Pregnancy is flying by...

Never thought I would say this but his pregnancy is truly flying by! It is seriously insane. With Vincent I was counting every day and I was so in tune with tiny change in my body. This time around I am so much more laid back, which is nice! I know the baby is fine and if something would ever be wrong we would deal with it as it comes. I am getting better at the whole anxiety of the unknown and starting to take things as they come versus looking at the worst case scenario! 

Baby #2 has been pretty active and the kicks are getting stronger day by day! So far there have been differences with the two pregnancies, as far as this time around  the heartburn was out of control, thank God that has died down! I had horrible acne with Vincent and this time around it is not nearly as bad! Yes ladies, the pregnancy glow is not always true! It really sucked, I truly felt like I was a 14 year old again! lol But do not worry Jordan told me last night that I still have 19 weeks for it to get worse, thanks hunny! :) I am pretty much carrying at the same place as Vincent and the growth seems to be the same as far as my belly goes! I have had much more leg cramps this time around and so far my weight gain is less...as if it could have been any worse than last time! Woops! 

Here is what Luke or Lilly is up to this week: Your baby now weighs about three-quarters of a pound and is approximately 10 1/2 inches long —the length of a carrot. You may soon feel like she's practicing martial arts as her initial fluttering movements turn into full-fledged kicks and nudges. You may also discover a pattern to her activity as you get to know her better. In other developments, your baby's eyebrows and lids are present now, and if you're having a girl, her vagina has begun to form as well.



Here is a list of a few Old Wives Tales, it will be funny to see how they work out this time around! 


Old Wives Tale #1:  Heartburn
If a pregnant woman experiences heartburn throughout the 9 months of pregnancy, she’ll have a baby born with a full head of hair.   Kind of true, Vincent had a small amount of hair! This baby better have a full head of hair if it is true! :) 
Old Wives Tale #2:  Heart Rate
If the baby’s heart rate is above 140 bpm, it is said that the baby will be a girl.  If it is under 140 bpm, then it will be a boy. Jordan swears Vincents was slow, but I always remember him being in the 160's so not sure if this is true, baby #2 has had a fast heart rate from day one though!
Old Wives Tale #3:  Acne
If you have acne while pregnant, it’s a girl.  It’s thought that acne during pregnancy is caused by the extra hormones.  SO WRONG last time, so unless it kicks up 10 times worse this time I am not too sure! Please pray it does not! :)
Old Wives Tale #4:  Previous Kids
This tale only applies if you have had previous kids.  If you have and that child’s first word was momma, you will have a girl.  If your first child’s first word was dadda, you’ll have a boy This one is clearly a new test for us, but Vincents first word was Dadda! 
Old Wives Tale #5:  Chinese Gender Chart
The Chinese Gender Chart claims to have an accuracy rate of over 90%.  It is based on how old the mother is at conception and the month that she conceived. It was wrong with Vincent, it said he should have been a girl, and this time around it also says a girl!



Old Wives Tale #6: Queasy Does It

Sick as a dog during the first trimester -- or still? Signs indicate you're having a girl. Little or no morning sickness points to a boy. I had no morning sickness with Vincent and non this time around! :)

I just think these are fun and sometimes they are right by luck, but it will be interesting to see again how accurate or inaccurate they are! :) 

By the way my first gut instinct was a boy! But of course after thinking about it and looking at girls clothing and nursery decor, I want a girl! 19 weeks and we will know! Cannot wait! 
Leave comments on what you think the sex is! Clearly by my poll most of you are pulling for a girl! I am off to dream of the perfect pink and green damask nursery! 


Totally forgot to add these pics from last weeks 20 week u/s!
Top is profile and hand, Bottom is a foot! 

These are both of the face and body---Doctor had the marker on the eyes in one so it looks weird!





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