Halfway point baby! I honestly am so shocked that this is going this fast. I mean, I remember very clearly when I found out I was pregnant and it seems like yesterday. I am glad though because I think the waiting is the suckiest part of pregnancy. I am a little scared that things will start to slow down again, but I have a few larger milestones between now and June that I can help to space out the time.
My anatomy scan in on Wednesday and I am getting a little anxious about it. I am really excited, but my first experience with this was not really that awesome. I am honestly very nervous about going in and there being a really serious problem. I can deal with smaller issues, like SUA and/or VCI, but I am really scared for fatal abnormalities. I know that the likelihood is small, but I am a worrier by nature and this is a big deal. I will post pretty directly afterwards with the news…
How far along? 20 weeks
Total weight gain: 12-15 lbs, not sure. I am kinda hesitant to confirm the number. It is a little scary how fast I am gaining.
Maternity clothes? Yes, definitely. I like to show off the bump.
Stretch marks? Nope.
Sleep: Awful. I not only am uncomfortable but I am also still waking up in the middle of the night and unable to fall back asleep for at least hour. Plus, Arlie now likes to wake me up at 5 for 10 minutes of hang out time, then she passes out and I am still awake. Stinker.
Best moment this week: I am getting some big kicks. They are powerful and catch me off guard, but they are so nice too! This baby moves a lot more than Arlie did. Also, my sister started with cloth when my nephew was little but she never really got into it so she is sending me her whole stash, which is AWESOME! Most of the diapers have never been used and the ones that have were only used once or twice. This is so sweet.
Miss Anything? Sleep.
Movement: Yes, quite a bit. Especially in the middle of the night, early morning, and when I am laying in bed at night with M and Arlie.
Food cravings: Everything. I am hungry all the time. I want crap food mostly though. I really want salmon and other fish, which is really weird for me. Normally I kind of hate fish.
Anything making you queasy or sick: Not really. Milk makes me a little sick but I think this is more related to my IBS than to pregnancy.
Have you started to show yet? Yep, I finally have a nice big bump. I love it!
Gender: No idea yet. My dad and most of the people around me are saying boy, my closest sister is saying girl, and I am REALLY hoping for another girl. I’ll be happy either way. So excited!
Labor Signs: Nope.
Symptoms: Baby bump (finally), stuffy nose, achy back, movement.
Belly Button in or out? Halfsie. Crater Lake for sure.
Wedding rings on or off? On
Happy or Moody most of the time: I am pretty happy. I have a lot to make me happy right now. People are annoying, but I have such a great family and that is awesome.
Looking forward to: Only 5 more days until the anatomy scan. I am so excited/nervous. I just want to know what this little one is! And to hopefully find out that everything is fine. I am so hoping that this is the case. Hope for me guys!!!!