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<p>I HAD a Feb due date, got switched to late Jan... but I stuck with you ladies, cuz I love y'all :)   I am in Sri Lanka and it is Saturday here - so that makes me twenty weeks today!   I am guessing I am the first to reach this milestone... but I thought it'd be cool if we all add here when we reach 20 weeks!</p>
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<p>I feel:</p>
<p>- happy to be half way!</p>
<p>- tired with a recent bout of insomnia, otherwise great </p>
<p>- delighted at the rolling around and bumping I am feeling in my belly.  I have been in India/Sri Lanka for work since over a week ago, and I can't wait to get back now and have my DH feel the bumps in my belly because on the airplane over was the first time I could feel it from the OUTSIDE as opposed to light tapping on the inside.  I know he is just going to be thrilled to get a high five from his baby.</p>
<p>- kind of freaked out there is a whole moving baby inside me</p>
<p>- feeling healthy - though I am struggling with constipation and a bleedy itchy butt</p>
<p>- sort of surprised at how small my belly still is.  I am thicker around the middle - I can't button my skinny jeans or really my regular jeans anymore, but maternity pants slide right off me.  </p>
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<p>And of course, a belly shot!  (excuse my underwear, I am in a hotel room by myself!)</p>
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<p>really, is no one else at 20 weeks yet?</p>
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<p>I'll be 20 weeks on Friday :)  Exciting!  You look great BTW, I'm guessing first pregnancy..?  Sorry if I'm wrong.  That's pretty much how I looked at 20 weeks my first pregnancy, although I'm not huge yet I think my tummy was that big at about 10 weeks this time :)</p>
 

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<p>20 weeks on sunday!</p>
 

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<p>I'm 20 weeks too! <img alt="joy.gif" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/joy.gif"></p>
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<p>Technically my gestational birthday isn't until Friday but my girl measures about 5 days older than the twins so my due date was moved up nearly a week. It's hard for me to go by the new due date which is January 29, 2012 because that would put me at 20w 5d.</p>
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<p>Anyway, I'm a huge belly monster. This is me 2 weeks ago! I'm a little flatter now because the trips are lying in such an odd position. The twins are lying horizontal/sideways and my girl lies vertical (head up) at the bottom. I've had movement since I was 9 weeks but now they are definitely kicking and rolling around. They hate when I sit, I eat standing up otherwise I get really bad indigestion and my food comes right back up. Not exactly a pregnancy-glowing moment! LOL. I'm so happy to be at the halfway point. My peri wants to schedule a c-section at 30 weeks because she doesn't feel my uterus will grow any bigger at that point and the trips development will be prohibited. We'll see. 30 weeks is so close, I'd rather wait until after Christmas so that they don't have a long NICU stay.</p>
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<p>I'm 20 weeks today! But I don't really feel like I'm "halfway" because, well, for the first two weeks you're not even pregnant! LOL.</p>
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<p>Definitely feeling lotsa movement -- almost all in the lower left part of my belly.</p>
<p>Feeling tired and irritable.</p>
<p>Have completely stopped even trying to come up with names, although a couple have popped into my head lately unbidden that aren't terrible.</p>
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<p>Ready for my vacation, which starts today! Only four days but I sure need it. Going camping/fishing/boating for a bit, then getting some much-needed house projects done (like getting firewood for the winter.)</p>
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<p>Hard to imagine this bean's as big as a banana. Whoa.</p>
 

