Monday, March 15, 2010

~ 20 Weeks!

We are halfway there! Halfway to meeting our little one. Holy Cow! Well minus 2 days, but it's close enough. I haven't done a real baby update in several weeks, so there is lots to say!

As I mentioned in my last post, tomorrow we will hopefully find out the sex of the baby! Yay! Other fun stuff is that I have been feeling the baby several times a day, since about 16w2d's. He or she is kicking like crazy right now, as I type.

I have been receiving lots of comments at work lately. When are you due? Is it a boy or girl? I "popped" a couple of weeks ago. I haven't been taking weekly belly shots, but here are two recent ones.

15 weeks

19 weeks

I have been wearing maternity pants, since about 15 weeks and really should have switched sooner! Shirts wise, I am still in half regular/half maternity. I have been wearing the same 4 shirts to work and it's pretty sad. Trying to find business professional clothes for work, that also fit, has been interesting. If I could wear casual clothes everyday, I wouldn't be having any issues. I have found a couple of cute items though.

How am I feeling? Pretty good! Emotionally a 1,000 times better than the hot emo mess, that I was in the 1st trimester. Sleeping the entire night still. No stretch marks or heartburn (yet). Food cravings - not so much. I am running more hot than I used to be and when I get too hot, I do get dizzy. But overall, I am doing well.

Coming up, we have to decide which of the two hospitals that my Dr delivers at, that we want to go to. I am leaning heavily towards one of them, but feel it's best to do as much research as we can, so we will be touring both. Those appointments have been made and will be coming up soon!

David and I made the decision awhile back, that it is our goal to have a natural childbirth, so I have been doing a lot of research. We will probably be taking childbirth classes on the Bradley Method and have a potential instructor lined up. I also would love to have a Doula there to help while I am labor, but I don't think we will be able to afford it. :(

I have reserved two books at the library, that were recommended to me on natural childbirth, including Pushed by Jennifer Block and Ina May's Guide to Childbirth. I will have lots of reading to do.

So there you go! I think I just about covered everything, haha. I will try and post tomorrow when we get home, about how my appointment and u/s go!

7 comments on "~ 20 Weeks!"

Cassie on March 15, 2010 at 6:36 PM said...

You look adorable!! I can't wait to find out what you're having.

Diana on March 15, 2010 at 8:17 PM said...

You look great! I am interested to hear more about natural childbirth as you learn about it. We don't want little ones soon, but it's never too early to start thinking about it.

Angie Eats Peace on March 15, 2010 at 9:00 PM said...

You look very cute!

Nick, Jen + Hannah on March 16, 2010 at 7:47 AM said...

You look so cute! Can't wait to hear the outcome of your big US today. How exciting! :o)

Courtney on March 16, 2010 at 9:07 AM said...

You are so cute! Love the little bump! I hope your appt goes well tomorrow. :)

mj on March 16, 2010 at 1:14 PM said...

You look so adorable and happy! So excited for you to find out the sex!

The Guddats on April 1, 2010 at 8:49 AM said...

First, you look great! Do you have a friend that is experienced in natural child birth who could act as a doula? Eric and I are not there yet but I always find it so helpful to talk to women who have delivered their babies naturally.



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