Week… 20 – Halfway there!
Baby is the size of… a Mango!
Highlight of the Week… Besides writing this from a gorgeous beach in Kaua’i? Last week, I shared that our doctor had some concerns around our baby’s heart and we had to go to a specialist for reimaging. Thankfully, the specialty clinic was able to get us in late on Friday so we didn’t have to wait to get answers. The ultrasound technician spent a full hour with us (an improvement over the 20 minutes we get in the doctor’s office) and was qualified to give us information during the session, instead of making us wait. She walked us through each image, explaining what we were looking at and how development looked. And how did it turn out? Perfect. Baby has an excellent, hardworking little heart with four beautiful and well-sized chambers. The technician also checked all other measurements and baby is perfect! Good sized brain – she even showed us that the brain is properly connect to the ears! Baby was still being shy and laying in the full pike position, but she was able to get a beautiful 4D face shot. You can see it below!Frustration of the Week… Trying to build a baby registry. How the heck am I supposed to know what I need for our baby? Why are there so many options? Seriously! Leave me a comment below and let me know what your baby registry essentials are. I could use all the help I can get.
Eating a lot of… Baby Carrots. So convenient and so yummy!
Cute Thing Hubby Did This Week… The flutters are in full force now and hubs is frustrated he can’t feel them. He lays his hand on my stomach while they’re happening, patiently waiting in hopes he’ll feel even a little movement. I know he’s disappointed that he can’t feel anything yet but his excitement about the baby moving is adorable.
A Tidbit… Turbulence + Pregnant Belly feels like riding a roller coaster on a full tummy.
Also… baby loves the water. Every time I’ve been in the pool, baby kicks all over the place like it’s trying to swim with me.
And as promised…here’s Baby Lawrence.