Hello all! I’m so excited to share my 20-week pregnancy photos with all of you – I can’t believe how big my belly is growing!
These photos are from this past Friday night; Jord and I celebrated five years of “dating” on Friday by dining at one of our favorite restaurants in Sioux Falls (Olive Garden) and by using a gift certificate we had received for Christmas to stay at a fancy hotel in Sioux Falls for the night. We had such a good time, and it was fun to treat ourselves to a night out to celebrate the best five years of our lives!
Today we also had our 21-week ultrasound (I’ll be 21 weeks on Thursday), and we were FINALLY able to learn the gender of our little one – we’re having a BOY!
I’ve been feeling remarkably well these past few weeks, and I’m so excited to say that my appetite is making its grand return after five straight weeks of morning sickness earlier in the pregnancy. I’m finally able to eat dairy more often, so the baby is able to get the calcium that it needs, and I can usually eat more of my meal, instead of picking at my food, which has also been wonderful. I’m hoping that my appetite only continues to improve as I move farther along in my pregnancy, since nutrition is so important for me and for the baby!
At our next prenatal appointment, my doctor told me that I need to drink some sort of liquid to be tested for gestational diabetes – for a liquid-medicine-fearing girl like me, that’s going to suck, but hopefully all turns out well! I’m also excited for mid-February to come along, because my parents and I will be traveling to Minneapolis to do some outlet mall shopping for the baby! I can’t wait to FINALLY shop for the baby, now that we know what we’re having!
Lots of love to all of you – I’m sure that these next 20 weeks will go by so quickly!