Into The Fifth Month

Hello month five! That means we have hit the halfway mark now. Twenty weeks down and twenty more to go. So far I have only gained a total of four pounds and I seemed to put it on all this week. I have hard a really hard time gaining any weight during this pregnancy so the doctor was happy to see that I have managed to put on a little at least. I'm finally getting a bit of a baby bump going on.

Baby seems to be doing fine. Though I will not be able to feel the baby move just like I never did in my other pregnancies due to the size of my placenta. But that's ok. I'm used to not being able to feel any kicking or movement. Sometimes I don't like that because then there is no reassurance if the baby is ok or not. But since this is my third time going through this with the same thing, the worries aren't really there anymore.

We had our gender ultrasound this week as well. And of course, like every single one we've been through, my husband did not go with me. He has never gone to one before. That is because he wants to know the sex of the baby and I refuse to know. So if he goes, he will see, whatever he can to know. So if he stays home, there isn't anything to know or see or find out. So it works out.

So yes, I made sure I told the tech I didn't want to know but to at least have her write it down for me and seal it in an envelope. So the baby was moving around a bit. It was kicking it's legs on the screen and moving it's arms and head. It's fun to watch the baby move since I have no feeling of that at all. At least I get to see it happening.

Ultrasound photos are so freaky, aren't they? It's so exciting and fun to see your baby on screen. I don't know anyone who doesn't like going for an ultrasound. But don't they look like little aliens?

She said the baby's heart rate is at 151 which has been the highest it's been yet. It keeps going up every appointment. And it weighs 10 ounces now. So getting closer to one pound. Regardless of my weight gain issues, she said the baby is at the right weight for the number of weeks I am at. I'm glad to hear that. I didn't want it to be under or even somehow over weight.

So what are your guesses on what the baby is? I'm secretly hoping for another little girl. I love that I have one of each and I love my little guy so much. But since we had a girl first and then a boy, I'd like another girl. We shall see! I'm excited either way on what the baby will be. But of course, I'll be finding out when the baby gets closer to being here.


  1. Adorable post Rebecca, I'm thinking that it's going to be a girl but I'm no expert, I guess I just hope it is since you have your heart set on one, fingers crossed for you!

    1. I don't know. I had someone yesterday tell me they think my belly looks like a girl. So I hope so!!

  2. I am thinking girl this time around. :) THINK PINK!

  3. hmmm I don't know lol, but great ultrasound pics!

  4. I agree with you, its always exciting to have an ultrasound! I go for another on Tuesday and I'll be 19 weeks, we are so close!

    I think you are having another boy ;)

  5. I'm guessing a girl. I'm now following you on bloglovin, would love a follow back!^^

    Belle Epoque

  6. I've got three boys and a girl, and we're done having babies now, but it would have been nice to have added one more girl to the mix. ;)

    Thank you for sharing your journey. Don't you just love sonogram pitures?!!

    Thank you for linking to Super Sunday Sync!

  7. YAY!!! How did I get so behind in life to miss that you are growing baby #3?!?! I'm so happy for you guys!!! I need to email you like asap and ask you tons of questions! :-))

  8. Ultrasounds are the best! I love watching them wiggle around, its the most amazing thing.
    Props for not finding out what it is! I wouldn't be able to handle it; I had to know! I had a hard time waiting for the tech to do all her routine stuff before telling us; I don't know how I could wait through the whole pregnancy!
    I'm going to guess girl because it seems to be the year for girls. I know 3 people plus myself that are all pregnant with girls right now!

  9. I LOVED ultrasounds! So exciting and such a bonding experience! Found your lovely blog from the blog hop! Newest follower :) Feel free to stop on by if you feel like it! Would love to see you

  10. Oh congrats on making it half way! I'm guessing boy. Looks boyish haha, but maybe it's because I have boy fever and I have all girls so far! Thank you for linking up with us!

  11. wow -- i am so out of the loop i didnt even know you were expecting again -- so BIG congrats!!! so happy for you!
    i have to say boy -- but i am never right at these things... lol!

  12. Two little girls together aka sisters are so much fun! I know from having my both girls :) BUT brothers would be just as fun I bet :) I'm going to go with girl tho! LOVE updates like this! Your photo is precious!

  13. I'm thinking girl! So exciting to be halfway!! :) I love ultrasounds, they are my favorite part of the pregnancy.

  14. Aww... congrats! I HAD to know each time! I'm a Mama of 3 :)
    Thanks for linking up with us via the Mommy Monday Blog Hop

  15. Congratulations on your pregnancy! Ultrasounds are so exciting.
    Stopping by from the "Meet and Greet Blog Hop. Following you on Bloglovin, Twitter, and Facebook. Looking forward to reading more of your posts.
    Have a great weekend :)
    Bismah @
    Simple Mama

  16. I think it might be another girl, but you never know. Glad everything is going well though.