This week marks 20 weeks of pregnancy, woo hoo I’m half way there! I still remember the night we found out. Prior to us going flying with another couple, I took a test just to be safe. It was a big fat positive!! I didn’t believe it at first, but then after 5 more tests I knew it was true! We were luck and got pregnant after the first month of trying. I wish it was that easy for everyone who’s trying out there. My prayers are going to you.
In the beginning….
I kept it to myself, but the other couple knew we were pregnant, I was too anxious to tell Colin. Of course, I knew he would be beyond thrilled, but I wanted to break the news to him in a special way. I remember taking I took a million tests, to the point where my pee was super diluted and tests were coming back inconsistent. Testing again in the morning would give me peace of mind to tell Colin. When I tested that next morning, there it was… a BFP (big fat positive.) I ran to Target and got some goodies for Colin to share the wonderful news!
And here we are, 20 weeks later! What a cool time these last few weeks have been. My body has been changing like crazy and I love it. I am not going to lie, it was challenging to have my body change. Mainly because strangers didn’t know and I wanted them to know. I’ve was really lucky and have not had any sickness. At the beginning, had some nausea but mostly around when it’s time to eat. I’ve also been SO TIRED. Like to the point where I would need an afternoon nap every day. Thankfully that stage is over! It’s funny because I’ve always been a good sleeper. I need a good eight hours of sleep each night so my family always joked that when I got pregnant I would just sleep all the time. Well that was pretty true for my first trimester. Eat, sleep, repeat! Thank goodness I was on summer break.
Colin and I didn’t to do a blood test at ten weeks that would test our babies chromosomes to see if there were any genetic issues. I felt at peace with my pregnancy and knew that it was all in God’s hands. If there was any sign for down syndrome or any other genetic disorders I just knew that that’s what God had in store for us. But to be honest, when we went for our 20 week mark they spotted two small CPC cysts on the brain. It was not what we were expecting at all. I was very shocked and scared, especially with my history of a brain tumor. The doctor suggested we do the chromosome test just to know it that’s a true “spot maker” or not. When he told me that, my mind and emotions went for a world wind. I should here in a week or so the results. I will say, we have been praying like crazy that our baby is HEALTHY!!!
Just the other day, we had a gender reveal party and found out that we are having a BOY!!! EEEKKKK!!! I’m sure you have already heard this news but we are over the moon excited! We had two names picked out that we felt certain about, one for a boy and for a girl. We decided on the name for our sweet little boy, but waiting to let it soak in!
Prior to being pregnant I had a laundry list full of names, this one surprisingly wasn’t even on the top of the list. It’s funny how once it’s “REAL” your opinion of names totally change. I’ve posted on IG stories lately with a poll about boy names. There’s been so many good suggestions.
She’s going to pop… not yet!
The last few weeks, my belly has really started to pop. Now that I’m pregnant it’s amazing to me how everyone carries so different, regardless of the gender. I’m so thankful and happy to have the bump around now. It wasn’t so easy at the start. I wanted a bump the moment I found out I was pregnant. The need for others to know by looking at me was weirdly important to me. Still I don’t think a stranger could pinpoint that I’m pregnant.However, just the other day I told my workout instructor I needed to motify because I’m pregnant. Y’all, she said, “I thought you looked it!” PTL!!!! That was music to my ears.
I don’t know when it pops for most people and some have told me that your first babies usually pop later on (have no idea if that is true or why that would happen) but regardless of the reason, I’m just happy the bump is here.
I have recieved a few questions that I want to share answers to. If you have other questions, make sure to comment below and I’ll get to them in my next bump update!
- Will you be sharing maternity style? YES!! I’m sure that as soon as my regular clothes aren’t fitting right anymore, I’ll be shopping all the best maternity stores! I’ve had several readers reach out and say they are pregnant so we are in this together! For those of you who aren’t pregnant, I will continue to share non-maternity styles too!
- Am I doing a gender reveal party? We did a small get together with our bible study group aka the most important people here in Texas!! It was much less stressful to just do it with them than have all out family in town for a short period of time. I will share more soon!!
Today’s outfit consists of a cotton black striped dress (sooo cute for fall) My dress is true to size and perfect for a growing belly or a nursing mama. I sized up (size medium) but would suggest going with your normal size. I added my go to sandal, best investment of my life!
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