20 Weeks (The Middle of the Road)

Today marks our halfway point already! I can’t believe that we have finally crested the hill of our pregnancy countdown and are now on the downward slope. I know that February will be here before we know it, but at the same time I also know the days will be dragging along. J has less than 100 workdays until Jaxson’s due date, and in total we have 140 more days to go. I know we are so ready for Jax to be here already!

There are women who love being pregnant. And there are women who don’t. J is definitely the latter of the two. She has really popped a baby bump in the last few days and is having constant aches and pains in her legs, her back, her feet, her…you get the point. Regardless not only is she ready to meet Jaxson, she’s ready to get him out of her body too! LOL

We had our checkup with Dr. Connors on Tuesday to review our ultrasound results from last week. Unfortunately there was a finding on the ultrasound in regards to Jax’s brain. Of course we were freaking out when Dr. Connors herself called us to tell us this, so we moved our appointment up from Thursday to Tuesday. Jaxson’s heartbeat is holding strong and steady in the 130s to 140s and everything else on the ultrasound looked great, however since he is measuring in the 86th percentile for size, J has to have another glucose test to make sure she hasn’t developed gestational diabetes. In regards to the finding on the ultrasound, Dr. Connors said that the left ventricle in his brain was measuring a little bigger than normal, 0.9 instead of 0.7. She said that she wasn’t too worried about this since it was such a slight variation and that it could really be due to positioning since he was not cooperating for the measurements. We felt much better after going in to see her. She really is such a great doctor and handles our neuroses quite well!

Regardless, we have an appointment to see a perinatologist this upcoming Tuesday in order to get a level 2 ultrasound (higher resolution images) so they can re-measure and make sure everything is okay with our baby boy. I’m confident everything will be just fine, but I’m thankful for the extra precaution too. As always we will let you know how that turns out.

On the upside we are getting to see our little Jax a lot lately! Not only do we have the level 2 ultrasound on Tuesday, we are having the 3D ultrasound this morning with both of our moms. I know they are both so excited to have this opportunity to see him and share in the experience with us. My mom can’t stop talking about it! I hope we get some good pictures to share with everyone this time since the last ultrasound was kind of a bust on picture quality. 🙂

J has been feeling him moving around…A LOT. She has been feeling a fluttery/tickly movement for a while, but now she can really feel him kicking and punching and doing somersaults. I can’t wait until I can feel him too! I have a feeling it will be any day now. Yay! And she is happy to finally be showing a little bump now!

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Jaxson just keeps packing on the weight! He is now the size of a cantaloupe, weighing just over 11 ounces and measuring approximately 7 inches long. Since conception, Jax has been measured from head to butt since his legs were curled up, but starting this week his measurements are taken from head to toe! The taste buds are now working and he can taste what J had for breakfast, lunch, and dinner by drinking the amniotic fluid. Jaxson’s taste preferences are being determined already, and it seems like he loves Mexican food! Olé!

If he’s anything like J, Jax is going to love cheese!

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Roxxroxx
    Sep 22, 2012 @ 08:12:13

    What a fantastic bump! I don’t understand though why mine is still so small! I have two of normal size in there, and i’m 4 weeks ahead of you guys. A friend at work is the same size as me but 2 months behind and only carrying one. I thought twin bumps were meant to be colossal… I bet it’s all still to come..!

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    • B
      Sep 22, 2012 @ 08:15:43

      Don’t worry, I am sure your bump is on its way. It could be the way your babies are positioned, your pre-pregnancy weight or any number of other things. Trust me, you will be missing your smaller bump soon!! 🙂

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