If I want to hide, I have a cool new disguise
No one will know its me.
This whole updating once a week just to fill everyone in on the current pregnancy symptoms is for the birds and I promise not to make it a habit. Unfortunately I’ve not only been busy, but my husband stole the computer over the weekend and I’ve been more fatigued than usual lately. I could probably throw in a few more excuses if need be and then I’ll go hide behind the disguise above.
So with that in mind, onto the update:
- Feeling movement more frequently, but its still mostly vague – I really expected to feel more at this point, and of course sometimes this worries me but I still hear them moving on the doppler so hopefully this means it’ll just be a little longer.
- Holy cow have I grown lately.
- Starting to plan baby showers – after wondering for so long if I’d ever get one, it’s so surreal to be planning one.
- Official anatomy scan tomorrow, though I have to say I’m just as nervous as excited – I just want them to be growing normally and healthy.
- Starting the registry this weekend
- All of the stuff – I was really afraid that with being one of the last to get pregnant that we’d have to buy everything. Of course we happily would have but surprisingly we’ve still gotten all kinds of baby stuff for free/cheap – stuff that I plan to pass on to another person when we are done with it.
- We’re 99% decided on names 🙂
- A few aches and pains but nothing major. Stiff back muscles and some ab soreness recently, but I suppose that is to be expected
- More tired than usual but nothing too hard to handle
- A bit shamefully, I’ve caught myself worrying about things like weight and stretch marks a few times as I’ve gotten steadily bigger, but was pulled quickly back to reality. These babies are way more precious than any of that and we waited too long and worked too hard for me to worry about it.
- Hearing news of several baby losses this week. I feel like people in general are not equipped to deal with others’ losses well, myself included. I always feel like I just have no idea what to say, and it seems kinda futile because anything I said wouldn’t really help the situation much anyway. It just…..sucks beyond belief.
The Weird and Amusing
- Babies are length of bananas – which I’m sorry but that’s just a strange picture in my brain. Bananas in my belly. And not like mashed bananas either, but whole ones.
- Still eating constantly. Just had dinner an hour ago and now I’m eating cereal. What? I was hungry. Again.
- Pee tally record still holds at nine in nine hours. I fully expect to reach higher numbers as the weeks go on. Any bets?
At 20 weeks we are at the halfway point of a singleton pregnancy and past the halfway point for us. I am not sure where all the time went because it feels like just yesterday we were going through the IVF. I think both Bryan and I are just as nervous and scared as we are excited. No matter what the feeling of the hour though, we will never stop being thankful.
New comparison pic (those are my favorites to do) at Bubbles and Squishy
January 11, 2013 at 12:37 am
Oh, my. You really are growing, aren’t you?! You look great! So excited to hear how well things are going. And as for what to say to those who have suffered a loss…my only advice is to say something. Anything. It’s so much better than saying nothing at all.
P.S. Are you going to share the names at some point? I’m a total curious cat!
January 11, 2013 at 8:49 am
I do try to at least say something but it always feels like it sounds so lame and couldn’t possibly be helpful. I mean I do it anyway but I’m always stuck feeling like I wish there were something better I could do or say.
We will share names. Just want to be 100% before making a big blog announcement. 🙂
January 11, 2013 at 2:46 pm
Friend, you are rocking those glasses. For real. You could totally get a pair of the hipster, dark frames that folks are sporting. (I have a pair!)
January 11, 2013 at 6:39 pm
Hmmm… I could use some new glasses!
January 11, 2013 at 4:35 pm
Those glasses are so hot! Love it!
January 14, 2013 at 11:15 am
Same feeling about movement…I wish it were more apparent.