That's right...we aren't going to find out if this baby is a boy or a girl.
On Friday, I went in for the ultrasound. I scheduled it for 8:30 am so we could be 1 of the first appointments. What a great idea on my part I might add - by the time they called us back (around 8:40ish) the waiting room was full! We had such an awesome ultrasound tech. Last week they received their new machines so the very nice lady did the 3D ultrasound for us for fun. Such a cool experience. When she zoned in on baby #2, he/she immediately stuck out his/her tongue, wiped his/her eyes and gave us a big kick!! Neither she or the perinatologist looked at the sex of the baby.
At this juncture in my pregnancy, I'm feeling like it's a girl. I'm not sure if this has been inspired by my cousin just having a girl and my other cousin's lil girl (of which I both follow via their blogs) or if it's true feelings?? I've had 2 dreams so far so I guess only time will tell. I'd be completely happy with either...I'd just like to have 1 girl in our potential 4 children family!
20/21 week stats:
Baby is a mover and a shaker. Per the ultrasound tech the baby's head is resting right on my bladder - lovely! I first felt baby move in the 14th week which was earlier than last time - but typical of the second pregnancy. Henry is now able to feel baby moving and it's such a fun experience! Also, lil Henry get's a little confused I think - I'll be rocking him and the baby will give a swift kick and he just picks his head up and looks at me like "what was that?"
I've gained 8 lbs thus far. My ob/gyn has projected me to gain 20 lbs again this pregnancy. Via ultrasound baby is growing right on target and weighing in at 14 oz - 1 lb.
Still working out. While at the beach I went for a run each morning while Henry pushed the stroller - missing those runs!
My belly is finally pooching out just a tad. My belly button on the other hand has popped :( Lil Henry thinks its a toy or something and if I'm lying down he will come over and keep pushing it in!
Cravings - nothing really. I've been eating a lot of fresh fruit, veggies and drinking a lot of water.
Aversions - pregnancy turns me into a semi-vegitarian. It's so hard for me to eat meat while pregnant...but I try my best.
Complaints - none
Thus far my blood pressure has been great. The perinatologist explained to me that a new study was conducted and if you're going to get preeclampsia, it is determined when the placenta is implanted into the uterus - so by 3 months you can now know, however there isn't anything they can do. I'm just saying lots of prayers for a healthy pregnancy!!
Check back later for photos from the beach!