Tuesday, July 28, 2009

week 20 = a cantaloupe!

The cantaloupe is easily my favorite so far!! Not much going on since last week - definitely feeling Gummy Bear move more but it's still not very frequent or very strong. I can't wait until Gavin and Steven can feel him/her! I had a doctor appointment today - my first as a patient at May Grant. Overall I was pleased with the visit. We met with a nurse specialist for about 30 minutes to go over my medical records from OBGYN of Lancaster and to discuss family medical history. After that I did the normal pee in a cup, step on the scale, blood pressure stuff then it was off to meet with the midwife, Anne. She was very nice and laid back. We got to hear Gummy Bear's heart beat, it ranged from 134 to 137 bpm! Anne answered a lot of questions and shared a lot about their practice. I felt very comfortable with her! My next appointment is in 4 weeks - August 25th. At 28 weeks I start going to the DR every 2 weeks, then once I hit 36 weeks I will go every week. It's strange to think that we are half way through this pregnancy already. It seems to be going slowly but then again it's going very fast! I have a feeling once we learn the gender (I pray Gummy Bear cooperates!) time will just fly by with the painting and preparing that we need to do! I am slightly overwhelmed but oh so excited!!!

20 week pregnancy quiz:

How far along:
20 weeks 1 day
Weight gain:
I'm up 10 pounds since my first prenatal appointment, this is average at 20 weeks but seems like a lot to me..
Maternity clothes:
I am in maternity pants for work but I can still wear regular tops; at home I just wear comfy pj clothes!
Stretch marks:
old one from Gavin and some on my hips - ahh, pregnancy is a beautiful thing!!
it's getting harder to get comfortable - and I know it's only going to get worse. I've considered getting one of those fancy prenatal pillows but they are quite pricey.
Best moment of the week: getting to hear Gummy Bear's heart beat today and feeling him/her move!!
yes, it's not very frequent or very strong but I definitely know it's Gummy Bear!
Food cravings:
nothing crazy the past week or so - I've been very turned off by water - hopefully that will change soon. We had Pat's cheese steaks in Philly on Satruday and they were delicious but I don't know that a 50 mile drive and a 45 minute wait in line is something I could do often!
Gender: I still say boy and I'm sticking to it - my hubby still swears this little one is a girl
Labor signs: no!
Belly button in or out: still in but getting flatter as my tummy grows
What I miss:
same old stuff - sleeping on my belly, a nice cold mixed drink or glass of wine, not feeling so flabby, not having constant pain on my left side (stupid cyst!)
What I'm looking forward to: our ultrasound in 14 days, Gummy Bear's movements getting more frequent and stronger, talking more with Steven about getting Gavin a bigger bed - he's just getting way too tall for his little toddler bed!
Weekly wisdom:
heart burn stinks - TUMS rock =)
Your baby weighs about 10 1/2 ounces now. He's also around 6 1/2 inches long from head to bottom and about 10 inches from head to heel - the lengh of a banana. (For the first 20 weeks, when a baby's legs are curled up against his torso and hard to measure, measurements are taken from the top of his head to his bottom — the "crown to rump" measurement. After 20 weeks, he's measured from head to toe.) He's swallowing more these days, which is good practice for his digestive system. He's also producing meconium, a black, sticky by-product of digestion. This gooey substance will accumulate in his bowels, and you'll see it in his first soiled diaper.

Yes I did get a perm - yes I look like a poodle - yes it will be much easier to maintain with 2 kids - yes I cannot wait until it relaxes and is not so crazy poofy - yes I can finally wash it tomorrow!!! =)

1 comment:

Lindsay said...

You look great, as always! I didn't want to spend the money on a pregnancy pillow either, but when I went on bedrest with the twins I NEEDED something, so Matt bought me a regular body pillow from target and it worked rather well and was inexpensive, under $10 if I remember correctly. Just a thought!