We have officially hit the halfway point! Baby Mason is now 10 inches in length and weighs 10.5 ounces. Basically, I have a banana baby hanging out in there right now.
Only a few things have changed since last week:
- My belly is starting to pop out a little more. Depending on what I wear, it can be more noticeable although I still think to most people it looks like I ate my feelings for a week.
- My belly button is starting to turn into a directionally confused belly button. What is usually a definite “inny” is now half in, half out. I am sure it will complete it’s process to being an “outie” before I know it Nothing like having a perky belly button.
- Most of my normal pants no longer feel comfortable. Or maybe it’s just I am worried to wear them for the fear that I will bend over and rip the butt out of them. I have completely switched from wearing my Size 5’s to my Size 7’s now. Still no maternity pants. I have started to wear a few maternity tops, but a lot of my normal tops still fit fine. At home, I tend to wear sweat pants. Or no pants. No pants party?
- I am still trying to run 3-4 days per week. The only thing I have noticed, although my pace remains fairly steady in the 8:50-9:00/mile territory, that my body hurts way more afterwards than it ever has in my life. I get done with a run and my butt and hamstrings feel like they just got done doing 2 hours of a leg circuit. I have got the “corn cob up my butt” walk down pretty well now.
The Official “This is my 20 Week Picture” Photo Op Professional Selfie: