Category Archives: week 20

Week 20/21: Cute as a button

Little one was rather shy during his first 3D ultrasound scan but we managed to get this almost-full view in. Thank God all is progressing well – placenta, amniotic fluid and cord vessels; baby’s head, nervous system, chest, abdomen, limbs… and yup, he’s definitely still a boy! Gestational age is around week 20 and 21 so EDD remains sometime between mid to late November.

Here’s the first “snapshot” of our Thanksgiving bundle of joy 🙂

Week 20: Kicking along

It’s been pretty much routine sleep-eat-work-eat-sleep. The highlight (or rather, lowlight) being a nasty bout of allergies – mainly a runny/blocked nose – since Thursday night. Called the doc on Saturday morning for some pregnancy-safe antihistamines. She suggested chlorpheniramine which cost peanuts from the nearby pharmacy AND worked beautifully, except that it knocked me out pretty good! As hubby had also just completed his Lasik operation, we both ended up recovering at home and eating home-made chicken soup most of the weekend.

On the plus side, after a string of busy days, we both got some R&R and felt the baby kick several times! On Sat afternoon, we also went for part 1 of our church’s Christian parenting course though honestly, I was so groggy from the meds I barely remember most of it. Thankfully, hubby took copious notes 🙂

Oh yes. Happy Independence Day, America!