{20 weeks and stuff}

As you can see, I've been lazy during this pregnancy about taking and/or posting photos of Kaydence.  :-(  I have been, however, trying to keep track of some of the adorable things that come out of her mouth with her little mouse squeaky voice by posting them as my status on Facebook.  I figured I would come back here and document them "officially" one of these days, so I promise to do that soon.

Well, I've officially reached the halfway point of this pregnancy.  It's really hard to believe.  I'm nowhere near ready for this baby to come yet, so it's a good thing I have another 20-ish weeks to go.  I've finally turned a corner and feel *almost* normal.  I am feeling a million times better and feel like I can somewhat function like a normal person now without feeling the need to puke my guts out. lol  I still have a few random days here and there where I vomit, but it isn't putting me flat on my back for the entire day anymore, which I am so, so grateful for. 

I had my 20 week ultrasound on Tuesday, November 29, (yay!) and everything looks great with the baby, which we were so grateful for.  However, they did find that I have a minor case of "marginal" Placenta Previa.  My midwife is not too worried about it at this point (and neither am I), since my placenta is just partially covering my cervix.  She said that 99% of the time when they see the placenta just partially covering the cervix, as the uterus grows during the pregnancy, the placenta will move up and away from the cervix.  So that is what we will hope for in my case, which sounds promising.  But guess what that means?  I get another ultrasound!  Yay!  So I have another ultrasound scheduled for 28 weeks (January 25) to make sure my placenta has moved.  I haven't had any bleeding in this pregnancy, so that's also a positive thing.  I was just instructed to call if I see any bleeding.

We had the ultrasound tech put the gender in an envelope and it's currently burning a hole in my purse. ;-)  We are planning on finding out with a cake on Christmas Day when we are home with family.  And since Teirney and I aren't really giving gifts to each other this Christmas, this will be the best gift we could give one another.  We are very excited!  All this time, I have been thinking it's a girl because I feel the exact same way I did with Kaydence (even though I know that doesn't really mean anything).  BUT, after seeing the ultrasound pictures, I am officially convinced it's a boy.  I think the baby just looks like a boy, I can't really put my finger on it.  We shall see on Christmas Day. :-)

So, what is your prediction based on the photos?  I would love to see what you think in the comments below.  :-)

My blood pressure is still good (112/60) and the baby's heartbeat was 155. :-)  I was measuring 20 weeks and 3 days at my appointment, even though I thought I was 20 weeks and 1 day.  They of course won't do anything about my due date, since it's so close.

And now, our little darling...

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And here is my 20 week belly pic. :-)
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Kelley said...

I am sticking with GIRL:-)

Jen said...

Beautiful little miracle! Glad you are starting to feel better!

Jodi said...

I would not have the willpower to know I could find out just by peeking at an envelope in my purse!

I'm thinking girl for some reason.

Aliya said...

You are stronger than I am! I totally would have looked by now :) I also had Placenta Previa with my first and it went away on its own by 25ish weeks... you'll be fine! :)

Mrs.F said...

I don't know how you have the strength to NOT peek inside the envelope! Can't wait to find out... just to be different I'm going to say another girl :)
And the popped belly button is one of my favorite parts of a pregnant belly... you look so cute!

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Amy Lockheart said...

I'm going with boy! I'm so sorry to hear you've been so sick. I was terribly sick with my twins and had to have a picc line and iv fluids for weeks on end. I know it's awful. But I am so glad to hear you're turning the corner and can enjoy the rest of your pregnancy. I am so excited for you and can't wait to see more photos of you and your family!