Monday, June 8, 2015

20 weeks/half way there/ultrasound photos!

Its crazy to me that we are half way through this pregnancy already! it seems like just last week I found out we were pregnant, and yet, here we are!
as I'm progressing further into the 2nd trimester, I've noticed my nausea has subsided (thank goodness!) and my energy is finally returning. Granted, I still want to go to bed at 8pm each night, but I think that is likely a combination of regular life + a 2yr old + pregnancy, so I can't fully blame the baby.
The baby is more visible as the days go by, and in the mornings i have a very noticeable hard lump where he/she is laying.  The movement has become much more regular, and i notice it when i'm laying down for bed, or if i sit for too long.
i'm showing enough to the point that strangers are comfortable asking if i'm pregnant, mostly women, but still! we are so proud, and know he or she is an absolute blessing, so i love showing him or her off to the world :)

How far along? 20 weeks
Total weight gain/loss: at the scan last week i had somehow lost weight, so as of now, +4lbs.
Maternity clothes? absolutely
Stretch marks? Nope
Best moment this week: Brandon feeling a slight kick!
Miss anything: my sleep has been very fitful recently, so i'm hoping i can go back to getting a good night's rest before too long
Movement: yes, and loving it :)
Food cravings: nothing really
Anything making you queasy or sick: Nope
Have you started to show yet: Yes. 
Gender: Team Green
Labor Signs: Nope
Belly Button in or out? getting ridiculously flat already
Wedding rings on or off? On (thankfully!)
Happy or Moody most of the time: Happy
Looking forward to: the baby getting hiccups! 

We had our 20 week ultrasound this past week and it was just as amazing this time as it was with Emerson. when we first saw this sweet baby, he/she literally looked like a bowling pin and was about 2" long from head to feet. Now, the baby is fully formed and the tech estimated about 10" long and 11oz in weight.  Seeing the fully formed little human growing inside me was so awesome. the features were so different from Emerson's, and yet contain similarities. 
We chose not to find out the gender again, but have some suspicions.


profile shot
right foot (we made sure to count all the fingers and toes!)

left foot
He/she was very stubborn, just like Emerson was, and had settled into a nice comfy spot, head down, feel up towards my sternum, and refused to move for most of the appt.  We could see that the baby was awake, with small movements or twitches periodically, but made sure to keep the face towards my spine for a good majority of the appt.  We got these good face shots towards the end though :)

It is so interesting to see how the babies look so different from each other. The nose and mouth are completely different than Emerson's! This baby has Brandon's straight nose, where as Emerson had my more rounded one.