This week was our Ultrasound week!! We had it yesterday and we didn’t get the 4D one done as I had hoped, mainly due to baby being camera shy covering it’s face with those little hands and lying in a position that just wouldn’t give a good view. I thought I would be more disappointed, but we were there ages as a trainee OB had a practise doing the scan after our ‘real one’ was finished, and just seeing our baby on the screen for nearly an hour was enough! We even got a little finger wave and saw an arm move ^_^
Everything is right on track with babys growth and he/she has all the right number of fingers, toes and thumbs! It’s a good feeling to hear everything is okay. I am gaining weight at approx 1lb per week and my uterus is now at my belly button – all good things I’m reassured! And we didn’t find out what we are having -yay! I’m really very happy that it is going to be a surprise and I think it will motivate me more during labour. Here’s hoping!
I am seriously enjoying being pregnant. I have no complaints and I hope it continues – I did get my first leg cramp at 5.30am on Wednesday which woke me up thus waking Lucky and Sox up for an early breakfast! =^..^= bu that’s the only downer so far. I still have no cravings or an increase in appetite either but I have to have my daily dose of strawberries, blueberries and blackberries with greek yoghurt or I don’t feel right. I am drinking a lot more milk too for the extra protein (v. important being a veggie!) and calcium.
During the Ultrasound I found out I have anterior placenta which explains why I haven’t been able to feel too much movement just yet! I find doing the deep breathing exercises from yoga lets me feel the odd jab but nothing major just yet. Everyone says once you start to feel those kicks it never stops so I may aswell enjoy the ‘quiet time’
That’s the face right there of our little skeletor! 🙂
two little feet!!
& Bump progress!
I must say this past week has been a good one. My energy levels are up and I am getting more active again.
I started Prenatal Yoga this week with a fellow pregnant friend and it was a really positive experience for both of us. In doing it, I realised I am not at all flexible and my joints have stiffened up a lot since being pregnant so as a result I felt a bit restricted with some- okay most of the moves but I shall not let that put me off. One woman who was directly across from me in the class , and about 38 or 39 weeks preggers (yup literally ready to pop) was bending and stretching without any bother – except for the odd move where her belly got in the way a bit, but our instructor soon sorted that out by manouvering her leg for her and bam she was back (!) It gave me hope ( and envy). I know I won’t achieve that kind of body in just a few weeks or months even, but it encouraged me to think of all the positive things that prenatal yoga will have on my body in preparation for birth and hopefully afterwards too. I think I may have felt my first ”real” movement from baby too whilst doing the deep breathing excercises during meditation! I only happened the once but it was definately different from anything else I have felt before and also definately not wind! ^_^ yay!
But just the experience of being with other pregnant women too is a really positive one and not the first one I had this week either, as I attented a Meetup for expecting Mothers in SF Bay area. That was a less strenuous one, that involved tea and dessert and an hour or two of just chatting about all things pregnancy and babies and that too was very rewarding as it’s nice to share your experiences with other women who are experiencing it too, right now in time! It’s like we are all part of this super cool and elite club 🙂
A week from today is our Ultrasound – the big one! I am so excited. I really can’t wait to see our baby again on the monitor, hear the heartbeat and hopefully get a 4D scan. I had one weird dream relating to that, where the nurse person let slip what the babys gender is and I was really upset. Like really really upset. I hope that doesn’t happen.
It’s always a boy in my dreams too. Not that, that means anything other than the fact that I am still having crazy pregnancy dreams! Oh and I still want it to be a surprise, so no changes there either!
Apart from all the exercise, with walking and yoga (did I mention I walked 4 & 1/2 miles today around Lake Merced?) the week went by pretty quickly. I’m continuing to be super healthy (no cravings or major hunger pangs just yet!) and I can definately see the difference in my bump too between last weeks bump shot to this weeks – Can you?!
It’s the whole point of doing these selfie shots eh!