20 Weeks: Saturday Snapshots

April 14, 2012


(or less….hopefully not more!)

Feelin’ energized.

2012-04-06 10.02.05

But also feelin’ stiff.


Feelin’ hungry [for vegetables and ice cream equally!]


And feelin’ really excited!


But most of all, feelin’ rounder.



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{ 33 comments… read them below or add one }

1 heather April 14, 2012 at 8:20 am

Such a cute little 20 week belly! Love Love those stuffed veggies 😉


2 Allison k April 14, 2012 at 8:36 am

So….I don’t really want to go backwards in my pregnancy, but your bump is making me miss the golden days of the second tri. My baby dropped this week, and while I am happy to be able to breathe again…I sort of feel like I have a bowling ball in my pelvis!


3 KERF April 14, 2012 at 8:37 am

Haha and I can’t wait to see what a bowling ball feels like!


4 Heidi Bundles Of Hugs April 14, 2012 at 6:11 pm

Ohhh you’re gonna regret saying that lol. At the end its uncomfortable to sit or stand, it won’t be long and you’ll be looking back wondering where all the time went.


5 KERF April 14, 2012 at 7:28 pm

Probably 🙂


6 CaitlinHTP April 14, 2012 at 8:55 am

baby is definitely getting a swell – i remember that I had the same c-curve shape around this time, too. soon you will POP! grow baby grow!!!


7 Kelly@Runmarun April 14, 2012 at 8:55 am

You look great! Way to go on halfway there! Those veggies are too cute!


8 Anne April 14, 2012 at 9:32 am

You are rounder but you look absolutely beautiful!! I’m dying to snag those veggies–you said they’re from IKEA right?


9 KERF April 14, 2012 at 12:09 pm



10 Julie H. of Spinach and Sprinkles April 14, 2012 at 9:33 am

Woooo! Hooray for half way there- as slow as it goes in the moment- it goes fast doesn’t it?! I hear I’ll be singing a different song in August. 🙂
My tummy is changing daily now- everyone at work noticed how pregnant I looked yesterday. Your bump looks great! 🙂 Congrats again, I send love to you and your little one on being half way through the journey to meeting that little one!


11 Anna @ On Anna's Plate April 14, 2012 at 9:35 am

I remember taking my twenty week pic and thinking, “Man, I really look pregnant!!!” You’ll be amazed at how quickly you’ll grow in the next 5 or 6 weeks…you’ll have a bowling ball before you know it!


12 Averie @ Averie Cooks April 14, 2012 at 10:54 am

I can’t believe you’re already halfway! It’s going to fast to me (from the sidelines…haha!)

Cute cloth play food….just adorable!


13 Brie @ Brie Fit April 14, 2012 at 11:25 am

I’m obsessed with those animal hats from Baby Gap. I love that whole line of clothes, too!


14 Tine April 14, 2012 at 11:44 am

Waw, 20 weeks already! You look SO good!


15 Lisa Langenfeld April 14, 2012 at 12:13 pm

YAY for halfway there!! My good friend just found out she’s pregnant and I sent her to your blog!! 🙂


16 Lulu April 14, 2012 at 12:29 pm

I just wanted to comment on the “halfway there – or less… hopefully not more”. I think it’s important to remember that 40 weeks is just the average gestational period and that plenty of babies need to “cook” longer until 42 weeks (or sometimes even longer). While it is definitely not “convenient” to carry a big belly around for an extra couple of weeks it is important to remember that babies still do a lot of important growing in that last month or so. I think advocating for patient acceptance of the baby’s own timeline in terms of delivery is really important. Just my two cents. (My first was born at 39.5 weeks and my second was born at almost 41 weeks and I thought I was going to go crazy waiting but in the end he needed that long in the belly and I’m happy I didn’t push him to come out earlier.)


17 KERF April 14, 2012 at 12:37 pm

I know 😉 But I still hope that I won’t have to be induced.


