20 Weeks

We are HALFWAY THERE!!!  Part of me feels like I have been pregnant forever, then the other part of me cannot believe how close we are actually getting, & is slightly freaking out over everything we need to do!  Mostly though, we are getting more excited to meet this little lady everyday!

Size of Baby Brickner:  A mango, getting bigger!

Maternity Clothes:  Oh yes, all maternity pants or leggings but really trying to make non-maternity shirts & dresses work.  I am always on the hunt for anything stretchy or cute cardigans that I can wear after she is born.  (The dress above is from Zara last season, non-maternity, I love it so much pregnant or not!). 

Best Moment This Week:  Waverly is going through a phase where she insists on me rocking her every night to sleep, we used to read a book before bed but lately, she would rather turn off the light to have me rock her in the chair with a blanket covering both of us.  It is obviously (more than) fine by me, by far one of my favorite times of the day!!  The other night, while we were rocking, she put her hand on my belly & said “baby sister”, which she does sometimes, but overall, is not really that interested.  Then she asked so many questions about her, where she was going to go when she got here, when she would be here, & what she would do.  The absolute sweetest, the thought of these two little girls together could literally make my heart BURST!

Miss Anything:  Are you allowed to miss something that hasn’t happened yet?!  Kind of on the same note, I have had lots of thoughts lately on cherishing these last moments with Waverly as an only child.  As over the moon as we are about adding to our family, & as much as I know we are giving all of us, a small part of me will miss her being an only child.  I am sure these hormones aren’t doing me any favors. πŸ˜‰

Movement:  It’s still so random when I feel her lately, sometimes after I eat & then other times only at night when I am laying down.  I sometimes freak out when I haven’t felt her, but need to remember that she is still so small!

Cravings:  Finally craving some healthier foods, the french fries I had at the beginning no longer are very appealing, thank goodness.  Salads & fish sound so, so good!!

Queasy or Sick:  Not much nausea, some cramping which I think (& hope) is her growing in there!

Looking Forward To:  Our big ultrasound this morning!!!!  My mom & sister are coming, which is so much fun because they have never been to one with me before!  Crossing my fingers for a healthy baby, & counting down the minutes until we see her sweet face again! πŸ™‚

And in celebration of a big milestone week, a look back on the belly’s growth so far!!  It has definitely popped, it’s hard to think what it will look like 20 weeks from now!

Enjoy your week!


  1. January 12, 2015 / 12:49 pm

    You look adorable!!!!

  2. January 12, 2015 / 1:08 pm

    You are just too cute! Loving your pregnancy style:) And feeling the exact same way about Caleb not being our only child anymore. We are so excited about baby Vivi. But it's def bittersweet after having just one to love on for so long! I think the hormones are def playing a part;)

    Good luck at your scan today! Praying for good results and a perfectly healthy little girl:)

  3. January 12, 2015 / 1:15 pm

    You look adorable! You're making me miss my bump! I felt like the first half of my second pregnancy was slow but the second half flew by!

  4. January 12, 2015 / 1:38 pm

    You have to be one of the most beautiful pregnant woman I've ever seen! And, that sweet, floral dress with a leather jacket-PERFECT! So happy I found your blog; I love following along every week. Happy Monday!

    • January 13, 2015 / 1:56 pm

      This is such a sweet comment, I TRULY appreciate it!!! So glad to have you following along! XOXOXO

  5. January 12, 2015 / 1:49 pm

    cutest bump, good luck at your ultrasound!

  6. January 12, 2015 / 2:11 pm

    You look beautiful mama!

  7. January 12, 2015 / 2:32 pm

    My due date is May 30th. We must be close. You are looking great!

    • January 13, 2015 / 1:56 pm

      I am June 2nd, we are SO close, love it! πŸ™‚

  8. January 12, 2015 / 2:54 pm

    umm, that dress looks amazing on you with your sweet bump!! can't believe it's not maternity! Adorbs!

    • January 13, 2015 / 1:55 pm

      Thanks so much!!! And too funny, that is EXACTLY what our ultrasound tech said yesterday! Glad we can relate! πŸ™‚

  9. January 12, 2015 / 3:26 pm

    Hoping for a great scan this morning!! I'm so with you on missing the only child moments and savoring each moment with just Lily. Definitely a source of anxiety but also an excitement time to think of the bond they'll share and we will grow together too. All that to say, I can empathize. πŸ˜‰

    • January 13, 2015 / 1:55 pm

      It is going fast – the second time is way faster for sure! πŸ™‚

  10. January 12, 2015 / 3:53 pm

    You are doing so great with these updates! I'm seriously slacking, can't seem to have the time or energy! You're looking great, love how baby is growing!

  11. January 12, 2015 / 3:59 pm

    You look absolutely adorable. Love sharing this journey with you!!

    • January 13, 2015 / 1:54 pm

      And you are SO sweet! Thank you – already following! XO

  12. January 12, 2015 / 5:57 pm

    My regular appetite and healthy foods are slowly starting to return too. Thank goodness!!! And yes to major growth spurt this week. I've been having cramping like whoa and I'm not feeling her just low anymore, she's grown out to the sides too πŸ™‚

  13. January 12, 2015 / 6:40 pm

    So cute that Waverly is saying baby sister! Is it hard to rock her with the belly? I rock Noah every night and that makes me nervous about getting pregnant again.

  14. January 12, 2015 / 7:47 pm

    You are just too cute!!! I love Waverly was asking about her sister…so sweet! (And I love that you rock her to sleep!) I will definitely miss having all of the time for just Cam, but I can't wait to watch their bond.

    • January 13, 2015 / 1:54 pm

      Haha, love it!!! And THANK YOU, that makes a pregnant mama feel very good! πŸ™‚

  15. January 12, 2015 / 8:10 pm

    Best dressed and most adorable pregnant lady EVER!

  16. January 12, 2015 / 8:13 pm

    You look great! Waverly asking about her sister and wanting cuddles before bed, the best!

  17. January 12, 2015 / 8:21 pm

    Congrats on Baby Girl #2, you look absolutely adorable! Waverly is too sweet, I'm 19 weeks with my second and my daughter at 2 1/2 says there is a a baby in my belly but thats about it…not sure she's quite understanding one day it will really be here;)

  18. January 12, 2015 / 8:43 pm

    You are so beautiful friend! Glowing!! I can't tell you how hard it was on me to think about Charli as no longer the only child, and our only baby, but I can't tell you how I can't imagine now as her anything other than Crew's big sis! It is amazing how everything in your mind will change once she is here and in your arms and you see that very first interaction with Waverly Maye and her. I didn't know I had THAT much MORE love to give! xoxo

  19. January 12, 2015 / 9:50 pm

    Half way!! It suddenly feels like your pregnancy is flying by! Oh I am sooooo excited for you! That dress? Too cute! Love your outfit!
    Melt my heart! That is so sweet that Waverly wanted to know all about baby sissy! I can't wait to have conversations like that when I'm rocking Mia!

  20. January 12, 2015 / 9:51 pm

    You look so good! How fun that you got to see your baby bean this morning! Waverly is going to be such a good sister, how cute is it that she wants to rock with you and was asking about her baby sister?! Enjoy those moments!

  21. January 12, 2015 / 11:24 pm

    Your bump is the cutest!!!
    I'm already reminiscing on Marcus no longer being an only child. I'd be lying if I said that thought hasn't caused some tears… Then again, there isn't much that doesn't cause the tears these days.
    Can't wait to hear about the big ultrasound!!

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