I'd like to say these last 20 weeks have flown by, but... not really :) I feel like I've been pregnant forever already! I think it has a lot to do with the complications and worry and just plain being nervous about something almost every single day. Now, I'm not saying I'm grumbling my way through this pregnancy, I'm not! I am enjoying being pregnant! And actually starting to look pregnant and getting to wear maternity clothes... I hope that I get to do this for several more weeks... 20 to be exact :) However, I'm just conscious of every single little kick, bump, stretching, tightening, pretty much anything going on in there. I worked myself into a big ol' tizzy this week because I could feel pressure and could also feel what I thought were contractions (although not regular...). Turns out I was having contractions, but they are Braxton Hicks, and have been very sporadic. I've been told to stop doing whatever it was I was doing to bring them on (stress, excessive movements, lifting, etc). Um, okay... If that doesn't work, I may have to go on some sort of medication, but not right now.
I did go to the doctor this week and although she confirmed my contractions, my cervix is still looking very good, so that's one less thing to worry about (for now)! ;) I'm still doing my weekly progesterone shots, and I'll start going in to get a sonogram every week now, instead of every other week. I think that'll help my stress level immensely.
In other happy news, I'm beginning to really feel her roll around in there! I'm very excited about that :) A lot of times, it's when I'm awake and laying in bed at 3 am. I wonder if that's telling of when she'll be awake when she's on the outside? I heard it is, and I'm wondering how you get a baby in utero to adopt a different sleeping pattern. ha!
Since this post doesn't have pictures, here is one of Dex playing in the bluebonnets...
Thanks to everyone for your prayers! We've been feverishly praying too, and I know God's in control.