Wednesday, February 20, 2013

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Pregnancy Highlights for 18.5 and 19.5 Weeks! 

How Far Along: 18.5 Weeks with pics and 19.5 weeks today

Total Weight Gain/Loss: Still not 100% sure on this one and I always forget to ask. 

Maternity Clothes: Yes!! My t-shirts are beginning to get tight as well as some other things - I'm hoping to be able to remedy these problems soon! :)

Best Moment This Week: Finding out that Baby Phelps is a GIRL!!! She didn't cooperate at the ultrasound super great so the tech had to poke at her to get her moving (TJ thought the lady was hurting me and/or our little one, but it was nothing! He was being protective!). It seems like she may have that famous Morrison stubborn streak... And those of you who know me know that is my best quality! :) All of her organs checked out great - heart, brain, kidneys, lungs, umbilical cord. Her bones are forming and hardening perfectly. Her heart rate was 133 - which to me seems low, but our dr. said it was fine. Her heart was beating and all the muscles in it looked on track, so she's just fine! 

Gender: GIRL!!! Lucy Paige Phelps - yay! I know that I had a "feeling" about a boy, but I was off! A word to the wise (and I know people told me this but I didn't listen and neither will you), don't trust the old wive's tales, the Chinese, classic "tell-tell" gender signs. They didn't work in my case! All things said boy! Just wait patiently and pray for your little one until that 18 week anatomy scan/ultrasound. And yes, now we know how to decorate the nursery! I am thrilled! I'll have to do another post on all the awesome things we had already found for the nursery before we found out what the gender was (seriously, we have some great finds from thrift and consignment stores that I can't wait to re-purpose!).

Movement: Still none :( My dr. said it should be around the 20th week because my placenta is being dumb and is over my cervix and on the front side of my uterus. So it's basically (from the inside out) Lucy Paige, amniotic fluid, placenta (which is really thick), uterus, and then layers of muscle and fat and that's why I haven't been able to feel her yet. 

Food Cravings: Not really... I did really want Milo's Sweet Tea last night with our dinner - so TJ so very nicely ran down to the gas station and got it for me. It was perfect and the best way to wash down Sloppy Joe's! Not a craving really, but I've been having to drink LOTS of water so I find myself reaching for it all the time. 

Aversions: Still the teeth brushings - eww! 

What I Miss: Some of my favorite t-shirts! 

Sleep: It has gotten so much better! (knock, knock, knock on wood!)

What I'm Looking Forward To: Next Wednesday - We are going to UAB for a specialized ultrasound. My amniotic fluid levels were low when we went last week and even though Lucy Paige's organs checked out, our dr. wanted to do the specialized ultrasound just to be sure. And that's fine with me! I'm thinking the levels were low because we had been at a church-wide camp the previous weekend and I didn't have access to water liked I'm used to at work and home. I could have (and should have!) just taken a case of water to keep with me but I didn't think about it. I'm a bit anxious about this appt. and ready to get there and check things out. I know Jesus is in control of her little life and mine, so every time I feel that anxious feeling I just have to remember Who is ultimately in control and let Him by my peace. Which is good for building patience - and I'll need it to deal with Lucy Paige's stubbornness! :)

Baby's Lucy Paige's Size: At 18 weeks she was about the size of a bell pepper and at 19 weeks she is about the size of an heirloom tomato

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