I can't believe it has been 2 months since I have updated this blog! I am almost 26 weeks now! Some days I feel like this is flying but most days it doesn't feel that way and so even though I have not been feeling the best (lots of headaches and back to throwing up occasionally) I am still trying to enjoy every day because I really enjoy being pregnant and I don't take being able to do this for granted.
My routine OB appointment at 18 weeks showed everything was looking perfect. I was finally starting to feel better and not be so nauseous and had VERY few puking episodes.
I had my 20-week ultrasound in Iowa City near the end of August and was finally able to see in person (and HUG) the intended parents!! I have to say... the drive to Iowa City I started getting so nervous to meet them. I kept thinking... what if I'm not what they expected, what if it just feels awkward, what if we have nothing to talk about... I picked them up from their hotel in Iowa City and we shared a huge hug and all my nervousness went away.
Our appointment went great. Baby girl is doing awesome and is looking fantastic. She has some nice long legs and the ultrasound tech did confirm for me that baby is indeed a girl. Something new that I've never had before was that the Doctor who looked at the ultrasound said that I have an anterior placenta (meaning the placenta is in the front- this happens in about 1/3 of pregnancies). This isn't a huge concern and although the doctor said I may not feel baby kicking/moving as much because of it, I sure do feel her! Also, since I am having a C-section, the OB will need to be extra careful while doing surgery as to not cut into the placenta.
After the appointment, we took a walk and got a late lunch, and were able to just sit and chat in person. I dropped them back off at their hotel and probably won't see them face to face again until Christmas time. I am thankful that we text almost daily so we keep up to date on baby and just life, in general, that way.
At the beginning of September, I had a 22-week routine OB appointment and talked to the Dr about my headaches. I let her know that Tylenol wasn't cutting it and most of the time neither was the Excedrin tension that I was told I could take. She told me to check my blood pressure once a week and also prescribed me something for the headaches but to only take if absolutely necessary.
I have to say, this has been my hardest pregnancy, and although it has been a little rough, I am really trying to enjoy each day because I really do love being pregnant.
My next OB appointment is next week and then a couple of weeks after that I will have my appointment to check for gestational diabetes.
UNTIL NEXT TIME. . . . . . .
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