Bump picture: First Monday in the new house!
We had a crazy long 72 hours of non stop moving, unpacking, and settling in. More than once this weekend my body reminded me that I am in fact (almost) five months pregnant and that I had better slow down and have some water!
How you doin'?: This whole week was a whirlwind and I wish I had made a point to blog on Wednesday afternoon after my doctors appointment so that this post wasn't so long and rambly but I just didn't have it in me. There is a longer post coming so for now I will just say that the baby looked perfect once I got into ultrasound but I had a full on panic attack in the exam room beforehand when the doctor couldn't find the baby's heartbeat. It was awful and it really made the whole ultrasound feel scary, despite the fact that there was nothing wrong in that exam room. The baby was in a weird spot, or has an anterior placenta, or the doppler was a piece of junk. Plenty of simple explanations, and yet the panic grabbed me and wouldn't let go. It was about the last thing I needed to have happen for my nerves if only because I couldn't just relax and be grateful that the baby looked fine. I get the results of the quad screen on 3/13 so there is still some waiting to do but a few hours after the appointment I was finally feeling better and really haven't 'worried' about the baby since. We have a healthy baby on the way!! We are so ridiculously blessed. I am over the moon in love with this little one and I can't wait to get settled in our new house and get to working on the nursery.
On the topic of gender, I have decided how I would like to find out (which of course I am keeping a secret for now) and we know roughly when we are going to do it. Matt is dying to know and I'd be lying if I said I was disinterested in finding out. The more time goes by the more and more I am thinking boy. I didn't see (or see for that matter) anything at any point during the ultrasound so it is nothing more than a mommy hunch. I have been bouncing boy names off of Dingle for the last few days but we are no where close to choosing one should we need it!
Aversions/Cravings: I had my half glass (in a red solo cup) of champagne and it was everything I had dreamed it would be. It was definitely just what the doctor ordered. I know that drinking any amount of alcohol during pregnancy is somewhat taboo. I do not think that one small glass of wine or a few sips of beer here and there could possible do permanent damage to the baby. If I did, then obviously I would abstain.
Sleeping: I have been so spun up about the house and the move that I don't think I slept more than a few hours any night last week. Now that we are all moved in I am hoping that my sleeping improves dramatically!
Movement: We found out at the appointment that the baby has an anterior placenta, meaning the placenta is in front of the baby and acting as a bumper of sorts. In some cases this does make it harder to feel the baby and may explain why I can't feel her more often. I am feeling stronger kicks this week and when I am laying down I can definitely feel them from the outside. Matt has not been able to feel anything yet.
Milestones: Made it through the anatomy scan, even if it was just barely.
What I am looking forward to: Next week baby is half baked! I am really excited about our gender reveal and deciding on a name!
Worries: Honestly even though I do not have the results of my quad screen I feel so much better that it is done and off my todo list. I really haven't worried much this past week at all.
I didn't make it out of my anatomy scan without a scare like I had with Ben but baby looked great.
I am measuring right on track. With Lily I was way 'behind', and with Ben I was measuring on the small side but I had gained 2 more pounds than I have this time.
At this point I knew whether we were having a boy or girl, not this time...yet!
Best moment of the week: First and foremost was the tech finding the heartbeat right away in U/S so that I could breathe. Second best moment...getting the keys to our forever house on Friday afternoon!