Friday, October 01, 2010

20 weeks, 4 days

Vacation was great! Little did we know that our wee mountain dog is actually a water dog at heart:
Her very favorite thing was running along the beach and exploring the giant piles of seaweed. And while she did hop in the water regularly, I think that she would enjoy it even more if it was a bit warmer!

While on vacation, I passed the 19 week and 20 week mark. Allegedly The Insider is the size of a small cantaloupe now. Also, within one day, my belly went from looking fat to looking round, as per my mother who said "Wow, you really popped overnight!".

The last few days I've been feeling a few what they call "flutters" - basically feels like gas bubbles without the gas. In one week, we have our anatomy scan ultrasound, which means we will know if we're having a boy or girl baby.

Tomorrow, I'm going to try my hand at a prenatal yoga class. I feel blobby and gross since I can't go running, and walking just doesn't do it for me. So I figured at least if I get some stretching and muscle strengthening happening it may help me feel better. Plus I'm sure a little flexibility won't hurt to help during labor. I'm going to check out Studio Bliss since one of our ex-clients is an instructor there. She won't be the teacher tomorrow, but I figure she is a very sweet woman, and if she works there it must be a pretty okay place. I'll let you know how it goes, so long as the exertion doesn't kill me.


Knit and Purl Mama said...

The flutters are the best! Wait til you start feeling the baby really kick!

I was doing pre-natal yoga up until I was diagnosed with Complete Placenta Praevia and had to stop. I loved it. So nice & relaxing, yet a good work out too.

Did you guys find out the sex of the baby? Did you have your 20 week ultrasound yet?

Jallápenno said...

allegedly, I love it. I remember when mine were allegedly the size of like, an apple seed. Crazy. They're WAY bigger than that now!

Jules said...

seriously Sarah, Willow is like a giant pumpkin now!