Am 20 weeks pregnant and rapidly expanding my waist beyond recognition. My bump is starting to weigh down on my ligaments in my pelvic region. And baby, who by now is at about 16cm in length, is in a sitting position. I feel like i have reached the halfway point in my pregnancy; it is also at about this check point that I should be expecting to literally feel or notice baby’s first kicks.
I have been watching this pregnancy week by week, and generally am now expecting one of two things to happen at this stage. Either my skin will turn radiant with a glow or i will be probably prone to a darken face so commonly referred to as; pregnancy mask. The pregnancy mask is basically attributed to hormonal changes too, and often clears once the baby is born so I won’t be worrying myself sick over this! Yey!
Speaking of lists this second trimester of pregnancy, I now have a new one in-corporated in my week’s hassles; the baby’s shopping list. This is the time I have to cross check items I need against my budget. i find that there is so much out there, that I am wondering if I really need all this stuff. It is easy to get carried away with all the baby products on the market.
If you are 20 weeks pregnant, and doing your shopping list, remember the fun part lies ahead so save some money for when the baby arrives!
My doctor says that at this stage, my body needs iron to meet the requirements for building my blood volume. In addition to an iron rich diet, I am trying to make sure to get iron and multivitamin supplements. I have been told and also read, that meat is a good source of iron although iron can also be got from grains, cereals and legumes.
Am 20 weeks pregnant and having a fabulous time being pregnant! re you? Now more than ever, I get active and keep active. Besides helping to ensure a good night’s sleep, regular exercise keep me fit and provide a good distraction. Am trying to make time to stretch and take walks at intervals at work at a desk job.
Pampering myself occassionaly with a massage to relieve fatigue, leg cramps, back pain and other discomforts. Take it easy and good luck in week 21.
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