Tuesday, December 24, 2013

20 Weeks

How far along: 20 Weeks
How big is the baby: Head to rump (how the baby is measured the first half of pregnancy) is 6.5 inches. At our ultrasound we found out the baby is 12 ounces!
Weight gain: Just about 8.5 pounds. It fluctuates so much day to day. 
Doctor/Medical Stuff: We had our 20 week ultrasound today. It was very long! The tech was very thorough doing all the measurements and explaining what she was seeing the whole time. The baby gave her a bit of a hard time while trying to get the heart pictures because he was all curled up. Silly baby! The baby is perfect! His measurements are spot on and he looks great! She did find out that I have slight placenta previa though. It just means pelvic rest for me (no running, jumping, lifting, pelvic activity) for at least the next 8 weeks. At 28 weeks they will do another ultrasound to see if the placenta has moved up higher, If not, then they will check again at 32 and 36 weeks. Worst case, I would have to have a c-section by 37 weeks at the latest so that I didn't go into labor (with placenta previa you don't want to go into labor because the bleeding could be very bad). Most situations like this, however, resolve themselves! I'm feeling good about it because the baby is perfect and that is the most important part!
Clothes: Definitely maternity. One pair of jeans still fits and buttons fine, but I don't like the pressure it puts on my belly. 
Sleep: Still waking up occasionally and not able to fall back asleep. This morning I am tired! I have been up since 6:30.
Movement:  I definitely feel the baby occasionally. It isn't consistent or anything yet. But I know it is him!
Food/Aversions: None. I just love to eat! 
What I miss: Being able to roll over in bed comfortably. And I know it is going to get  A LOT worse. But for now it is just slightly uncomfortable, but my body isn't used to it and sometimes pulls something when I roll. 
What I am looking forward to: Telling everyone the gender on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day! As of when I am writing this, only we know!
Oh! And This: We totally went to Target after the ultrasound and bought cute little boy things! I cannot wait to buy little polos and hoodies because I love little boy clothes that look like big boy clothes. They are the best! And I can't wait to start pinning ALL THE BOY things. But I have to wait until people know!