Sunday, November 27, 2011

18 week baby bump

 I think Thanksgiving may have given my baby bump a growth spurt!  Here it is at 18 weeks.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

I had my hopes up.

I'm feeling very disappointed.

Yesterday afternoon I went to my 4th month OB appointment at the birthing center.  Everything went really well.  As the midwife was just tuning into the baby's heartbeat with the doppler, we heard a loud WHOOOSH noise....and I felt it move!   She said, "That could be movement!"  and I told her how I thought I'd been feeling movement for a little while.   She said it could also be my intestines having spasms.  She said sometimes the spasms feel and sound like movement.  So, there is no way to be sure, but it was still really cool!

Anyway, she said that they would set up an appointment for my ultrasound during my 18th week.  She said it would be around November 30th....which is my birthday, so I was pumped!  I can't wait to find out if it's a boy or a girl!!

Today, I got a phone call from them and I was informed that my appointment would be on December 13th!! I can't wait that long! That is almost a whole month away!  I feel really sad and disappointed...even to the point of tears! (Yes, I know I'm an emotional-hormonal wreck right now and I wouldn't normally cry about this) But, I did cry...just for a second.

So, I'm going to try and see if I can get the appointment moved up to be sooner.  I wanted to go for the ultrasound here close by, but I'll drive to Women's and Children's Hospital in Charleston if I can get it sooner!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011


I think I've been feeling the baby move since the 5th of November!  I think that I'm actually feeling the baby move in there and that I'm not just feeling gas! Quite honestly, I think I know what gas feels like and this doesn't feel like that at all!  It feels kinda like butterflies in my belly or a small jolt of electricity.  Sometimes, it feels like there is a lot of flopping going on in there!  However, I've read on various websites and books that 1st time pregnant moms usually don't feel their baby move until they are 18 to 24 weeks!  Which made me wonder if I really was feeling the baby at all!

Then, I had this dream the other night...maybe it was more of a nightmare!  I dreamed I was pregnant with twins and they were both boys.  I've always liked the idea of having twins.  In fact, I've always been kind of obsessed with twins.  I wrote a research paper on twins in high school and I did a different one in college.  However, now with the reality of a living person inside of my body, the thought that there could be TWO in there really freaks me out.

Today, I've continues to have the weird feeling that maybe I am pregnant with twins! Yikes!

So, I googled "signs that you are pregnant with twins" and found out that feeling the baby move early on was a sign that you were pregnant with multiples!! EEEKkk!  It also said that feeling more movement could mean twins!

Even though I've got myself all worked up... I'm still pretty sure that I'm only carrying one....but there is always that thought in the back of my mind!

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Caution: Bump Ahead

Well, my belly is starting to show.  I had 2 people comment on it on Friday at school!   I'm in week 15 now (where did this week go?) but I can still button my normal pants.  I've only gained about 4 lbs. but now I'm told that I should be gaining about a pound a week.  Add that to my birthday, Thanksgiving and Christmas time and pretty soon I'm going to look like the Goodyear blimp!  I just wish I actually looked pregnant instead of just chubby.  I noticed this morning when I was laying on my back that my belly still stuck out.  Normally fat kinda falls out to the side, but it was still pooched up.

Did I mention that my birthday is coming up?  Yikes! I'm going to be 30 on the 30th of the month!  Scary.  I don't want to talk about it!!