This was an exciting week for us. As of this coming Sunday, I’ll be 22 weeks if you go by my first, dating ultrasound. That’s the date I’m using anyway. 😉
I had my anatomy scan this week, and the doctor doing it said that everything looked great. I was so glad to hear that, because I always tend to freak out in the days leading up to the big ultrasound. I think, “Oh, gosh, what if my child has frog legs or is missing something?” The fears are legitimate, so I end up doing a lot of praying and deep breathing. It’s always such a relief to have a good outcome.
While my first 3 pregnancies were a total surprise, we’ve decided to find out gender this time (just like we did last time). The reason is truly that my daughter, my only little princess, has been praying for a sister for the past 5 years now. I’d rather she find out ahead of time regardless of what we’re having. I want her to have time to mentally prepare. She’ll continue to be the best big sister either way, so I’m not too worried about that part of it. 🙂
So far, I’ve gained 11.3 pounds. I’m honestly surprised it isn’t a bit more because my eating has been OUT.OF.CONTROL. Don’t even ask…
The baby weighs about a pound and I have an anterior placenta this time, just like last time. This explains why I felt lots of little flutters really early on and then several weeks with practically nothing, and now muffled kicks that are only pronounced either way up high or way down low. 🙂
My blood pressure at the midwife office was 114/75 and it read a little lower at the ultrasound place, so that’s good to know. My blood pressure usually stays pretty good up until those last weeks when I’m huffing and puffing around with fluid retention and a bowling ball in my belly.
According to my ultrasound, it set me as an October 31st due date, which is just 2 days sooner than my original dating ultrasound. The earlier ultrasound is more accurate, statistically, so I’m going by that… BUT this kind of makes it fun because each of my kids have been conceived, born, or are due on a special day. In this case, it happens to be Halloween (which has never been special to me before, but hey… first time for everything, right?)
I haven’t had too many weird symptoms. Other than eating a ton, I feel pretty normal. I do get a little winded going up and down the stairs, but I think that’s because my body is trying to get used to the gravitational shift that’s going on. My belly popped OUT. People feel like I should be due tomorrow. I am constantly explaining that I will gain another 30+ pounds and stick out at least 6-8 more inches before this is said and done, so to just save their gaping mouths for later. 🙂
I’m at least half way there!!!!