Monday, March 28, 2011

Week 20

I am now at my 20th week - the midpoint of pregnancy.

So what's been going on recently?

  • I put on 5KG since Dec'10. That works out to 1KG per month on average but I always wonder if I've put on too much or too little now.
  • My face is round as a moon. Probably looks like the surface of the moon too, no thanks to the never-ending appearance of acne on my face. Blame it on the hormones :(
  • My appetite is starting to grow. I now have 4 meals a day - breakfast; lunch; tea and dinner. Occasionally I have supper too but it would usually be a glass of milk or a slice of bread just to satisfy my hunger pangs.
  • I felt occasional pains in my tummy. It could be baby kicking but I'm not sure. I think more of stretching based on my last ultra-scan. Will find out more during my next visit.
  • My mood swings are generally gone (I think) but I get ticked off more easily, and my temper flares are more intense. Not sure how it would affect baby.
  • No more food aversions (yay!) but I still find green peppers taste weird somehow.
  • Leg cramps at night is a real pain now. As a result, the bed is full of pillows to support my head, feet and tummy!
  • Got my confinement lady already. One less to-do to check off the list!
  • Been busy surveying on baby stuff to buy, and what do we really need (For example - what type of baby stroller do we need? How can we get one without being bombarded with unnecessary features?). I would like to thank my friends for all their opinions and recommendations at this point in time :)
  • I'm officially wearing maternity clothes! Been trying to avoid that for the past four months, but alas my tummy is beginning to show through my normal shirts and tops.
  • Trying my best to exercise at least twice a week. I had the opportunity to walk a lot two weeks ago, will have a separate post on this :)
I'm looking forward to my next visit to the gynaecologist, can't wait to find out how baby is doing, and also the gender of the baby!


Lilium said...

5kg should be fine I reckon =). Should be able to feel baby kicking now but should not have any pain as the baby is still small. It's a bit too early to experience Braxton hicks now.

Wow! So early got leg cramps already. I don't dare to stretch too much when I sleep because it will cause leg cramps too =(

Don't stress too much on baby items. You've got loads of friends who can advice =)