Monday, October 12, 2009

Half-way there!

Last week, the baby and I had our 20 week appointment with my OB. I can't believe this pregnancy is half-way over already!

I'm still feeling great... pretty much normal except for the bulging belly. Some days I feel like it grows overnight, and I'm beginning to really look pregnant. I've gained a total of 9 pounds so far, which is a little less than average. I know that weight gain is part of the deal, but I am trying to be somewhat careful about how much I pack on.

Baby girl is looking good. She is a little on the small side, but Dr. N said not to worry about that right now. She measured 19 weeks, 3 days along, weighing in at a whopping 10 ounces with a heartrate of 158 BPM.

I haven't been able to feel her move yet *sad*, so I asked Dr. N about that. As it turns out, I have an anterior placenta, so he said that I probably won't feel her move until a little later than normal. Boo on that! I am so anxious to feel her! The placenta thing shouldn't be any kind of problem, but he is going to keep an eye on it.

It is just so exciting to watch her grow! He didn't give us any pictures this time, but when I go in at the end of this month I'm going to ask for some. Being pregnant has truly been a great experience so far!

Oh, I have also completed the {huge} task of registering for baby items! Mom and Lisa helped me register when they were in town for the Alzheimer's Walk. I was incredibly thankful to have the help of people who knew what they were doing! There are just so many choices and gadgets and conveniences for baby that I had no idea what was actually necessary and what was not. I was stressing over getting registered, but that's another thing we can mark off our list. Woot!

4 comments:

Joy Lin said...

:)

KJG said...

Registering can be kind of scary! I'm glad you had support with you. :)

Lisa said...

Yay!!! Chloe Jo and I can't wait for February to get here!!! We want to meet little Kaitlyn!

Tracy said...

It is an amazing feeling. You'll know:)