We had our 20 week appointment today, and with that came many fun photos (a few of which you can see above!). Of course to us, we can tell what each image shows, but hopefully you are able to see our baby bear clearly enough. Additionally in the appointment, we were able to see our bear in great detail, the organs all looked great, bones measured within the appropriate range, and the heart had a strong beat of 149 beats/minute. It has a guestimated weight of 12 oz, and the head was measuring just under 2 inches from ear to ear (in diameter).
|Another side profile image, a good glimpse of the |
right hand (see the thumbs up?)
and the slightest hint of a smile :)
|Side profile and image of the right arm and hand (see all 5 fingers!), |
and bottom half (shin bone) of the right leg
along with the ankle/foot.
The baby was suprisingly shy for most of the appointment, he/she had their head facing my back for most of it, so the profile shots you see above were taken at the end of the appointment. All is going well and growing as it should be. We apparently have a big brained and big chested child growing in there, but she assured me that doesnt necessarily mean they will stay that way..
As of right now, we have no markers for any disorders, so thank you for the prayers of health you may have said for me and the baby. They are much appreciated, and if you can remember, please continue to pray things go and grow according to plan!
How far along? 20 weeks/ Half Way There!
Total weight gain/loss: At our appointment today, I'm up 4.8 lbs from my pre-pregnancy weight. Making progress (finally!) at the half-way point
Maternity clothes? I had my first case of 'nothing looks good' outfit day yesterday, but we are still comfortably rooted in the land of maternity leggings and sweater dresses.
Stretch marks? None that I can see yet, but my skin is definitely tighter in places.
Best moment this week: our ultrasound appointment today.
Miss anything: I could do without having to get up and pee in the middle of the night, but I know it is only practice for the days to come.
Movement: I can feel more movement as the days go on, we are just waiting for a strong enough kick for Brandon to feel.
Food cravings: UPDATE on this one (finally): plain Bisquick pancakes. We've made them twice now in 2 days and I'm tempted to make them again tonight.
Anything making you queasy or sick: Nope, luckily.
Have you started to show yet: Yes. I can comfortably say I have "popped" now. The baby bump is clearly visible first thing in the mornings now too, not just in the evenings.
Gender: Still unknown to us, but people have begun to give their thoughts as to what it could be. Any guesses based on the photos above??
Labor Signs: Nope, all is staying put and continuing to cook as planned
Belly Button in or out? Still in, but the shape is beginning to change.
Wedding rings on or off? On.
Happy or Moody most of the time: Happy
Looking forward to: Brandon being able to feel the baby's movement.