Also, because a lot of movement is felt down low, it scares me. I sometimes think I'm having mini-contractions or something weird is happening. After I spoke with my Dr she assured me that it is normal - baby is just head-butting my cervix. GREAT! Also, today my lower uterus feels so full - like a ton of pressure is being put on the lower part of my belly. It has been uncomfortable. Since I can't feel movement all the time yet, it makes for more worry than anything else.
Monday I went for my 24 week ultrasound and it was amazing. It's so incredible to see how big Dragon has grown in such a short period of time. It looks like a real, fully formed baby. Now all he/she has to do is get nice and big! Baby is head down (hence the head butting my cervix) and his/her spin goes up along my right side of the body - which is prolly why I feel more movement on my left as that's where his/her arms/legs are. The tech said that baby will stay head down now for the duration of the pregnancy!! Crazy!! We saw baby kick me and punch me throughout the ultrasound and it was so weird not feeling anything. Hubby is convinced he saw a penis when the tech was showing us the legs...I wasn't looking. I was just amazed by the head/arms! So he's pretty certain we are having a boy. I told him he doesn't know what to look for and she only had the camera at that angle for a few seconds so he's likely confusing the umbilical cord as a penis. Who knows though!
Last night we went out with my mother-in-law to Ikea to buy the crib. She was so eager to buy it was borderline pushy! Hubby and I were talking about bedding for the twin bed that was going to be in the room, and she would pick it up and put it in the cart before we had even decided on anything! He was getting annoyed and although I was enjoying shopping knowing I wouldn't have to pay...I was getting frustrated too. It was nice to see how happy she was to buy for her first grand-child but it was very odd. We hadn't talked about a lot of the decisions we were making and he was getting angry at me. Overall, we ended up getting the bedding and crib and that's it. She would have bought us the whole Ikea store if we had an excuse as to why we needed it for the baby though! Her excitement is nice - but scares the hell out of me! I don't want a hovering mother or mother-in-law around when baby is born...if we can't stop her from spending a ton of money...how the hell are we going to get her to respect our boundaries?
It is crazy to think I have less than 16 weeks left now until our due date!! Time is really going by fast!
|Dragon at 24 weeks! She/He is sucking his/her thumb!|
|And a bump shot at 23.5 weeks!|