Friday, January 20, 2012

Anatomy Scan - 20 weeks - belly photo

Today I had my anatomy scan, everything went great. It seems like a great day to do another one of these updates.

Total Weight Loss/Gain: They didn't weigh me today! I was totally disappointed, because I don't weigh myself at home. I know I've gained quite a bit since my last appt, where I had gained 8. I'm going to go on record and say I think I've gained around 12-15, and I'll weigh myself at work in the nurse's office on Monday : )

Maternity Clothes: 100% pants. 50-50% shirts.

Stretch marks: none. *crossing fingers*

Sleep:  sleeping very well, especially thanks to the body pillow. at around 16 weeks I had some sciatic pain but the body pillow has completely erased that.

Movement: almost constant! This is my favorite thing about pregnancy so far. It feels like a different thing to be pregnant when you can feel the baby. It's so much fun. This week, the kicks got so strong that my husband can feel them when he touches my belly.

Cravings/Aversions: none.

Sex (of baby): it's a BOY! verified again today.

Symptoms: not so emotional anymore. I had felt really ill this week, but I think I have a bug and I hope it's not JUST pregnancy. I still have heaps of vaginal discharge. I have some weird nerve thing going on in the pinky side of my left hand. I'm pretty constipated. I have a red, itchy spot on my belly. 

What I miss: This week, I just miss feeling like I can stand for more than 30 minutes without getting extremely lightheaded! But again, I hope that passes soon. 

What I look forward to: Continuing to work on the nursery. Registering. We're starting to schedule showers. : )

Moods: A kick from the baby can pull me out of the worst funk! However, last week I had a really awful day. I felt completely untethered. I think it was just hormones, but it was very unpleasant.

Milestones: All vital organs are present and accounted for! Quad screening and CF screening came back negative. Valentine's Day is viability. : )

Medical concerns: My cervix is a long 4.6 cm (it needs to be at least 3). She wants to check it every two weeks for a while just to make sure. I still can't get over the worry that I'll have GD, especially with all of the lightheadedness I've been feeling this week. I have my 2 hour glucose screening in 4 weeks. All in all, I have no reason to be concerned at all.

Sex?: No thank you, I'll pass.

Misc:  I read on a weekly pregnancy website that at 20 weeks, if baby hears a loud, sudden noise, he'll jump and put his hands over his ears. That has really stuck with me, because it sounds so adorable! I'm really looking preggers these days. Today was my 7th ultrasound and it definitely felt different, I could feel the baby in there when she was pressing on me, it's hard to explain. I'm very happy to be here.


Still A Guest Room said...

You look adorable! Love that belly!!!

Marissa said...

So glad your scan went well!!

Cute belly. :)

TurtleMama said...

What a great post! Love your bump! My favorite thing has also been feeling the baby move. I can't wait till it gets stronger. Yay for the 20 weeks scan! Halfway there!

TheThirtiesGirl said...

Still looking fabulous. Glad everything is progressing well.