Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Half Way There!

Dear Readers, I cannot believe it, but I am half baked!! In about 20 weeks, our little girl will be here!! 

We had 2 appointments this week. One with the MFM and one with the OB. 

MFM was just a meeting with the doctor to discuss staying on Prednisone and Lovenox. I have no medical proof to show that I should be on either one, but my RE decided to try it this time with my history of early pregnancy loss. The idea behind it was to cover any auto-immune issues and clotting issue that were not found through the extensive testing that was done. No issues were ever found, but we all decided to try it. Well, the MFM doctors feel that I don't need either one, explained the risks, and left the decision up to T and me to make. I'm glad it was left up to us to make. It's a scary decision to make given my history, but I feel the decision we made was the right one. I will also have bi-weekly visits with them up until my 30th week to check my cervix length given my history of the septum, even though that was "corrected" through surgery. 

The OB visit was just routine. Got to hear baby girl's heart beat. Nice and strong at 160. Everything still seems to be going well. My fears are slowly going away, but, I am definitely still struggling with coming to terms with that fact that all is going well and there is no reason to believe that anything will go wrong. It's just hard to fully let that guard down, I'm always on high alert that something will go wrong. But, I'm trying hard and every appointment we make it through is one step closer. And I still can't believe I'm 20 weeks pregnant, I never imagined I'd make it to here. 

How far along:  20 weeks and 4 days. 
Total weight gain: 15 lbs! Woah!
Maternity clothes: Yes. 
Stretch marks: Still don't think I've really noticed anything. I thought I saw some last week, but now I don't.
Sleep: Sleep is starting to get difficult. 
Best moment of this week: Hearing her heartbeat
Miss anything: This week, still sushi. 
Movement:  I think I can say that I am feeling flutters now. Nothing consistent, and I still have days where I don't feel anything, but I'm pretty sure what I'm feeling is her.    
Food cravings:  This week, not much since the heartburn is killer. It really makes me not want to eat anything.
Anything making you queasy or sick: Nope
Have you started to show yet:  Yes
Gender: A girl
Labor signs: Nothing and it should stay that way. 
Belly button in or out: In.
Wedding rings on or off: On.
Happy or moody most of the time: I have to say happy!
Looking forward to: Starting the nursery!