How far along?: 20 weeks 6 days
How big is baby?: According to the APP, I'm Expecting: Started the Week 20 as the size of a Banana and am about to be a Carrot. Baby is now measured from head to heel instead of crown to rump.
Weight gain?: 1 this week, 17 total.
Stretch marks?: None so far
Maternity clothes?: Exclusively. Now I need more hangers because the new shirts hang across the rocking chair in my room.
Sleep?: Sleeping well, still stomach sleeping. Also, I do not wake to pee, and I never did with Aidan...I hope this holds true for this entire pregnancy.
Best moment?: Beach weekend with some fantastic friends. The weather wasn't as great as I would like for the beach, but good company makes you forget those minor things...
|Playing at a water table at the Children's Museum|
Worst moment?: Last week I mentioned my computer issue - well, it was diagnosed and the drop caused internal physical damage to the hard drive. So the HDD and its contents are lost unless I want to pay a grand, yes you read that correctly, to have the HDD possibly repaired and data recovered. I'm starting to save my pennies. In the mean time, I am downloading all of my camera photos from Google Plus/Picasa, bought a photo recovery software and recovered 900 deleted photos from my memory card, and am checking when my last back up occurred and when I transferred files to AJ's computers. I think I will be relatively whole on the pictures, though the files from Google aren't full size and none of the videos were part of the instant upload from my phone. I wanted to cry when I saw the diagnosis...lesson learned, do better at backing up. I have a system - back up to an external HDD and burn the files to a DVD incase the external HDD crashes. I went too long in between back ups, and I didn't realize how long it had been. I also lost my mailing list, so I have to start collecting addresses again. What a pain!
I also learned that I have placenta previa again. It's a moderate case, and they'll check me again in two weeks to see if it has improved. For now, I am on pelvic rest and watchful of any bleeding. Someone please tell Aidan that momma can't always pick him up...
Food cravings?: I'm off the pickle kick, and now I want french fries and Cheez-Its. Salty food.
|Salty Pretzel from the IOP, one of my favorties|
Symptoms?: FIVE weeks of not getting sick! No bloody noses this week, let's hope that was a one week fluke.
Exercise?: I continued to walk - 10+ miles this week. In addition, I worked out at the gym, finished my push up challenge, and started a wall sit challenge.
Movement?:Frequent movement, not painful or bladder clearing. These are the very enjoyable kicks and flails.
Belly button?: Becoming flatter.
What I miss?: A fountain Diet Pepsi while eating pizza
Labor signs?:Not yet
TMI: Don't take two doses of 200 mg of magnesium if you forgot the previous two days. It will definitely help move things along, but then, you are sometimes in a state of panic looking for a bathroom! So walking in the neighborhood was kind of risky, and fortunately, I didn't have to knock on anyone's door asking to use the restroom and explaining my situation.
What I'm looking forward to?: This coming weekend, Aidan and I are going to a birthday party for college friends' little girl. She will be two, and the party is at a bounce house. I cannot wait to see my wild man have fun! And yes, we are on the go a lot it seems!
The Bump Progression - Week 17 through Week 20:
|Week 17 Week 18 Week 19|