How Far Along: 20 weeks (and 5 days)!!!
Picture of Baby:
Picture of Baby IN the Belly:
Movement: Feeling movement every day but not with the strength that I did at this same point with Mason.
THE big Ultrasound: Being a nurse and taking care of sick babies every week I get a little worried/nervous before the BIG ultrasound. After all the outcome of this ultrasound could change the course of Brian, Mason and I's lives. But praise the Lord we have a healthy baby (gender unknown) on the way!!! What an answer to prayer!!! Brian sometimes thinks I worry too much but what can I say I have seen a lot of sad things over the last ten years. After the ultrasound while meeting with Dr. J he asked if I felt relieved. Of course I said YES. (He knows I am a pediatric nurse). He then went on the say that just yesterday he himself had two patients in back to back ultrasounds where they found something significantly wrong with each of the babies that will impact the rest of their (and their parents) lives. So sad.
But thankfully baby Hemy is in tip top shape with everything JUST THE WAY IT'S SUPPOSE TO BE!!! S/he is measuring a little on the small side (13oz) coming in at 20 weeks 1 day...which puts him/her at the 50th percentile. (Reminder that I am 20 weeks 5 days today). But obviously that can change. No hydronephrosis. Good heartbeat of 155. And as for mama...excellent blood pressure, no protein in the urine, "normal" weight gain, and cervix measurement of 37mm!!! Next appointment is September 5 which will include baby's ECHO and me doing the glucose test. (It's being done a little early since Mason was over 9 pounds). Believe me you...I will be sleeping GOOD tonight!!!