Week 20 – Paper Plane

A hot week with a cold

The baby is the size of a paper plane

Recharging Energy 

The heart, the brain, the lungs… everything seems to be in good shape and he seems pretty comfortable in there šŸ™‚
 
I had a cold this week and it was quite deflating. After a strong active period last week, the momentum was gone and the energy drained away.
 
It was frustrating. The lack of energy meant didn’t make progress in some areas – like unpacking and getting our home ready. And I had to cancel some things last minute, including meeting the founder of my Pilates school. She happened to be in town and wanted to work together. In the end, it was a good reminder that there’s a lot we cannot plan and we just have to go with it.
 
Maybe it was the way my body found to tell me I was doing too much and it was time to slow down a little. At least it wasn’t harmful to the baby. While it took longer than usual to recover everything is fine again and coming back to normal.

The baby is growing!

We are now half way through the pregnancy and had an ultrasound. This is a bigger exam, to check that all is well with the baby’s development including all major organs. The boy is big and looks great. The heart, the brain, the lungs… everything seems to be in good shape and he seems pretty comfortable in there šŸ™‚
 
My belly is rather big, although the weight is quite good. I wonder if it will keep growing at this rhythm or if will platoon a little. The rest of the body is not changing much yet although I’m often lacking strength. We’ll check again during our next doctor’s appointment how the iron is going. The protein intake could still be higher but it has gotten better.
 
My dad was also here for a visit and got all excited. He was thrilled to see how we are doing, the baby clothes and the place where he will likely grow up. It was wonderful to have him here, despite having a cold and not being able to show him around the city. Still, we had some quality time together he was very happy to be with the three of us.