Not sure why I look so orange here, but we're going to go with it.
Size of Baby: Baby girl is the size of a banana. At our 20 week appointment (19 weeks 5 days at the time) she weighed in at 11 ounces, which is in the 46th percentile.
Gender: Little mini me, a girl!
Weight Gain: Weighing in at a total gain of 13 pounds. YIKES. That is quite the jump from where I was just a couple of weeks ago. Overall though, it’s right where I need to be, so I’m not getting worried just yet.
Feeling: Pretty good this week. Some aches and pains, but nothing close to the horror that was all day nausea.
Maternity Clothes: Getting desperate in this department. I can barely fit comfortably in any of my regular pants, so I think I’ll be ordering more maternity pants soon. Thank goodness it’s warming up and I can wear dresses.
Nursery: We were going to paint this past weekend, but Sherwin Williams is having a 40% off sale this coming weekend, so we're going to wait on that. I know it’s smart considering paint isn’t really cheap, but I have to admit I was a little disappointed in the delay. On the bright side, we got the glider and crib put together and the chandelier hung in the time Will would have spent painting. Slowly but surely, it's coming along!
Movement: We’re getting there. I have a time or two a day that I can really feel the flutters, and they will last for a minute or two. Easily my favorite time of the day. I tried to see if Will could feel them, but no luck yet. Can’t wait until they get stronger. Baby now has a sleep schedule, so I’m trying to be more in tune to that.
Symptoms: I read something about lightning crotch a while back, and I’m pretty sure I’ve got it. Whatever it is, it hit me like a ton of bricks the other day at work, literally. It felt like someone was slamming me in the you know what with a ton of bricks every time I took a step. All day this past Friday I was walking around like someone 40 weeks pregnant the way I had to waddle and walk so slowly. It continued for the rest of the day, but hasn’t been back thank goodness. I took a bath that night (my OB’s office told me it was fine) and it felt so amazing. Can’t believe I’ve been avoiding the bath so long!
Sleep: Still not able to stay up very late, but sleeping great when I do get to bed. Still loving my bump nest pillow.
Cravings: Loving ice cream as a “snack” or treat in the evenings, but no “I need it and I need it now” cravings.
What I Miss: Really not a thing. The no drinking hasn’t been ideal, but no where near is tough as I thought it would be. I do slightly miss being able to move around like I used to. I can’t bend over for long periods of time and it’s getting more and more uncomfortable getting down on the ground to wipe the dogs paws or tie my shoes.
Best Moment This Week: Making nursery progress, feeling Norah move around a bit, and a having a good 20 week appt. We had a test run for spinabifida since there is a case in our family, and thankfully it was negative. We weren’t able to get a full report because little miss wouldn’t cooperate with the ultrasound tech and all the views she needed, so we have to go back in a few weeks. From what they could see though, she looks great.
Looking Forward To: Getting the nursery painted, warmer weather, and being another week closer to meeting our baby girl.
Thankful For: This is pretty much the same every week. My husband, our family, and a healthy pregnancy. Hope the next 20 weeks are as great as the past 20 have been. So excited to meet our little girl!