20 April, 2009

Pregnancy - Twenty Weeks

So, a little landmark has been reached, Flyingpops is now *20* weeks pregnant with "MJ" (this is officially the *half-way* stage)...the sickness that was such a problem at the start of pregnancy is now an extremely rare occurrence (hurrah!), the nagging tiredness has also vanished (Flyingpops first daytime nap in weeks was a 30 minute stint yesterday afternoon), and the moods seem to have largely stabilized too (what a relief)...

The baby is now surprisingly large, looking in the baby book (that we *still* haven't returned to the library) reveals it's about the same size (end to end) as a PSP (good analogy eh?), upcoming developments are things like difficulty breathing for mum (as the baby starts to push upwards on the lungs) and it's also around now that the baby starts to follow regular sleep patterns (meaning Flyingpops and MJ will be able to wake each other up)...I am also *supposed* to be able to hear the heart beat with the help of a cardboard tube, however I couldn't even pick up *Flyingpops* heartbeat, let alone MJ's when we had a try over the weekend...Anyway, the second (and last) ultrasound scan is scheduled for this Friday, this is the one where we may (or may not) be able to tell the gender...neither of us particularly want to know one way or the other, but for some odd reason right from the start, Flyingpops has been referring to MJ as a male...and it would be interesting to know if her instincts have been right... ;)

6 comments:

Ys said...

Congratulations! :) Have you decided yet whether you're going to find out the sex?

We were discussing babies last night at my parents house. My eldest sister skipped crawling and went straight to walking at 7 months old! She was apparently the worst first-child in history hehe. Hope your little chap is better ;)

Flyingpops said...

I think we should wait and not find out the gender... this will give us 20 weeks of guessing, old wives tales and superstitions! ... although I'm convinced it's a boy, so why do we need to scan to confirm it?!

Anonymous said...

Nanjan thinks you should wait for a wonderful supprise...as for old wives tales well wedding ring over tummy said its a boy, perhaps we should start taking bets on boy or girl, weight and date of birth, my money is on a boy, 9lbs (outch) and the 9/9/09 or 10th would do as its my birthday x

Flyingpops said...

Oh I like that Nanjan ....

9lb 9oz - born on the 09/09/09 ... would 9pm be too precise? (but I do like to plan!) ... would even be prepared to try my first ever curry if it speeds thinkgs up!

Doesn't Becca share our great nan's birthday too?

-MR X- said...

Congratulations on making to half way! Still be good to see you if you can make it up some time ;-)

-MR X-

Anonymous said...

I just knew you would have done the wedding ring thing!!!! if mj is going to be 9lb lets hope it is a boy!!! forget all the newborn clothes though!!! bless just be happy and enjoy... xxx Aunty & unk