Sorry this week is a little late. B had a family dinner on Monday night and ended up scoring tickets to the Braves game for Tuesday night after our ultrasound. Here's a picture from the game!
This week has been great. The baby is now measuring about 12 ounces and is the size of a banana. The ultrasound showed everything is developing as it should and all of baby's measurements are perfect. This week the baby is starting to guzzle down the amniotic fluid and is even developing taste buds. Boy and girl parts are also formed enough to determine what the baby is on a sonogram. Sorry, still not finding out so you'll have to wait with us to see what we get! Be patient. Only 5 months to go.
After the ultrasound, the physician wanted to check me out too. He always asks just about the same questions but then he threw in a new one. How are you feeling? Any swelling noted? Is your urine clear? Are you feeling any contractions? WHOA! Beg pardon? Contractions?! Um... I thought the "c" word was a long way off but it is possible to feel them this early in the pregnancy. But, it definitely isn't a good thing. For the record, I'm not feeling anything close to that and the mere thought of contractions (20 weeks or 40 weeks) makes me want to poop myself.
The good: Baby is still kicking and moving like a little champ. B is pretty upset that the baby decides to "rest" when he tries to feel the movements but his time is coming. The baby's check up was spot on but mine was also. My blood pressure was a little high for my liking at first but the nurse rechecked it and it had come down. I may have been just a little nervous going in for the first official pictures of the baby.
The bad: Round ligament pains are still really strong. The doctor said to start going for swims because it relaxes those muscles and helps relieve some of the pains. OK! I'm also beginning to get hungry a lot more frequently which is a good thing but I've lost my appetite for everything. I'm not getting sick or anything, I just can't tell you what I want to eat. Nothing sounds appealing.
Enough with all of this rambling, here are the ultrasound pictures!!!
|Close up of finger sucking. Please no suck blisters!|
|Tiny little foot. Isn't it precious?!|
|Heart rate. The two horizontal lines in the middle is where the heart is.|