You guys, today is a big day as we’re officially two days past the halfway mark of a pregnancy: 20 weeks. I seem to have a huge surge in energy and am soooo enjoying it, but I need to remember to slow down a couple days each week and rest while Max is napping. Even if I’m doing something simple for myself — like embroidering or writing a blog post — doing that with my feet up and at naptime is way better than sitting at the kitchen table at naptime. I feel way more rested (and ready to tackle the crazy leading up to bedtime) when my feet are off the floor. In my opinion, mopping and kitchen cleanup needs to happen when Max is awake. Naptime is my time ;)
Zack and I have been talking more and more about our goals for delivery. I had a last-minute c-section with Maxwell, and there are a few things we’d like to do differently this time around. Our families are booking airfare for their extended stays to help with baby #2, I’m starting to make mental lists of the items I loved using post-pregnancy in addition to little decorating touches while they’re here. Relatedly, the BeBand continues to be one of my favorite pregnancy items. Have you ever used one? It’s perfect for extending my non-maternity pants and shorts since I can’t zip them anymore. I have a black and white BeBand and wear it over my hips and belly.
No baby kicks to report just yet, but I keep thinking back to the first time I felt Maxwell kick (at 22 weeks). It’s definitely something we’re looking forward to :)
And that’s it! Twenty weeks, you are off to a fabulous start. I heart you and the little baby you are representing.
Outfit details: red striped tank is Old Navy (less than $6), indigo skinnies are from Target — neither are maternity. I highly recommend you add a 2-pack of BeBands to easily create a maternity wardrobe. (Affiliate links are used in this post.)
Maggie, you look fabulous! Yes, nap when that baby naps. Cleaning can happen anytime.
My daughter had a VBAC with her second birth. She’s an RN and is preparing the be a childbirth instructor and a lactation consultant. I would love to pass along her information to you. She may be able to give you some insight to childbirth after a section.
That’s exactly what we’re hoping for, too! :)
So cute! I love the bump picture with the speedbump. I’m wearing those pants right now too! I went out and bought them when you shared them on your blog and I always get compliments on them.
This might be kind of personal so ignore it if you don’t feel comfortable. I had a C-section my first time so I’m always interested to see how people decide whether they will go for the C-section or a VBAC if they have the option. Have you decided yet? How did you decide?
We are praying for a couple more children so a VBAC is the best option to help that come true. Of course whatever is the safest takes precedence, but we’re definitely on the right track. It’s all just so exciting!
Hey Maggie, So thrilled for your family. Quick note that my first birth was a C-section and then had my second daughter natural. I had to go to a “high risk” OB but it was worth it. That was many years ago. Best of everything with the birth of your second child. Blessings
I wondered if I’d be considered high-risk, but I am not. I always enjoy your comments and experiences! So glad to see you commented :)
Beautiful photos. I felt so much better after reaching that 20 week mark – hope the rest of the pregnancy goes smoothly. I also had a last minute C-section with my son,and while we’re not planning on having a second just yet, I have started to think about how I would like my second to be different. Hope everything goes as you plan :)
Thank you dear! XO
I love you and your baby bump. Too stinkin cute!
;D this is too much fun!
adorable! 20 weeks and going fast, i felt like my second pregnancy flew by!
Oh Maggie! That BUMP street picture! Rock on!
Cutest bump ever!
I had a planned c-section with my first because he was breech. For lots of reasons I opted for a repeat c-section with baby 2 and had one with baby 3. I’m half-way through my pregnancy with baby 4 and I’ll have another section. All that is to say that I’m praying you have a successful VBAC, but if you end up with another section, don’t feel like your body failed you or that you’re somehow less of a mom because it didn’t work out. I have friends who felt that way and I tried to remind them that their body carried that little person to term – which is what it’s supposed to do – but at the end of the day that little person also calls all the shots in the delivery room. :)
Off to order the BeBands!