Monday, April 23, 2007
Officially Half Way There!!
Let's see if I can remember everything that has been happening lately....Mark's still off from work, which has completely thrown off any schedule I may have had. He has a doctor's appointment tomorrow, so he may be going to work very soon. It's just hard to know with his injury. It's doesn't bother him at all when he's taking it easy, but the minute he starts doing something physical, it twinges and is sore. Who knows what the doctor will say? His job is extremely physical, too. Also, I went to the Midwives last Tuesday, and it was a quick and easy appointment. Baby is growing great, heartbeat sounds good and once again, the midwife commented on how active Baby is. Every time I have gotten an ultrasound or they have listened to the heartbeat, they talk about how the baby is moving so much. We even call Baby "Jumper" sometimes because during the ultrasound at 12 weeks, the baby literally jumped from place to place. And, I have been feeling the baby for about a month now. For the first two weeks, I felt tiny little flutters and bubbles every couple of days. In the past week, They have become much stronger and I swear I am feeling the baby do back flips or something. My stomach feels like I am on a roller coaster and there's just something crazy in there. At first, it made me feel a little sick. Haha. Now, I am getting used to it, and I love feeling it. If Baby keeps up all this activity, it looks like I'll be feeling it A LOT! And to answer the question of everyone's mind: no, I don't know what we're having yet! I had an ultrasound at 12 weeks to determine the EDD, and it showed I had marginal placenta previa. Because of that, the midwives told me I would have another ultrasound at 26-28 weeks to check on that. For some reason, I thought I would still have an ultrasound around 2o weeks. No such luck. So, it looks like I have about another 2 months to wait until I know if we're having a boy or a girl. It is a little frustrating to know that we could find out now if we looked, but I guess God is just working on my patience. Sigh. Also, at my last appointment , my midwife congratulated me on my great weight gain (or lack thereof). I have only gained four pounds, which is perfect considering I was told to only gain 15-20. Yea! Sorry, I had to toot my own horn a little bit. I feel generally very good, but my nausea has somehow returned. Yuck! But, it is not as bad as before, and it is random, not every day ALL DAY like the first trimester. Also, my twin brother, whom I love so much, is coming home tomorrow from Texas. He has been gone for six weeks helping my sister and her family with their landscaping business and the new baby. I can't wait to see him. Besides all this, Mark and I have been enjoying lots and lots of time together, spending time with our friends, sleeping in together and doing spontaneous things that will be much harder after baby comes. Life is so good!