Apologies for yesterday’s panicked ramblings. Today I am 20 weeks and 6 days pregnant and yesterday we had our anomaly scan. The poppy seed is still with us! The heart is beating strongly and we have one cheeky, awkward monkey on our hands. Again! May I present, baby number four at 20 weeks 5 days:
Complete with pout (runs in the family) and legs over the head (I only wish I could do that!). This little poppy seed put us through our paces yesterday! If you read my mess of thoughts in this post, you’ll know that I was quite nervous about this scan. I still can’t really explain it. I just wanted everything to be ok. And it was. Eventually.
The poppyseed was in a really awkward position, with legs stretched right over the head, and it was not in the mood for moving. I was asked to lie on one side, and then the next, and after 45 minutes I was asked to go to the loo to see if it moved a little. If not, I was going to have to re-book! Luckily, the scan was completed (baby moved a little, and showed off a bit by grabbing its feet) but it took well over an hour to get all of the measurements down. And the result? All is well. As it should be. And the placenta is right at the top (perfect position for a VBAC delivery) and slightly towards the front, which explains why I’m not feeling much movement at the moment. Phew!
This week the poppy seed is the size of a mango, and there are days where I look as though I have a water-melon stuffed down my top! My bump is certainly rounding out now, as it should be, and I am feeling more and more pregnant with each day that passes. If the poppyseed is a girl, her uterus will now be fully formed, and filled with around 7 million eggs. If it’s a boy, the testicles will have begun their descent from the abdomen to the scrotum. And as for me? I’m supposed to be experiencing thicker, more healthy hair and nails, and my skin is supposed to be glowing around now. I guess so. I’m feeling a lot better than I have in a long time, and that can only be a good thing.
And so we’re half way there. 20 weeks down, 20 more to go…