19 to 20 weeks - XX or XY?

I'm writing in real time now! Yay!

First, I just want to acknowledge that I am at 20 weeks now, which means that we have made it half way through this pregnancy, and that seems kind of unbelievable. The second trimester continues to be much better than the first. I feel a hundred times better, the nausea is all gone, my appetite is back, and sometimes I feel so normal that I forget that I'm pregnant. (At least, until the next time my back starts hurting or I can't get myself comfortable in bed despite the fort of pillows I build around myself every night.)

So, early on in this pregnancy, I got it into my head that we are having a girl. I don't know where this "knowledge" came from, but I was just so sure of it. The rational side of me kept saying that it could be a boy, and I would be happy either way, of course. But my intuition told me it was a girl.

Well, a couple of weeks ago, we finally found out the gender of our baby! And what do you know... we are having a GIRL!!! We got to see our baby girl at the fetal anatomy ultrasound, which was an hour long, and we learned that she is very healthy and measuring right on schedule (even a few days ahead). Those were the best words to hear.

We also got to see our little girl in action, and turns out she is quite the kickboxer. I had no idea because I hadn't felt anything other than bubbles for the past several weeks, but she appears to be quite active. I was beginning to worry about the lack of movement at this point in the pregnancy, but turns out I had nothing to worry about. Right on cue, at 20 weeks, I felt the baby kick for the first time. It's the most incredible feeling - a proof of life growing inside.

Here I am at nineteen weeks, sporting a real bump finally:

19 weeks

Now, we can start picking baby names for real!


  1. Your bump is super cute. I find it fascinating that you knew all the time it was a girl... I wonder how these things work, but they do happen. (Well you hear about them a lot).
    And kicking, and bubbles, and the baby moving around: I am so curious about all of that. Exciting times, happy for you :)

    1. Thanks! I guess I had a 50/50 chance of being right, but yeah I can't really explain it.

  2. You look great!! Congrats on moving on to the 2nd half of pregnancy! :)

    p.s. i also thought for some reason that you were having a girl...:)


    1. Thanks! My mom and mother-in-law also thought it was a girl for a while now!

  3. Congrats from me and D. again! :)

  4. You look great! So exciting about a girl! We were told at 12 weeks that it was for "sure" a girl. We find out next week at the anatomy scan if the doctor was right. Oh and yes, the bubbles are crazy huh? I'm ready to feel real kicks though!

    1. Thanks! I hope your anatomy scan goes well. And don't worry, the kicks are coming! They might even keep you up at night. :)


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