Tuesday, December 20

21 Weeks

Since the most important thing going on in my life now is my pregnancy, I figured I’d jump back in with a bit of an update of where my pregnancy is now. Things seem to be progressing along nice and normally. I first felt the baby moving around almost two months ago, but I wasn’t positive if it was the baby or just gas until just before Thanksgiving. Now there is no mistaking the baby’s movements for anything else. However, the baby’s movements can not yet be felt through my belly.

The doctor did more blood test on me, which came out normal. Then last week we went in for the 20-week ultrasound. This marks what should and hopefully will be the halfway point of my pregnancy. My husband was quite enamored by the whole process. He didn’t get to go with me to the last ultrasound and he can’t feel the baby like I can so seeing the baby moving around and in such detail was quite the experience for him. Unfortunately, the still photographs just don’t do the whole experience justice, but that's all that I have to share with you.



The sonographer showed us the baby bit by bit and took lots of measurements and discovered nothing worrisome. We could actually see his/her ear and his/her fingers and toes, but if we found out the gender I'm not telling. The baby is already 14 cm long and weighs about 13oz. All the major developments are done, now the baby just gets to work on getting the details together and preparing for life outside the womb and of course increasing in weight and size. If I were to go into labor today, the baby’s chance of survival would be very slim, but over the next few weeks those chances will improve greatly.

8 comments:

Sue said...

What a wonderful picture!! I could hardly make out our babies from the ultrasound scans, and in those days they didn't give us pictures to take home. But yours looks just perfect. 21 weeks is a good stage to be - over the worst of feeling nauseous (hopefully), and also well over the most dangerous trimester from the baby's perspective. And, as you refer to, 20 weeks is the official 'viability' stage - every day now the baby is more able to survive outside the womb, although I hope he/she will stay warm and cosy in situ for another 19 weeks or so. Lovely to see you blogging again BTW

Bearette24 said...

The baby looks much bigger than last time! You must be excited :)

Anvilcloud said...

That might be the clearest picture that I have seen.

gypsy said...

Well isn't that just something.

Hope you're feeling strong and sassy -- you'll need both!

Keep us posted!

tapestrygirl said...

AWWWW! So sweet, i got chills and shivers all over seeing your babe. You are amazing, I hope you feel it. Baby making just blows my mind, in a good way. Love you! Pat your belly for me!

J Bo said...

Welcome back! I'm glad to hear that all is well with baby jam! Curious as I can't see his/her photo! Could I see it at flickr?

Deb said...

Awwww...I just love these sweet sonogram pictures! I've seen both of my grandbabies before they were born this way :)

Glad to hear that you're doing well! I hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas. You have so much to look forward to this next year!

Lora said...

No problem!

Here's the flickr view: http://www.flickr.com/photos/27068654@N00/76397589/in/set-1638085/