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<p><br>
Haha yes, clearly my first pregnancy!!! :)   And my belly has grown a lot this week.</p>
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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Kkrpata</strong> <a href="/community/t/1329081/20-weeks-today#post_16656998"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border:0px solid;"></a><br><br><p>I'll be 20 weeks on Friday :)  Exciting!  You look great BTW, I'm guessing first pregnancy..?  Sorry if I'm wrong.  That's pretty much how I looked at 20 weeks my first pregnancy, although I'm not huge yet I think my tummy was that big at about 10 weeks this time :)</p>
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<p>the logistics of twins AND a singleton just astonishes me.  wow.<br>
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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Smurfette2</strong> <a href="/community/t/1329081/20-weeks-today#post_16657489"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border:0px solid;"></a><br><br><p>I'm 20 weeks too! <img alt="joy.gif" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/joy.gif"></p>
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<p>Technically my gestational birthday isn't until Friday but my girl measures about 5 days older than the twins so my due date was moved up nearly a week. It's hard for me to go by the new due date which is January 29, 2012 because that would put me at 20w 5d.</p>
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<p>Anyway, I'm a huge belly monster. This is me 2 weeks ago! I'm a little flatter now because the trips are lying in such an odd position. The twins are lying horizontal/sideways and my girl lies vertical (head up) at the bottom. I've had movement since I was 9 weeks but now they are definitely kicking and rolling around. They hate when I sit, I eat standing up otherwise I get really bad indigestion and my food comes right back up. Not exactly a pregnancy-glowing moment! LOL. I'm so happy to be at the halfway point. My peri wants to schedule a c-section at 30 weeks because she doesn't feel my uterus will grow any bigger at that point and the trips development will be prohibited. We'll see. 30 weeks is so close, I'd rather wait until after Christmas so that they don't have a long NICU stay.</p>
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<p>I am joining the 1/2 way mommas! 20 weeks today for me!! Just started feeling "real" movement on a daily basis. It's all downhill from here...right? <span><img alt="winky.gif" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/winky.gif"></span></p>
 

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<p>20 Weeks for me today!  Now that I can feel baby move on a regular basis and I'm starting to wear maternity I'm finally feeling pregnant.  Excited but still nervous!!  Halfway there!  :)</p>
 

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<p>Hooray, I'm 20 weeks today! We have our ultrasound on Tuesday to find out the sex and make sure everything is looking good. I've registered for all of the hospital classes that I can (parenting, breastfeeding, labor and delivery, CPR), so we'll be having a busy Nov./Dec. I may start nesting soon-- getting a co-sleeper, some clothes, etc.-- because I feel like the time is going to speed by, and I want to make sure that even if Baby comes early, we'll be ready!</p>
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<p>20 weeks today <span><img alt="joy.gif" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/joy.gif"> ...I think. My due date has changed twice and I don't remember which due date my calendar is based off of anymore... so I'm 20 weeks, give or take  a few days</span> :\ My big ultrasound is on Thursday, so I get to find out what I'm having. I'm SOO excited! Although I hate that u/s so much! It's always so long for me since DH's side has so many major heart and spine defects that they check for. Otherwise, everything's going well. I still get morning sickness about once a week, which I hate. My belly seems to have popped out over the last week, so I've now switched to my maternity pants...which I only have 1 pair of, so I guess I'll be going shopping at some point in the near future. I started feeling the baby move only about 2 weeks ago or so and it's made the pregnancy sink in a bit more (well, that and having a belly now). Since this pregnancy was a shocker for us, as I was still taking my bc, it hadn't really hit me that it was happening until recently. I'm even more excited now! Yay for 20 weeks!</p>
 

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<p>I'm 20 weeks today! 2nd trimester is so much better than the 1st! Oh my goodness!! It's so nice to feel like myself again! Other than an annoying cough for 4 weeks...all has been great here. Had our anatomy u/s and we didn't want to find out sooo fun!!!!<br><br>
Half way through our hypnobirth classes and we love them! It's been so relaxing and I'm super excited and looking forward to our baby's birthday!!! XOXO</p>
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<p>Finally have a photo.....I can't believe I've waited this long to take one!!! Hopefully will keep it up from here on out.</p>
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<p>woot woot! 20 weeks today too! So excited. Been feeling the baby daily. so cute. We bought some more cloth diapers today. We are not finding out the gender of the baby. I figure this will keep me from being too much of a control freak. AND it will be that little bit of extra motivation for the big day. Congratulations to everyone else on the halfway mark!</p>
 

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<p>I'm 20 weeks today, but I won't consider myself "halfway" until about 22 weeks. DS was Nearly three weeks "late" so thats my reasoning.</p>
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<p>Not a lot has changed. I'm still tired alll the time.</p>
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<p>Morning sickness is completely gone.</p>
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<p>DS has come up with a few names all on his own, and I really like them better than what DH and I have chosen so far. </p>
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<p>We had the ultrasound and opted to not find out the gender and be surprised on our baby's birthday!. The tech said everything looked perfect and I'm measuring right on with my dates.</p>
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<p>Movement hasn't been as noticeable the last few days, slightly concerned about that....</p>
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<p>We've begun unpacking all the baby stuff that we saved from DS.  I don't remember al the clothing being so tiny. :)  The cosleeper is set up, but not attached to our bed yet.  Cloth diapers are organized and ready to go.</p>
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<p>I guess its starting to seem more 'real' now.</p>
 

