Wednesday, June 24, 2009

20 Weeks

Week and day: 20 weeks, 3 days

Belly Button in or out: In

Wedding rings on or off: just took them off. So sad.

Food cravings: Anything sweet! and water... very strange for me.

Food aversions: absolutely nothing

Nausea: nope, haven't had any in a while, hallelujah!

Energy level: up, up, up! Nesting has kicked in and I love it! I never got to enjoy it with the girls, I wanted things to be done but was already quite uncomfortable and wasn't physically able to do everything I want. This time, nothing can stop me! I actually scrubbed my kitchen floor on my hands and knees the other day! I wanted to make sure I got every bit of dirt.

Weight gain: About 16 lbs.

Mood: Cheerful but sensitive. I've cried more in the last few weeks than ever before in my life.

Maternity clothes: Absolutely! Wearing 'em and loving 'em!

Size of baby: length of a banana. I can tell! I feel movement on both sides of my belly now.

Changes of baby: He (yes, I sad HE) is swallowing more these days.
Next appointment: Sometime in July -- ultrasound and check-up.

Other: We're having a BOY! We plan to name him Kru William Turner -- Kru is for my maiden name, Kruithof. William is David's dad's first name and my dad's middle name, so its a solid family name all around. I found out when I went in for my last ultrasound that I have anterior placenta previa. As of right now the placenta is on the back side of my c-section scar so if it doesn't move (which often happens as your uterus grows with the baby), it may make delivery difficult! Please pray it moves as needed.

I feel absolutely great and am loving this pregnancy. We have started cleaning out Kru's room and I'm itching to start decorating! We can't wait to meet this precious little guy, it won't be long now!

By the way, sorry I haven't updated more often one of my little monkeys actually CHEWED our power cable to the laptop and I am dragging my feet about replacing it. I'm loving the technology break! I'm using my moms computer now which is why I'm not posting pictures, but I'll look through her photo album and see if she has any recent pics of the gilies.


Shari H said...

WHOO HOO!!! A BOY! I am so excited for you!

Susan Sene said...

You get to have another ultrasound at your next appointment? I guess that's because of your anterior placenta? At least it'll be fun to get to see baby Kru again! I will pray God will move that placenta to the correct place before he makes his entrance!

Last Paradise said...

AND Belly pics Momma!!! Love the new background by the way :)

Teresa said...

A boy will be so much fun! Hey, this means Intelligender was right! So, should we buy stock in the company or not?? Can't wait to meet him. I know the girls will be so much fun, even if they might be a handful, when he gets here.

Nicole said...

Time for an update Joelle!!

Paul and Erin Stroup said...

HEY! Its time for a blog update!!! Love you girl!

Nicole said...

44 days to go and no update? Don't leave us in suspense!