Thursday, May 7, 2009

20 Weeks Today!

I am officially half-way through my second pregnancy!!! So far, time has flown by in a whirlwind of nauseus mornings, tiring afternoons, and all-day backaches, but I am pleased to say that everything is now looking up and feeling great! I can hardly believe I am already half-way... it only seems like yesterday that I read that positive pregnancy test!!!

Last Wednesday we had the routine 19-week ultrasound. As far as could be seen, bub is growing well and looks healthy! The sonographer had a terribly hard time taking the required measurements because bub kept thrashing around... this bub is usually quite inactive... I think it just hates being poked and prodded!!!

We decided against finding out the sex of the baby. My partner had wanted to, but eventually came round. We found out with our first child, so I thought it might be nice to do things differently this time and leave the announcement until the big day. We just had to stare at the walls while the sonographer looked at bub's legs, just in case it was obvious. I am looking forward to the midwife saying "It's a..." Everyone is so far convinced I am having a boy. I'm not sure if that's just because I already have a girl or because they can actually tell. Me... well I have no idea! I knew quite early on first time round, but right now I am confused between the little voice in my head saying its a girl and the general consensus that it's a boy. Only time will tell I guess!

Unfortunately, we only got a few paper photos this time round so I have no pics of bub to share. However, I do have some belly pics to share!!!

Given today marks the half-way point of my pregnancy, I asked DH to take a few photographs of me down by the Swan River. I think he did a great job. Here's a few of my faves;


































































And one of my daughter (just because she's cute!);


















In scrapping news, I haven't scrapped for weeks! I did manage to make 11 cards on the weekend... 10 for a class that I will be teaching at Just Scrapbooking's Retreat in August, and one for Week 3's 7 Deadly Sins Wrath challenge at Wicked Princesses. This week's criteria were;

  1. black, white and red
  2. paint/ink effects
  3. tearing/distressing
  4. sorry-themed

Here's my take;













Well, I think that's about it for me for now.

Before I go, I just want to congratulate another of my online friends, Tatum Woodroffe, on the safe arrival of her beautiful daughter, Jasmine Michelle. Jasmine was born on the 20th of April, weighing in at 8 pounds 2 ounces. Do pop by
Tatum's blog to congratulate her if you get the chance!

7 comments:

Melissa said...

Oh Chloe, hubby did do well with taking the photos.You look so serene and beautiful.Yay for hitting the halfway mark.the last half will go very quickly

Kirsty said...

You look beautiful:) Congrats on half way!

Kerryn said...

YAY thanks for putting up some piccies Chloe :), you are looking fabulous! Fantastic will power not finding out what sex the bubby is too. It's the best surprise when they tell you :).

Felicity said...

how cute is your baby bump and to be half way.. time sure does go quick!! Glad to hear that things are going well.
Yes you have cute daughter!
Love the card too!!
BTW thanks for stopping by too!
x

TatumW said...

Yay for halfway! You are looking fantastic :) Thankyou for the congratulations. We are loving having our little princess here with us...just gotta get some photos printed so I can scrap her LOL! Hope u have a great weekend! Tatum xx

byclops said...

Halfway already? WOW!!! Great pics :)

Tanya said...

I know I'm a little late but just getting around to checking your blog while I'm on my lunch break at work! WOW you look fabulous for half way Chloe, you're just glowing :)