How far along? 20w2d and officially half-baked.
How big is baby? Cantaloupe! Dude, that just seems huge... The average fetus is approximately 6.5 inches long and 10.2 ounces; he's developing taste buds and gulping down a whole lotta amniotic fluid.
Physical differences from last week? I weighed 118 pounds at the doctor's office on Thursday; which is a 0.4 pound gain from two weeks ago, and an overall gain of 9 pounds. No new stretch marks and the belly button is in. Still wearing regular pants and shorts with the belly band, maternity shirts, maternity skirts and maxi dresses (LOVE).
How I'm feeling? Shaving my legs is officially a challenge. Bah! Sleep has been great, with reasonable bedtimes and no trips to the bathroom. We walked 3 or 4 nights this week, and I followed my diet for the most part, with the exception of Easter brunch. I craved pretzels and those orange circus peanuts, and ate both. BH contractions are raging in the evenings (after chasing Lucy around), but, overall, I feel great, and I'm thankful!
What's been on my mind? Dr. O offered to prescribe me an anti-depressant at my visit on Thursday... I said no, of course, but I'm embarrassed that she thinks I need it. She said that she only prescribes in "extreme cases". I'm doing everything I can to keep my baby from feeling my depression and stress (therapy, walking, yoga, deep breathing, prayer and meditation), but it might not be enough.
What I'm looking forward to? Having a finished nursery, a project that I haven't even started.
Best moment this week? Seeing Baby Boy at the growth ultrasound and ECHO and hearing that his results were perfectly normal and healthy.