look out, boys...

...Baby Girl Somerville is on her way! And according to her Daddy, she's going to be the toughest little girl in the neighborhood!

We found out this week that Momma's intuition was right and baby was in fact a girl - and, more importantly, healthy, healthy, healthy.

Beautiful already!
I should have been doing this all along so I can look back on this pregnancy, but better late than never!

20 weeks with Baby Girl Somerville

Symptoms: Not too many, thank goodness. I’m having a little hip pain, but the ultrasound showed that Baby Girl is right on my pelvis, so that would explain that. I’m still frequenting the bathroom quite often, but I doubt that will change. It’s really true that the second trimester is SO much better than the first, and I’m trying to enjoy it while I can!
Weight Gain: According to the doctor’s office yesterday…13 pounds. I’m not going to lie – seeing those numbers shoot up on the scale is hard, but I know it’s all worth it. I’m continuing to exercise and I won’t even think about what those numbers would look like if I stopped!

Cravings: I’m not craving anything, per say, but if I hear about something, it will get stuck in my mind until I get it. Enter Exhibit A: Sushi. Enter Exibit B: Petit Fours.(Thank you, Jennifer, for fulfilling that craving today!) Hmmm, that might explain the weight gain :P

Aversions: Just strong smells. I’m trying to avoid cleaning out the fridge and leaving it up to Bob to throw away leftovers.
Sleep: I sleep well until about 5 a.m. when I have to get up to go to the bathroom, and I still wake up feeling tired. Again, I think that’s just the nature of the beast.

I am loving: Finally knowing that baby is a she and getting to go shopping!

I really miss: Not too much. My belly is starting to get in the way, and sometimes I wish I could just get comfortable, but other than that I’m enjoying it even more so that we know she is a she.

Movement: Oh, I’m feeling the first signs of movement! Occasionally, I feel a sensation like a bubble popping in my lower belly. It's becoming more consistent now, and I’ve heard this is what it feels like at first. Now I’m just waiting for the day I feel a full-fledged kick!

Hopefully, Baby Girl will have a name soon!


  1. So sweet! Bubble popping? really? That's strange....I'm sure it feels even more strange than it sounds.

  2. Eeeeeeee!!! I love the picture!! And thanks for the shoutout! ;)


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