Wednesday, July 13, 2016
20 Weeks (Baby #2)
Gender - If you didn't see yesterday's reveal post, we are having a BOY! Oh my gosh. I'm so excited...and terrified.
Cravings - Red grapes and they continuously look like crap at the grocery store. Hot drinks, which is just crazy in this Florida summer heat.
Aversions - Fish. I may be scarred for life from cooking Chris some fish many weeks ago, but everything else is a-ok.
Best moment - Having our anatomy scan and seeing that the baby was growing right on schedule. And then having Aria pull the string on our pinata to shower out blue confetti. Blue. I still can't believe it. Also, the baked beans were perfection at our reveal BBQ and I pretty much had an entire plate of those.
Looking forward to - Endlessly debating names!
Miss anything - Sitting on the floor comfortably.
Movement - I found out that I have an anterior placenta at our anatomy scan so now I know why I haven't felt as much movement yet. Although I am feeling more now, but last week I was only feeling the pops and wiggles sporadically. I was a little bummed about the lack of movement, but I'm happy that I've felt some good wiggles over the past couple of days.
Other pregnancy symptoms - I deep cleaned the house in preparation for our reveal BBQ and my back was super angry with me about that. But, on the plus side I was so busy it kept me from getting the mid-day pregnancy exhaustion.
Because Aria was preterm I've been monitored more closely this time around - I've had three ultrasounds so far with two more scheduled over the next four weeks. Yay for ultrasounds but annoyingly they are of the internal variety to check on my cervix. And, my OB's office just got in my shipment of Makena injections, which will hopefully help keep this baby cooking for longer. So that means I get to go in once a week for a shot in my rear, which is as delightful as it sounds.
Aria's thoughts - When she pulled the pinata string and blue came out. I leaned down to ask her if she knew what blue meant. She said something along the lines of 'but I wanted a baby girl'. Poor thing. I'm sure she will come around when she gets to help out and love up on her baby brother. There were two newish babes at the BBQ, and Aria just could not help enough. We also have a new name suggestion. Polka Dot. First and middle name. So maybe I won't have to debate names with Chris...=)