Wow, one more week and I’ll be evened up – 20 weeks down and 20 weeks to go. Half way!
Well, this week the baby is the size of a Mango, about 5 1/2 – 6 inches long and weighing in at about 7 oz. (How can this little one not weigh a pound yet? Heck, we’re not even to 1/2 a pound yet. But boy can it kick!) One interesting thing I learned from my app baby updates is that the baby has not been sleeping up until this point. Say what?!? How weird is that? What has it been doing this whole time? But now it can sleep, and along with that it can dream when it gets into REM sleep. What can it possibly have to dream about in there? That weird looking umbilical cord? The weird noises it hears? Sounds like nightmares to me!
As for how I’m doing, same as last week – I’m doing GREAT! Growing, but slowly. I think I might be smaller with this baby than I was at this point with either of the boys. Feels good! Maybe my walking is paying off. Two things that are ruling my pregnancy right now – heartburn and hot flashes. But they aren’t that bad. The heartburn is either when I’m hungry or at night (usually). Tums still take care of it. The hot flashes, though, are whenever and where ever. They come on at strange times. For instance, sitting at church Sunday morning I had 3! But it was on the warmer side in there so I’m sure that contributed. They aren’t anything I can’t handle, though. Sleep is decent, but I can’t blame the lack of sleep on the pregnancy … yet. Saturday, early morning, it was Aiden waking me up. And Sunday night it was from my extremely sore throat, it was hard to swallow.
Speaking of the sore throat, this is my 2nd cold in a month, 2nd cold of this pregnancy. Not sure if it’s a sign of what’s to come, meaning I’ll be catching every virus that’s floating around this winter, or if it was just a fluke. The good thing is that so far the boys are staying healthy, but I guess that’s also the weird part. Where am I getting these colds?
And now for a terrible quality picture of the bump. It was in my bedroom mirror, you can see I hadn’t made the bed yet when I took it. Ha! Don’t mind that part, just look at that growing bump. Oh, and you can’t see my face because I cut it out – no makeup and my hair was up in a towel! Next week you will see all of me.
Next Monday is my 20 week check up and also my 20 week ultrasound! I can’t wait to share that with you!