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<p>Well, I was 20 wks last Friday.</p>
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<p>Besides my Mom, the midwives and the doula we haven't told any family yet.</p>
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<p>This is my 5th and I look like your picture Frannie!!</p>
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<p>The baby is moving lots.</p>
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<p>I'm almost always tired and still feel sick part time.</p>
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<p>I'm tired of trying to eat healthy all the time. I WANT SWEETS!!</p>
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<p>I came up with a girls name, but don't know about a boys one yet. We aren't getting an ultrasound so we won't be finding out the sex.</p>
 

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<p>Finally 20 weeks today!  I feel like I'm super super late, but I guess that makes sense since I am due Feb 21.  Getting movement every day, usually about 1 hour after I eat.  I've only gained 8 pounds, but I am eating like a monster!</p>
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<p>And bonus!  It's my birthday!  So today I shall relax (and work) and eat cake and hope that everyone else is having a wonderful day!</p>
 

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<p>Also a late Feb., here, so I am just now 20 weeks.  I haven't posted much on here lately, once the school year started.  </p>
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<p>My son ended up weaning almost a month ago (at 3 yrs, 7mo, 15 days), which was sad.  Otherwise, all is well.  I am good energy and feel pretty limber still, though I know that will change very soon.  I started feeling random movement at 14 weeks, but since 18 weeks have felt movement very reguarly.  My husband started feeling the baby at 19 weeks. </p>
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<p>No real cravings, which I am happy about since I am really paying attention to weight gain.  I know I am up more than I was with my first and want (hope) to keep within the 25-30 range.  </p>
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<p>I am just starting to feel excited and bought a (new to us) swing and a new baby outfit.  I really don't know why I am not more excited, expect I kind of feel all:  "been there, done that."   The first pregnancy was more novel and had my full attention.  Now I have my son to occupy my mind & time!</p>
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<p>Even though I haven't posted much, I do lurk most days!</p>
 

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<p>Glad to see I'm not the only who has just recently hit 20 weeks, according to my midwife I hit 20 weeks yesterday. A couple days ago I thought I felt movement, but wasn't sure then I've been noticing it more. Last night when m partner and I were in bed, I started feeling it again, and he put his hand down, didn't feel anything then again I felt movement and grabbed his hand, and he felt it. He's all I'm pretty sure it's the baby, and baby seems very active. Very exciting! I'm getting my one and hopefully only ultrasound on Tuesday. My partner really want to know the sex of the baby. He's positive it will be a boy. I'm starting to wake up between 2:30-3:30 and am unable to fall back asleep for quite sometime. I have a feeling it's not going to get better anytime soon. I've been purchasing quite a few diapers, decided I'm going to use prefolds during the day, and pocket diapers in the night time. I'm almost done purchasing newborn diapers, right now I just want to have them all purchased, prepped, and put away until baby comes. </p>
 

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<p>I'm just turned 21 weeks and have spent the past week thinking "hurrah!  I'm half-way there".  Things have started to seem more real these days too. </p>
<p>-I feel the baby move regularly.  DH has felt it a few times too.  DD is too impatient still so she hasn't felt it but she loves "listening" to my tummy! </p>
<p>-I just hired our doula and feel like it's a great fit!</p>
<p>-DH and I are starting to narrow down names.  It feels more real if I have a name to call her.</p>
<p>-I have a definite belly!</p>
<p>-No pain or discomfort aside from sleeping.</p>
<p>-Feeling a little worried that I haven't started working on the baby's quilt or making any special things for the baby. </p>
<p>-The newborn diapers are prepped and ready though! </p>
<p>-And, I know where the newborn clothes are too!</p>
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<p>I think we'll begin to tackle crib (hah!), dresser for DD, rearranging the girls' room, etc... in the next few weeks.   DD and I have a plan to make the baby a mobile that we might buy the supplies for this weekend too. </p>
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<p>Oh and I should probably take a pic of myself and my belly one of these days!</p>
 
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