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Half-way There

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According to pregnancyweekly.com, “This is day number 142 and you’re 20 weeks pregnant!
You have 138 days or 20 weeks left, and are 50.7% of the way there.”

At my appointment last week I had gained a total of 14 lbs. But after this past weekend (Fussypants had a birthday party and the cake was scrumptious) I think I’m up to at least 16 lbs! However, this is still about 10 lbs less then where I was when pregnant with Fussypants!

My dad was gone for a week, traveling to Florida for work, and when he saw me on Saturday he exclaimed, “You look bigger and way more pregnant in just one week!”. I don’t think he meant it as an insult but seriously men, pregnant women don’t wanna hear about how much bigger they look. We see ourselves naked, we know we look like weeble wobbles and we love it. We are creating life. But we don’t want to be told that we look bigger. Just a hint, there is no need to state the obvious.

But now that I am in the second trimester, I am feeling better and I have more energy (starting working out again after my back-to-back bout with a head cold then stomach flu) but I still get so very tired. Like just cannot keep my eyes open any longer tired. A phenomenon my hunky hubby cannot figure out. I am also noticing that I have less patience. And not just with my family but work, friends, strangers, computer equipment, traffic…you name it. There is no patience discrimination going on with me.

When I was pregnant with Fussypants my time was my own. My hunky hubby was unemployed, or as he rationalized it: semi-retired. So I had him home all the time and he was an awesome house-hubby. I had not been promoted yet, so I was not managing nine people and I did not have a toddler child running around. My life now is different so maybe that is contributing to my exhaustion and snappy ‘tude. But I am thankful every day when baby girl kicks (like she is right now, seriously that is one of the coolest feelings in the world and will still stop me mid-sentence and take me to that maternal place where everything else in the world fades away) and thankful that my son is a happy, snuggly tot who is looking forward to being a big brother, and that although my hubby is not home every day, he is good to me no matter what and that I am employed and get to do a job I love which also provides flexibility on the mornings I am just not feeling 100%.

So far, so good.



  1. I can't believe that you are already half way there…where does the time go?! Glad you are feeling so good. Your bump is adorable. Keep on keeping on. :)

  2. The bump is beautiful. I sympathize with the frustration of being tired & still trying to stay 100% for the kid already out of your womb. When I as pregnant with G, I actually quit my job so I could lie around the house & nap/read/watch bad TLC delivery shows. Flash forward 4 years & when I was pregnant with A, I could hardly catch my breath. G ran me ragged & all I wanted to do was HAVE SOME "ME" TIME. I'm still waiting for it…

  3. You're looking more gorgeous each day, mamma!

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