This past week has been pretty hard on me, mentally and emotionally. 19 weeks and 4 days was as far as my last pregnancy was able to hold, so that day had a pretty big impact. Once I reached 20 weeks (this past weekend) a lot of the anxiety that I felt lifted. I know there isn’t a magic week for a healthy pregnancy or baby, but I have my own milestones because of what I went through when I lost the twins.
I’ve added a few new topics to shake things up below, but first check out a belly shot and new ultrasound pic of our little boy! And click through to see the pictures of this past week:
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How Far Along: 20 weeks and 3 days!
Size of baby: A banana (for 19 weeks).
Sleep: I won a sound machine at Blissdom and it helps tremendously. As does a Neti Pot along with Breathe Right Nasal Strips.
Total Weight Gain: 4 lbs.
Innie or Outie: Can “small cave” qualify? It never has popped, just stretches.
Symptoms: A little bit of sickness but I only take Zofran at night now. ::kicks heels up:: It’s weird not to be sick and hurt all the time.
Movement: If his movement is any indication of what he’ll be like when he’s born, I need to invest in some serious swings and bouncers. This kid moves all the time.
Maternity Clothes: Ordered new tops and an adorable skirt from the Gap and Old Navy. It’s almost 90* here every day, and the majority of my maternity clothes are winter/spring.
Go-to eats: Taco Bell Volcano Nachos. Extra jalapeños. I feel so sad that’s what I crave but happy there are about 3 within close driving range. Also cereal at night and fruit.
Best moment of the week: Sam felt the kicks! We made it to 20 weeks!
What I’m looking forward to: Our big ultrasound next week. We’re all going, I can’t wait to see everything and spend a little more time with this little guy.
What I wish people knew: It’s the strangest feeling to still grieve for the babies you lost while carrying one that wouldn’t be here otherwise. I go through a lot of emotions over this.
Milestones: Tastebuds! Hope you like Volcano Nachos little one.
Photo Credit: istockphotos.com and my own
Diana blogs on raising a toddler daughter, the loss of her twin boys, and a baby boy on the way on the aptly named Hormonal Imbalances. Smaller glimpses into her day are on Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest.
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