Half way through this pregnancy?! I cannot believe it! Sometimes the days go by slow, by the weeks have seriously been flying by. I have been feeling great. My pregnancy has been very easy, which I feel grateful for. My belly is definitely more prominent, so I’m excited to show it off to the world. Here is my 20 Week Pregnancy Journal!
How far along: 20 weeks – due October 13
Gender: BOY! Can’t wait to be a boy mom!
Weight gain: 2 pounds. I’ve hardly gained any weight even though I feel like my belly is getting rather large!
Last Doctor’s check-up: May 23. We had our anatomy ultrasound and it was awesome! It is crazy to actually see little baby boy in there, moving around all over the place! I have only actually felt movement once or twice that was distinguishable to me, but it was amazing to see him so active. Everything looked great on the ultrasound as far as his development goes, and he is in the 51st percentile for weight. 11 oz! 🙂 Heart rate 133.
Sleep: I have to sleep on my side now, and sometimes I wake up with really sore hips. But I have still been sleeping pretty good.
Best moment this month: Finding out that baby is healthy and finding out that he is a BOY! It was so exciting. We had a little gender reveal party with our families on Tuesday night after our appointment. We had the ultrasound tech put the gender in an envelope, and after our appointment we brought the envelope to a party store. We left, they opened it, and then filled up a box with balloons. We hung the box over the balcony at my parents house, pulled the string, and out came the blue balloons! I truly thought baby was a girl, so I was shocked that he is a boy but so excited!
Worst moment this month: I don’t know if this is really a “worst moment,” but my heart has been heavy for those struggling with infertility. This month there was an infertility awareness week and I saw many postings about it on social media. Ever since I was a teenager, I had this thought in the back of my head that it was going to be really hard for me to get pregnant due to some reproductive health issues that I have. When I got pregnant so quickly after I went off birth control, I was so surprised and excited! But a part of me has felt a little guilty. I know a few women who are struggling with infertility who would be amazing moms. But I suppose we just have to trust in God. I know that this baby boy is meant to come into Gabe and I’s family, and I hope anyone struggling with infertility knows that I have a special place in my heart for them.
Miss anything: I definitely miss laying on my back and on my stomach. But it is a small price to pay in order to bring our baby boy into the world!
Movement: I have felt a little movement! My placenta is in the front, so the doctor said it would take a little longer for me to really feel any major movement, but I have definitely felt a little something.
Cravings: My appetite in generally has just really been increasing. I feel hungry a lot more often during the day than I used to. But I haven’t really been having any specific cravings.
Looking forward to: I’m looking forward to continuing to watch baby (and my belly) grow! I have a large bump these days, and I think it is becoming obvious to the world that I am pregnant. And I have to admit, I love being pregnant!
Now on to the name hunt. We have no idea what we are going to name baby boy. I feel like it is such a hard decision! We are open to any suggestions. We’re headed out on a camping trip this weekend for Memorial Day so maybe we will find some inspiration in the woods. 🙂 I love you all, thanks for following along with me!
Bright Blue Stone