I remember at 20 weeks during my first pregnancy I was just starting to show. No one had casually asked when I was expecting, no one could really tell yet that I was actually pregnant at 20 weeks during my first pregnancy.
Fast forward to now.
I am very obviously pregnant. I’ve had multiple strangers in the library, grocery stores and Target check out line ask me when I’m expecting. I know I’m not big all things considered, I still have 20 more weeks to go, but I know that I feel (and look) noticeably bigger than I did when I was pregnant with Lottie!
Although I feel and look bigger, the baby is the same size. We just had our 20 week ultrasound last week, and once again the heartbeat is 145 and the baby is weighing in at 13 ounces, exactly the same as Lottie at her 20 week ultrasound. Interestingly, I feel huge compared to my first, but I am clocking in at 10 lbs less than my first pregnancy according to the doctor… which surprises me but I’m not going to argue!
The ultrasound went great. I was so happy to see that we had the same ultrasound tech as the first pregnancy. It is so important that you trust every doctor, nurse and even ultrasound tech in your practice. She has a way of putting me at ease and walking me through the ultrasound and what I’m looking at. The 20 week anatomy scan is an important one to catch key developmental factors, and since I trust that she knows what she is doing, I can sit back and enjoy seeing my baby flip and wiggle.
Don’t worry, we looked away when she got to the “down there” section of the ultrasound… we are still on team green! What do you think – Boy? Girl?
Going in I’ve been having girl thoughts… but for whatever reason I switched to team blue thinking it may be a boy? But I was also convinced Lottie was a boy… so I typically don’t trust my gut!
Measurements were great. This baby is wiggled head down on my right side. and camera shy, so we didn’t get great shots like we did with Lottie, but it is still the best feeling seeing your baby and knowing all is good inside there.
Size of Baby E: 13 ounces
Obsessions/Cravings? Pickles. Lots of Pickles.
What I’m most looking forward to this week: Josh has been off all week, so it has been great to spend time with him at home with no plans, just family time and house projects!
What I miss the most: With New Years Eve in a few days, I do miss having a glass of wine at the end of the day… or a glass of champagne to ring in the new year!
Workouts: Does running after Lottie count? Christmas week I definitely slacked, but there was no time. We were going from sunrise to sunset. I’m back on schedule this week – promise!
Sleep: My sleep depends on Lotties sleep most nights. She’s having random 3 am wakeups, so on top of my normal 2 -3x awake to pee, its not a great nights sleep.
Movement: Kicks are coming way more often and stronger! They still aren’t rolling around, and no hiccups yet, but every time I slow down, those little legs start kicking. Josh can usually feel one or two every evening, with after dinner being the most active.
Symptoms: If you read my last 18 week post you will be happy to know the month of snotty fun has subsided. My headaches that were horrible during my first pregnancy, and had yet to arrive this pregnancy are starting to show up. It might just be me being off my eating and sleeping schedule with the last few weeks of non-stop holidays, but I have been getting a pretty bad headache every other day. We are retesting my thyroid numbers at 28 weeks to check those levels – and until then I’m just monitoring my headaches and resting at home.
Are you on team boy or girl? Leave your vote in the comments. 🙂
Linda Tavlin says
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