Well, 2 weeks shy of being half way through this pregnancy. That is both the best thing ever and also very sad. I still haven’t decided if I love being pregnant, but then again there isn’t really much to love yet. I’ve just started showing, and I am JUST starting to feel some movement (although I’m not convinced), and not knowing the gender (despite me wanting this baby to be a surprise) is making me feel a little, I dunno, disconnected?! I think that will all change soon though, as this pregnancy starts getting more real.
How I’m Feeling this Week: I feel pretty awesome this week. I’m not as tired all the time, and I’ve been enjoying the crisper weather that autumn is bringing in. I absolutely hate the summer, and look forward to fall and winter. So mix that with the burst of energy you get in the second trimester and well, things are pretty great!
How Big is Biscuit: Biscuit is about the size of a green pepper, or about the size of a small electric shaver. Weighing roughly 7 ounces and measuring about 5 1/2″ from head to bottom. Baby is forming some vernix and the ears are just where they should be now. The alveoli are beginning to form in baby’s lungs and the vocal chords are forming as well!
Baby Bump News?: This bump is definitely growing, and daily I am starting to feel more and more pregnant for sure!
Sleep: Sleep has actually been pretty awesome! In fact, Callie has been really great about letting me sleep in. We have a system. On Saturday’s, she sleeps in and on Sunday’s I sleep in. The past few weekends have resulted in us having to leave the house early, so she has let me have Saturdays instead…still have very vivid strange dreams from time to time, but for the most part, I don’t really remember much of it…
Food Loves/Hates: Nothing really, but we went apple picking last Sunday and I have had apples pretty much every day. Last night I made a braided apple pie which is delicious!!!
Symptoms: Started to feel some MOVEMENT!!! I’m still not all the way convinced, but I feel it most at night, when I lay on my side and spoon Callie. It’s hard to really explain what it feels like. People say like bubbles, or like gas, sometimes even like flutters, but I’m not sure if that’s what it really feels like to me. I can’t really describe it, but I’m pretty sure it’s Biscuit! And that is super exciting!
Next Scan: My next appointment is scheduled for October 8th, for the anatomy scan. I had an appointment yesterday just to check my BP and to give urine and do the AFP blood work. Should get the results in a few days. I was a little sad at my appointment though. Our OB, who we ABSOLUTELY ADORE is pregnant. I got a call last week that she was going to be out early on leave (at 24 weeks) because she was put on bed rest. We were worried about her, and were given an appointment with the midwife at the same medical group, who just so happened to be my doctor before I switch to my OB since the midwife doesn’t do deliveries anymore. The appointment went well (BP totally ok, and no protein in urine) but since the midwife has HER patients and also MY doctors patients, they are giving me a new doctor which I am not happy about. He worked with my OB Dr. M, and Dr. M’s nurse Chrys is AWESOME and she’ll be working with him, so that will help, but I’m still not happy about it. Chrys assured us that Dr. M said she would definitely be back for when I deliver, since her TRIPLETS are due in early December! When i found out it was triplets, I couldn’t even be mad any more! Freaking triplets! Wow!!!
Overall Feelings: I’ve been getting more and more excited about this pregnancy as it has progressed. I’m excited to experience more movement, and baby hiccups, and seeing this little thing on the screen in just under 2 weeks. I’m curious to know if my intuition is right, since I can’t help but feel with my whole heart and gut that Biscuit is a girl, but at the same time, I crave that surprise. I still have 2 weeks to think about it, although the prospect of another Gender Reveal Party is really appealing! HAHA! Anything for a party!
Something I Didn’t Expect: I didn’t expect to want to BE super pregnant. People at work are starting to notice, and my family can totally see my little pump now. I didn’t expect to want a natural delivery sooooo badly. I had a dream the other night, that I blacked out while I was laboring, and woke up to a baby boy who wouldn’t latch after having a C-section and NO RECOLLECTION whatsoever of having had him. It was freaking scary and my worst nightmare! So I didn’t expect to be really sad and scared about maybe, just maybe having a c-section. It’s really 50/50 odds though, isn’t it.
Also, Callie and I celebrated our 5 year anniversary on Sept 22, but I haven’t really had a chance to write about that, but I’ll get to it i swear!
So friends, there ya have it…week 18!