20 Weeks Pregnant

Week 20

Week & size of baby: 20 weeks pregnant (5 months) & Cruz is the size of a mango! She weighs 10oz and is 6.5 inches long.

Total weight gain: I had my 20 week prenatal appointment this week and I was 124.6lb, which is a 7lb gain.

Symptoms: I have been feeling great!! Exercising and eating super well 🙂

Clothes: Shorts/pants are getting tighter around the waist and hip area. I’ve been sticking to Lululemon running shorts lately.

Movement: Definitely felt Cruz kick, hope this means she’s going to be a soccer player like her Mama! Something exciting happened this week, Joey and I saw her kick for the first time! It’s one thing to feel it, but to see her kick and have my stomach bulge is insane. I teared up when I saw this for the first time.

Cravings: I have been craving frittatas, full recipe here! I am still just as obsessed with breakfast.

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I have been craving sandwiches, so I made a super healthy one full of colorful veggies and homemade jalapeno pesto! Recipe here.
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And lately I have been all about Buddha bowls! Basically it’s just a bowl with healthy grains, veggies, lean protein. This meal showcased my new recipe, Turmeric Hummus! Full recipe here.
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Have you started to show yet: I have a little baby bump! And I’m starting to get an outtie belly button!!!! I love watching my body go through all of these changes, it’s so magical <3

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20 week prenatal appointment: Our 20 week prenatal appointment was this week. By the way, I am now going to a different doctor because we switched insurance. I’m not too worried about changing doctors, just as long as Cruz arrives safely into this world come January 2017.

During this appointment I freaked out because I found out I have a fibroid in my uterine lining. A fibroid is a benign tumor of muscular and fibrous tissue. This fibroid, that I have named Freddy the fibroid, is doing a few things to me that I don’t like. First, it’s growing with my uterus and it could potentially obstruct Cruz’s way out of the birth canal causing me to get a C-section. Second, it’s pushing down on my bladder which is why I have to pee SOOO much more than the average preggo lady. To give you an idea of the size, pre pregnancy Freddy was the size of a walnut and not it’s the size of an orange!

I expected this appointment to be quick and joyful. But, finding out that Freddy the fibroid is causing these things to me really pisses me off. Unfortunately there’s nothing I can do, I just have to keep moving forward.

To lighten the mood here are some amazing ultrasound photos of Cruz!

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In the second ultrasound photo below you can see her developing brain!!! This fascinates me! img_7924-1 img_7929

Random Thoughts: As much as I want to cry at the thought of possibly having a C-section and not a natural birth, I am doing my best to stay calm. Pregnancy is a beautiful thing, but there’s this side to it that I had no idea about. There are potential risks and health complications along the way and no one truly prepares you for that.

I have managed to keep things together because of family & friend helping me along the way. Joey has been so amazing and comforting anytime I start to worry. I can’t tell you how lucky I feel to have waited for a man like him and that he is my baby daddy!

Exciting news: I got the cutest shoes from Finish Line!! They are Roshe 2.
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What Cruz will look like: I honestly have no idea what she will look like but I’m hoping she will get her Daddy’s green eyes and my little button nose <3 img_7887

Week 20 Workout: 

Sun: Rest (sore from 40mile bike ride)
Went bowling at SDSU!
img_7782Mon: 12 mile run with Mattea
img_7819Tues: Rest
Wed: 1 hour spin + weights

img_7874Thurs: 2.3 mile run
I didn’t want to workout today, but just told myself 20 mins! (see my bump?)
img_7904Fri: 60 min bootcamp
Sat: Rest

2 Comments

Teri

I know fibroid are scary…I had several…not one…several on the outside of my uterus. They caused me some issue, but settled after a while. I had a flawless pregnancy and my sweet man came into the world w/out any problems and I had him naturally. Don’t be scared…ask a lot of questions! 🙂 It’ll be okay! Praying for you!! 🙂

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fitandyy@gmail.com

Aww thanks for sharing! Makes me feel better hearing that it was a smooth pregnancy and natural birth. I am hoping for the same thing!!

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