Saturday, December 26, 2009

20 Weeks

We've made it to the halfway point!!! 20 more weeks (give or take a couple) to go!

Things are going great. We had a very nice Christmas - very simple and peaceful and quiet with just the two of us, since it will be many years before we have another one like that! We are both very excited to have a little munchkin crawling around next Christmas. :)

Our little girl is now about the size of a cantaloupe. (I feel like my entire belly is the size of a cantaloupe right now!) She is swallowing a lot of amniotic fluid now, which is good practice for her digestive system. She's producing meconium, which will be her first bowel movement - hopefully not until after she's born!

Mom is feeling great. My uterus is about as high as my belly button now. We'll see if I've gained any more weight next weekend when I go in for my anatomy scan ultrasound. Other than the usual, I have nothing new to report. I'm still waiting to feel kicks, and I'm starting to get a little concerned that I haven't. I really haven't felt anything since those couple of nights of movement a couple weeks ago. If I'm not feeling anything by my ultrasound next weekend, I'm definitely going to ask about it. Hopefully everything is okay! According to my weekly emails, I should be feeling her kickboxing in there by now. Maybe she's just a gentle mover. I'm really looking forward to next week so I can check in on her again!

I'm still really excited for the big ultrasound, even though we already know we are having a girl. It's going to be so much fun to spend all that time looking at every little detail. I'm sure she's already grown since my last ultrasound!

20 Weeks


mrsdanigirl8 said...

You are such a beautiful pregnant woman! I just have a feeling that you're going to have a small belly like me since you have such a long torso :)

And I didn't start to feel lots of kicks until I was 22-24 weeks. It started picking up from there. Than after that they never stop even when they come out!

Merry Christmas!!

Alanna said...

Thanks! :) I hope you're right. So far my belly seems to be fairly small, although I feel huge sometimes! :)
Thanks for the reassurance about the kicks, too. I'm sure they'll start soon. I just get anxious when people start acting surprised that I'm not feeling them yet!

Chris said...

Love your blog. You look fantastic.