|Me & my sister on our birthday after some pond hockey!|
Reflections this Week:
How Far Along?: 20 weeks, halfway baby!
Total Weight Gain: 5-6ish lbs.
Clothing: same, most of my regular stuff with yoga pants being the most comfortable things on the planet & my old hiking long underwear still fit when we went skating today! Yay!
Catching Zzzzs: Sleeping GREAT! Plus the doctor said it isn't a big deal that I wake up on my back, which is nice.
Best Moments of the Week: Our doctor's appointment Thursday... it's a BOY and his name is William Christopher Carriere, but we will call him Will. He's named after my WW II hero grandfather & the world's best big brother, both of whom have moved on to a brighter place, but are missed everyday.
Oh, and then there's my birthday present... dun da da da... My new car!!! Kev bought the four of us (Bailey's a big dog & needed more room!) a Pacifica with a sunroof, heated leather seats, backseat DVD player, the list goes on and on, we've never owned anything so nice! I can't wait to have a car seat in the back! :)
Miss Anything?: Not having a list of "do-nots", although my sister & our husbands and I skated today on the lake and it was awesome (I've skated my whole life & played ice hockey, don't freak out and tell me I'm gonna break the baby) being pregnant didn't stop me from a little stick n' puck, plus, only the husbands fell (haha) so I guess it's our Canadian blood :) Oh, and can I just tell you how annoying it is to have people treat you like fine china? I'm a pretty tough girl & can hold my own no problem & when people refer to me suddenly as being "delicate" or "fragile", it just about drives me crazy because of the absurdity! My dad gets it, when I told him someone described my "delicate condition", he laughed his you-know-what-off, thanks Dad, I needed someone to get it, and you know me pretty well. :)
Movements: lots of kicks especially when I play music, which matches what we saw during our ultrasound, the doctor had trouble getting measurements because this little boy would not stop rolling, kicking, moving his arms, and tumbling around in there.
Food Cravings: Fruit constantly, especially watermelon & coconut
Queasy/Sick: nope :)
Gender: snips & snails & puppy dog tails and I am so excited!
Labor Signs: zip, zero, zilch, goose eggs
Symptoms: heartburn constantly and left rib cage annoyance, but nothing major
Belly Button: pretty normal
Wedding Rings: on
I'm feeling: like the happiest girl on Earth :)
Looking Forward to: having this little boy in my arms (halfway there!), driving my new car, picking up some great baby items from a friend on Tuesday, my next ultrasound in a month (to finish measurements if little Will cooperates!) I am also designing some baby bedding that my husband's wonderful cousin is creating for the nursery, now that we know it's a boy, I've got BIG plans and can't wait to share them!
"Hey Mama, look what I can do!"
adapted from babycenter.com
Check me out! I now weigh in at about 10 1/2 ounces and am roughly 6 1/2 inches from head to bottom and 10 inches from head to heel! It can be really hard to measure babies like me because we like to curl our legs up nice and cozy, then roll around and wiggle like crazy. My mom showed the kids in her classroom my length with a ruler and they thought I was pretty cool! As the days pass, I keep working on my swallowing to get my digestive system ready. Kinda on the gross side, I can make meconium now, which happens when I digest food. You'll see more of this stuff when I'm born with my first little diaper donation. :) I am also proud to announce my daddy parts are now formed, my dad is especially proud of this recent development.