Saturday, April 14, 2012

20 Weeks & HALFWAY!

How far along?  20 weeks and 4 days

Size of the baby? A cantaloupe!  The Bump says the baby is about 10 ounces but our babe was 12 ounces at our big ultrasound this last week.

Maternity Clothes? Same as before.  Wearing the Belly Band, maxi dresses, etc.  We're in FL this week for a little babymoon and I told Brad that dressing while pregnant for warm weather is a total adjustment to me, for some reason.  

Stretch marks? Nope

Weight?  No clue where I'm at right now.  My appetite is as good as ever, though :)

Sleep?  Pretty good for now!

Best Moment of the Week?  Hands down, no question, seeing our beautiful baby on our ultrasound!  The baby measured right on track - I was 20 weeks exactly the day of the appointment and that's right where we measured.  Everything looked very healthy, and we DID find out the gender but I won't be updating that on here until the end of the month.  We're doing a reveal party for family and friends but not til the 28th :)  However, even better than finding out the gender was finding out that the baby was healthy.  I was so anxious for that.  It was another reminder of how God has been SO good to us!  

Movement?  Yep, we've got a certified mover, as our ultrasound tech couldn't get many good shots at first cause the baby was moving so much!  The tech said that the baby is not only a mover but a stubborn mover :)  Brad was too funny, during the u/s he asked the tech if babies that moved a lot in the womb would move a lot after birth, and she said "not necessarily."  However...I might disagree with her :)

Symptoms?  Nothing too much right now.  Definitely experiencing heartburn more.  I think the biggest thing I've noticed lately is how my body is changing.  I can still fit in all my clothes, but hips look bigger, I have a minimal waistline, etc.  I'll be honest, it's been a little hard to deal with, and I'm not sure how much my diet has had to do with it.  No, I haven't ate that incredibly healthy, but I haven't been eating terrible foods for the last 20 weeks straight, either.  I think it's just part of pregnancy, but I will tell you...I am SO motivated to lose the weight afterwards!  

Cravings?  Hmm.  This Thursday all I could think about ALL DAY was eating a corn dog.  Random. 

Gender?  Yes, we know!  And I am SO EXCITED to meet this little one!  

What do I miss?  Regular clothes.  Wine.  Alcoholic beverages [margaritas, mojitos, etc].  That's about it, ha!

What I'm looking forward to? Honestly, I'm content where we are. There's a part of me that's holding my breath to get to the 24/25 week mark which means viability (if I were to go into labor there's a chance the baby would survive).  However, I have learned time and again, especially after this ultrasound, that there is literally nothing I can do for this pregnancy to make it happen "better" or the way I want it to.  It was so amazing seeing the baby's limbs and rib cage and looong fingers (taking after Daddy) and knowing that the Creator of our Universe literally knit this baby in my belly and He is the one who gives and takes away life.  I'm trying to trust that with all my heart and find peace in that.  


  1. Awesome post, Seanna! You look amazing! So happy for you and so happy that you are feeling content and not anxious. That's a great place to be! Praying for your peanut, always. We love him/her already and can't wait for future play-dates! :) Enjoy Florida! Can't wait to see you soon... and REALLY can't wait for April 28th! :)

  2. You look great...halfway there! So so exciting!