So, yesterday we had our 20 week OB appt. I'm measuring right at twenty weeks, so is baby girl. And baby girl is officially a baby girl :) As many of you know, I had Ava by emergency c-section due to her birth defects, and am really wanting to try a VBAC this time. I had a horrible time healing from my c-section, took me forever before I was able to stand up straight, I had swelling so bad in my legs and feet that my toes couldn't touch the ground. Plus, I felt so removed from the birth with a c-section. You're laying on the table, unable to see or feel anything. NO thank you.
We had Ava at 35 weeks, and she was 7 lbs 8 oz. They said she would have been a ten pound baby if we went full term. So I asked our dr if she induces if the baby is getting to be too big. She said that since we're going for a VBAC, that it's better to go into labor naturally instead of being induced. But, if the baby is too large and it looks like I'll end up having to have a c-section anyway, then we have to decide if we want to induce (which she won't do until 39 weeks anyway so the lungs can fully mature). It's a lot to think about. I had Arielle 9 days early, and Jasmin 4 days early, so she said that this one might come early too.
So, I've been seeing these questionnaires on other blogs, and thought it'd be fun to participate.
How far along are you? 20 weeks 3 days
Total weight gain/loss? 7 lbs gained
Maternity clothes? Nope, still wearing my normal clothes. But I'm in my loose capris that have a bit of stretch to them. Still in normal shirts, but some of my tank tops are getting short so my belly is poking out at the bottom. I just wear a tee-shirt extender under it.
Stretch marks? Nothing new, thank goodness. I did get quite a few when I was pregnant with my oldest. The little jaggedy ones on my belly, and the huge thick ones on my hips that look like a tiger clawed me. I didn't get any more with my second daughter, and with my third daughter, I didn't get any more, but the ends of the ones on my hips turned red.
Sleep? I'm pretty much back to normal. Going to bed around 9:30, dragging myself out of bed around 6. Getting up once during the night to use the restroom.
Best moment this past week? Finally picking the darn name! Her name is going to be Alli. As simple as the name is, it took us forever to get to it. Jake liked Emily, I liked Lexi. Then he turned Lexi into Alexis. I didn't like Alexis, but I like Alexa. He suggested Alli, and while we both liked it, neither of us could agree on the usual names that Alli is short for (Allison, Alice, Alexandra, etc). So Alli by itself it is!
Movement? I feel her all the time. Usually at night when I'm trying to go to sleep. I think we have a night owl on our hands. Jake feels her almost every night, and my mom even got to feel her once. My oldest is dying to feel her, but Alli is most active after the older girls are in bed. The doctor had a hard time getting a look at her, since she was moving around so much.
Food cravings? Nothing weird. If I get something in my head, I can't get it out of my head until I have it. Like, if I see a commercial for Wendy's, then it'll be in my head until I have it, even if it's days later.
Gender? a girl!
Belly button? Still an innie, but getting flatter. Mine never pops out, just flattens out completely.
Milestones? Halfway there!