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Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Half baked baby!

EEEE!!! I'm halfway done with this pregnancy, world! I'm so excited!

We went for our 20 week Anatomy Scan today & baby girl looks perfect! No signs of Down Syndrome, no cleft pallet, no clubbed hands or feet & everything in functioning normally! We are so grateful. She's even measuring back to my original due date, (Sept. 1st.) 21 weeks! wow! Grow baby girl, grow!

My weight on the other hand, now that's a different story. The doctor isn't concerned at all, but I am all freaked out! I know I'm supposed to gain weight, I just feel like I've been gaining it too fast. I don't know. So, salads for me from here on out. NO MORE MEXICAN!

And um, I know I have a ways to go, but I can't walk without my groin hurting, like the muscles are being pulled in 8 directions. I've caught myself waddling a few times because it's so painful. It's really cute when I do that. Also, if I stand for too long, my shins hurt-shin splints! WTF?? I bet you it's all that extra weight I'm "lugging" around.

Survey:

How far along?: 20 weeks!!!!!
How big is baby?: The size of a cantaloupe. Whaaa??!
Weight Gain?: I'm just gonna say it. 15 pounds. Ohmylord. I've gained half of my allotted weight in the first half of my pregnancy. Normal? I hope so. I just need to watch what I eat a little more & continue my daily walks & I should be fine.
Stretch Marks?: No. Not yet. I'm definitely growing, but I hope those stretchies keep their distance.
Maternity Clothes?: All bottoms. I can still get away with larger tops & dresses that are non-maternity. I rocked my first summer dress the other day. It was nice :)
Sleep?: Good when hubby isn't snoring. My Snoogle is not keeping me on my left side though!! I constantly wake up on my back. What's up with that?

Best Moment this week?: Seeing Claire today on that machine & knowing she's healthy. Also, reaching the halfway mark!
Food Cravings?: I've officially turned into "that" pregnant chick & am craving PICKLES! I indulged in a few last week & then I noticed they have 75,000mg or sodium. That explains why my face & feet looked so chubby. ha!
Gender?: Tiny Dancer!
Movement?: YES! All the time! Everyday! Still can't feel anything from the outside, but that girl is wild!
What I miss?: My groin not hurting every time I walk. Oy.
Belly Button?: It's officially flat. And it shows through all my shirts. So gross. AND it hurts. What the hell?
What I'm looking forward to?: Getting started on the nursery!
Milestone?: Halfway there oh & strangers commenting & touching my belly (that's sort of weird)!!

Sorry for the creepy smile, but here's the 20 weeker.
Ok, technically 19w6d.
I look huge because I just ate some pickles ;)

25 comments:

  1. You do not! You look adorable. Wow, halfway! I remember reading that you had just found out you were pregnant. Time sure does fly! So glad that baby girl is happy and healthy :)

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  2. Congrats on getting to twenty weeks...thats such a fun blog update!

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  3. HAHAHAHA! I LOVE LOVE LOVE that you say you look huge because you just ate some pickles... you are hilarious and don't look huge at all!! We are supposed to be gaining weight! So eat it up girly while you can! Because in a short 20 weeks or less you won't have the excuse anymore!!

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  4. LOL. "I look huge because I just ate some pickles." Awesome.....seriously, those things are for realz the devil. I stopped craving them about two weeks ago. And guess what..... 0 lbs. gained two weeks in a row now.
    Anyways, that is awesome about your anatomy scan..so happy for you and babe. And you look super cute in your dress! Keep on rocking them out, they suit you well.

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  5. Congrats! Halfway is great news!

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  6. Congrats on halfway and healthy baby Claire! You look precious!

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  7. Must have pickles now.

    Congrats on halfway there!! Glad you & Claire are healthy! You look great!!

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  8. Yay for halfway! & your belly is adorable :)

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  9. Woohoo half way! I can't believe you gained 15 pounds. You're all belly.

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  10. Aww yay! You're all belly though girl! You look great!

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  11. WHAT?!?! Sept 1st is my due date. It's fate, our baby's are meant to be :)

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  12. Yay for the halfway mark!! You are so cute and look gorgeous!

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  13. You look awesome! I can't believe how fast the time has gone...glad to hear Claire is healthy and growing strong :)

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  14. So cute! And I think the weight is totally normal. I gained most of my weight in the first half of my pregnancy. And lost it all within a few weeks of delivery.

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  15. You look BEAUTIFUL!! I'm so jealous of your belly. I'm totally craving pickles now! LOL!

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  16. You look great! The groin pain will go away eventually, I had it so bad I could barely walk. I remember wanting salads, eating them and still being starving. You'll be fine pretty lady, everything in moderation and keep up the light exercise.

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  17. your belly is really starting to show! congrats on this milestone :)

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  18. You are TINY! I know how you feel about the weight thing though! As for strangers touching the belly, I hate it! I even hate it when people I know do it!

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  19. Dont worry about weight gain because with my daughter i gained 65 lbs when the norm was 35 and I was nowhere near being fat....just a huge belly ......you look great!!! BTW i was due 9/2 and my girl didnt want to come out till 9/11 when i got induced

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  20. Very cute! I found your blog through Mitzi's :)

    Congrats on your pregnancy - you look adorable! Try not to stress too much about the weight gain (although it's easier said than done)! I had twins and was freaked out about excessive weight gain. I ended up gaining almost 40lbs but I did manage to take it all off! (that's from running around after these two!)

    Congrats again :-)

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  21. How fun! I remember all of this just like it was yesterday. I too had gained 14 lbs by my 20 week mark and thought I was in for trouble. In the long run I did gain 40 but I wa a week late and delivered a 10 lbd baby. Note: I was 5' 8'' and 130lbs to begin with. Where I had that room I will never know. And just keep rubbing on Cocoa Butter.... I didn't get one stretch mark. I swear by it :)

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  22. Gorgeous as usual! Hot momma! Don't worry about the 15 pounds. Psth. I'm only a week ahead of you and have gained 21!

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  23. You look great, Your bump is just the cutest!

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