Monday, August 29, 2011

20 Weeks

Ok, so I haven't blogged in a long, long time. What else is new? Believe it or not, I am already past the half way mark in this pregnancy. It is absolutely flying. Our big ultrasound was last week and looks like I am baking up another boy. Yep, Darwin is going to have a little brother. His name is Leo. Leo is actually what I wanted to name Darwin but Brian vetoed me with the promise that I could use the name on any future male offspring. Luckily, it wasn't an empty promise. Brian has made good on this one and hasn't even complained. He gets to pick the middle name. Right now he is leaning toward Benson. This is the name of the neighborhood in Omaha where he grew up. I have to admit, I'm not crazy about it but I like that it has meaning for Brian and I'm not going to whine much since I got the first name that I wanted.

Everything on the anatomy scanned looked great and my quad screen numbers were good so all looks well with this little guy. I'm feeling pretty good. It has been a rough summer. It was actually 114 degrees here one day! Insane. It has been cooling off lately so I haven't been too miserable. Unfortunately, I have given up running for the remainder of this pregnancy. My cervix measured a little short on the ultrasound so I just don't feel comfortable chancing it anymore. I always said I would continue running as long as I was having a completely healthy pregnancy. Even though things look good, they aren't 100% ideal so I will back off. I've been walking everyday in our very hilly neighborhood and this really is a pretty good workout. Today I pushed Darwin for an hour long walk and I don't feel like a slacker in the least.

My belly has really blossomed since week 8. No denying I am pregnant now!