Pregnancy: Week 20

by Meghann on May 25, 2015

We made it to the halfway point! 20 weeks! Baby R is now the size of a banana!.

20 weeks

 

Do I look like I’ve “popped?” I think this week’s photo is a little deceiving. I took it after a lunch of wings and curly fries. The bump always looks bigger after a good meal. 😉

We had our big anatomy scan this week. My parents were able to sit-in on the appointment, which added to the excitement, especially since my dad was also able to Facetime with Derek during the good parts.

Good news – Baby R is still a girl. I’m also getting used to referring to her in female pronouns. I was so conditioned to gender neutral statements that it took some time to break that habit. Now it’s all about the little miss and whatever she is up to.

The anatomy scan was the most in depth ultrasound we’ve had yet. We got to focus in on the baby’s brain, heart, bones, stomach, and her placenta. Our little rolly polly was all over the place and very active in utero. The ultrasound tech asked me if I could feel any of the rolls, but not yet. However, I’m getting some strong kicks (or punches based off of where she is currently positioned).

Everything looked great in the scan, minus the placement of the cord which will be monitored for precautionary measures. Unfortunately we weren’t able to get a cute a profile snapshot, but we did get creepy skeleton face. I’m told she looks like her dad, thoughts?

20 week ultrasound

 

Over the long holiday weekend baby girl and I (and the rest of the Anderson clan) took a much needed vacation at our favorite place, North Captiva Island.

20 week beach bump

It was fun to rock the bikini baby bump. And on the way over I had my first “are you expecting?” encounter. Actually, it was the co-captain of the boat who asked Derek if we were expecting. Turns out his wife is also 20 weeks along with their first baby girl, so he was just as excited as we were to talk baby.

I can’t tell you how nice it was to relax on the beach for a few days. I know we just left, but is it too early to go back?

I’ve also started doing that thing where I rub my belly all the time. I always wondered why pregnant women did that, but now that I’m pregnant I can’t stop. I constantly find myself rubbing or resting my hand on it. Maybe it’s a comfort thing? Anyone else have this tendency?

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