Admit it. You sang the title and now Bon Jovi is stuck in your head. You’re welcome!
Tomorrow we are officially 20 weeks pregnant. The normal half way pregnancy point. Part of me can’t believe we are already half way to full term. It feels as if this pregnancy is flying by. Then I remember that it feels so fast because we only had nine more weeks with our last pregnancy. I’m hoping and wishing to experience the feeling that I have been pregnant forever.
This Wednesday was our big ultrasound. I had a very difficult time sleeping the night before and was relieved to see her little head bouncing in the ultrasound as her arms waved at us. The ultrasound technician confirmed the blood test that said we were having a girl, and everything she was able to measure looked great. Unfortunately, the little stinker took after her brother Joey and curled up in a little ball half way through, preventing the technician for getting all of her measurements. The good news is I will get to see her again at my 24 week appointment as they try to get pictures of what they missed.
Proud mommy pics:
After our ultrasound, I was able to sit down with my doctor and hash out a game plan for the second half of our pregnancy. I was honest and confessed that I had been having nightmares and was scared. I know too much now. What I like about my doctor is she doesn’t minimize my fears. She feels optimistic having seen success with an asprin/Lovenox regimen, but acknowledged that I’m going to be scared no matter what she tells me, and understands why. Since I started getting sick at 24 weeks last pregnancy, starting at 22 weeks I will need to come in and do “just in case” labs to check and make sure that I am not leaking protein, my liver enzymes are not rising, and my platelet levels aren’t dropping. It’s not my favorite thing to do, but it gives me a sense of relief knowing that we are being monitored and hopefully won’t be surprised if anything were to suddenly go wrong.
I’m hoping for a full term/no drama delivery.