I had my 20 week scan today. Even though we already knew it was a boy from our early gender scan we still wanted to make sure all is well and double check they got it right. It’s still a boy, bouncing and kicking and showing it’s man parts off already. It never stopped the whole time the lady was trying to get the measurements of the heart, brain and all the vital checks she needed to do. He was playing catch me if you can. What was really special about this scan was I had both kids with me. They haven’t come to previous scans as I had bleeding and cramping a lot up until recently so I didn’t want to bring them until I thought it was ok. They were absolutely mesmerized by the whole thing. B couldn’t believe modern technology that a little stick on my gooey belly could come up on a screen. MM kept asking about baby’s size, body parts and if the lady was hurting me. I think she was a little confused if the lady was harming the baby by pushing in my belly so much or me. Bless her.
Having my kids at the scan made it such a special moment. Them seeing their sibling on the screen for the first time and hearing the heart beat. It made it an emotional moment for me too watching them and their fascination with the whole thing. They asked for a photo each so they could bring it to school and show everyone their little brother. It was a bittersweet scan.
I am feeling much better lately. Less tired and less hormonal for now. I think the last three days of eating better, gym and getting good night sleep with no late nights have really helped too. It’s amazing what being healthy can do for you. Even though I completely enjoyed eating everything in site at Christmas and on my birthday because it only comes once a year each right?
We are moving into the final half of pregnancy. I am getting so excited to meet baby and prepare the house for baby now that Christmas is gone. I have nesting issues galore. I just want to organize and clean out every cabinet, cupboard and closet lately. Did you ever get this pregnant?
BABY IS THE SIZE OF A BANANA AT 16.5 CM AND WEIGHING 290 GRAMS. BABY’S IS DRINKING AMNIOTIC FLUID RAPIDLY NOW.
FUN FACT: BABY HAS WORKING TASTE BUDS.
This week the number one question everyone is asking me: Are you fed up yet? Some questions are really annoying when you are pregnant. I often wonder if it’s just because we are hormonal and pregnant that we don’t like them? Or if people just don’t really know what to say to a pregnant person? What do you think? I am only half way through I hope I am not fed up yet. hahaha
CRAVINGS & CHANGES:
My bump hasn’t really grown the last few weeks but everything else around it has really grown. I guess the bump needs support. I can see the changes in my face and the sides of my arms when I look in the mirror. I can feel it in the sides and on my back too. Its amazing what little bit of weight everywhere can feel like. I have always been able to feel a few pounds and I definitely put on some xmas weight on top of baby weigh too.
No cravings if anything I am sick of stuffing my face which is a good thing. I am over sweets and desserts for the holiday celebrations. I am now back on a healthy diet, back on my morning smoothies and back in the gym. Even on New Year’s Day, hubby and I were in the gym and it felt good to kick start the new year with a new start of healthy.
We are still looking for name suggestions to go with Taylor, baby boy names, comment below any genre, country, spelling – we are open minded.