Baby size: Cantaloupe....say what?! She's 11 ounces based on our ultrasound.
Total weight gain/loss: At my 20 week appointment, I had gained 7 pounds from my pre-pregnancy weight. The doctor let me know that since I started out in the lower average range for pre-pregnancy, she would like me to gain around 30. That seems like a daunting task! :) So my goal is still around a pound a week and to continue to work hard to stay away from "empty calories". So far so good (for the most part)!
Sleep: Still great. I'm loving having the option each morning of sleeping in or getting up and getting some things accomplished. Summer is wonderful and I"m super spoiled to my "schedule" already.
Movement: It just keeps getting better! She moves a lot now. She's super busy every evening. Last night I even started feeling some jabs like they were kicks (or maybe some punches since that's what she was doing in the ultrasound). I had Justin put his hand on my belly and right then, she gave him a big jab in the hand. He was so excited!
Also, in the ultrasound she was moving and squirming like crazy. When they were trying to get a good look at her face, she put one hand in front of her face almost hiding. The ultrasound tech jiggled the wand on my belly and then she threw the other hand in front of her face being shy and turned face down as if to be completely finished being on camera. Too cute!
Food cravings/aversions: Dr. Pepper still. So weird. And I had my first crazy, pregnant girl craving the other night. At 11 pm I got a huge craving for a Taco Bell Nacho Bell Grande. Thankfully, it passed without Justin having to go out at 11 pm at night. I really am not enjoying Mexican food in pregnancy even...but for some reason, that sounded so good.
Pregnancy Symptoms: Still can't complain. Leg cramps still but nothing unbearable. I'm also starting to feel a little more pressure on my ribs and back by evening. Oh and getting out of breath. Easily.
What I miss: I think the thing I'm still dealing with the most is my body having limitations. It's so weird for me since I'm such a busy body and a do-it-myself type person. I've been working on cleaning out and organizing our basement. It really bothers me sometimes that I need to depend on others to help me move heavy things or reach high up on shelves. Thankfully Justin holds me accountable and asks me if I've gotten on a ladder or tells me to take breaks...because if not, I might push myself too far and I certainly want to be honest with him! :) I'm just not good at asking for help...but I'm getting over my silly frustrations since it means a healthy baby.
What I'm looking forward to: Meeting her! With all this movement (and I know it just gets better), I feel so connected to her and can't wait to get to know our sweet little girl!
Milestones: She weighs 11 ounces...average for babies at this point! Yay! The ultrasound tech showed us her measurements on the growth chart already from the 15 week and 20 week ultrasound. She's staying right in the average curve and is progressing exactly how she should!
Also, everything down to the four chambers of the heart looked perfectly healthy in the ultrasound. Praise God for answered prayers! Healthy babies are nothing short of a miracle. God is so good!
|we can't get over the size of her foot! :)|
Best moment this week: Seeing her on the ultrasound screen again and this time in more action and her punching or kicking her daddy was a highlight.
Moments with Justin: We're talking about her so much now. Every time she moves, I say something to Justin. Seeing his reaction to feeling her kick was so sweet. He also had a very happy first father's day. My mom and dad bought him a baby carrier because all along he's sworn he won't "wear" our baby. I told him, he's crazy. As soon as he learns he can have his hands and hold onto her, he'll be hooked. He was actually excited to get it even though he's joked about not using one the whole pregnancy. :)