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.
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 ;)