Sunday, January 13, 2013

20 Week Update

This past week we turned 20 weeks... officially the halfway mark!!  It feels good to say that I am 5 months pregnant. Only about 4 more to go. 

We had our big appointment on Friday.  Before meeting with the doctor, we had our anatomy ultrasound, where they measuring every bone and feature of the baby, as well as my uterus and placenta, to make sure everything is going well.  Cameron and I knew how hard it was going to be to get through this 30 minute ultrasound, seeing as we don't want to know the sex.  After being pregnant with 2 boys and 3 girls, we definitely know what to look for!!  As soon as we got in the room, we gave the tech our "orders", trying not to seem controlling.  And so, we sat and faced the opposite way of the ultrasound screen, talking about whatever so that the time passed and we didn't have the urge to peek.  The hardest thing was the fact that the tech knew the sex of the baby from the very beginning; she just wanted to get that out of the way.  We kept reminding her to say "the baby", and not "he" or "she".  All went perfectly and there was no slip up. 

So that we have some gender reveal ultrasound pics to put in the baby's book after he/she is born, we had the tech wrap up a couple photos and tightly seal it in this envelope.  Because I am the type to secretly open and rewrap Christmas presents that are for me (just like my mommy =), Cameron COULD NOT leave this anywhere near me for the next 19 weeks.  He took it to work and hopefully he doesn't give into the temptation. I'm sure you all want to take a tour of the Pepsi lab now, don't you??

At the end of the ultrasound, we got to see the baby's face and beating heart. Still holding very strong at 148bpm.  Whoever is in there is sooooo active!! He/she was non-stop kicking and punching for the entire ultrasound.  We got some cute ultrasound photos to take with us. We can't wait for our 3D/4D ultrasound in a couple months... I wonder who he/she will look like!

We then saw the doctor and he gave us our perfect report on baby.  A little too perfect; our chunker is measuring 10 days ahead of schedule... weighing in at 15 ounces!!!!  The doctor said he wouldn't be surprised if I went into labor a couple weeks early and that would be just fine seeing as she/he is growing ahead.  Other then that, everything is great physically.  If we happen not to go into labor before, we scheduled our c-section for Thursday, May 23rd.

Here is my 20 week belly shot... yes, I GREW!!!!!  But, I have to say that it is all going to my belly (maybe my butt grew too!!!) and I am doing more then great with my weight gain... only up 10 pounds.  I don't think I could ever say I've been that good in the past.  Go me!!!!!

 And just for fun, here is my progression so far!!!