18 kate April 14, 2012 at 1:57 pm

When would your OB induce? I hope not before at least 41.5 weeks. I would refuse to be induced before 42 weeks.


19 KERF April 14, 2012 at 2:00 pm

I’m not sure yet, but I think the current medical practice is not to go past 42 weeks at my office


20 Sarah April 14, 2012 at 12:36 pm

Hi again Kath! Just wanted to let you know I’m still getting automatic sound from a Resolve ad without hovering over it. The XBox as is working properly, there is no sound until I hover the mouse over it.
Just thought I’d let you know!


21 KERF April 14, 2012 at 12:38 pm

Thanks Sarah. I know the team is on it- although sadly maybe not until Monday AM 🙁


22 Becca April 14, 2012 at 12:44 pm

Same here. Both ads start up as soon as the page is loaded. Rather noisy.


23 KERF April 14, 2012 at 1:24 pm

I know, I’m sorry – on it


24 Steph April 14, 2012 at 7:12 pm

hurray for old computers without sufficient plug-ins for the ads to load! haha


25 Molly @ RDexposed April 14, 2012 at 2:08 pm

Love the play vegetables!


26 Anne April 14, 2012 at 9:29 pm

Most first-timers DO go over 40 weeks. I went to 42w3d even though I tried every natural induction in the book. The average pregnancy for a first-time mom is 41w3d!


27 Angel7 April 14, 2012 at 10:31 pm

I can relate to the feelin’ rounder part 🙂 My belly seems huge for almost 18 or so weeks.



28 Kat April 14, 2012 at 11:11 pm

I cannot believe how “flat” your belly still is at 20 weeks – all that working out is really making a difference, I’m sure. I love the belly shots and I love following along. I can’t wait to read your updates when the baby is born.


29 Tara April 15, 2012 at 6:00 am

Lookin’ good!!!


30 Lisa @bitesforbabies April 15, 2012 at 7:56 am

Youre going to be SO happy that you’ve worked out throughout your entire pregnancy…I did the same and it helped with the labour (you need abs to push! Lol!) and I bounced back right after the delivery..literally! (the nurse told me not to tell anyone that my stomach was flat right after the delivery!!!) Is it genes or was it the working out???! I’m praying it’s Iike that the second time around!


31 Antonia @ healthinspirations April 15, 2012 at 9:24 am

Congrats…can’t believe how fast time has flown already. You look absolutely amazing. Love those vegetables in the nursery. I can already tell that your baby is going to be a very healthy little boy 🙂


32 Laura April 22, 2012 at 11:59 pm

Where’d you get those veggies? They’re awesome.


33 Al February 21, 2017 at 2:45 pm

I’m sure you don’t see these comments any more, but I’m following your blog week by week to coincide with how far along I am in my pregnancy. It’s weird, but in the quest to find out what is and isn’t normal during this crazy pregnancy period, I tried looking for people that physically reminded me of my shape pre pregnancy…hoping their journey would shed some light on what’s to come for us. And then I read a little more into your blog and felt that we are also very similarly wired. As a fellow athletic lady, and also having no other friends currently going through this, I was having a hard time gauging how my body would change through all of this. Constant need to compare, in a positive light.

I’ve always been of a more muscular build…heavier than I look…type lady. My pre preg weight was around 158 at 5’7”. But I’m a size small shirt and a size 6 (us) pant…with room at my waist but none at my thighs. At 20 weeks my belly is just like yours…but I’ve gained approximately 15-16 pounds! I’m worried about having gained too quickly, but I have nothing to compare it to. Somehow, I’ve never really fit into any weight chart model ever…so I’m still looking for an inkling as to what’s ok and what’s less ok. I’ve not changed how healthy we eat, I’m running more than ever and maintained my lifting, with some reduced intensity (which is why I upped running). I haven’t even been *trying* to add caloried for the peanut…since I’ve been gaining at an ‘alarming’ rate now.

Any thoughts are appreciated. Thank you for your awesome blog.


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