Holy cow! 20 weeks already?!
I must admit that I haven't been very good about documenting my second trimester, but I'm going to try to mention a few highlights!
-Day 1 of the 2nd trimester = first day that I needed to unbutton my pants in public due to my expanding waste line!
-I haven't eaten Doritos in YEARS but there was one night that I would have done almost anything for a bag. The next week I went to the store and low and behold, Doritos were 2 for $3. SCORE! I ate them, had terrible heartburn and my mouth tasted like crap for 2 days. At least I remembered why I don't eat Doritos! Once was enough to hold me over for another 5 years or so. (There may have been a slight beef jerky phase as well...so weird).
-Welcome back heartburn (who would have guessed with my above mentioned diet!?). I had lots of it with Charlotte, but not until I was further along. I'm guessing its not a good sign for things to come when it starts around 16 weeks!
-I had been feeling little flutters in my belly since I was about 16 weeks, but once I hit the 19 week mark those flutters turned into hiccups and bladder tap dancing. The Grammys last week even triggered an impromptu dance party! had forgotten what a crazy sensation that is!
-Weird dreams continue. Last night alone I watched a friend perform at something that appeared to be a mix between the Grammys and Star Search (which was taking place in my old high school auditorium), then before I knew it I was getting a haircut from someone at Charlotte's old daycare! Don't quit your day job, Richard....I wasn't thrilled with how things looked in the end!
-Had an appointment at 17 weeks and all was looking good. The numbers on the scale finally started moving in a positive direction and I heard a racing little heartbeat at 164 beats per minute.
So there you have it! Things continue to move right along. I'm still amazed at the fact that we're at the half way point already. I'm feeling great and loving every minute of it!
20 weeks with Baby Ritchie #2. We figured out that by turning off the flash we could get little Miss in the picture as well. Me and my Baby-Loves....