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By Lindsay Pinchuk
Posted on August 17, 2017
It seems like just yesterday I was announcing I was pregnant, and now I’m past the halfway point. How did that happen?!? I’m still feeling really great and I am so grateful for that! I know some women don’t have it this easy. I wouldn’t say I love being pregnant because I do miss certain things (like my waistline, sushi and prosecco), but overall it’s been a fun and exciting experience. Here are a few of the highlights since I last checked in:
Finding out …It’s a Girl!! We had my family over for brunch and Facetimed Brett’s family in. We ordered a donut cake from Firecakes filled that would be filled with either raspberry or blueberry frosting. I was so surprised to see the raspberry filling. I thought for sure we were having a boy! Even now, I keep having to remind myself to refer to the baby as a she now and not a he when I talk about her!
Going shopping for baby clothes. As soon as we found out we were having a girl, my mom, sister and I went shopping to pick out outfits for our little baby. This was only my second time in a baby store since finding out we were expecting and my first time buying something for the baby. I was so nervous that something would happen early on that I didn’t want to jinx it by buying something.
Feeling the baby move. The first time I felt the baby move was around 16 weeks and it was at the end of Bar Method during final stretch. It took me a minute to realize it was the baby and not just some weird pulse in my belly. Now I feel her all throughout the day, though luckily she’s not waking me in the middle of the night kicking (yet). My husband still can’t feel any movement though.
Our 20 week ultrasound appointment. When we originally made the appointment my husband was planning to come with me, but he found out he had a client meeting the same day a week or so before the appointment. We couldn’t get another appointment that worked with our schedules and the doctor’s schedule so I asked my mom to come with me instead. At first I was pretty disappointed that Brett couldn’t be there, but it ended up being a really special afternoon with my mom.
I’ve started nesting. I didn’t really believe that nesting was a thing before getting pregnant, but now I totally get it. I want to clean and organize every room and I also want to redecorate the whole house (my husband isn’t too thrilled about this one).
What I’m looking forward to:
Our final trip just the two of us. We’ll be going to Long Island, NY for the baptism of our godson this month and we decided to add on a day and a half in NYC. It’s so weird to think that the next time we take a plane trip we’ll be traveling as a family of three!
Decorating the nursery. I have so many ideas for the nursery, my Pinterest board is out of control. All of my ideas for nursery decorating were previously boy-related so it’s been fun changing directions and going more feminine.
My growing bump. I never thought I’d say this, but I’m actually excited to start looking pregnant.