I still am in awe that I've been pregnant for 20 weeks (and 2 days! LOL) already. It blows my mind. And I feel Hunter moving around all the time now...the force of his punches and little elbows (and just recently, I think it was on Sunday, I felt my first kick right beneath my belly button!) has firmed up a bit but it's not uncomfortable or super strong yet. It brings a smile to my face whenever I feel him moving around inside of me and if it happens when I'm home, I always tell Daryl about it. He can't always feel him moving around yet--usually he'll catch light movement once in a while--but I know we're close to that point! Also, when we're driving in the truck and Daryl suddenly cranks up the tunes, little Hunter must get startled cuz I'll usually feel a sudden flurry of movement then. The first time I realized what had probably happened, I laughed and immediately turned the radio back down.
Oh! And the coolest! I actually SAW my belly move on Sunday when I was sitting on the couch watching tv. Hunter had started up his acrobatics so I looked down and actually caught the movement with my eyes. That was INSANELY cool.
Also on Monday I went to my regular OB to ask a couple more questions, to continue to ease my mind. She told me that yes, I do have "marginal" Placenta Previa but since we still have a while to go, it wasn't something they were concerned with. There is still time for the placenta to migrate upwards as it should. But she just confirmed that if it didn't , I would end up needing a C-Section.
*UPDATE* for Kat! I also asked the doctor about...SEX. I read online (and also remember from Amy's experience) that you should not have sex with Placenta Previa. She said becuz mine is "marginal" that some doctors would not say the "no sex" rule but to be conservative, that was her stance on it. And I'd MUCH rather be safe than sorry so NO SEX it is, until (or IF) things change.
She also said this is something they will be monitoring in the future. I'll end up having another ultrasound (I forgot to ask if she meant sooner or later) to check on the status of the placenta. So everyone, fingers crossed that my placenta gets its traveling papers and hits the road heading north for a looong vacation!!
20 weeks: Our baby Hunter
Your Baby This Coming Week
Your baby weighs about 10.5 ounces (300g) and measures about 7.2 inches (18cm) from crown to rump. He still moves about freely in amniotic fluid.
Your baby may respond to external sounds, such as the music you are listening to or your voice.
Your baby has developed some red blood cells already. The white blood cells that your baby needs to fight infections are being manufactured.
He is developing taste buds on his tongue.
His digestive system is sufficiently advanced to absorb water and sugar from the amniotic fluid that he swallows and pass it to his large bowel.
Your baby has lanugo hair on his forehead and upper lip and his eyebrows are thickening.
Vernix (the waxy substance that covers and protects your baby's skin) accumulates on your baby's eyebrows.
Your baby's eyes are still sealed shut.Your baby continues to grow and develop and his kicking is getting stronger now.