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I'm following a first-time pregnant mom, 19-year-old bam61907, on her exciting journey from bump to baby. Check back every Wednesday for the latest developments!
What's Happening with Mom: It's my 20th week and I am sooooo relieved to be half-way through! Looking back, I think about those scary trips to the ER, but I know everything will be worth it in the end. It's really starting to hit me that my baby will be here before I know it.
Justin felt the baby kick for the first time this week, which was so exciting! He loves feeling the baby move -- I think it makes him feel more involved.
We had a wedding to go to on Valentine's Day and everyone there was all over my baby bump, which was pretty funny. I'm feeling good, but big (even though everyone else says I'm small) and tired. On Sunday, I was leaking milk -- that really caught me by surprise! Justin got a good laugh out of it.
My husband hasn't said that sex is different for him now, but for me it's uncomfortable. We're experimenting with different positions and he's been really understanding.
I was lying on the couch this week and the baby was moving around -- I looked down at my bare belly and he was pushing out on the left side and you could actually see it. It was weird!
Justin will be coming along for the big ultrasound to find out the sex. We both think I'm having a girl, but as it's gotten closer, I can see us with a boy, too. So who knows?!
Right now, I'm just hoping the baby cooperates and shows its goodies. I cannot imagine how disappointed I'll be if we can't find out. =(
What's Happening with Baby: I'm half-way there! I'm around 6 inches long and weigh about half a pound -- I'm growing very fast and getting stronger, which means you can more easily feel my movements. My teeth are forming, hair is growing, and sensory perception is getting sharper.
Question of the Week from Answers:
Are any of you having a hard time having sex now that you're pregnant? DH and I tried last night, but we just couldn't get comfy and he's always worried about hurting me. It's such a huge process now. -- Anonymous
I don't have sex because it's not comfy -- you are not the only one! -- Anonymous
Now that I'm over 20 weeks, I find it's starting to get harder. I sometimes get cramps, as if I've been running for a long time, and we have to stop for a few seconds. And sometimes I have the feeling it's touching the baby, even though I know it's not, and that makes me uncomfortable, too. -- misty91
I had this with my first. Sex was really uncomfortable even though I still wanted the intimacy. Try multiple positions and just laugh at it if it seems awkward. Don't put too much emphasis on trying to feel sexy. -- leoangel
Have you hit the half-way mark yet? What's on your mind? Share your questions and concerns here.