Thursday, April 29, 2010

Half Time!

How far along? 20 weeks! We've hit the halfway mark. Can anyone else hardly believe it's going so fast? According to the, my baby is about the size of a cantaloupe, averaging about 6.5 inches and 10.6 oz! The baby is now forming meconium from swallowed amniotic fluid which will be secreted in his/her first few diapers after birth.

Total inches gained: 8 inches, no difference from last week.

Maternity clothes? Gotta have 'em. Next week I get to do some more shopping because I have some great coupons from Thyme maternity.

Sleep: So so so so good this week!

Cravings: Still loving salty snacks. I could eat potato chips all day if I let myself.

Aversions: Nothing this week. I was able to go and fully enjoy PF Chang's on Monday! Yay!

Best moment this week: Seeing our sweet baby on the ultrasound screen. I fell in love with the little hands and feet.

Movement: A little bit more than in previous weeks, but it's still not overly pronounced.

Gender: We could have found out yesterday at our ultrasound but we stuck to our guns and are keeping it a surprise!

Labor Signs: Nope.

Belly Button in or out? It's still in when I'm sitting but out when I'm standing up.

What I miss: Nothing has stood out this week.

What I'm Looking Forward to: Next week's midwife appointment where we'll discuss the results of my ultrasound and I'll get to hear the pitter patter of the heart beat again.

Weekly Wisdom: If possible, schedule your ultrasound at a time that your hubby/partner can attend with you. The dude really enjoyed getting to see the baby move around. Because he can't feel any movement yet, I think this seemed really cool to him. He was especially fascinated by seeing the spinal cord!

Milestones: Being halfway through my pregnancy! I don't have any 20 week bump photos b/c E is not home to take a picture [and I am less than stellar at self photography] but I will get some soon!


the BFF said...

It's still a surprise if you find out at 20 weeks! :)
See you in a few hours...

Meg said...

I don't see how you can stand to wait ;) but good for your for sticking to your guns. ;)

Praying for you!

Jessica said...

Wow I can't believe you're half way there! Good for you for sticking with being surprised! It would have been a big temptation to find out!

Brooke said...

wow its been a quick 20 weeks!

SnoWhite {Finding Joy in My Kitchen} said...

wow... the half way point?!?! Crazy how time has flown by :)

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Shaina said...

I can't believe that you're already 20 weeks gone! Hehehe. Seriously though - it seems like only yesterday you told me you were pregnant. And then I realize that "yesterday" was a really long time ago. Time is flying!!!!