I passed the 20-wk mark in my pregnancy late last week, which means I am HALFWAY THERE. Wow. It sure is flying by this time. I guess being insanely busy with house stuff has something to do with that! In any case, G and I went for the “big” ultrasound Thursday morning. It’s always cool to see the little one swimming around in there, but this one is special- they spend 45 minutes checking just about everything you can think of- from brain structures, to kidneys to appendages. (And yes, our baby has 10 fingers, 10 toes, and all the other things it should). The only finding that wasn’t perfect was that my placenta is lying over the cervix- a condition known as placenta previa. Odds are something like 90% that it will move as my uterus grows. We’ll check again in 10 weeks to be sure.
Otherwise, all systems are in order. The first trimester yukkiness seems to be (finally) 100% gone and I have as much energy as you can expect for a pregnant woman. I haven’t been running at all, which is bumming me out a bit, but there has been NO opportunity for that sort of thing the past few weeks. Luckily, I’ve been able to walk 2-3+ miles most days, so I’m not losing ALL muscle tone. My appetite is sky-rocketing and my weight is along for the ride. Actually, I gained about 7 pounds in 3 weeks earlier this month and was a little freaked out about it. The following week I lost 1, so it averaged out to 6 pounds for the month. Not QUITE so bad.
That pretty much sums it up. Lucy has been mimicking me by putting her baby doll inside her clothes at bedtime. She’s also adopted certain other stuffed animals as baby brothers/sisters. She’s definitely gearing up for it! I can feel the baby kicking quite a bit, but so far neither G nor Lucy has been able to. Hopefully soon. If the 2nd half of my pregnancy feels anything like the 1st, this baby will be here in no time!