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20 Weeks Pregnant – Getting To Know The Baby

I feel like I’ve known both my children forever, they are exactly who I always knew they would be. Maybe it’s because without knowing it I got to know them long before they were born. This pregnancy I feel much more aware of my body and my baby. I’ve started to get to know it’s punches and kicks, and even when it has teeny tiny hiccups. With my first two pregnancies I was never this aware or maybe I just never realized I was.

The past week a lot has changed, I feel the baby on a regular basis where before it would come and go and I would go days without feeling anything. Now I know that shortly after I wake up I will get a few kicks, I also know that after I have something sweet I can be sure to feel the baby. Every few days when I lay down for the night I feel the hiccups and a sideways kick or two. I know that when my husband speaks loudly I’ll feel the baby kick around for for a few minutes while he talks. It doesn’t surprise me really baby’s at this point can hear noise outside the womb and without my husband knowing it the baby is also getting to know him.

I’m enjoying getting to know this new little person and while one day it will feel like I’ve known him/her forever I’m cherishing these first few moments. When did you start to get to know your baby?

sorry for the horrible picture


  1. Kathleen on February 1, 2012 at 2:50 pm

    What a lovely post – it’s so amazing when you can start tracking the baby’s movements based on what you eat and do, etc. . .

  2. Tammy on January 27, 2012 at 5:44 pm

    I can’t wait till you find out what you are having! Just a couple more days! 🙂

  3. Tammi @ My Organized Chaos on January 25, 2012 at 10:16 am

    20 weeks – time is cruising by, you look fabulous mama!!
    Can’t wait to hear the gender!

  4. TIff @ Babes and Kids on January 22, 2012 at 12:52 pm

    I think I was more in tune with my second as well. The first time around, you aren’t really sure what movement feels like, so it seems like you don’t feel it until it’s on a regular basis. With subsequent babies, you know it. Like the gas feeling….although there’s no gas. 😉 I can specifically remember the first time I felt Rowan. I was 16-17 weeks and we were having dinner at my parent’s house. It’s like he was doing somersaults, pretty amazing. What a fun journey you are on, makes me excited to have another one in the future!