Week January 3 – January 9
Week 20 Pregnancy Photo
How far along am I?
How big is the baby?
The size of a banana.
How much weight have I gained?
Pre-pregnancy weight: 130lbs Current weight: 134lbs
I’ve gained a total of 4lbs so far.
Doctor’s Appointment Update
This week I had my anatomy scan. Everything looked great. Baby girl is healthy. Her heart rate was 145 BPM and she measured 20 weeks and 4 days exactly which means she is right on track. She weighs 12 ounces, so about the size of a can of soda. I found out that I have an anterior placenta. According to WhatToExpect.com, “It means your baby is taking a backseat to the placenta. The term “anterior placenta” refers to the location of the placenta within your uterus. Most of the time, a fertilized egg will situate itself in the posterior uterus — the part closest to your spine, which is where the placenta eventually develops, too. Sometimes, though, the egg implants on the opposite side of the uterus, closest to your abdomen. When the placenta develops, it grows on the front (or anterior) side of your uterus, with the baby behind it.”
WhatToExpect.com also stated that “You might be less able to feel your baby’s early kicks and punches because the placenta will serve as a cushion between your baby and your tummy. For the same reason, your doctor or midwife may find it a bit harder to hear fetal heart sounds (and it could make amniocentesis slightly more challenging). These situations will resolve if the placenta moves into a more posterior position later on (as anterior placentas commonly do). But the good news here is that, despite those slight inconveniencies, an anterior placenta in and of itself poses no risk to your health.”
This is why I’m not feeling her move as much, but she is just fine!
Not really. My pants are becoming a little snug so I might wanna shop for more leggings and some maternity jeans SOON! I may try to get a couple of pairs this weekend.
None yet. I need to find some stretch mark cream or oil. Right now I’m just using lotion and/or cocoa butter that I already had.
I feel a few flutters here and there and now I think I’m feeling some slight movement too. I felt a couple of twitches that I’ve never felt before and it feels like I felt a little kick or hit and Jordy thinks he felt it too! How awesome is that?
How am I sleeping?
Uncomfortably, but better! The pregnancy body pillows from Bed, Bath, and Beyond are giving me life! They are really helping.
My best moment this week
The best moment this week was definitely confirming the gender and getting to see Joia and making sure everything was just fine with her! She’s PERFECT! Nothing at all was found wrong during the anatomy scan.
Do I miss anything?
I miss not being hungry all of the time. OMG…I feel like I’m hungry again a few minutes after I have ate. It can get kind of annoying honestly LOL.
Belly button in or out?
Slowly making it’s way out…it’s not all the way out just yet.
Wedding ring on or off?
Sweets and cereal. I’ve noticed that I’m hungry a lot more.
What am I eating?
I’m eating pretty much the same things, but trying to add in more fruits and veggies!
How do I feel? Symptoms?
Still feel nauseous every now and then, but now that I’m really trying to snack/eat every two hours…it seems to be calming down. I seem to be getting tired again. My gums are still bleeding when I brush my teeth every now and then and my breasts are still sore and they are getting bigger. I have also noticed hair growing on my belly now, ew. LOL. My skin has also been getting reallly, REALLY DRY. OMG…I can put lotion on my face and it’ll be dry in like 15 minutes or so. Ugh. I also have a shortness of breath from time to time.
Have I started to show yet:
I definitely am! My bestie said I have a little basketball belly LOL.
Am I happy or moody most of the time?
I’m super happy!
What am I looking forward to?
I am looking forward to feeling more of Joia’s movements and getting my doppler in the mail this week.