baby #2 (18 weeks)

It’s the week I’ve been waiting for… ANATOMY SCAN WEEK!

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It was obvious from the moment she focused in that zone that this little baby was for sure a girl! Ultrasounds with Palmer were always such a struggle. She would always be moving around and refused to let the tech get the photos she needed. We were pretty lucky during the ultrasound because the baby was super cooperative! Tech got all her shots super quickly and was even able to go back and try for better shots. Plus we had a bunch of time to ask questions and check out weird things. Did you know that eyes grow with gestational age and you can usually get a pretty accurate GA with the measurement of the eye sockets? Crazy. She showed us and it said 17w, 5days. She said it’s usually right without just a couple of days and since I was 18w, 1 day, it was pretty accurate! Oh and she showed us the eyeball… which may haunt me in the night. lol

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Other cool things from our ultrasound… New Baby threw up a pitchfork! Sun Devil fan from inside the womb. She also threw the bird (classy) and a peace sign. Lots of playing with her fingers. We didn’t get a great 3D shot of her face because she kept putting her hands in her face but that’s okay. Baby was measuring at about 8 oz and her heartbeat was 145. Super steady and strong.

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OB appointment was quick. No questions. She said baby looks great based off the initial report. Baby wasn’t a pain today in trying to find the heartbeat for the doctor. Found it right away! Doctor said if the baby stays low during the entire pregnancy, we may start checking to see if I’m dilated earlier.

Now for the update…

How far along: 18 weeks

Baby is the size of a: Slingshot

Symptoms: This has been a terrible week for allergies. I haven’t been sleeping well because I’ve been waking up with extreme sneezing fits. 

Total weight gain: Up 2 lbs since losing a bunch of weight.

Maternity clothes: Nothing new.. living in maternity jeans.

Stretch marks: Nothing yet.

Sleep: Not great with the crazy allergies but I was able to take a nap when P was sleeping today so I’ll take what I can get!

Best moment of this week: Anatomy scan… DUH!!!

Miss anything: OMG… I just want a hot dog!!!

Movement: Still pretty slow movement but really low!

Food cravings: Lots of Taco Bell

Anything making you queasy or sick: Nope!

Have you started to show yet: For sure… big ol’ bump.. especially after a meal.

Sex: IT’S A GIRL!!

Labor signs: No, no, no.

Belly button in or out: In but thinning…

Wedding rings on or off: The past two weeks they have been a little swollen from working on projects and my hands being in rubber gloves but I am usually able to at least wear my wedding band. 

Happy or moody most of the time: Happy

Looking forward to: Finishing the dresser for new baby’s nursery this weekend when my tapered legs come in and EASTER!!

Bump Shot(s):

I’ve been carrying so low this pregnancy. It’s so different than with P because this baby spends all her time down low. Palmer was always up as high as she could possibly be and it was soooo uncomfortable. I feel like because it’s so low, my bump a lot more pronounced. I feel like a cartoon alien with that strange round hanging belly. Now that I’m putting on weight, it’s very obvious that there is a child in there.



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