Friday, June 15, 2012

20 Weeks and Anatomy Scan!



Well, Matt's out of town for work (for the next FIVE WEEKS) so I'm back to taking self-portraits.  Boo!  It takes me approximately 87 years to get the angle right on these.  Taking self-belly shots is SO difficult.  #firstworldproblems

Anyway!  I cannot believe I am TWENTY WEEKS PREGNANT!!!  Halfway!  Over halfway now, actually, since this post is so late.  INSANE.  How is time going so quickly???  This pregnancy is flying by and I feel like we will be meeting this wee baby before we know it!  

This was a HUGE week for us!  On Wednesday, I had my 20 week ultrasound and we found out that we are having a BOY!  I was going to post the ultrasound photo of his boy parts, but then I thought that was really awkward, so I won't do that.  :)  A lot of people, including Matt's family members, swore up and down that I was having a girl.  The second the ultrasound tech put that wand on my stomach, she said "oh!  there it is!  you're having a little boy!"  He wanted us to get down to business right away, I guess!  I think I was definitely in shock for a little while, and afterwards my SIL and I went straight to the mall and bought some adorable baby boy clothes!  They are hanging in his closet and I go in to look at them all the time.  Eeeee.  :)


BUT even more important than finding out Baby Smith is a HE was finding out that he is perfect and healthy.  During the ultrasound, he was grabbing his foot with his hand and playing with it.  It was so cute!  Here are a couple of adorable photos!



Oh, that perfect little profile and foot just kill me.  Perfection!  We do have a baby name picked out, and I'll probably reveal that a big later.  :)

How far along?  20 weeks when the photo was taken above - 20w4d today!  

How big is baby?  Around 7 inches from head to rump, and the ultrasound tech informed me that he weighs 13 ounces!     

Total weight gain:  I'm currently up around 10 pounds (still fluctuating pretty regularly).  I also think I may stop weighing myself regularly.  :)  

Maternity clothes?  Hells to the yes.  

Sleep:  For the most part, I'm sleeping great!  Just never seem to get enough sleep.  And heartburn remains the death of me.       

Cravings:  I'm back to craving fruit fruit fruit!  Grapefruit, berries, watermelon ... you name it, I want it!  Today I treated myself to some frozen yogurt with fresh fruit and it was pretty much the most incredible thing ever.    

Best moment this week:  Finding out that we're having a baby boy!  I'm not used to thinking about him as a HIM yet and I think I'm still getting used to it!  I've spent the last 20 weeks calling the baby "it" or "the baby."  Saying "he" and "him" has made this pregnancy so much more real to me.  I know, I know, it's not like it HASN'T been real the last 20 weeks, but now I really feel like the baby is a little person in there - a little man!  It's really hard for me to put these feelings into words, but I just feel so much more bonded with him all of a sudden.  I feel so in love, so lucky, so ... ah.  Words are just failing me right now.  :)

Movement: Every single day!  The kicks are getting a lot stronger and more regular, but I can't feel them from the outside yet.  I feel him kicking extremely low, and the ultrasound tech said I'm carrying him really low, so I guess that makes sense!  

Gender:  All boy!!!  

Belly Button in or out? Innie ... but getting surprisingly shallow.

What I miss:  Nothing this week!  Very happy and content.  :)

Milestones:  Finding out we're having a boy!  Having our crib delivered!  Buying little boy clothes!  Registering for our childbirth class!  Lots, I guess.  :)

3 comments:

jane walts said...

you looks pretty with the baby bumps..


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AEOT said...

Yea!!! What fun to have another boy momma!! Congrats on a healthy scan- nothing better sweetheart!!

Perfectly Imperfect said...

so excited for you and your little BOY!!!!!