Sunday, March 10, 2013

Pregnancy Update

Well...we're HALFWAY!

I'm 20 weeks and 4 days today.  It feels SO GOOD to be on the other side of halfway--not only because that means I'm that much closer to actually having this baby, but also because my crazy sickness seems to have subsided.  This is the best I've felt my entire pregnancy!  I cannot say how great it is to eat food again, to enjoy a meal, to not wake up throwing up, etc.  It is AWESOME!

I just had my 20 week scan a few days ago, and it went great!  The baby is healthy and right on schedule.  Also, it's still a BOY.  I didn't want to finally get used to it being a boy and then find out it's actually a girl, which I've heard has happened at these scans.  What's weird is that he was SO wiggly at the last ultrasound, but during this one he didn't seem to want to move.  The ultrasound tech was trying to get a certain angle of his heart, but she couldn't because his arms were crossed over his chest.  We tried to make him move the right way, but it just wasn't happening.  I guess she got some "good enough" pictures, which is good, and he definitely has 4 chambers in his heart--yay for a healthy heart!

We also found out that I have an anterior placenta--meaning the placenta has attached near my front instead of near my back.  This isn't a huge deal, but it DOES mean that I'll most likely not feel the baby kick as easily as other women.  Essentially, there is a placenta wall between the baby and my stomach, so if I put my hand on my stomach, I'm not really going to feel or see the kicks for a while.

The crib also came and it looks great!  Daniel put it together for me while I was at rehearsal and I came home to my bunny and baby blanket safely tucked in...cute.



For more info on this pregnancy, watch some more of my videos on YouTube!