20 Week Bumpdate

February 20, 2018

20 weeks!!! I can’t believe we are at this point already. But when I say already, I also mean holy crap the last sixteen weeks have crawled by. Somehow it’s already the middle of February, but October also seems like SOOOO long ago. It blows my mind. But we have seventeen weeks left until we meet you, and we are getting so excited!

Today was a day full of impatience, anxiety, a little bit of stress, and so much excitement! Our appointment wasn’t until two, so from the time we woke up until the time they called us back, your dad and I were both pretty anxious. Not necessarily because we were nervous, we were just ready to get it done and know that everything was good. Thankfully, they called us back ten minutes early (which was great for both my sanity and my bladder) and we got started! Our tech was new to that hospital, so she took her time and made sure she got everything the doctor needed. She was pretty quiet the whole time, but every so often she reassured us that she was going slow to make sure she was doing everything correctly, not because something was wrong. After she finished, another tech came in to get a couple other pictures. We made sure that she wasn’t there because something was wrong, and she said that everything looked great, they just needed a couple other views that the previous tech hadn’t been able to get, and again, reassured us that everything was totally fine!

They left us in the room for about ten minutes while the doctor reviewed the photos, then the first tech came back in to give us the photos and our dvd! She left the door open, and then kind of ended the conversation, so I said “is that it?” and she said yes and then we were able to leave! The last time we had a scan with a specialist, it wasn’t great news, and we had to wait to talk to the doctor, but because everything was perfectly normal, we didn’t even have to wait for the doctor. It was a really good feeling, not waiting for bad news. I mean, I know there’s always still that chance, but for now, you are safe and healthy. AND SO DANG CUTE!

There was one little view of you that we got during the scan, and from that angle, I could see so much resemblance to Carter. I know it’s just an ultrasound, and probably most babies look the same, but it brought tears to my eyes. I can’t wait to meet you and see how much you look like your brother. I hurts my heart a little to think about the two of you dressed alike, being best friends, and such cute brothers. I wish we could have had that. But we are just so lucky to have you here, and to be having a healthy pregnancy so far.

Besides the appointment today, not much else has happened in the last week! I’m still really liking citrus, pancakes, and Costa, and also ice cream! I am sleeping super well, and have started to exercise a little bit, even though it makes me nervous. You are so active!!! Dad has been able to feel you a little bit. On Sunday night, you gave him two good kicks that really surprised him! He looked at me with big eyes and said “was that him??” It was so cute. Your movement is like clockwork every day. You move a little when I first wake up, then move a lot around eleven, then a lot again at seven! You were really wiggly during our ultrasound today too, but not in the right way. You wouldn’t just flip over so we could see your cute face! But I love how much you move, so keep it up!

Last night we bought you a couple toys! We have gone a little crazy buying you clothes, even though we already had a ton from before, but we realized over the weekend that we didn’t have a lot of toys for you, so we bought a few more! You are going to be so spoiled. Holy cow.

That’s it for this week, little man. Feel free to keep up these uneventful weeks, we love them. And in four months exactly we will be meeting you!! Love you so much, stay safe!

Baby is the size of: a banana!!
Total weight gain: About eleven pounds. I’m feeling it!
Maternity clothes: I’m starting to look for some jeans! I tried some on at Target yesterday, but I didn’t really like them. And we were supposed to go to H&M today after the appointment, but we got caught up in the excitement and forgot.
Sleep: So much better. I think maybe my thyroid was the reason I was so tired even after a full nights sleep. It feels great to wake up and feel like I’m ready to get out of bed!
Best moment this week: The ultrasound was definitely a good moment, but I also loved when dad got to feel you kick so hard!
Movement: I love that I could basically set my watch by your movements. Keep it up!
Food cravings: No real cravings this week, I just like food!
Anything making you queasy or sick: Nope!
Have you started to show yet: Oh yeah. I need new pants.
Gender: BOY!!!
Happy or Moody most of the time: Happy!
Looking forward to: seeing our doctor and his staff next week! And starting to plan for the rest of this pregnancy. Hopefully it goes fast! We also ordered some more clothes for you, and I’m excited for those to get here!