20 week ultrasound it’s A….

Well on Friday we had our big ultrasound! J and K flew into town on Wednesday so it was nice spending a bit of time with them! We spent time in a old town st. Charles and then had dinner at our house where we had a buffet of st Louis! We had pork steaks, imos, toasted ravioli, white castles and gooey butter cake! It was a success! My kids thought it was the best dinner ever haha. So on Friday we did the whole ultrasound and baby B really was active but didn’t want to roll over so I’ll have to do another ultrasound at 28 weeks to get a few more pictures of the heart. Everything looked perfect though! Baby B is growing well and is about 12oz I believe they said! So when they finally got to the sex of the baby I for one was shocked 😳! Turns out it’s a BOY!!! now let me explain why I was so surprised. After we did our transfer where they put the baby in the dr said well she’s all in there! I was pretty mad thinking he told me the sex of the baby after it was decided we didn’t want to know! So needless to say this whole time I thought I already knew it was a girl and I just had to keep it a secret! They said it was a boy and I just couldn’t believe it! I’m so very excited for J and K. So now we are already at the half way point so now it gets more exciting each week!!!! Oh and baby B is moving a lot more now and is definitely getting stronger. He really loves waking up at around 4 am to kick and play me not so much. Good thing I like this little guy! I’m glad he’s letting me know he is there even if it is too early. So here is what baby B is up to this week!!!

You’ve got a heavyweight in your belly at 20 weeks pregnant (well, in baby terms, anyway). Your little champ weighs about 10 ounces and has a height, crown to rump, of about six-and-a-half inches. Think small cantaloupe (and probably as sweet too). While your baby is definitely getting bigger, there’s still plenty of growing room in there, which allows him to twist and turn (and allows you to feel his acrobatics!).

Curious about whether that melon-sized belly has a boy or a girl inside? Now’s your chance to take a peek! Though the external genitals in both male and female fetuses still have a way to grow, you’ll be able to find out your baby’s gender via the second trimester ultrasound , usually scheduled for anytime between 18 and 20 weeks. This routine exam gives your practitioner a chance to see how things are going in there (and wow, are they going!). If you’re carrying a girl,  your baby’s uterus is fully formed this week and the vaginal canal is starting its development (which means that in a few decades, you might be a grandma!). Your little girl also has primitive eggs in tiny ovaries now, seven million of them. By birth, that number will be down to two million. If your fetus is a boy, the testicles have begun their descent this week, though they’re still in the abdomen waiting for the scrotum to finish growing so they’ll have a place to go in a few weeks.

( I’m not sure why my daughter looks like this lol)

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