Wednesday, May 20, 2015
BUMP UPDATE: 18-20 WEEKS
Oh, man. I'm behind in posting these pictures. I'm already at 23 weeks, but I wanted to make sure I didn't lose sight of this special time.
How far along: I was about 19 weeks when these pictures were taken, so I'm calling this the 18-20 week update.
Baby size: Tomato
Maternity clothes: I managed to squeeze into this yellow dress that just has a higher waistline. The zipper didn't go up all the way in the back, so I added the shirt over it. As I outgrow all my clothes, I find myself wondering if I'll ever be able to fit back into them. I've been collecting for years, so it would be a pain to not be able to wear a lot of what's in my closet.
Feeling: I thought I was all the way through the morning sickness part, so I didn't take my B6 vitamin one night. Honestly, I thought it was more of a placebo at this point. Boy, was I wrong! I threw up a bunch the next morning and have since taken that as a lesson to keep taking the pill. I'm wondering now if I could stop since I feel a lot better, but am still a bit gun shy.
Cravings: Breakfast food! Bring on the scrambled eggs and hash browns!! We've made quite a few trips to IHOP recently. It's been the first meal in months where I felt really satisfied afterwards. Do they put something special in their eggs? I read somewhere that they put pancake batter in there, because other eggs do not compare. At least I'm getting some protein since big hunks of meat still turn my stomach.
Random Thoughts: During this time, we went in for our mid-pregnancy ultrasound. I was so sure we were having a boy that I was just waiting for the tech to say "boy!" at any minute. When she got to the right spot, she asked if we were sure we wanted to know the gender. We said yes, and our mouths about dropped to the floor when she said she was 99.99999% positive it is a GIRL!! Read all about it here. The most important thing to us, though, was that our little babe was healthy. The tech found a small cyst that she said not to worry about and that would most likely go away, but that we needed to go in for another ultrasound the next week. Even though she said not to worry and the doctor said the same thing, I vacillated between being rational that everything would be fine and very worried. We went in the next week for the ultrasound, and the cyst was already gone. Thank goodness! We felt extremely relieved and thankful that everything looked good and healthy. I guess the worrying is already starting. I find myself constantly worrying if she's moving enough, if I'm eating enough vegetables, if some crazy lady pushing on my stomach caused any harm, etc. I suspect this constant worrying will only intensify once she's actually here, and I have to worry about keeping her safe outside of me. Geez, Mom! It really makes me sorry that I would always forget to call you when I got back to college that I was there safe!! I don't think I could have understood your level of worry until now:)