Yes, I’m still here. Yes, the baby is still doing great!!! We just got back from our 20wk (4d) ultrasound and all was well. Heartbeat was great at 133 bpm. Placenta and cervix all looking good (thank God). Our little Blueberry even had the hiccups during the u/s! Really cute. Baby was not being very cooperative though. We are not finding out the gender, so when the tech went to check out that area, she would turn the screen. She could never see anything though. I’m kinda glad. It wouldn’t be fair for her to know and not my husband and I! Also, she couldn’t get a good view of the heart, so we go back in 2 weeks for another u/s – fine by me! The tech said everything looked good, but they just want to make sure they get a good view of it. I’ll be exactly at 23wks for the next appointment. My next big milestone.
I can’t believe I’m 1/2 way through this pregnancy. After the appointment today I took a deep breath. This is actually happening. I’m going to have a little baby in February. I know, there still a lot of time and something could still go wrong, but I’ve decided now that I need to start thinking in terms of when and not if when it comes to this baby.
The first shower is planned, and the invites are out. With the holidays coming up (Thanksgiving, Christmas) it was hard to find a time later in the pregnancy like I had wanted. My shower will be at 22wks 6d. I didn’t want any showers before 23wks, but I guess one day does not make that much difference 🙂 My big sister is planning this one for me. I’m very excited. It was great to put together a registry and actually be able to finally share it with people besides my husband. We’ve had a registry put together on Amazon.com for almost 2 years now, since our first little one – but now people can look at it and buy from it! That’s a big step for me, and I’m so happy to have gotten here.
Life is pretty busy, which is why I have been lacking in the posts. I quit my job, went on a great vacation for 10 days and started school! I just wrote my 1st paper last night…it’s really awful, but it’s done. It’s for a subject I don’t care much about, but is required for my degree. I’m taking 4 classes, and I love the other 3. Just have to suffer through this other one and get it done!
Okay, I guess y’all want to see photos, huh? Well, here they are!
This is the best profile shot. Blueberry has his/her hands over his/her face. I think he/she was sick of being poked at by the u/s tech at this point!
We call this one “robo-baby” or “the terminator” – creepy huh? That’s our little one’s iris. Neat that you can see that, but makes for a creepy picture!
This one is titled “rock star baby”. I think it looks like he/she is rocking out with a microphone in its hand!
Well, I guess that’s it for now. I hope to be better about updates now. Especially now that I’m feeling more confident in the pregnancy. I’ve been reluctant to say things in between appointments, just in case – but like I said, this baby is now a WHEN and not and if 😀 Thank you to those of you who have stuck around, and to those of you who have been prodding me to write incessantly (you know who you are)! Love to you all!