Motherhood Pregnancy

20 WEEKS: Halfway There!

August 17, 2016

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You guys, I can’t believe we’re HERE. I can’t believe we made it this far and reached this milestone! This week we are at the halfway point and there definitely have been some significant changes.

Yesterday was our anatomy scan and it was so wild to see how much Baby Boy had grown! His limbs are now proportional to the rest of his body and I got to see his spine, make out his facial features a bit, and see his genitals (definitely a boy!). He was so squirmy and during most of the scan his arms were up by his head. His little hands and feet were so adorable and it was amazing to see him look more like a baby and with more pronounced features. Fortunately everything was ‘normal’ and our baby is healthy!

20 weeks pregnant, 20 week sonogram, anatomy scan, pregnancy after loss, pregnancy after miscarriage, rainbow baby, baby lancePhoto from our anatomy scan. I think he’s looking a lot like his Dad!

Speaking of squirmy, I can feel him move and kick now! I’ve actually felt his little flutters earlier in the pregnancy but it was very subtle and unless I was sitting or standing still, I couldn’t always feels it. Now it’s more noticeable and I’m constantly feeling little pops on my right side (where his legs are now). They feel like bubbles popping or someone lightly flicking the inside of my belly. It’s the craziest, coolest thing and just makes this feel all the more real.

As for mommy, I’m feeling great. I’ve only gained 8 lbs. since my very first appointment back in April which my OB says is ok. I’ve been walking a lot more and being more conscious of my eating now that my cravings are somewhat manageable. My cravings haven’t changed much since the first trimester – Mexican food, Asian food, and anything savory and spicy. What I haven’t really wanted are sweets and dessert. Except rocky road ice cream. This seems to be Baby’s current favorite thing right now.

I’m just really grateful this pregnancy has been easy and going really well and Baby Boy is healthy. Now that I’m feeling his kicks and movements, it’s been even more about enjoying this oneness with our son. I can’t wait to meet him but at the same time I know I’m going to miss being this connected with him. Makes me teary just thinking about it.

Our focus and goal now is to make it through the next 20 weeks. Can’t believe we only have 4 more months left! Thank you to those who have been keeping us in your thoughts. I know it’s made a difference and we’re so touched by how loved Baby Lance is. He’s so spoiled already. <3

(Photo by my Husband)

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