I talked last week about my weight during pregnancy and how I’ve been worried that I’m a couple pounds lighter than the “normal” at this point. I know all of the ramifications of an overweight baby and of being an overweight mommy during pregnancy, BUT I also know all of the issues with being UNDER weight and having and underweight baby also, so I was a bit worried and have been FORCE feeding myself!!!
I had my 20 week doctor’s appointment. We feel sooooo blessed. FITbaby girl is doing awesome. She is healthy. She is perfect. AND she is growing!!! She is measuring a week ahead. [FIThubby is a wee bit too proud about that!] So, I feel better! She’s getting bigger and she’s healthy! Woohoo!
Here’s a few pics of her from the appointment. They did a little 4D but she’s still a little too scrawny to see a cute, fat baby face just yet! 🙂
I’m feeling her move now….every single day!!! Part of my posts on pregnancy last week [post part 1] [part 2] was that the anxiety was hard because I wasn’t feeling her move very often. It worried me every time someone asked “are you feeling her move and kick?!” Now, I definitely feel better feeling her move. I also feel like this is part of the FUN stuff [obviously I may wish she would stop moving later when I’m ready to sleep] but for now this is the FUN part and the bonding part of knowing she’s in there that I didn’t have last week when I wrote those posts!
I’m sorry I haven’t taken an updated belly pic this week! We’ve been really busy! We have so much going on right now that’s not related to baby. I’m not sure if that’s a blessing or a curse, but I’m leaning toward blessing. I haven’t had time to sit and freak out about having a baby…there’s no time! I haven’t had time to read every baby book or obsess over birth or anything!
I’m still reading the book Origins [check out my Amazon links on the sidebar] and I have started reading one baby book! I still have time, right?! 🙂 I feel like it’s going to sneak up on me! Thank goodness for good friends. I have a friend who told me about a baby class on base that’s supposed to be great [and includes freebies] so we’re doing that in a couple weeks.
My physical therapist had a 4D ultrasound the other day and showed me her pics, but her poor baby is so squiiiished in there that you can’t see his little face too well! But, he’s finally fat enough to get a good 4D pic! Dilemmas!!! I’m not planning on paying any extra for 4D but we’ll take any of the pics the Dr gives us!!
Did you get a 4D ultrasound? Have you seen your friends’ and sisters’?
What helped you bond with your baby [or sisters’ or friends’] while pregnant? finding out the gender? feeling him/her move?