bump #76: 20 weeks and anatomy scan

This is already the half way mark! Unbelievable!
Part of me wants to freeze time because it's going so fast and I love being pregnant.
The other part of me wants to speed it up because I can't wait to meet him and snuggle him up!

The anatomy scan (detailed ultrasound of baby's vital organs) today went great. He is measuring 20 weeks exactly and weighs 11 ounces. We counted 10 fingers and toes, his heart rate was 154 bpm, and he is cozy and mellow. He cooperated and only moved his arms and fists around a little bit. I haven't felt big punches or kicks yet, but I do feel him rolling around some. New symptoms this week include minor back pain (sciatic nerve?), daily bacon cheeseburger cravings (I might have to name him Carl after my favorite fast food: Carl's Jr.!), a little dizzy spell (prompting me to retire my 4" heels and stick with more practical shoes: 2" wedges), and more *ahem* undergarment shopping. It appears that along with IVF, I got a complimentary boob job :) On the bright side, think of how much money I saved! Next up: a "designer" C-section with a follow up tummy tuck. Just kidding. Unless they offer that as a package deal... I am getting so big and this is only the half way mark!

20 week bump

Some days I feel HUGE. Other days I just feel blubbery. It is safe to say I will not be one of those cute preggos who only gains weight in the belly. I am bigger everywhere! My bottom and my tummy wobble like a teeter totter! It's pretty precious. But as long as the baby is comfortably cushioned in there, I will happily go on growing. *chomps into another burger bite*

And now I get to focus all my shopping energy on toys and clothes for a baby boy! I'm so excited! I've never been to Lego Land or played with GI Joe's and Transformers. This is a whole new territory. Challenge accepted!

And just in case there was any doubt about the gender, that right there is the money shot.
He is ALL BOY :)



  1. Congrats on a good anatomy scan and confirmation on baby boy!!!! Go team blue. So many boy mamas lately.

  2. You are looking amazing. I can see the glow in your face.

  3. You look GORGEOUS!!! Eeeeekkkk!!!! And what a deal- BO(IVF)GO(boob job)!! Amazing!

  4. Look at that baby! You are beautiful! I feel huge, too, and have gained weight all over. And oh my goodness, the lower back pain. And the cheeseburgers! They are so delicious!

  5. Haha- complimentary boob job! You look awesome Bren! Can't believe you're already 20 weeks! This is going to FLY!

  6. Yay! Can't believe you're already half way there! Boys are the best :)


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