Thursday, July 8, 2010

Half Baked

I am officially on the downhill. Monday was 20 weeks. Friday was my anatomy scan. I don't want to brag but the word "perfect" was thrown around a few times. Also the term "Bigger mother" (I'm over six feet tall and obese) so we're going back at 24 weeks to look at everything again. We found out our daughter has a big head (like her dad), long legs (like her mom) and a tiny stomach (no idea where that came from).

I started feeling Bea move. A little at first. You know how they say it feels like butterflies or popcorn or other pretty little similes? To me it felt like when you are in a pool and you fart and the bubbles go up your bathing suit....just inside and not as hard. Now she's moving more and more. Kicks and all. I love it.

I also had another milestone. Today was my first post pregnant OB appointment that didn't involve an U/S. She just weighted me. Checked my (high) blood pressure. Listened for the (amazing/beautiful/still unbelievable) heartbeat. Then asked how I was doing. A couple of discharge questions later (yes mucousy discharge is fine...also your discharge can be yellowish in color....The more you know) and we were handed our bottle of orange soda for the glucose test in four weeks. That was it. How....normal.

In is she finally ready to accept the fact that she's having a baby news....there is a stroller in our house as we speak. There is also a collection of babylegs, a couple of onsies, paint to start the nursery, some nursery art and bedding has been ordered. How's that for a girl who has spent the last couple of months waiting for the other shoe to drop?


  1. I'm 6' tall too. My OB told me "we like tall moms - they usually have an easier time carrying and delivering due to the wide hips". LOL

  2. I think your description of the early movement is perfect! And funny! I was having trouble describing it to DH. :)

    Congrats on a girl!!! And a great u/s. And on getting some baby things in the house. So happy for you!

  3. 向著星球長驅直進的人,反比踟躕在峽路上的人,更容易達到目的。............................................................

  4. 先為別人的快樂著想,是超人;先為自己的快樂著想,是凡人;使別人不快樂,自己也不快樂的,是笨人。..................................................

  5. I feel like there are probably several cats running around in onsies right now.

  6. Congrats on your little girl! You were way ahead of me at 20 weeks with having baby stuff in the house so I think you are doing great.