Wednesday, October 26, 2011
We are 22 weeks, a little over half way, which is hard to believe and accept. 40 weeks seems like forever, but now I’m worried that I won’t be able to finish everything on my before baby bucket list.
According to my weekly pregnancy tracker updates, she weighs approximately 1 pound and is about 10 inches. With a growing baby comes a growing mommy. I’ve spent this week trying to fit into my “normal” pants. I’m no longer able to button or zip (all the way) any of my pants and should probably stop squeezing into them and start wearing maternity pants/jeans. J I've also noticed a change to my belly button, not quite an “outie” yet, but close.
Another realization this week – be careful what you watch on TV before bedtime. Garrett and I were getting caught up on the new show, “American Horror Show” and watched two back to back episodes, which caused my dreams to be filled with haunted houses and ghosts for 2 nights. This could be an interesting week as Garrett continues to get ready for Halloween by watching his “scary” movies.
Saturday, October 1, 2011
Ballet recitals, hair bows and frilly dresses are in our future. We're having a GIRL!!!!
My mother's intuition is working! We had our Anatomy Scan on Thursday and found out we're having a baby girl (well...we're pretty sure we're having a girl.) Baby girl Smith was being a bit difficult and refusing to move from her very comfortable position.
She was curled up in a ball - legs crossed and at times hands behind head - for most of the 1.5 hour appointment. Must take after Garrett....or her brother Halen who loves to snuggle up in a ball too.
We had to switch to an internal scan and hope for better pictures. Although she kept her legs crossed (I love that she's modest), the tech was able to be sneaky. She said that she didn't see any parts that would indicate a boy and was fairly confident that Baby Smith is a little girl. We are SO excited and can't wait to start shopping for our little one, but will save our receipts just in case J
The tech was able to get some pictures of arms and legs. She has both arms and legs and it looks like all 10 fingers and toes.
Because Baby Smith wasn't willing to move around, despite having to get up and walk around 3 times during the appointment, we'll be heading back in for another session in 2 weeks. The tech is hoping to get some additional anatomy pictures and measurements.
Name to be announced soon...so stay tuned!