Monday, January 31, 2011

20 Weeks!

So we had our big ultrasound a few days ago and it was so cool! I loved being able to see every bit of him and he is perfect! Everything was just as it should be and he is right on schedule. Oh, and he is definitely still a he! That was one thing he was not shy about at all! I was a little disappointed because our ultrasound was not 3D like I thought it would be but that's okay, it was still so neat. He wasn't very cooperative in giving us a good profile/face shot but we did get a couple at the very end.
He is moving like crazy now and I love it. At about 18 weeks and 1 day Tim was able to feel him move and we could start seeing his little kicks. I love that he is moving so much now and that Tim can feel him, it makes it feel so much more real. It also makes me get even more excited for him to be here, even though I am only halfway there. I don't know how I can wait all the way til June!
Unfortunately, I learned yesterday that 20 weeks pregnant and the flu make a BAD combo. I was feeling a little off yesterday morning and once I got home from church I got in bed and was there the entire rest of the day. By 7:30 I was vomiting and miserable. I was up pretty much the whole night sick and not able to even sleep. Luckily, it didn't last too long. I have been feeling mostly better today, thank goodness. I have had the entire weekend off of work and I have to go back tomorrow so I definitely cannot be sick. I can't believe I had made it through the entire first half of my pregnancy without throwing up once, which I was very proud of, and then get the flu. It has been no fun!
We are so happy that our little guy is doing great. We were thrilled at our appointment to find out how well he is doing. We love him so much already!

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

18 weeks

I can't believe I am already 18 weeks along. It has already gone by so fast, but still not fast enough. I just want my little guy to be here already. So far, I can't complain too much about being pregnant. In fact, I'm sure just about anyone would say I have had it pretty easy. I had morning sickness pretty consistently (all day, everyday) until about 12 weeks but since then I have been feeling pretty good. I am still super tired, and end up falling asleep in front of the tv and sleeping til almost noon more than I would like to admit, but I can't say that never happened before either.

The BEST thing so far has been feeling him move around. I started feeling flutters at about 15 1/2 weeks. It was just a few here and there but just in the last few days they have turned into little kicks and jabs. I love that I have little reminders that he is doing okay in there. It helps me to be less paranoid about not knowing how he is between doctor visits.

Our "big" ultrasound is in about a week and a half and I am super excited/anxious for it. I can't wait to see how much he has grown and make sure that everything is developing the way it should be. Also, it will be nice to confirm that he is still a he. The doctor was pretty confident that we are having a boy but I would definitely like to double check just in case! Before we found out we were having a boy I was 100% sure that it was a girl. I have always wanted a girl and pictured myself having girls. I was like "there is no need to even have the dr check, I know it's a girl!"I knew I would be happy either way but once we found out it was a boy, I was thrilled. Even though I may not get all the cute bows and dresses like I thought, I could not be more excited. I have been able to get excited about all the fun boy things and start planning his nursery.

I am so grateful to have this amazing experience. No matter how sick/tired/uncomfortable I feel I am just so lucky to be getting ready to have our little boy here with us. Tim has been so great the whole time. He cleans up the house, makes my lunches before I go to work, helps with dinner, rubs my back whenever I need it. He even helps me put on my socks when I can't quite reach that far comfortably :) I love that he is so excited and how much he already loves our little baby. He has not really been able to feel the baby move yet but I am sure he will really soon. So far, I love being pregnant. I hope that lasts the whole time :) This little jacket is the only thing I have bought so far and I love it. I can't wait til warmer weather clothes come out so I can get more for him!