Sunday, February 26, 2012

20 Weeks

Here I am 20 weeks along!  I cannot believe I'm halfway through this pregnancy.....or less if I have the baby earlier!  Its crazy how fast the time has gone yet it feels like it has taken forever to get here.  I feel like this belly grew overnight, but I love it.

I had a pretty rough time a week ago.  I got really sick (cold/flu/whatever this crap is going around) and just had to suffer.  I took two days off from work along with a 3 day weekend and barely started to feel better by Tues just in time to go back to work.  It just sucks that I can't take any medicine.  Oh well, hopefully that is the last time for this year.

We had an ultrasound on Tues, the Dr wanted to make sure everything was where it was supposed to be with the baby and also check on my cyst (more on the cyst in a min) and we were also supposed to find out the gender for sure but that didn't happen.  Baby Larson was being one stubborn, or shy, baby and kept the legs closed or crossed the ENTIRE ultrasound!!  The baby also wouldn't even look at us, it kept its back to us or would just turn to the side enough to get a profile view.  The one time it did look straight at us it immediately threw both arms in front of the face and turned over.  Hilarious!  So more waiting to find out......Lorin is still confident its a boy and I'm on the fence a little.  The most important thing is the baby is healthy, right on track and everything looks great!

I have felt little movements or "flutters" here and there but nothing really solid yet.  I can't wait to feel this baby kicking all the time, although I'm sure I'll be eating my words when I have a foot jammed in my rib.

My cyst is gone!!  Yay!!  And because it's gone the Dr gave me the ok to start running again.  That was an amazing thing to hear, of course I have to take it easy, be careful and no half-marathons or anything that strenuous (duh!) but it feels so good to be back at it.  I ran 2 miles yesterday which I thought was pretty good seeing as how I haven't ran in 3 months.  I've also been doing prenatal yoga which kicks my butt......but I'm just trying to keep myself and this baby healthy.

Still no specific food cravings, I'm just back to eating normal.  Also no major mood swings, I do find I can cry a little easier then normal but that's it.  My boss bought me a really cute picture frame the other day to put our ultrasound picture in and that made me cry....random....but nothing dramatic.

So that's where I am at 20 weeks....stay tuned.