them up.

  7. "Living on a Prayer" isn't by Journey... ;) and your bump is cute!

  8. You are so cute and I love that you are documenting the little details of your pregnancy...that's something I regret not doing with my kids. Thanks for linking up to Sunday Style…be sure to join the fun again tomorrow!
    Jenny at


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