Thursday, May 5, 2011

20 Weeks - Special Gender Edition

(Ignore the jammies - it's been a loooong day!)

We are half way there!!!

Pregnancy Highlights:

How Far Along: 20 Weeks
Size of baby: About 6.5 inches - the size of a small cantaloupe - and weighs around 10.6 oz
Total Weight Gain/Loss: Gained 5-6 lbs
Maternity Clothes: I am wearing mostly all maternity at this point. My tummy has really grown just over the last few days it seems!
Gender: It's a GIRL!
Movement: I am feeling her move everyday and I LOVE it! The movements are still faint but have become stronger than flutters. Collin hasn't been able to feel her move yet but I am sure it's coming soon. The other night, I was laying in bed watching my refusing-to-go-to-sleep toddler on the monitor and feeling baby girl kick around in my stomach and I started thinking, "I would love to go to sleep but BOTH my babies are keeping me up!" I am sure there will be lots of that in my not-so-distant future.
Sleep: I'm so tired that I sleep pretty well. The raised leg move that I had been doing to continue tummy sleeping is no longer working sadly and I'm struggling with wanting to sleep on my back.
What I miss: Other than the aforementioned sleeping situation, I don't miss too much right now.
Cravings: I am still not craving too much and haven't hit the starving all the time stage. Nausea still gets me with this pregnancy so I have to maintain the right balance of food on my stomach pretty much all the time.
Symptoms: The same they have been. Heartburn is slowly getting worse and my back is slowly becoming more achey.
Best Moment this week: Learning that we will be welcoming a sweet baby girl into our family in 20 weeks or less and getting to see her via ultrasound!

I didn't do a post at 19 weeks. I meant to but we were SO busy that I didn't have time. I feel like there is a huge difference between the 18 week pic and the 20 week! She has really grown over the last few days. Collin even came home from work yesterday and said, "Man, you really look pregnant!"

I wanted to document a couple things that I left out of the "We're Thinking Pink!" post below because I don't want to forget them. When we went to have the ultrasound done,
I was sure that it would be this certain technician that has done every ultrasou
nd that I've had for this pregnancy (which had been 3 before this one). Her name is Joy and she's always upbeat and cheery, allowing me to cry and be sentimental without making me feel silly. She takes her time with me and I appreciate her. Well, it wasn't Joy that came to get us out of the waiting room. I don't know who this woman was - never seen her before. She did not hold Joy's disposition and our initial conversation went something like this.

Technician: Do you want to know the gender if I can tell?
Us: Yes please
Her: (after moving the wand around on my belly for about 20 seconds) Well, it's a girl and she definitely wants you to know about it (sister spread her legs WIDE open).
Me: (Words of elation and joy between Collin and I) I will be 20 weeks in 2 days so everything is developed at this point, right? I mean there's no way there's a weewee that we just cannot see?
Her: (After some ridiculous pointless talk about how certain boy parts do not drop until 36 weeks but how the gender is determined at 5-6 weeks -- totally not what I was even asking) Honey, your daughter does not have a weewee (she said the p word but my
mom made me promise not to write that word on my blog - lol).
There were some other zinger one liners
that Miss Sarcasm gave us but that was my favorite. "Honey, your d
aughter does not have a p
____". That's definitely a line for the baby book :)

We went to dinner that night with some family and shared the news of our little girl on the way. I ran by Hobby Lobby after the appointment and bought stuff to make a little shirt for Cayden to announce the news. I was dying all day to tell people but glad we waited. It was a fun night.

As far as baby girl, she looked perfect and did give us a pe
rfect shot of her p____-less area. The technician went on to say, "Not only does she not have a p____ but you can see her girl parts." She did
n't say girl parts but I'm pretty sure my mom would frown on me writing that word on my blog as well! So, suffice it to say I am feeling pretty confident about hitting up all the cute little girl shops and stocking up on some pink. Here are some pics of our little sweetheart.

Her sweet little profile

The she's-definitely-a-girl shot
Sucking her thumb.
Can hardly wait to meet her in just over 4 months!


Lady Krystal said...

How awesome! I love babies.