I have put this off far too long because I have wanted to write a longer post. A few thoughts instead:
- I can feel the baby kick! It's crazy weird.
- I'm feeling mostly healthy, but when I don't, I have a new sense of anxiety about not feeling well.
- Everything is exciting and scary, all at once.
Approximately two weeks ago, we had the 19 week ultrasound. We did not find out the gender. Everything looks good, so as long as there are no issues that crop up, I shouldn't need another ultrasound. It's hard to believe I am halfway there, because I am just now starting to feel pregnant more often than not.
For the record, this week, I finally started wearing maternity pants on a regular basis. I have given up on my normal work pants. They can button, but they are not comfortable. Thus, this week, I am feeling especially grateful for the stylish friend that loaned me an entire tub of maternity clothes. The shot of me shows her clothes.
Below is a profile shot of the baby. I think you can also see the heart. Side note: during the ultrasound, we could clearly see all four chambers of the heart beating. Amazing!
The face picture I have affectionately dubbed "Skeletor Baby":
Finally, my favorite picture of our little offspring:
For good measure, a gratuitous shot of me. It was so warm today (around 40F) that I didn't need a jacket, and I felt okay eating a popsicle while walking outside. There is over a foot of snow on the ground, but some melted today. I am excited for spring and warmer temperatures but will miss the snow. With the pregnancy and working to finish my master's thesis, I have not gotten outside enough this winter. I am hoping to squeeze in one cross-country ski outing or a little snowshoe trip before everything melts.