Bumpdate: 20 Weeks

Friday marked 20 weeks for me and Pickles. TWENTY weeks. That’s halfway, y’all, which is unbelievably crazy. I’m still feeling good. I have some heart burn and lovely acid reflux at night, but I think that’s par for the course these days.

There’s really not much else to report. Things are good, so no news is good news in this case. Thursday marks the big anatomy scan, so we’re pretty excited about that! Yes, we are finding out if Pickles is a boy or a girl, but it may take a little while before I put it up on social media. I’m coordinating things with my husband so that we can find out together, so I’m making things all fun and complicated in order to make that happen. Hopefully I’ll be able to share it by next weekend 🙂

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How far along: 20 weeks! (actually, 20 weeks and 2 days today)

Fun facts: It’s now swallowing! Taste buds are also forming and working, so I need to start upping my spicy-food intake. Gotta get this baby loving chile as much as its parents.

How big is the baby: The baby weighs 10 1/2 ounces and is 6 1/2 inches long (from head to bottom) and around 10 inches from head to heel! Both sites I read say the baby is the length of a banana; I’m just glad they finally agree on a fruit!

Sleep: Fine and dandy.

Best moment of the week: Feeling hiccups! As soon as I knew what I was feeling I got a little teary-eyed. It’s just so neat.

Food Cravings: Oh, I was craving something last week and now I don’t remember what it was. Shoot!

Food aversions: Nada

Movement: YES! Pickles is moving around a lot! It moves around when I’m in the car and I can feel it when I turn on my side to sleep. I also felt hiccups (in the photo above), which was just freaking awesome. I want to feel it kick my hand again, but every time I put my hand on my tummy it settles down and stops moving. Silly baby.

Gender: We find out THIS WEEK! So excited!!!

What I really miss: Wine.

Most worried about: I just hope everything will be okay with Pickles at the anatomy scan.

Most I’m looking forward to: Seeing the baby—the last time I saw it, Pickles looked like a shrimp. It’ll be crazy to see it actually look like a baby this time!

Anything else? I’m wondering if this survey is getting a little repetitive each week? But, I want to keep track of all this stuff, so I may as well do it.


  1. I feel like you just announced and now you're 20 weeks! I can't wait to hear if you're having a boy or girl. I was anxious for that date for us, and surprised by the results!

  2. Heartburn is no fun! I've been dealing with it for the past two weeks too. I'm about ready to give in and just buy some form of natural tums. After all I've also been told I need extra calcium for the Lil'One now. My midwife also recommended papay enzyme.

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