Friday, March 25, 2011
How far along?: 20 weeks
How big is baby?: Baby weighs about 10 1/2 ounces now. He's also around 6 1/2 inches long from head to bottom and about 10 inches from head to heel — the length of a banana
Weight gain?: I have gained 5 pounds.
Stretch marks?: Not yet. Lathering up the lotion.
Maternity clothes?: Still using the belly band. I can't wait for summer to get here so I can wear my sundresses!
Food cravings?: I love love love frozen grapes.
Sleep?: Feeling awfully congested lately - wakes me up several times a night.
Movement?: The little bean has been laying low this week.
Gender?: Hoping in the next few weeks we might be able to find out.
Exercise?: I have managed to keep up with the 30 minute walks a day :)
What's been going on?: Woohoo, I made it to the half way mark. I can't believe how fast this pregnancy seems to be going by. I guess with a 17 month old running around, I don't have as much time to sit and analyze everything like I did with the first pregnancy. This week I received good news from my doctor. Some background - I was diagnosed with hyperthyroidism in my second month of pregnancy. I knew something else was going on besides the normal pregnancy symptoms. I was extremely tired all the time ( I mean once 12pm rolled around I couldn't even keep my eyes open and I was in bed at 6pm), felt like fainting, my skin was so dry it looked like the desert and my weight was increasing at an extremely rapid pace. Once I was able to find out what was going on with my body and take immediate treatment, I have been feeling a million times better. This week I got my monthly results back and everything is looking up. I'm excited for next Tuesday as I have my appointment with my ob/gyn - hopefully I will be able to hear the little ones heartbeat.