Big Events -
This week has been a rather busy one .
We had two hospital appointments , one for our 20 week scan and the other to see the consultant .
How is baby?
My Baby has had a very busy week .
From head to heel they say baby measures around 26cm which is about the size of a banana.
They say that at 20 weeks your baby already weighs 300g but we had a scan and our little bump is weighing around 340g .
During our scan , we found some interesting measurements -
Head circumference - 170mm
Abdominal circumference - 154.0mm
Femur length - 32.0mm
I love seeing the real measurements like this , it gives me a guestimate of how big our baby actually is inside the womb.
Not only did we see measurements of structure of our baby but we also found out the Nuchal fold thickness which measures the collection of fluid under the skin of the fetal neck.
This is one of the areas that Songraphers test for Downs Syndrome and if it is around 5-6mm thick then it is likely that you have more of a chance of having a baby with Downs Syndrome .
Ours measured only 3.0 a great thickness supposedly.
There were so many more measurements but these are the ones that interested me most.
I still find it amazing to what can be found during the scans .
As well as finding out that our baby was growing well and had everything in the rightful place , we also decided on finding out the sex of the baby and we are so happy to find out that we are having a boy.
The visit to see the consultant proved to be as expected and we were told that we need not return to see him as everything looked to be perfectly fine .
We were only referred in the first place due to the fact that my last born was born two weeks late at only 6lb .
Luckily so far , our measurements were on target and there seemed nothing to worry about.
Sickness and headaches have almost totally gone as well as the cravings and tiredness.
The only discomfort I am experiencing is that I can not sit or stand too long and so need to be responsible in the length of times I do each at a shorter pace.
I have found a new routine.
Now we are feeling baby kicks, I have decided now is the perfect time to start playing music to my baby while in the womb and also a great way to count kicks .
I did not do this with my other children and although I did talk to them I feel this is actually making me feel a little more bonded to our unborn son a little more .
Not only is our son enjoying the music and lullaby that I have chosen to play each morning and sharing his thanks with kicks and a dancing feeling in my tummy, but I also get time to relax and enjoy some us time.
If I feel like he is a little quieter during the usually times I would feel him kick, I get out the music and put it onto my tummy and play his music.
In no time at all it only takes less than 3 minutes before he starts dancing away and reassuring me that he is ok and maybe he was just having a nap himself .
So this week has been a great one, half way through my pregnancy now and it means I only have another 20 weeks to go, how hard can it be right?
Well come back and see because I will be keeping you all updated.