Sunday, February 10, 2008

We're still here

Apologies for not posting in a while; I've been traveling a bit and now have a nasty cold. (What's more fun that having a cold? Having a cold with round ligament pain and no drugs!)

The good news is that the munchkin is still around and now is kicking away -- I've been feeling it move for weeks, but yesterday my partner felt it for the first time. We had our 20-week fetal survey ultrasound on Friday, and everything looks good -- the doctor was happy with how the baby's heart, brain, spine, kidneys, bladder, stomach, and limbs looked. The kid is 9 inches long and weighs about 11 ounces.

I don't really look pregnant -- just fat(ter). (Even though I've gained 12 pounds and am wearing only maternity pants and mostly tops these days.) It's a little disappointing not to be showing at nearly 21 weeks, but I'll take what I can get. I'm excited about starting to show.

Next tasks:
- get room ready
- figure out what to register for (egads)
- hire a doula
- figure out daycare
- and a lot more than my virus-addled brain can't compute right now.

2 comments:

mrsbluemont said...

i'm so glad you're back! it sounds like things are going beautifully. don't worry about not showing much. i'm sure it'll pop before you know it! yea for kicking and good u/s trips.

oxox

Kim said...

So glad you're back and that everything's going so well! I've missed yall! Sorry about the cold...ugh. 20 weeks!? Already? Wow! Halfway!