20 Weeks/Halfway There!

Yes, I skipped last week…I was dealing with a kidney stone that was causing pain for 3 out of 5 days. Good news is I haven’t had any pain since last week. Bad news is that they found a 7mm stone in my left kidney at an ultrasound on Tuesday. At 7mm, it’s almost for sure too big for me to pass myself. Since I’m pregnant they can’t do anything about it. Right now it’s unobstructive so there’s nothing to be done except wait. When the pain comes back if it gets over an 8 out of 10 with pain meds they will do another ultrasound to see if it’s become obstructive. If it has, we have to consult with a urologist since they can’t do the normal treatment because it involves radiation. I just got the results so I’m still processing all this information

We are still waiting on the amnio results. I called 3 days ago and they didn’t have it. I called again this morning and spoke with the genetic counselor. She called the lab while I was on hold and said they were sending it over and she would call me back in a few minutes after she got it and reviewed it. That was a hour or more ago. I know she has patients throughout the day so I’m hoping that she gets back to me by the end of the day.

Weekly Update:

How far along: 20 Weeks

How big is baby: Size of a Belgian Endive, about 10in/25.5cm (we’re measuring from head to toe now instead of crown to rump)

Symptoms: I’ve been feeling pretty good. My stomach has good times and bad times in the nausea department. I’m still pretty tired most of the time, but we are also adjusting to the school schedule which means waking up earlier than summer.

Movement: He’s definitely getting strong in there. I feel him several times a day and some of them are strong!

Sleep: I’m still doing the Espson salt baths most nights. I always regret it if I don’t take the time to do them. I haven’t been sleeping great though. I’ve been waking up around 4:30-5 (either on my own or because a kid hit her loose tooth on her water bottle and now it hurts) and I haven’t been able to go back to sleep very well before it’s time to get up.

Food cravings?  My fruit craving has subsided for now. I haven’t been strongly craving anything as of late

Food Aversions? Not too much. Sometimes I start eating a meal and it’s just not appealing so I force myself to eat a bit, but don’t finish it.

Anything making you queasy or sick? eating too much

Best moment of the week? The kids starting and enjoying school,

Next appointment:  Tomorrow is the anatomy scan and my next OB appt is Oct. 3rd


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