11.06.2014

bumpdate: 5 months.


How far along: Yesterday I reached the 21-week mark -- I'm halfway through my pregnancy -- so exciting/crazy!

Size of the baby: According to my BabyCenter My Pregnancy app, Baby M is the length of a carrot and approx. 3/4 lb. 

Gender: We're having a little girl :) bring on the pink and gold!

How do you feel? Awesome! This pregnancy has been really wonderful so far. I was tired in the beginning but I have my energy back and I'm feeling great. No nausea, no food aversions, or acid reflux...I just hope it continues.

Cravings: Extra sharp cheddar cheese, apples, chicken tikka masala with garlic naan, pumpkin pie, and funfetti cupcakes.

Miss anything? Turkey lunch meat, feta, and bleu cheese!! I've already decided I want a ginormous sandwich from Queen Street Grocery after I deliver. I also really miss sleeping on my back.

General mood: Happy, excited, hungry :)

Fears: At my level 2 ultrasound appointment my doctor told me that my placenta is near my cervix and I might have placenta previa. My placenta should move up in the next few months with the baby but if it doesn't I'll have to have a C-section which freaks me out. I'm trying not to worry about it since there really isn't anything I can do but wait and see what happens. 

Sleep: I sleep pretty well thanks to my fortress of pillows -- I have a bump nest pregnancy pillow and it's a lifesaver.

Workouts: I try to workout at least 4-5 times a week, that includes hour long walks around our neighborhood or trips to the gym: yoga, squats, free weights and foam roller exercises. I also really like these 10-minute prenatal workouts from popsugar: armslower body, and a prenatal workout from Heidi Klum's trainer.

Things I am looking forward to: My cousin's wedding is this weekend in Fredericksburg, Virginia -- I can't wait to see my family and eat some wedding cake (whoohoo bridesmaid with a bump!)

Best moment this month: Finally feeling the baby move and seeing her at our level 2 ultrasound. Our technician said she was measuring perfectly and everything looked great. 

Shout out to my baby daddy: Thank you H for playing photographer and getting a bump photo of me...and for running to rite aid for cookie dough ice cream -- you're the best!

Maternity clothes: For the most part I am still in normal clothes but they are getting pretty snug. When it's warm I wear my regular shorts with the old rubber band trick. I've bought a few flowy shirts (I recently bought this one in a size up) and I am loving my leggings.

Currently in my shopping cart: Baby clothes! Gap has a ton of cute stuff (like this dress and leggings) and this sweater for me. I guess I know how I'll be spending my reward money this month :)

-xo-
Jillian
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25 comments

  1. You look so great and way to go on getting your workouts in - 4-5 times a week is amazing!!

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  2. So glad we got to meet up last night! Loved getting to hang in person :) I love the shout out to the baby daddy!

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  3. You look great! Also, I have craved a turkey club sandwich my entire pregnancy. That is the first thing I want after I deliver.

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  4. You're too cute! Looking fabulous!

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  5. I'm going to miss deli meat so bad too!! I eat it almost daily! You look so cute and barely pregnant!

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  6. Yay for pink and gold!! :) And you look amazing! All of things your craving sound like things I crave daily haha!

    <3, Pamela
    sequinsandseabreezes.blogspot.com

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  7. You look adorable and I love all your cute layering! So glad you are feeling good. I always missed deli meat during my pregnancy too!!

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  8. Ah love the bump!! You're so lucky you've felt so good! And definitely with you on missing the deli meat... I think a mama + baby date to Queen Street Grocery is in order in a few months :)

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  9. you are SO cute. i love that you're craving tikka masala. that'll be me, haha

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  10. Awww..this post is so sweet and you looks beautiful! So happy you're feeling great, darling. xoxo

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  11. Dont worry about having a C Section. It will be fine. One of the pluses of that is that you can be prepared. You go get your hair and nails done, pack your bag and head to the hospital at the appointed date/time. I personally hated all the waiting and wondering.

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  12. Love love love! I've been craving funfetti cupcakes, too... I think I might make a batch this weekend :)

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  13. You look great lady! So excited for you and how fun to be having a little girl!! xoxo

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  14. I swear you don't even look 5 months along but time flies! I'm now craving all your cravings so thanks ;)

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  15. So crazy that you are halfway through, time flies!

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  16. ;-) baby daddy shout out

    You look fabulous girl!!! Such exciting news about having a girl!!!

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  17. You look beautiful! Congratulations!!

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  18. 1.) You are so flippin' cute! 2.) GIRL!!!! 3.) Have you seen this recipe for masala? http://www.tablefortwoblog.com/chicken-tikka-masala-crockpot/

    We make it quite a bit, but I use tandoori in place of garam masala, chicken thighs instead of tenderloins (they stay moist when I leave the CrockPot on too long) and I always forget to add the lemon. It's pretty good though!

    http://bedknobsandbaubles.com/

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  19. Oh, and can you get sharp cheddar there? Charleston is high on my list of places to move to, but I'm not sure how I can do in a place without cheese curds.

    http://bedknobsandbaubles.com/

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  20. What a cute little bump! I ate plenty of chicken tikka masala/naan while pregnant and now my 1-year-old loves tikka masala sauce too... And I couldn't call sharp cheddar a craving. Always sounds good :) Baby Gap clothes are the best and you can always find such irresistible deals!

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  21. Ahhhhh you're so cute! i didn't realize you were prego! or I forgot? congrats! being a mommy is the best!

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  22. love the update!! you have the cutest bump!!

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  23. Your cravings=my cravings. : )

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  24. You are so cute. And just do the maternity pants, I swear they are the most comfy thing ever, and you'll wonder why you didn't make the switch sooner :)

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  25. haha I love that "shoutout to babydaddy" - I've never seen that in a bump update. you two are too cute :)

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