Friday, December 21, 2007

My Pregnancy 20 Weeks

Well folks, I'm officially HALFWAY!!!!!
Oat Bran moves around like crazy in there. Which keeps me up at night and makes me smile during the day. It's really fun to let Christopher feel the baby move. I've tried to get Timmy too, but he won't hold his hand there long enough to feel it, but he doesn't really understand that there's a baby in there either.
Well, an update on my quest for a VBAC. I have found a wonderful midwife who is very supportive of VBAC's and has agreed to accept me!!! YAY! She has a 90% success rate, which is very encouraging. Christopher and I are just so thankful that we found her and that we can take the safer route of a natural birth rather than major abdominal surgery....for no reason.
Other than that, I'm just growing and growing. It seems everyday my belly gets a little bigger. Oh and finally!!! I gained 3 pounds!! WAHOO! I am very proud of myself. It averages out to 1 pound a week which is what the docs recommend. With Timmy I gained like 5-6 pounds a week! Yikes.

I've been trying to limit my sugar (hard with Christmas!!), cheese and juice intake. I had asked my midwife if I would have an even bigger baby this time since the second baby tends to be bigger than the first. And she told me that the studies have found that large amounts of sugar, whole milk cheeses and fruit juice cause bigger babies. So, I am hoping maybe I'll have a 8 1/2 pounder this time rather than a 91/2! But regardless, I just want a healthy baby, whether it's 6 pounds or 11 pounds!!
Until next week.....Merry Christmas!!


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