To keep you guys updated on my pregnancy, I’ve decided to start monthly posts with pregnancy goodies. Why monthly? Because I think weekly might be overkill. It’s not THAT exciting! Feel free to skip if you have no interest in my gestational activities.
Baby NoYoMoCo at 16 weeks – the only ultrasound picture I have that looks even remotely like a baby.
Progress: 24 weeks pregnant, 5 months, 2nd trimester
Weird Baby Fact: At 24 weeks, babies’ faces are almost fully formed – eyelashes and all! Except their hair is white – no pigment yet.
Size: Baby NoYoMoCo was 13 ounces at 20 weeks, but is probably more like 20-22 ounces now. You know when the doctor starts making “baby Sasquatch” jokes, you have a nice, healthy-sized baby on your hands. Yes, the doctor actually said that.
Gender: All girl! Confirmed twice by ultrasound.
Baby Movement: I’m starting to feel her all throughout the day now. Can I just tell you how amazing and weird it is at the same time? I have a tendency to go into panic mode when I don’t feel her for a while, but then she uses my bladder as a punching bag and we’re all good.
Cravings: Nothing specific – I’m just very opinionated about food these days – it either sounds amazing or disgusting! And, something that sounds wonderful one day will be inedible the next.
Estimated number of Lovenox injections left: 153 (these will continue about 6 weeks after she is born – stopping them may be my Christmas present this year!).
Sleep: Eh. Not great, but I know that it is only going to get worse!
Aches/Pains/Annoyances: You know, nothing really (other than some heartburn here and there)! I can’t complain.
Funny Story: At my 20 week scan, the tech says, “Here’s the baby’s face!” It wasn’t the cute profile picture I included in this post, but a weird skeleton picture with two large, black holes for eyes. I blurted out, “Creepy.” I don’t think she appreciated it…