Sunday, October 16, 2011

Pregnancy Update - 20 Weeks

Yikes. I haven't posted anything about this pregnancy with "Baby Gus" since the announcement post! That was at 13 weeks, now I am almost 21 weeks. I had to take this picture fast and get it posted before Davene sends me those dreadful goggly-eyed glasses that I dared her to wear (and she said she would if I would!), haha!

Two weeks ago we had "the" ultrasound where we could have found out our baby's gender, but like we did with Susannah, we have chosen to wait and be surprised at the birth :) So, we do not know if we're having a boy or girl. The 19 week appointment went very well. So far it's another "perfect" pregnancy. On the ultrasound we could see our baby moving around some, looking cute, holding one of it's hands up to his or her face. I wonder if he or she was sucking a thumb? A few days ago I was feeling very excited to meet this little person growing inside me. Oh, I do hope he or she stays put for another 19 or 20 weeks, but that doesn't put a damper on my eagerness to see and hold our baby in my arms!

I am feeling fantastic most of the time! Aside from feeling the baby move and my baby-bump starting to get in the way sometimes (like when I'm standing at the counter), I usually forget I'm pregnant! I am more tired with this pregnancy, but I attribute that to not having the "freedom" to sleep as long as I want whenever I want since I do have to continue being a mama to our Susannah :) I have even taken up drinking the dreaded "coffee" some most mornings to give me the pep to get through the day. If I stay up too late at night, I usually end up dragging through the day or taking a nap, regardless. So sleep is a priority right now. (And I know sleep will go out the window for a while once the baby comes!)

The one pregnancy side-effect that is still cropping up occasionally is throwing up. It has certainly gotten better, but sometimes if I don't have enough food in my stomach and I drink water, within a couple minutes I start to feel sick and then it all comes back up. For a while I couldn't drink water between meals unless I ate a substantial snack a bit before. Now I can usually drink freely throughout the day, but if it's been a while since I've eaten, I drink slowly and munch on something. That has been the ONLY "sickness" I've experienced with this pregnancy since going off vitamins. I occasionally take a gummy-vitamin or drink some Emergen-C. I haven't tried more powerful vitamin pills yet because I don't want to feel awful. Gummy-vits finally don't make me feel bad anymore, and since they have all the important stuff in them (Folic Acid and DHA) I'm happy to eat a gummy bear once in a while and include lots of veggies, fruits and occasionally fish in our meals.

It is hard to believe that I am already 1/2 way through this pregnancy. Time has flown past! I am already thinking in my mind things like "ok, by this time I want to make sure and have my bag packed and ready to go." And I need to start thinking about freezer meals. At the same time... I'm starting to think about my garden next year :) I guess I am feeling rather well and ambitious at the moment! Haha!

Hopefully I will remember to post another update before another quarter of the pregnancy goes past :)


Sally said... [Reply to comment]

You look great in that picture! I'm glad you're feeling so good, and so ambitious! I believe I need to install a line down to your house so you can pipe some of that energy up to me.

I too can hardly believe you're half-way through this pregnancy already. Time sure does fly! One of the things you'll have to do is figure out a plan for Susannah when the big day arrives. I'll bet she'll be a great big sister.

Cate said... [Reply to comment]

I so admire you for waiting to find out the sex of the baby! I am SO nosy and impatient, I don't know how people do it!

I'm 21 weeks along now and definitely noticing that this pregnancy is much harder simply because I have a child to care for already. I get worn out a lot faster than I did during my first pregnancy, when I could pretty much sleep when I needed it.

Kelly said... [Reply to comment]

You look fabulous! Can you believe how fast our pregnancies are going?!? I'm so glad your little one is growing and developing well! That is such a blessing!

Hope your sickness goes away and stays away completely! I've been having the same thing where I'll just randomly get sick and throw up. Pregnancy is weird sometimes :)

Katie said... [Reply to comment]

You are such a cute pregnant lady! I think that is so fun that you guys are not finding out the gender, that is such a fun surprise on the baby's birthday :)

Miriam said... [Reply to comment]

@Kelly I know! Probably because I have Susannah to keep up with this pregnancy is FLYING!! You look quite cute yourself :) I bet if we stood side-by-side nobody would ever believe we're both the same amount pregnant ;) LOL!