As of last Friday, baby is half baked!
(18 weeks) VS (20 weeks, 5 days)
I've been feeling tiny flutters in my belly for the past two weeks or so, but finally this weekend felt movement that was unmistakeably baby. Often its movements make me feel as though I'm on a roller coaster and my stomach is dropping out. Baby must be doing some major aqua aerobics in there.
M and I went to the twenty week anatomy ultrasound last week. Baby was sitting with its head at belly button level and it's bum near my pelvic bone, facing my back. This position did not make for pretty pictures and we wouldn't have been able to find out the gender even if we'd wanted to. Because its face couldn't be seen clearly, I'm being sent back for another ultrasound in a month so that this area can be checked out, making sure of no cleft palette. The baby's heart rate is supposed to get slower in the second trimester, but it was still clocking in around 150, compared to mid 160s in previous months. Girl for sure :) I actually have a feeling that it's a boy, but only time will tell, and I'm looking forward to this big surprise.
That's pretty much it for pregnancy updates. I've been feeling great and I'm super ecstatic that my bad acne has cleared up and I have enough energy to stay up past 9pm each night. Pregnancy suits me just fine *knock on wood*.