Sunday, April 24, 2011

22 Weeks

Well, I am past the half-way point now and still feeling pretty good to say the least. My belly is definitely growing, and I am finally starting to FEEL pregnant! The last couple of appointments have been well, besides my blood pressure. I have been going into the Doctor weekly because of it. BUT, have no fear, it's only high WHILE I am at the Doctor. I have been taking it at home daily and not one time has it had a high reading other than when they take it at the Doctor. Who knows why this is, but so far they haven't felt the need to do anything about it thus far. They typically would be giving me some blood pressure medication, but seeing as it is only high while I am at the Doctor, it would crash my blood pressure which definitely wouldn't be good either. SO, we have just been going to the Doctor more frequently than we would like to be going. But hey, at least I get to hear the heartbeat weekly. That is definitely a plus to it:)

Well, baby is now the size of a potato as of tomorrow. Kinda crazy to think how big he grows from week to week. I have been feeling baby kick since about 17 weeks, but now Dustin gets to enjoy that pleasure with me and it is by far my favorite part of pregnancy! I feel him consistently every day which is such a reassurance that I look forward to daily. It's amazing how much I love this little guy already and it really grows more and more everyday. I sometimes get scared of the thought of motherhood, but I feel more and more little things seem to come as a natural motherly instinct as I go through researching all the different things I need to be researching to prepare for this little guy.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

19 weeks!

Yes, I know it's been some time since I have updated, but fortunately I haven't had much of an eventful pregnancy thus far. *(Keeping my fingers crossed that it stays this way)*. I can't believe I am just about half way through my pregnancy already! It's insane how fast it's going by when at the same time it still feels slow! It's crazy.

I have still been feeling great. They weren't lying when they said the 2nd trim
ester is the best. I have had days where I seriously don't even feel pregnant! The only thing reminding me is my growing belly. OH, and the little kicks I am finally able to feel now! Whic
h is definitely the highlight of my days! Last night, Dustin was able to feel him kick from the outside 3 times! This was the first time I had felt him be so active and his kicks were so
prominent! It was an amazing feeling! I am sure in time I will only complain about it, but at this moment in time it's been an amazing new change and I love the reassurance every time I feel him move around in there!

We had our "20 week ultrasound" yesterday. Yes, I am only 19 weeks--but hey, it was close
enough. Everything was perfect. The tech said that we have a perfectly healthy baby boy and I was so glad to get a confirmation that our baby boy is indeed still a BOY. It was the great news to know how healthy he is from what they could see and that he once again was measuring right where he should be weighing 9 oz at this point in time with a heartbeat of 147! We are
very excited and can't even believe how much we have already grown to love this baby boy.

Here are some of the ultrasound pics we got!:)

More to come!