Sunday 30 November 2014

Pregnancy Update - 20 Weeks

Baby is the size of a small banana.

I actually can't believe I am now at the halfway mark of my pregnancy already, it's insane! The last few weeks have just flown by so quickly and I'm pleased to say that I am feeling pretty good, quite big on the bump front but otherwise well in myself, I started taking some multi-vits with Iron rather than without and they seem to be helping with my energy levels also. 

This week I have had my 20 week scan which is the anomaly scan, performed to find any major defects with baby and to check growth (and gender if desired!). Thankfully everything seemed to be ok, the Sonographer had a bit of trouble getting decent images due to my anterior placenta (basically my placenta is at the front nearest my stomach rather than posterior towards the back). I had my suspicions that I had a anterior placenta due to baby's movements feeling slightly muffled and quite different to my first pregnancy, it shouldn't cause any problems it just means that there is some extra cushioning at the front! You can see in the picture above little bean is throwing its head back ad pouting, quite a cute scan picture I think.

This week baby continues to develop rapidly and is swallowing more, meconium is also being produced which is the black, sticky stuff involved with digestion. Baby is weighing around 10-12 ounces too! 

I still haven't taken any proper side on bump pictures as yet, everything just feels so different this pregnancy, I'm terribly unprepared!! Come January I definitely think I need to start picking up a few things!

You can read my 19 week update by clicking here.


  1. Congratulations on the pregnancy, I agree the 20 week scan picture is very cute x

  2. Wonderful stage to be at, and always lovely when you see the scan photos. Make the most of this time. It was at this stage that I announced my last pregnancy. Managed to keep it shh until then. Has Alfie taken much notice of what is going on?


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