20 Down, 20 To Go!
It's hard to believe we've finished our 20th week with little baby! When I first found out I was pregnant at 4 weeks, I wondered how it would be in May when I made it to 20 weeks. Well, it's been wonderful! I've felt so good the past few weeks overall and I'm really loving being pregnant now!
Size: Baby is the size of a cantaloupe! Wowza! My belly is now the size of a melon! ha! Baby is about 10 ounces and 6 1/2 inches.
Gender: It's a girl! Harper Alan. We go this Tuesday for our big 20 week scan where we will see more of baby girl and get more pictures and a video of her moving. I'm really nervous for some reason about this appointment, so prayers are appreciated. :)
Movement: Honestly, I haven't felt her move as much as I had the past 2 weeks...which is making me nervous about the appointment. I am hoping this is just normal, but I've only felt her just a little bit.
She also must be growing because I've had some really bad round ligament pain! The first time I experienced it I had to sit down in the shower, but after realizing it was ok, I found other ways to get through the few minutes of pain! :)
Energy & Mood: I am feeling great! I've been able to stay up until about 10 every night and have actual conversations past 7:00, haha! I even went on a major cleaning and organizing spree on Friday night and Saturday morning and still felt great afterwards. My mood on the other hand has been a roller coaster this week! I don't know if it's because it's been a difficult week at work, but I have been so up and down this week and weekend. Poor hubby has had to sit through a few break-downs and hurt feelings this week. I hate feeling so sensitive! :( I'll have to plan something special for him to make it up!
Sickness: NONE!! WOO!!! :) It's been almost a week and a half! Hello - am I finally in the 'babymoon' 2nd trimester phase? I think yes! It just took my body a while to realize I've been in the 2nd trimester for a while!
Cravings: Finally a good one! Long John Silvers! YUM! I ate my chicken plank meal twice this week and tried to go a third time but was begged not to by Brian. :) Luckily, my sister enjoyed my craving one night so we got to have a girls+baby boys night of LJS. :) It wasn't so much the chicken but the hush puppy and honey mustard that I was craving. :) I'm also WAY in to sweets and have to resist a lot. I never really cared for sweets before, so this girl must already have a sweet tooth!
Brian also thinks I'm craving pizza, but I always crave pizza, so I think that's just normal for me to want it all the time!
What's Baby Up To: Baby girl's uterus is fully formed and has all the eggs she will ever have in place. Isn't that neat? She's also forming her teeth under her gums. The nerve cells for senses are developing in specialized areas of her brain.