Saturday, December 4, 2010

20w0d - OMG, halfway there!!!

19 weeks

How far along: 20 weeks 0 days. Crciket is the size of a cantaloupe! Baby's digestive system is busy creating meconium (a tarry black substance made of swallowed amniotic fluid, digestive secretion and dead cells), which will fill the first diaper after birth. And, speaking of the diaper situation... baby's genitals are now fully formed! 6.5 in, 10.6 oz

Total Weight Gain: 22.5 lbs, 136 lbs as of this morning

Maternity clothes: Oh, yeah! Been using the bella band to cover gaps below shirts and cover up the maternity pants stretchy band. Plus it gives the belly more support...feels less jiggly, and therefore more comfortable.

Stretch marks: Hip and thigh ones are flaring up from puberty.

Sleep: Going to have to start putting a cushion UNDER the belly, as sleep is getting difficult again.  Now I know why I'm in bed for 10 hours...that makes sure I get close to 8 with the pee breaks and trying to get comfy again.

20 feels like I am growing
in jumps and leaps.
Movement: Pattern seems to be after food is the most active, due to my spike in blood sugar, but she is also active late in the evening, and in the car pretty often.

Cravings/Aversions: Cravings: Nothing specific this week. Aversions: Stinky odors, red meat, and whatever doesn't agree with me on any given day.

Gender: We resisted at the ultrasound! It's driving everyone, including Hubby, nuts, to not know.

Symptoms: Nothing new this week, just the usual.

What I miss: Sleeping on my stomach. My feet...anyone seen them? Ease of movement. Hubby laughs when I try to get out of the recliner...calls me a turtle on my back. LOL.

What I look forward to: Seeing Hubby's face when he gets to feel her move. Viability!

Moods: Pretty happy overall :)

Milestones: 20 weeks!  We are midway! How did that happen so fast????

Medical Concerns: Hypothyroid, anxiety, migraines. Ready for the list? Syn.throid 50 mcg, 100 mg, Zo.fran pump, Iron, D3, B12, Vitamin C, Folic acid, no more prenatals, Bene.fiber, stool softeners. I feel like a major pill popper.  We will hopefully start weaning me off the pump in a week or so....I hope.

Weekly Wisdom: Just when you think you feel enormous, the next morning comes. And then you realize you still have 5 months and most of baby's growth to go. LOL.

Best moment this week: Ultrasound was way cool.  Free stuffs starting to roll in.  Crib is ordered for our Christmas present, and we'll have it VERY SOON!!!!  Reassuring Mom that Cricket is fine...3D pics are just creepy.

Worst moment this week: Dealing with the fucknuttery (who did I get that from???) of the LOA codprots.


  1. OMG 20 weeks already?!? Wow!!

    I can't believe you have the willpower to not find out the gender!!! Good for you! I know I would never be that strong.

  2. Enormous = awesome. You look amazing lovely lady. Congrats on being half way there!

  3. The difference between week 19 and 20 seems so big! You look BEAUTIFUL btw. Beautiful!

    I asked Julie too - are you loving every single second of walking around showing off your belly. I dream of having a belly to show off and would love to hear how it is for you.

    Also, just wondering how/if you've had any thoughts during the pregnancy about the ds? Has the hubs mentioned it? or have you thought about it at all? just wondering...

  4. Gosh I cant believe you are 20wks already:) Time is Flying!!!

    You mentioned a pillow for under your body I have found that those travel pillows work great got mine at Target for like 5 bucks but lately my little yorkie who is abt 7lb likes to sleep curled up right under my belly...So cute:)

    As far as the 3D US pics they can def be more like Abstract Art exp if little baby is moving....Or if not Abstract you kind of have to hold them far out to be able to tell what your looking at but Ive noticed as the weeks go on things become clearer and more developed

    Well Girl have a great week

  5. You are rocking a beautiful bump!! I have a similar move trying to rock myself out of my recliner. ;) 20 weeks flew by!

  6. I loved this: "Just when you think you feel enormous, the next morning comes. And then you realize you still have 5 months and most of baby's growth to go"
    I seriously laughed out loud. I am loving your belly pics too and thank you so much for your comments, they mean so much to me. I am going to get to the award soon, I promise. You look so cute!
    Take care

  7. Happy 20 weeks!!!! So happy all is well and that you resisted the temptation of finding out the gender!!!

  8. wow, wow, wow, wow, HAPPY HAPPY 20 weeks...:)

  9. Great pics! And congrats on 20 weeks! And YAY for not finding out...:)

  10. love the belly!! and yay for 20 weeks! halfway :). I can't believe you resisted at the ultrasound...just 20 more weeks until you find out Cricket's gender!

  11. Yes, time just flies by so fast.

    I will tell you where that fucknuttery came from...I read that word on Kristin's (Dragondreamer's Blog)...quite a word!


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