pregnant chick: 20 weeks (or halfway there already! wha-?)

Hey, look at that. Mostly normal facial expressions this time. Wow.

Oh, nope. There’s the stupid. Very good. Excellent.

I’m really full? I’m angry? What is happening here? Who knows.

So, did you know that as soon as you find out you’re pregnant you’re considered at least 4 weeks pregnant? The weeks are counted from the first day of your last period, so if you have a positive test right when you expect Aunt Flow to arrive that would be about 4 weeks after the start of your last period.

You’re going along, not pregnant, not pregnant… and then BAM!!! you’re zooming 1/9th of the way down the path to maternity pants, ultrasounds, crying baby(s), diapers and nursing bras (actually it’s 1/10th because an average pregnancy is 40 weeks long… so 4 weeks in you’re 10% of the way there. Look at me doing hard maths in my head).

I just wanted to share that with you because no one really tells you this little nugget of trivia. I mean, people say it in passing, but no one specifically points out, “Hey, Shauna. Don’t bother googling around for what happens in the first week of pregnancy because you’re not going to find anything. Start looking at 5 weeks. You’re already 10% of the way there, babe. There you go.”

And here we have a photo of my baby bump, my dinner and a gallon of water apparently. John made me do that. That’s real nice.

More belly bump pics:

19 weeks pregnant

18 weeks pregnant

6 Responses to “pregnant chick: 20 weeks (or halfway there already! wha-?)”

  1. Genevieve says:

    Looking good! By the way, Will was 4 weeks early and Brooke was 8 weeks early! Sooooo…. get that baby room done!!!

  2. MOM says:

    I can’t imagine why a talent scout hasn’t whisked you off to L.A. That would be your Dad’s side that makes you…………… well that makes you, you. So anyway cute top.

  3. Kat Orsi Riggs says:

    Love the blog! They also don’t really tell you that the lushish hair you get during pregnancy falls out like crazy starting when your baby is 3 – 4 months old. I find my hair all over Caleb. Poor gaffer. XO

  4. @Gen- I didn’t realize both of your kids came so early! Good to know… I just told John we have to be good to go by the start of Jan 🙂

    @Mom- I got my top consignment, you would be proud (Calvin Klein) 🙂

    @Kat- That is too funny… although you already had lush hair so maybe that was just Nature’s way of bringing you back over to the rest of us 😉 I don’t think my hair is getting particularly lush… although my nails are growing like a hot damn.

  5. Kristine says:

    You guys are just so funny! I can’t believe how much I am learning. 🙂

  6. Jodi says:

    Shauna – following your blog makes me laugh – so fun! Enjoy – you look fantastic – I looked like you do now at 1 week for god sake!!! 🙂 Hugs to you and the bump – oh and John too!