Thursday, September 29, 2011

20 Week Pregnancy Survey

Wow. I can't believe we are half way there! Only 1 more day to put your vote in for a boy or a girl! It seems that team boy is going pretty strong. We have a poll up at work and it is also leaning that way (although they are prob. the same ones who have voted on the blog).

How Far Along: 20 weeks

Size of baby: Your baby weighs about 10 1/2 ounces now. He's also around 6 1/2 inches long from head to bottom and about 10 inches from head to heel — the length of a banana. (For the first 20 weeks, when a baby's legs are curled up against his torso and hard to measure, measurements are taken from the top of his head to his bottom — the "crown to rump" measurement. After 20 weeks, he's measured from head to toe.)He's swallowing more these days, which is good practice for his digestive system. He's also producing meconium, a black, sticky by-product of digestion. This gooey substance will accumulate in his bowels, and you'll see it in his first soiled diaper (some babies pass meconium in the womb or during delivery).
Total Weight Gain: 7 lbs so far.

What I miss: Nothing

Sleep: I am mastering the sleeping on my sides.

Symptoms: The end of last week I had a little stomach ache on my side that just felt like I had gas built up and it went away the more water I drank and walked around. It only lasted for a couple days.

Cravings: Chicken Parmesan. I stopped on the way home last night to this family owned place in the Kroger parking lot and it was amazing. Their chicken is so thin and there is lots of cheese and spaghetti. It comes with salad and 3 rolls! I was tempted to eat the whole gigantic meal, but saved some for lunch today. I can't wait to eat it.

Aversions: I think my chicken aversion is going away. I had some yummy chicken and dumplings my neighbor made me (thanks Megan!!) and that chicken parmesan.

Movement: I am confirming movement after feeling these constant flicks/popcorn. I feel like it's a bit lower than it should be (I am feeling them closer to my pant line (lower hip/underwear line) instead of higher up where my bump is) but they are constant. It's usually after I eat and I think BW liked the plane rides, shortly after takeoff I could feel a bunch of movement. He/she was like "where are we going?" David loves airports and planes so he thinks he/she takes after him.

Maternity Clothes: I purchased some maternity jeans from forever 21 in Chicago. They had a huge 2 story store with a small maternity section and you can't beat 20 something dollar jeans that have stretchy sides on them. They sit a bit lower and don't have that big stretchy band over the stomach, just on the sides. I pull them up a bit, but they are very comfortable. I wore them once this week. I also wore a maternity shirt Leah lent me yesterday and that was fun. I just need to do laundry, no real need to wear it. The jeans were a necessity, I can't wear any of mine any more.

Best Moments this week: Coming home from my trip! It was fun, but I love just being home unless it's to travel to see family and friends.

What I'm looking forward to: Our Doctor appointment friday for the big gender reveal!! I hope baby cooperates. We also have a fun carnival at work tomorrow afternoon that spouses and kids are invited to with taco food trucks, funnel cakes, jump houses and games galore (don't worry we'll take pics). Then on saturday we have the gender reveal party.

Notes: I really can't believe we are half way. I expected to be showing a whole lot more by now. I don't really feel pregnant besides the constant hunger, I just feel like I've gained a few pounds in the tummy region. I can't wait for the weeks ahead and to see little BW. Stay tuned on Monday for the big reveal! If you are fb friends, then you might get a sneak peak on saturday night after the party! BW also got the cutest gift from my friend, Jen. Check out these cute hipster pacifiers!
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the girl in the red shoes said...

I'm so excited to find out if it's a boy or a girl! I'm going against the grain and saying girl! Please do a sneak peak on facebook!

asj said...

cant wait to hear the big news on monday! so exciting!! :)

Mrs. Werginz said...

I can't wait to know if it is a boy or girl! YAY! My movements are very low panty line! I heard that is normal!

Lacey said...

Can't wait to find out if BW is a boy or girl! And those pacifiers are TOO CUTE!!

The Wanna-be Southern Belle said...

AHH, have fun at your reveal I can't wait to find out! BTW those are defintitely baby movements your feeling too, I remember them being very low as well. The second half is going to FLY by as fast as the first get ready :) xoxo

leah said...

I can't believe you are already half way!! Soo excited to find out the gender today!!

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