November 21, 2009

bump check: 20 weeks

The reality of this situation? I am halfway done with my pregnancy. In approximately 20 weeks I will meet my daughter. I've completed more days than I have left. Seriously? I can't believe it. As much as I imagine it, I can't actually picture my life with her here. I wonder when that will set in...

For comparison, here is where I started (4 weeks) and where I am now!

If this is only halfway... what am I going to look like at oh say, week 38? Eek!

This week our daughter is being compared to a cantaloupe. She is about 6.5 inches from head to bum, and weighs about 10.6 oz. My brief search on the net provides me with no interesting information about what she is doing in there this week. Oh well...

As for me, life has been fairly good. Most of the time I feel great. I get tired a little more quickly than I used to, and I definitely am starting to have some pain with all my ligaments, but overall I shouldn't complain too much.

Our little girl is going to be active, I just know it. For a while I was getting discouraged that I wasn't feeling any movement at all, not even a slight flutter. But now I feel her wiggling more and more each day. Last night I got up to use the bathroom, when I came back to bed I tried to snuggle into my usual position... half on my stomach, half on my side. Well she wasn't having it. Every time I was more on my right side she kicked me over and over again until I moved. Demanding little one!

How far along: 20 weeks
Total weight gain/loss: +3 pounds
Maternity clothes: yep
Stretch marks?: nothing
Sleep: eh, could be better.
Best moment this week: Chris being able to feel her kick :o)
Food cravings: soup and smoothies
Gender: girl
What I miss: being comfortable
Milestones: making the halfway point!


Beth said...

Aww Ashley! I am so excited for you!!! You will make an amazing mommy! I love the pictures of your belly! Have you decided on a name for her?

Ashley said...

We haven't picked a name just yet. I don't know if I'll be able to do it before she is born. It is just so forever it scares me! :o)