Thursday, April 17, 2014

21 week appointment

The latest appointment was normal and boring, just like we like 'em! I am up 9lbs so far - doc is happy with that, so maybe my cookie binges aren't doing too too much damage. I have developed a couple new patches of spider veins, gross. I suppose they wouldn't bother be so much if they weren't below my knees, where summer dresses won't always cover. I guess I will just consider them "life lines" and hope that they go away after the pregnancy, once blood flow decreases.

This is the belly today:

Pregnancy fatigue is still kicking my butt -- seems like that will be the running theme for these 9 months! My next appointment is in a month; I will be tested for gestational diabetes, and get to drink that yummy glucola. Blech!

We have a more exciting appointment next because we get to have another ultrasound, yay! 

Sometimes I wish I had more to post but this pregnancy has been pretty textbook so far, and the less drama the better!

Friday, April 4, 2014

20 week update (with pics)

Adding pics always makes the post worth reading, right? We are 20 weeks (officially tomorrow), and moving right along. We had our big anatomy scan a week and a half ago, and everything looks good. Baby is healthy, measuring about a week ahead..which means we could have a bigger baby on our hands! Little babe was moving ans shaking during his "interview," but I do not need ultrasounds to tell me that these days. As we move along and baby gets bigger, movement is definitely following suit.

IPs are excited, but cautious still, I think. Once we get to viability - around 28 weeks - I think they'll breathe a little easier. That's understandable after all they've been through of course. My next ultrasound is in a few weeks. I always love those moments to take peeks at baby!

Little baby's crossed ankles!

I am officially in maternity clothes, although they are still a little big and don't always look quite right. I think those clothes aren't really meant to look "right" until the belly is 3rd trimester big. I am headed that way:

A little bit of nausea has returned the last few days. I know that's normal heading into the 3rd trimester, but I was hoping to have another month or so before that. I haven't had any pregnancy cravings much either, except for meat every now and again (hamburgers, gyro meat, chicken or seafood, really). I'm also still making it to the gym 3-4 days a week, but this pregnancy's fatigue is really limiting me. I'm content to leave the gym before my workout is finished: "I'm tired, time to go home." ;) Round ligament pain has been making me a bit uncomfortable the last couple weeks too, but that should dissipate in a few weeks, or so I read.

Enough about me (that's typical pregnancy stuff anyway - nothing exciting). Let's talk about baby:

At 20 weeks, baby is about the size of a banana, measured from crown to rump (not including lower limbs since baby is "folded up" inside) and weighs approximately 11oz. Baby's hair is also starting to grow. Baby can hear sounds outside the womb. *This little one apparently likes country music.

Thanks for reading, friends! More updates soon.