Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Weeks 19 & 20: Ultrasound time!

I'm continuing to feel better and better regarding the pregnancy nausea so that's fantastic!  It also helps that I've had no recent vertigo issues - praise God!  And slowly but surely, I'm starting to feel this little guy move around more. 

During week 20, we had our first "official" ultrasound.  It's always a joy to see the baby in the womb!  It was quite entertaining to see Daniel give us two thumbs up, open and close his mouth, cross his ankles, put his arms both behind his head as well as hiding his face another moment.  In just about 20 minutes, he went from being horizontal to totally breech to flopping around all over the place.  He was certainly and very clearly reconfirmed a male.  As much as they can tell, he seems to be totally healthy.  Another praise for sure.

However, there was one not so encouraging part of the ultrasound.  He was measuring about one and one half weeks behind our estimated due date of December 8.  My cycles are very regular so I know those details for sure.  Most of me thinks nothing of it as our babies are always small (my largest was only 6lbs and 8oz).  The midwife told me that we won't adjust the due date right now, all things consdering.  But she did say that if 42 weeks came with no progress, we'd reconsider before inducing.  Aghhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!

This entire time I've been prepared for being up to 42 weeks considering my last baby was 10 days late.   That would mean, no matter what, I'll be holding our baby before Christmas.  However, if my date does get adjusted, it could technically be the beginning of the new year if Daniel decides to be stubborn.  NOT COOL on many fronts (including health insurance deductibles, taxes and just a longer wait in general).  Sooooooooooooo, here's to praying Daniel is not a stinker and doesn't like the womb better than the real world. :)

Until next time...
Terra

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