Yesterday at my midwife appointment I asked to be shown where the top of my uterus was because I had felt punching or kicking higher than I expected to. She did as I asked and we found out that my measurements were averaging four weeks ahead of where I should be at this time. This freaked me out a bit. But I was told not to worry because baby is going through a growth spurt right now so he will likely level off by my next appointment. I am starting to think that he will come slightly early for a few reasons, one being that I felt movement at 16 weeks, which is atypical for first time mothers. When I told Christopher my suspicion he said it was "Awesome!" I asked him why and he said "because we might get to meet him sooner!" I love my husband.
We liked the pediatrician that we visited a few weeks ago very much. They have fire truck exam tables in the patient rooms! Silver Spring Pediatrics would be incredibly convenient because it is just a stone's throw from my husband's office. We were surprised to hear that the practice does ear piercings of newborn baby girls. Is this a thing? Christopher and I gave each other curious glances at this announcement. We haven't made a decision on a pediatrician yet because we have more practices to look into.
On average I still feel great! I have been walking a lot (ask me how we got lost in Wheaton Regional Park last week??) and doing an awesome Pilates DVD that Missy loaned me. I do have a few complaints that I will try to discuss briefly. The afternoon commute home on metro is my most dreaded part of the weekday. The fishy-rubber-tire smell. The jolty stop and go movement. People and their perfume! Ugh. Sometimes I feel like I am eight weeks pregnant again and about to hurl. The other day I even brought a plastic bag just in case. I have been having severe headaches for about a month and a half now because of these crazy hormones. And it is only during the week when i'm at work! At first they would usually come around 10:30-11am and last until I get home around 4:30pm, just awful. I know I can take Tylenol but I am worried about overdoing it. I tried drinking even more water, which is difficult when you're already chugging 72 ounces a day. My boss was kind enough to undo several of the lights in my office and I turned down my monitor brightness. I eat every 2-3 hours. Nothing really helps except acetamenaphen sometimes, but at least their duration has lessened.
|This is actually from week 20|
I have to schedule my one hour glucose tolerance test to screen for gestational diabetes in the next few weeks and I am really not looking forward to that at all.
I leave you with this sonogram photo, which I swore I would never post, but just look at that *lil' nose!
|Baby S, 19 weeks|