20 Week Update

One thing that is true … I sure am growing!  Monday I reached my “ok … this isn’t really fun anymore” stage.   My feet puff up like sausages giving Ms. Piggy feet.  My hands are swollen so it’s hard to make a fist.  And Baby B is constantly in the back of my rib cage.  No matter how uncomfortable I am though, I don’t think I’m allowed to complain.  I’m not on bed rest, able to work, able to do things (well some things) on my own and most of all I’m not in the hospital.  So … no complaining yet!

Tuesday at work I felt my first HUGE baby kick … like I felt it with my hand on the outside of my belly!  I called Doug right away at work to tell him.  He wasn’t as excited as I was until he got to feel it himself on Thursday night.  It was cute, Abby was sitting on the couch next to me and I asked her if she wanted to feel the babies.  Doug walked into the room at the same time and said “ugh step aside, I haven’t even felt them yet!” and sat by me with anxious eyes, waiting for one of the three babies to make a move.  So far I can only feel Baby C (or maybe B) on the outside.  Baby A is slow low, I don’t think anything can really feel him yet.  Sounds weird, but I feel him mostly on the inside of my belly.

Doug thinks I’m crazy … but I couldn’t help myself.  I uploaded pictures onto one of the “what will my baby look like” websites.  Here’s what our three are “going to look like”!

I’ve got my next OB appointment next week Thursday.  Hoping to find more about when I’ll be done with work or if bed rest is in the near future.  On another note, my heart has been beating at a constant 120 or so.  I’m hoping to confirm with her that it’s ok.

Babies are now the size of a cantaloupe!
Per thebump.com:  Baby gulps down several ounces of amniotic fluid every day, both for nutrition and to practice swallowing and digesting. And, these days, those taste buds actually work! Studies show that after birth, babies respond best to tastes they’ve already had via amniotic fluid. Meaning, think about what you’d like your future child to eat as you prepare your own lunch

My Doug and family continue to take very good care of me!  Thank God for our health and families!

Love, Mel

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