We had our 18 week ultrasound. Surprisingly, right on the 18 week, 1 day mark. I say surprisingly because usually I am not that on top of things with booking appointments far enough in advance to get them when they are actually supposed to be. Heart beat is beautiful at about 150 bpm, I have not really gained any significant weight yet (don’t worry it will come) my belly is still in the “is she just fat?” stage unless I really play the preggo card, walk with the belly extended, hand on my back, you know the drill 😉
We did not find out if its a boy or girl, we didn’t want to (and didn’t with any previous babies) but we couldn’t even if we wanted to because little ones legs were tightly tucked up blocking anything from being seen. Apparently he or she is already very modest, or just wants us to be surprised.
It was so adorable to see this precious baby moving around, waiving (see above) to us as we watch on the screen. I have only just begun in the past few days to feel any movement, so it was very reassuring to see this little heart beating perfectly and baby squirming around.
I have been feeling very well the past few weeks. Lots of energy, still sleeping fine. No crazy horrible pregnancy weirdness, yet, (in the past I have had all sorts of things… sciatic nerve pain, carpel tunnel, bells palsy, not to mention the regular heart burn, restless leg, insomnia, and then all the unmentionables; hemorrhoids, incontinence, etc etc, pregnancy is so fun isn’t it!) But so far so good and I am just enjoying every day I can with the “big kids” (hah! they are 1, and 2) and making the most of the beautiful weather, and enjoying just having two to keep clean and fed and dressed.
We are so excited to meet you, I know the weeks will fly by through the summer and my belly will grow and grow and your gentle flutters will become painful jabs, but its worth it all to have our family blessed by another member! Your big brother and sister and looking forward to the day they get to kiss you. Clara is campaigning for a little sister as she “already has a brother!” and apparently 1 is plenty for those! No matter what and who you are, know you are loved and treasured and wanted and are just perfect!