Tuesday, January 5, 2010

20w Update

How far along? 20 weeks!!!  The “half-way” point, though, for me, 18w is technically half-way.

Total weight gain
: this is the only week this month that I DON’T have an ob appt., so I don’t know!  I expect the scale will be up a pound or two next week, since I’ve been cooking more since the holidays. 

Maternity clothes?
Yep.  I’m actually doing a little of both, though.   I was able to wear a non-maternity A-line skirt to church on Sunday.  Granted, it was up over my bump versus down at my hips where it’s supposed to go, but whatever… 

Sleep:
Getting harder to fall asleep each evening, but then I sleep HARD.  And usually wake up sore, since I’m ending up on my back a lot.
 
Best moment this week: sorting through a bag of Presley’s hand-me-downs, and picturing Baby Girl in all the pink and purple girly finery. 

Movement: Yep, all the time.  And she LOVES peanut butter, and hates when I place an ice pack on my belly after my injections.

Gender: GIRL, without a name.

Labor Signs: Nope.

Belly Button in or out
? In-ish.  It’s out, in the actual button, but in, overall. It’s hard to describe, but I won’t subject you to a photo.

What I miss
: good restful sleep.

What I am looking forward to: our 20w growth scan next week.  Jim hasn’t been to an ultrasound in a few months, plus this will be the one where we get to see BG in action for an extended period of time. 

Weekly Wisdom:
make sure at least one neighbor we trust has a key to our house.  Considering that I’ve looked myself out and Seth in our house twice in the last year, things don’t bode well for when I have two little ones underfoot.  (Thank goodness I also have at least one neighbor who knows how to pick a lock.)
 
Milestones: reaching the magical 20w mark.  Here’s to another healthy, happy 16 weeks.

6 comments:

Jenn said...

So excited for you! Thanks for all the updates. It's fun to hear how things are going when we're not around to see you. :)

Kelly @ The Beauty of Sufficient Grace said...

This post...just makes me smile! =)

Kendra said...

AMEN my sista!!

Anonymous said...

Hi Monica. You don't know me but I somehow came across your blog from thebump. I have recently become obsessed with starting a family of my own, but my husband wants to wait. So I fill my days with reading through other people's baby blogs. I wanted to introduce myself in your post Mixed Feelings about Anonymity but couldn't take the time to stop reading. I have spent the better part of the last three days reading your blog from the beginning. I have to say that I am in awe. In awe of your faith, in awe of your strength, in awe of your honesty. I am so sorry about all the heartache you have been through. I have had to explain to my husband twice why he has come home to me perched with computer on lap, eyes glued to the screen and tears silently sliding down my cheeks. And those are only the two times he has seen. You have seriously made me hope that in the trials that will come and the obstacles I will have to face that I can be as strong and faithful as you have been. I am so happy that you are able to have the chance to welcome this little girl into the world. I know you still have a ways to go, but I will keep you, your family and your unborn daughter in my prayers every step of the way. I have read blog after blog and none of them have made me feel the way yours did. You can be sure that I will be back to check for updates. I hope that this is a turning point for you and that the next few years at least are filled with a little less stress and heartache.
~Amanda

phasejumper said...

Monica-I'm giving you an award on my blog!

Valerie said...

I can't believe you're already so far along! Glad things are going so well for you and TNO: part 2. LOL