How I Look - Baby got front. Check out the 20 week comparison shots from when I was pregnant with Ry and now with baby girl.
Weight : +4.5 lbs (currently on the same path as my 1st pregnancy)
How I Feel - Good for the most part. Although it's already getting hard to bend over and move around. Some times I feel like a beached whale on the couch. This does not bode well for me.
Symptoms - Swelling in my hands. The past couple of days I've noticed my hands starting to swell. To counteract the swelling I have to keep my lower arms (from elbow to hand) parallel with the ground. It's only happened twice; once while out walking (I think due to the heat), the other at work. Thankfully it didn't last long. This summer heat is not going to be very forgiving. I probably need to drink more water as well, I haven't been very good about that this week.
Cravings - Oreos and really wanting some wine, O'Doul's will just have to do.
Exercise - Walking at night, sometimes with the dogs. Hitting up the gym 2-3x's a week.
Odds & Ends - One of the employees at the gym noticed my baby bump today. She said I looked tiny! That made my day. :) I also broke out the Mederma stretch mark cream this week. I haven't noticed any stretch marks yet but as I'm already showing way more this 2nd time around I don't want to take any chances. Varicose veins are supposed to start showing up about this time (according to babycenter.com), so far I'm doing everything I need to be doing (legs up, exercising) except sleeping on my left side. For whatever reason I seem to be more comfortable on my right side.