So I haven’t really done a pregnancy update on the blog, so I thought I would do one today. It is kind of boring, not too much going on right now....the babe is just doing its thing!
Currently, I am 19 weeks along. According to babycenter, our baby is the size of a large heirloom tomato and weighs approximately 8 ½ ounces and measures 6 inches from head to butt!
Also “Your baby's sensory development is exploding! His/her brain is designating specialized areas for smell, taste, hearing, vision, and touch. Some research suggests that s/he may be able to hear your voice now, so don't be shy about reading aloud, talking to him/her, or singing a happy tune if the mood strikes you.”
I know the hearing, or at least feeling the vibration is working because we went to the RUSH concert Wednesday and I felt definite movement inside. The babes loves RUSH! Over the last couple weeks I have felt flutters and sometimes I am not sure if it is in fact the baby or gas/my body and other times I am fairly certain it is the little one but either way the flutters have been very light. Well at the concert there was NO question that this little one is moving and it was most likely because of the loudness and vibration from the concert! Loved it.
Friday I had a regular doctor appointment. The Doctor had trouble tracking down the little one. She said she could hear movement, but it took awhile to find the heartbeat. Not going to lie, those minutes I was a bit worried something happened. But then she found it and as quickly as she found it, the baby would just float away! FINALLY, the little one was still long enough for her to check the heartbeat (140 bpm) and for us to hear it and everything seemed good. PHEW! I really had no idea the baby moved so much inside. She said this child is active and as it gets bigger and has less room to move I will feel it more. I am excited for that and excited for Terry to feel the little one move!
My last appointment was 5 weeks ago. Up until that point I had lost 7 pounds. At this appointment I had gained 3 pounds (which the doctor said was good), my blood pressure was wonderful, no swelling in my ankles, and my only complaints were some bouts with indigestion (which I never really have had before) and a couple times I had some mild achiness which she said was normal pulling from the growing uterus. I am also “showing” more now and so far things seem ok. Let’s keep it that way please!
Overall I am feeling well and loving this! Terry said to his friend that he loves how well I take to pregnancy. He said I am not moody and for the most part just mellow, I am healthy, and except for the forgetfulness and the occasional worries I am calm and collected. I am not insulted because I think the poor boy was a tad worried, knowing what a nutter I can be without the extra hormones in me!
As for preparing for the piggy, we have a lot of stuff done but still have a lot to do before September….and between school and just things previously planned we have been BUSY! Hopefully this summer when terry is done with school we can get some more stuff crossed off our list. Not stressing yet as we have many of the "big" things taken care of.
As I said previously, next week we find out the gender. Stay tuned for that :)