Thursday, April 11, 2013

20 Weeks!!

Well, we finally made it to the halfway mark! 20 weeks  :)  We had our anatomy ultrasound today, and Justin was finally able to see our little one move around. He/she finally looks like a baby, with a little more weight than the 16 week scan. He/she was a little less active this time, perhaps because they're crammed in there. The baby's legs were bent and up in front of the torso during the ultrasound.

There are ten fingers and ten toes, and everything looks completely healthy so far!

Luckily we had the scan done at the perinatologist, so they did a few 3D scans too, which I thought we were going to have to pay for separately and out-of-pocket if we wanted to have it done. The 3D scan was so much more exciting - it actually looks like a baby. His/her mouth was open for most of the scan in a little "o" shape. It was incredible to see our little one's face. So exciting ;)

Say hello to baby McLeod!

The last one is my favorite. Cute little open mouth, and I think that's either a hand or a foot on the bottom left corner - hard to tell.

It sounds like everything is right on track. Baby McLeod is about 11 ounces, and about 6.5 inches from head to bottom, approximately the size of an heirloom tomato. The due date is now on track too. The baby's size indicates I'm only one day ahead of the scheduled due date. So it is still estimated as being September 1st, or perhaps the very end of August.

I also started feeling the punches and kicks one week ago today. Now I feel them about 5-6 times a day, for about 10-15 minutes. Pretty crazy feeling :) Now we're just waiting until Justin can feel them on the outside of my belly.

Hope all is well! We're all healthy and happy here in the McLeod household. Have a great weekend!!