I can’t believe it. Now we know for sure that EJ (the little nickname we had for baby #1) is officially Jack. We are having a baby boy. Wow!
If you missed my BIG reveal, take a look at my recent post: Why (and How) I Kept my Pregnancy a Secret for Five Months. That post also shares some of my symptoms and a video from my four-month update.
Now that things are all out in the open, getting dressed in the morning has been a heck of a lot easier now that I don’t have to hide my bump. Good thing too because this bump is large and in charge now. These past three weeks I have really popped.
I know that I have definitely gained some weight this month, and moving around has been a bit more challenging, but I’m trying to focus mainly on my health and making sure I’m still active rather than the number. Thinking about weight gain was putting a damper on things, so I’ve just decided to stop getting on the scale and only learn about my weight during doctor’s visits.
My hunger has definitely increased this past month, I feel like I’m constantly eating while I’m at work. I typically have my lunch box next to me and I’m sneaking food from it the majority of the day.
Some other things that have changed this month has been the amount of hair on my body. The fine blonde hair I’ve always had on my stomach is now longer (which is totally weird to me) and the hair on my legs and other areas I typically shave grows back a lot faster. No change on the hair that sits on my head, sadly, I was hoping that would get thicker.
My skin is also a lot dryer, but thankfully no stretch marks as of yet.
Changes, week by week:
My whole body has changed! 12 – 20 weeks shown here. Not going to lie, it’s been tough for me to see these photos since I’m used to seeing someone different in the mirror, but Chris helps remind me every day that I’m doing something beautiful for our family. It’s all worth it. #Pregnancy #20Weeks #20WeeksPregnant #Instadaily #BabyBump
Here is a video that goes into my symptoms as well as what it has been like at my new job and what baby kicks feel like.
I’m sharing a lot of updates on my social media accounts, so do follow if you can as it’s hard to share posts on my blog and YouTube channel while I’m figuring out how to write and upload during my free time.
Thank you all so much for the support these past few weeks. It has meant the world to me. I can’t believe I’m already half-way through this journey.
Have you been pregnant before? What symptoms did you feel at five months?