Friday, August 15, 2008

20 WEEKS!!!! HALF WAY THERE!

Sorry for yelling but I am just so damn excited about today. Today I am 1/2 way done with my pregnancy. Although it is unlikely for me to go on my EDD (estimated due date) and I probably have something like 21w 3d left of this pg not just 20 weeks. Unlike most women I have no hope of going early, in fact I want to go late, not to late but maybe a week or so. Just because I think New Years would be a sucky birthday, sorry baby.

This week I feel the baby moving a lot more. I feel her daily and it is great. I can't feel anything from the outside yet and most likely won't for a few more weeks thanks to the extra pounds my body has. Speaking of pounds, since there was no Dr appt today/this week we will have to trust my home scale that I have NOT gained my 5 pounds yet! I am very excited to have made it to 20 weeks with less than 5 pounds of weight gain. Just goes to show you that us fat girls don't have to pack it on like the skinny girls do. When I see my DR in 10 days we will see what they say about gaining a pound every other week from here on out. I would LOVE to prove my mom wrong and gain less than 25 pounds, she doesn't think I can do it.

Baby this week from babyfit.com
"Weighing in at about 9 ounces (.25 kg) and measuring over 6 inches (15 cm) long, your baby is aware of all kinds of sounds, from the beating of your heart and growling of your tummy, to songs on the radio and the buzzing of your alarm clock. If you feel a "bounce" in your tummy when you hear a loud noise, it's because your baby hears it, too! This is the start of your baby's active phase. You'll feel every twist, turn, and wiggle. You may also hear your baby's heartbeat through a stethoscope, and it's probably faster than you expect — 120 to 160 beats per minute."

Ha a stethoscope! Forget that, I have been listening in to that beautiful sound for 8 weeks now with my doppler! Which I still love and use about twice a week, just because it is so much fun.

Pics are coming BTW. It has been a hectic week since I have been sick but I promise they are coming.

16 comments:

Angie said...

I can't believe you are 20 weeks already!!! That is WONDERFUL!!! :)

JGirl2005 said...

Congrats on being 20 weeks! I can't wait until I'm there. When did you start feeling movement?

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Ariella said...

Jgirl2005: I felt movement for the first time at 18w3d that I knew was movement and not gass. I have been feeling it ever since. It is amazing you will love it!

Amandalyn717 said...

Halfway there? Crazy! Congrats! and that's so exciting that you're feeling her move. How fun! Have a great weekend!!

Amy (MyColonyNJ) said...

Congrats on being 20 weeks - I know you are excited!!!!!

shiner said...

God that's awesome - half way there already! Does it seem like time is slowing down or flying to you? I am so happy for you. YOU SUCK - no weight gain at all hardly and I'm already packing at least 4 - 5 pounds;o> I didn't know you were sick. Are you okay now?

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Stephanie said...

I am so happy you are 20 weeks!!! Wonderful you are feeling "her" move all the time, I cannot wait to feel a movement too.

I saw your post about the surprise announcement at your baby shower, that is a wonderful idea!!!

Ariella said...

Shinner: It is just a cold, I will be fine but thanks for the concern. As for the weight gain I am a "big" girl. My Dr doesn't want me gaining to much weight for health reasons, thus very little weight gain so far.

Jill said...

Congrats on reaching 20 weeks!! Great milestone!

Lisa said...

Wow, halfway there!! That's wonderful!! It will go fast from here!!

ggop said...

Congratulations! Big relief to cross the midway mark isn't it?

shiner said...

Still...that's awesome. Wish I was you!

Tina623 said...

I don't know if it's flying for you, but it is for me. I can't believe you are 20 weeks already! Congrats!!

Maria (MKC101103) said...

Yeah for reaching the halfway point!!!!!!!