2.23.2011

Halfway there! (Whoa, livin' on a prayer!)

Okay, I'm cheating a little bit. I'm not officially 20 weeks until tomorrow. However, I'm making this entry today because tomorrow is our anatomy scan and I'm sure I'll come waltzing (or, you know, running) in the door, throw my stuff down and excitedly make the "boy or girl" announcement -- thus forgetting all about my weekly post. And, really, how can baby ever grow up feeling complete without knowing what fruit or vegetable he/she was compared to at 20 weeks? See my predicament?

Aside from the huge pain in the ass that is getting comfortable to go to sleep, falling asleep and staying asleep, I'm feeling pretty good. I have energy and have actually been cooking dinner and acting like, you know, a human. When I finish this post, I'm actually going to run multiple errands. On my own. Without crying and/or falling asleep at the wheel. These are things that exhausted me to even think about earlier on in my pregnancy so I'm happy for this little energy surge. Comfortable sleep (or lack thereof) aside, I've been plagued with heartburn for a solid 20 out of 24 hours daily. It doesn't matter what I eat, be it fruit or a baked potato or a sip of water. It's totally obnoxious but I can't even be too upset, just because I've been feeling so great in general.

As for Baby, he/she (ohmygosh, we find out tomorrow!) is the length of a CANTALOUPE. Does that not seem insane?! A cantaloupe! Baby is approximately 10.5 inches from head to toe and weighs 10.5 ounces!

Baby already has a favorite sleep position and can be falling into a (soon to be) noticeable cycle of sleep and activity. Baby's #1 goal from here on out is to keep gaining weight. Go for it, Baby. I'll take any and all stretchmarks for the team. He or she is swallowing more these days, which is awesome practice for the digestive system. Baby is also producing meconium which is the black, sticky substance accumulating in his/her bowels -- which my lovely husband will be changing out of those first diapers. Baby's bones are continuing to ossify and get stronger. If baby ends up being a boy, his testes are descending but have not yet passed the abdominal wall. Probably (okay, most definitely) the cutest part: Baby's little eyelashes are now present!

Today is my last day of not knowing if I'm having a son or a daughter. I can already tell I'm going to be so anxious that I won't be able to sleep tonight. Everyone keep your fingers crossed that baby cooperates (or that I get an understanding tech who will understand that I'm not going anywhere until we find out!).

So, any final guesses?!


What do YOU think? After some last minute flip-flopping, I'm sealed in my original guess that Baby is a boy. Aaron finally admitted that he thinks it's a boy, too. Any other guesses?

6 comments:

  1. I can't believe you find out TOMORROW!!!! Hopefully baby cooperates. Abby was a stinker and wouldn't cooperate. The tech tried numerous times and couldn't get her to move. Nice. We ended up paying for an ultrasound at one of those "for fun" places the next day. I couldn't wait!

    I think it's a boy. I'm a super bad guesser, though. I was SURE Logan was a girl and I was POSITIVE Abby was a boy... I mean, I had dreams that Abby was born with "junk" on her thigh, and that's why they thought she was a girl... Pregnancy dreams can be frightening!!!

    You look fantastic. It's amazing how beautiful pregnancy is, despite all of its disgusting aspects (the morning sickness, the heartburn, the inability to EVER be comfortable)... I'm so excited for you :o)

    TOMORROW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  2. I vote Girl!! Your pregnancy seems a little like mine.... Cant wait to find out! Good Luck! It took us 3 tries to find out Leah was a girl!

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  3. GIRL GIRL GIRL! But don't feel pressured to have a girl lol a boy would be equally precious! ahhh I'm just so excited! Happy almost halfway mark even though you are over halfway now yay :D

    Heartburn seriously sucks!

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  4. @Ashley: If Baby doesn't cooperate, we are driving straight to Fort Lauderdale the very next day for one of those "for fun" places! Haha. I will sit there all day everyday if I have to! Haha!

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  5. Omg tomorow! fingers crossed for baby aubrey <3
    btw its megan

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