It's healthy baby girl! We are thrilled. She was awesomely photogenic for the ultrasound technician and we were able to get some really good shots of her.
Say hello to the inside of my uterus and the little person residing there at the moment. She was so adorable all curled up in there; sucking her thumb and rubbing her little face. That's so weird to say....her. I'm going to have a daughter. Wow.
One piece of information we learned was that my placenta is anterior; its along the front and cushions her kicks and movement from me feeling. No wonder I haven't felt much as of yet! The doctor said in another month I'll definitely be feeling more, which is good - that's the fun part!
Anyway, here are the stats for 19 weeks!
Baby is the size of a....mango! About
Weight: No real change over the past few weeks. Staying steady around 5 lbs. gain.
Sleep/Energy: The sciatic pain is ramping up, but laying with a body pillow seems to be helping. Thankfully, I've gotten my energy back during the day. A nap in the afternoon still makes me most productive, but I think anyone could say that. lol
Cravings/Aversions: No aversions, but I'm never really in the mood for sweets. All I want is salty and savory food. Needless to say, I am PUMPED for Thanksgiving!!
General Symptoms: Heartburn is starting to rear its ugly head, but thankfully Tums is working. I have plenty of Zantac on deck for when it gets worse. Not if....when. Otherwise, the chiropractor really helped with the headaches and they've gone away almost completely. Its so nice. Seriously - if you are pregnancy, find yourself a prenatal chiro. It will change your life!
Movement: Eh, getting there. I can feel a bump once in a blue moon, but nothing consistent.
Appointments: Aside from an itchy ass, the 17P shots have been going very well. The only side effect is the itching, which doesn't seem to really go away, unfortunately. I'm still itching the spot from last week while now itching this week's. ::sigh:: Just don't judge me for scratching my ass all day.
Best Moment of the Week: Finding out she's a girl! Now to think of a name.... Hmmmmm.....