I had my anomaly scan on Monday (what a beautiful name for it). For us it meant nervously awaiting the news that our baby is growing normally and has no genetic defects... for our families it meant one thing. Gender scan. Now, we decided that this one would be a surprise but some family members are finding this news difficult :)
Before I get into it, here's a bit of an Outfit of the Day:
- Jeggings - Penneys / Primark (great elasticated waist)
- Cardi - Forever21
- Top - Dunnes (€12) - Empire line is so handy for pregnant ladies
- Necklace - RubyCotton.com
- Boots - Roxy
- Glasses - Accessorize
Here are 10 issues floating through my head at 20 weeks:
1. Some meats and herbs still make me feel nauseous. Last time round this was gone by 10 weeks. Gagging is always such a pleasure.
2. Still fitting into my pre-pregnancy jeans. Ok so not big deal on your first but by our second you have separated tummy muscles to deal with. On my last pregnancy I was most definitely in maternity jeans by now - more to make room for all the food I ate in the 2nd trimester - I was starving all the time!
3. Belly button which is usually an inny is now completely flat.
4. Wishing I had massaged more bio oil into previous c-section scar or perhaps if I had left it longer than 7 months between pregnancies it wouldn't be an issue.
5. Nesting instinct has already kicked in - planting flowers, baking and cleaning things I never thought of before.
6. I'm enjoying having so much energy for my baba at home.
7. Loving that the kicks can be seen through my clothes now.
8. Dreading giant boobs! I feel like I just got rid of them after breastfeeding and they're back already. I just refuse to wear ugly, sensible underwear.
9. So far my emotions are stable. No melt downs over chocolate biscuit not having enough chocolate...yet.
10. No pregnancy acne yet either. On my first I had horrible skin issues. Still time though.
Here's the 20 week scan photo - boy or girl?
Think that's it for today. Any of you at a similar stage? Thoughts on 4d scans?