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Week 20
Half Way There!

Week 20 . . . I am over halfway done! I cannot believe that I am going to have another baby in less than five months. My blood pressure is doing very well. In fact, at my visit yesterday, my blood pressure was very low for me at 120/70. This is a very stressful time for me because this is when I normally get very sick with my blood pressure. What a relief it is to know that it is holding its own without any medications. I am still seeing my OB every two weeks, and I am comfortable with that. We heard the heartbeat the first time that she placed the doppler on my stomach. The heartrate was between 145-150 which is lower than it has previously been. The baby has been moving sporadically. I feel a little worried because I am not feeling it as much as I was previously. Hopefully it is because the baby is getting bigger. My uterus is measuring at 23 cm which is right on target for me as well. I have been having quite a few headaches again lately. Maybe it is the weather . . . maybe it is hormones. It is starting to turn into fall here in Central New York and some days it is warm and others it is very brisk.

Brad and I are still debating about whether or not we will find out the sex of the baby when I have my sonogram in three weeks. I really want to know so that I can prepare. Brad wants it to be a surprise. Part of me really wants a surprise as well. We did agree that if we do find out the sex, we are not going to tell anyone. I think some of the anticipation and joy of telling others that the baby is born is sort of lost if you already know the sex. So, we are still talking about whether or not we will find out. I am getting more and more anxious to see this little one on the TV screen . . .

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