Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Half Way There...20 Weeks!!

How Far Along: 20 Weeks

Size of Baby: This week the baby is about the size of a cantaloupe measuring in at just about 7 inches long crown to rump and weighing in around 10.5 ounces.

Picture of Baby: This was taken last Thursday at 19 weeks 2 days.

Maternity Clothes: I have officially developed a love-hate relationship with maternity clothes. I have absolutely no choice but to wear them as nothing pre-pregnancy, even if I sized up, will fit me. I hate the fact, however, that I feel like a beached whale in everything. I naturally have broad shoulders so having my belly stick out so much makes me look like a barrel. I, in no way, can where flowy maternity tops as I look too much like a hippo in them. I prefer the fitted ones as at least you can see that I once had a figure.

Weight Gain:  At my appointment last week I had lost 3 pounds. We all know it is because I was so sick the previous week so my doctor isn't concerned.

Belly: No picture this week.

Stretch Marks: None yet.

Sleep: Still wishy-washy. Some nights I will sleep just fine, others I wake up constantly or cannot fall asleep to save my life.

Best Moment of the Week: Seeing how excited my husband is about this whole pregnancy. He is constantly rubbing, touching, and kissing my belly. He even went out and bought "gender specific" peeps for me and said that they were from the baby. He is going to be an amazing father!! I am so lucky that he is so involved in this pregnancy.

Movement: I might have felt something but I am not sure. Friday I was laying in my chair and I experienced something that felt like a fish flipping in water. It happened three times in about 15 minutes. The same thing happened on Saturday. Sunday morning I was laying in bed and I felt three distinct sensations that felt like someone or something was nudging me from the inside. Nothing since then though. My husband is convinced that this was the baby but I am still wondering if it just the effects of my IBS.

Symptoms: Lots of pressure. I am experiencing a lot of pelvic pressure which is causing quite a bit of back pain. I also had contractions all day yesterday. My MFM seems to think that they are being caused by an "irritable uterus" and doing too much. 

Food Cravings: Nothing in particular. While I am eating better, my appetite still isn't where it was.

Gender: Still not telling. Less than 8 weeks until our big reveal!

What I Miss: Being able to where high heels. I have officially reached that point in pregnancy where I can no longer where my tall heels anymore. I ended up having to buy new shoes. I bought heels but they are 3 inch heels, not 4 1/2 like I am used to wearing. I still absolutely refuse to wear flats...unless I am wearing leggings or something.

What I'm Looking Forward to: Going in for my appointment on Thursday as I just want to be sure that everything is okay. I talked to the MFM on Friday after my disappointing appointment on Thursday and got the full report about my cervix. My cervix is measuring at 2.64cm which is just above the 10th percentile...not good. The good news is that there was absolutely no funneling and there were no dynamic changes in my cervix when fundal pressure was applied. I am hoping that the 17P improves things!

Nursery: Crown molding is up and the wood floor was installed yesterday. Pictures coming soon.

Weekly Wisdom: Nothing wise to say this week...

Milestones: Making it to the half-way point. Now I can't wait for 24 weeks to get here!


  1. Hi, just want to say your description of movement sounds exactly like what I've been feeling for the last week and a half. Like someone is nudging me from the inside. (I'm 3 days behind you). I feel it more and more so I know its baby! Anyways, also wanted to say I'm so happy to read about the no funneling on your cervix and it sounds like your doctors are on it. Yay!

  2. Congrats on the half way point! Gosh I feel like mine was just yesterday. Time flies!! I can't wait to hear the gender:) I'm guessing that since you put a crown molding up, you're having a little princess:)

  3. YIPEE!!! I'm so excited!!! 20 weeks is a big milestone and I am so happy for you. I think you are feeling the baby. Your descriptions took me right back to those initial kicks I felt from Ian. Pretty soon, your little one will let you know without a doubt what you're feeling...and you'll love every distracting second of it. Dying to know the gender...trying to be patient. I hope to see you soon.

    (P.S. I've seen photos of you. You could not look any less like a whale. I have serious baby bump envy.)