Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Half way there

A lot of changes have taken place over the past few months for me and James. He graduated (yippee), he got a job (hooray) and we moved out of state (yahoo). While all this has been one fun adventure there is one thing that trumps them all...we are expecting a baby (hallelujah)! We are 20 weeks along therefore, half way there, give or take. Hopefully "take," as the due date is December 20th! I don't mind the date as much, but my poor child might as "it" grows older. I can only imagine what birthdays and Christmases will be like in our house.

The pregnancy has been uneventful for the most part. I only felt nauseous in the evenings, but sometimes it got pretty bad. I knew if I just went to bed, by the morning it would be over. The sick feeling went away around 16 weeks. At 16 weeks 4 days I felt a flutter, but definitely second guessed it. I continued to feel little movements the days following and around 18 weeks I was for sure feeling the baby. At 19 weeks I was getting some pretty good thumps and could feel them on the outside too. James even got to feel a good strong one and that was exciting for him. I feel like I have to pee all the time and I drink water constantly. I think the food I have been eating most is cereal with almond milk which I never really enjoyed before.

We had an ultrasound today (the anatomy scan) and we got to see the baby a movin' and a groovin'. The picture below shows the leg stretching all the way to the head.

We found out that we are having a little girl. Given the track record of James' family/siblings most people guessed we would be having a boy, but not this time around. We are really excited and I am thrilled to have more of a direction for my crafting now.