20 weeks IVF pregnancy pregnancy pregnancy #2 second trimester

20 weeks pregnancy update

 DISCLAIMER: This post contains information about our pregnancy. Because I know all too well how these kinds of posts may affect my fellow #ttcsisters and #ttcbrothers, I include this disclaimer to forewarn you. I understand how much these posts can sting and promise to continue to add the disclaimer on any post that may be related to this pregnancy (assuming viability) so that you may have the option to bow out of reading. I understand.

(Disclaimer 2: I actually turned 20 weeks on 9 Apr, but didn’t want to miss anything in the update, so I have decided my update posts will be the following Monday of the week).
Your baby is now the size of a banana.  The legs are longer than the arms and baby will start giving me “hello” jabs at regular intervals, some of which I can actually feel.
Baby’s Weight: 8.47 oz.
Baby’s Length: 6.02 in.
Total weight gain/loss: I am 168 pounds.  I have gained 14 pounds since pregnancy.
Maternity clothes?: Yes.  I have worn maternity attire every day this week with one or two pre-pregnancy stage clothes sprinkled through. The outfit below is one of my favorite. It’s so comfortable, stylish, and I can accessorize it a number of ways.  Love it.

I bought the cardigan from Zulily and the pregnancy tank from Target.  Love how comfortable they are.

Stretch marks?:  Yep.  Not terrible but they are there.  I don’t mind at all J
Sleep: I have a lot of back pain now, so I spend some time getting into position.  Then I’m good to go until I wake for the bathroom still twice a night.
Best moment of the week: Easter fellowship with the family.
Not so great moment of the week: The horrible leg cramps that I am experiencing
Braxton Hicks?:  New question since we retired the does the family know one!  YES!  And unlike my first, these bamas hurt sometimes!  The first hit me when visiting with my mom at the Maryland House Toll Plaza/Rest Stop.  It went from tummy to back and hurt!  I had to visibly stop, collect myself, and breathe through it!  Then it happened again two minutes later.  Rehydrated and felt some better.  That night, I felt them without pain.  How fun!
Miss Anything?:  Not at the moment.
What I’m loving?: This beautiful weather!  I took a walk at work and the Vitamin D was so appreciated.  I have also taken to walking some in the afternoon. Hopefully, if we can maintain these temperatures, I can walk up until delivery day and help with labor.
What I’m not loving?: The cramps in my leg and backs.
Movement: Yes.  It’s weird because I feel baby in the very bottom of my belly, truly “in the womb” whereas baby’s brother was all over the place and I could feel/see his movements in my belly at 20 weeks.  This baby seems to like to hang out in closer quarters.
Anything make you queasy or sick: Not eating
Food cravings: None
Food aversion:  Chicken, blech!
Have you started to show yet: Yes
Gender prediction: #teamgreen
Labor Signs: No!
Belly Button in or out?: Still in, but stretched
Wedding ring on or off?: On
Happy or Moody most of the time: Mixed bag.
Preparations for baby: None.
Looking forward to: Going to my first Paint n’ Sip party.  Obviously, my sipping will be virgin, but I’m really looking forward to trying to paint.

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