Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Pregnancy #2: 20 Weeks

20 Weeks
{The bottom part of Lizzy's sign says HAPPY BIRTHDAY DAD! 
Justin's birthday is today--happy birthday babe!}

Compared to 20 weeks with Lizzy:

How far along: 20 weeks (well, technically 19 weeks, 6 days).

Size of baby:Both The Bump & Baby Center agree that she's now about the size of a banana--about 10 ounces, and 6.5 pounds!

Weight Gain: -5 by my scale, back at pre-pregnancy weight by my doctor's scale.

Boy or Girl: Well, about the ONLY thing this pregnancy has in common with Lizzy's pregnancy is that almost everyone was certain it was a boy, but in all actuality, it's a girl! I had prepared myself for a girl going into the ultrasound, because everyone had been telling us they were certain it was a boy for weeks. Similar to Lizzy, she was largely uncooperative with the ultrasound in general, but we finally got a good look, and Lizzy was so excited! She keeps talking about how the new baby can wear her clothes :) I'm now certain Justin is excited too, although I totally didn't think he was at first--he just kept making sarcastic comments during the ultrasound and then was totally silent the whole car ride leaving the doctor's office. It just was not at all how I pictured the afternoon of the BIG ultrasound to go, and because it didn't go as I thought/planned/hoped, it kind of ruined the afternoon for me! But, we talked and are good now.  And it's totally possible that I was being way, way oversensitive anyway. Pregnancy hormones can do that to a girl. Overall cool to know that this little one is a GIRL!

Symptoms: Heartburn & Braxton Hicks. My OB said I should be "letting" Lizzy go on more truck rides with her dad (what she told my OB she loves to do with dad) during the evenings to try and help keep the BH contractions at bay. I almost laughed out loud in the doctor's office--I have no problem "letting" Lizzy go anywhere with Justin, he's just not home during the evenings very often, so it's kind of a moot point.

Exercise: Not really. I need to get on that.

Clothes: Mostly maternity now. 

Cravings/Aversions: Not really. I mean, I'd love some pizza and a hot fudge sundae, but that's probably true most days of my life ;)

Movement:Yep, I'm feeling her quite a bit now! I just have to remember that at this point, if there's a day where she's quiet movement-wise, that's totally normal!

Worries: No worries, just a little overwhelmed and busy!

Milestones:This little girl is half-way cooked! Yesterday at the ultrasound, we were able to see both hemispheres of her brain, all four chambers of her heart, and that her kidneys and bladder are working!

Best moment of the week:


Yesterday's ultrasound! As I mentioned,she wasn't super cooperative, and her head was way way way low, so we didn't really get too many of the "fun" shots, but we did get this one profile shot. Her hand was up by her mouth almost every time we saw her face--the tech kept commenting that she looked like she was it sounds like she'll fit right in on Justin's side of the family!


  1. CONGRATULATIONS! WOW! I totally thought it would be a boy Mere! You just look like you're carrying different than Lizzy! Maybe that just means you'll have two VERY DIFFERENT girls ;-) Hey...I'd love to send the little peanut a gift...

  2. Congratulations!

  3. Congratulations! 2 sweet girls. God is good!

  4. Congrats on another girl- yay!! Sisters are the BEST. Guess my guess was wrong- was your guess (for me) right? Check it out:

  5. LOVE! Congrats again! Happy birthday Justin. Also, of course, I love that outfit. :)

  6. omg! yay yay yay! i'm way excited for you to have a girl ;)

  7. congratulations! So glad she is healthy and I'm sure Lizzy is excited about being a big sister!! And I was sooo wrong...this morning I had this feeling and otally knew you were having a boy! ha!

  8. Congrats on another girl!! Yea for being half way done too!!!!

  9. A sissy for Lizzy, how sweet! Ahh just having you "know" makes it that much harder for me not to know, but I'm holding strong to team green! Enjoy these last few weeks of being comfortable, because 30 weeks on? The! Rib! Kicks! ( just a friendly reminder ;) )

  10. Yaaaaaaaaaaay! Congrats, Mere!

  11. Congratulations Mere! I am so thrilled for you guys! (confession aside: I have dreams of having lil girls). Lizzy is going to be a great big sister, and they are going to be besties! and you will teach them all the great things about being girls ;)

  12. You look gorgeous and yay for another sweet girl! Congratulations - sisters are awesome!

  13. How fun! Congrats! I'm sure Lizzy will love having a sister :). You're looking good lady!

  14. Congrats on a precious baby girl, mama!! Can't wait to "meet" her :)

  15. YAY!! I'm so excited for Lizzy to have a sister. While either gender would be absolutely awesome, I do think the same gender relationships are extra special. :)

  16. YAY!! Congrats on another sweet girl!! That is so exciting! You look beautiful

  17. So you get 2 girls and I get none?! Haha. :)

    Congratulations!!!! I'm sure you've heard it a million times already, but they will be best friends! I doubted it every time someone said it to me (about my boys), but it's true.

    So happy for you.

  18. Aw, congrats, how exciting!!!!!

  19. Yay! So happy for you! And you look amazing and so happy. Congrats!


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