20 – 23 Weeks

20 Weeks

20 Weeks Pregnant - Doyle Dispatch

 

Baby Girl A’s profile and hand in a fist:

 

Ultrasound - 20w2 Baby A Profile Hand

Baby Girl A sucking her thumb:

Ultrasound - 20w2 Baby A Sucking Thumb

Baby Boy B actively kicking and punching:

Ultrasound - 20w2 Baby B Profile Kicking

Physical Symptoms: Stretching skin, feeling kicks from the outside, feeling hiccups, sleepless nights, bellybutton slowly disappearing

Emotions: Thrilled after our 20 week ultrasound

Cravings: Fried foods (but not I-need-to-have-it-or-I-will-go-crazy cravings)

Food Aversions: None

Pregnancy Milestones: Feeling the babies from the outside, Braxton Hicks contractions every day (totally normal), Ultrasound update: 15 oz each (should be about 10.5 oz each), Baby A is head-down, Baby B is higher (higher than belly-button)

Purchases for Peanut: Materials for the grandfather picnic blanket quilt

Peanuts’ Sizes: Bananas

 

21 Weeks

21 Weeks Pregnant - Doyle Dispatch

Physical Symptoms: Itchy belly, stretching skin, feeling kicks from the outside (not as much when I’m active), bellybutton still slowly disappearing, Braxton Hicks

Emotions: Anxious

Cravings: Plums

Food Aversions: Sushi and raw meat

Pregnancy Milestones: Crazy itchiness on my belly

Purchases for Peanut: Electrical work done in nursery

Peanuts’ Sizes: Pomegranates

 

22 Weeks

(Not many changes from 21 to 22 weeks)

22 Weeks Pregnant - Doyle Dispatch

Physical Symptoms: Itchy belly, feeling kicks from the outside, bellybutton still slowly disappearing, Braxton Hicks increasing (but not worrisome)

Emotions: Need for nesting, excitement (10th HS reunion)

Cravings: Food!

Food Aversions: Sushi and raw meat

Pregnancy Milestones: Crazy itchiness on my belly

Purchases for Peanut: New windows throughout the house, nursery painted, cribs put together

Peanuts’ Sizes: Papayas

 

23 Weeks

Physical Symptoms: Itchy belly, feeling kicks from the outside, bellybutton still slowly disappearing, Braxton Hicks becoming controlled, some cramping during the morning (until I can drink some cold water)

Emotions: Need for nesting and having a settled nursery and house

Cravings: Greek yogurt and black wax cheddar cheese

Food Aversions: Sushi and raw meat

Pregnancy Milestones: Gained 24 pounds from my lowest weight (due to having lost weight during the 1st trimester)

Purchases for Peanut: Fabric for the crib skirts, fall maternity clothes

Peanuts’ Sizes: Grapefruits