Friday, January 9, 2009

20 weeks

Halfway there! I can't believe it!

Bunlet is now the size of a cantaloupe.



And I am looking very pregnant. When I look down at my feet, I cannot see them anymore.



(Mao really wanted to be in the picture this week.)

Every day I hear how big my belly is (although the size tends to vary from day to day). And then people tell me that looking at me from the back, I don't look pregnant. This makes me happy. I've been avoiding checking out my ass because I'm afraid to see it spread, so maybe it's still cute.

I have to confess that I am pretty much in love with my pregnant belly. It's not that I think I am particularly attractive or sexy as a pregnant woman, but I just love my belly so much. Roy has gotten to the point where he can't keep his hands off my belly either: it's like a magnetic attraction.

Other notable things:

1) I have an unhealthy obsession with Sour Patch Kids. I freakin' love them! I've always loved them, but I love them even more during pregnancy.

2) All those rumors you hear about things looking different down there when you're pregnant are the absolute truth. I checked myself out the other night and was shocked. Shocked. They don't call it cheeseburger crotch for nothing.

3) We've been given the go-ahead to take down the wallpaper in the spare bedroom and paint the walls. This is a good thing, considering the current wallpaper looks like this:



4) I had my OB visit yesterday, and it went really well. The bottom line is that the doctor sees nothing to indicate that this is anything other than a normal, healthy pregnancy. He said the pain/pressure I felt in Texas was normal stretching of the uterus and nothing to be concerned about (unless accompanied by bleeding, of course). The results of the AFP test that I did at my last appointment were normal.

The mass that was found during our big ultrasound is more than likely a fibroid or another uterine cavity, but either way, it's nothing to be concerned about. I've been scheduled for a follow-up ultrasound later on in the month just so he can have a clearer idea of what it is we're dealing with. If I do have a separate uterine cavity, it increases the chances that I may have to have a C-section because it can force the baby into a breech position. But I am not one of those people who gets freaked out at the thought of having a C-section.

Also, I do have anterior placenta, so the fact that I haven't definitively felt Bunlet move yet is normal. (Although I did feel some very small "explosions" in my tummy last night.) I'm hoping that I'll be able to really feel him soon, if his moving is indeed what I felt. Lastly, I'm up two pounds from my last appointment, which makes my total weight gain so far three pounds.

I'm feeling really good and positive about everything, and I'm really hoping that the second half of this pregnancy will be much less eventful than the first half. I'm a little upset (still) about the way things unfolded in Texas. I feel that we were unnecessarily frightened (by the doctor) by the possibility of losing the baby, and naturally, neither of us appreciates that. But what's done is done and there is nothing I can do about what happened. The thing I always hang onto is that we have a healthy baby on the way. Being pregnant is harder than I ever thought it would be, but every day I am grateful for the journey that will lead us to our Charlie.

18 comments:

inflammatory writ said...

You look adorable! And I want to steal your kitten! You can keep the cheeseburger crotch though (I had never heard of that but it made me giggle!!)

sherthebear said...

You look great!!!! Glad to hear that Bunlet is doing well and all is well.

Nanette said...

You make a very cute pregnant gal!

Amy said...

I'm so glad everything is going well. Pregnancy is very becoming on you. You look great!

JennB said...

You look great as well as Mao. Big HUGE sigh of relief that everything is good. Have I told you I love these posts about Charlie?

WeezerMonkey said...

Cheeseburger crotch?!

Angie Eats Peace said...

Lawdy, cheeburger crotch just gave me another reason to hold off on pregnancy.

ssinca said...

you've freaked me out with cheeseburger crotch.

you are one cute pregnant girl!

phairhead said...

Yr such a cute pregnant lady!

Bex said...

Wow, halfway done already! Good luck with the wallpaper :)

Erika said...

EWWWW wallpaper....

you look so cute with a preggo belly.

and

CHEESEBURGER CROTCH?!?!?!

curiosity got the best of me and I HAD to look it up and its VERY interesting to say the least....LOL

amber said...

i'm going to sound like a parrot...

you are such an adorable pregnant lady!

cheeseburger crotch?! oh dear. my stomach just lurched :/

Aline said...

Cheeseburger crotch? I swear if I keep hearing anymore twisted pregnancy side effects I don't think I'll ever want kids.


On another note-- you make one cute pregnant lady if I ever saw one!

Brenda said...

I love the preggo belly and as everyone has already said you look lovely! I too had not heard of cheeseburger crotch--nice. :P Mao is such a cutie. I can't believe you're half-way through your pregnancy. Gosh, time flies!

thebookmill said...

Glad to hear everything is going well with your pregnancy, cheeseburger crotch aside! You look great and I love your kitty :)

Have fun tearing down that hideous wall paper!

Claire said...

Mao is almost as adorable as your belly! Congrats on hitting the halfway point!

Brianne said...

You are the cutest pregnant girl EVER.

Sour Patch kids are the best, but eat too many and you can't feel your tongue anymore.

tanya said...

you look gorgeous!! Glad to hear all is well you and bunlet! Cheeseburger crotch....too funny!