Good and bad, plus second ultrasound
I'm now exactly halfway through, 20 weeks pregnant!
The good things:
- People have stopped saying, "You're not showing at all!"
- I can feel the baby move a few times a day (this is the best thing!)
- I get to wear cute maternity clothes
- I don't have to worry about getting fat, since I've been eating what I want for 5 months, and am not gaining too much weight
- I'm still sleeping pretty well
- I have no food aversions
- I get to have a baby in a few months!
The bad things:
- I'm scared about being a parent
- My husband called me a whale this morning (but in a nice way!)
- The house isn't ready
- I'm getting headaches a lot
- I can't run anymore
- I'm worried about what my work situation will look like after the baby...I'd really like to stay home, but I need to bring in an income. There are some things in the pipeline that might work out, but nothing final yet...
I had an ultrasound on Monday, and this one was much more thorough. We got to see all the different parts of the baby (even the bladder), and the doctor was able to tell the sex right away. We, however, decided to be surprised and not find out. We had agreed on that before the ultrasound, but once I knew that I could
know, it was killing me not to know. But Erick stood firm, and would not give in to my begging and wheedling.
We had the doctor write down the sex on a piece of paper, and I mailed it to my mom in New Hampshire. I had to carry it around with me all day first, though, and it was really hard not to just open it and look. I persevered, and now it's in the mail.
My mom was very upset that we weren't going to find out, and besides, she was planning on knitting or crocheting some clothes, and how could she make little dresses if she didn't know, and why in the world would we not find out...etc. So I compromised and sent her the paper.
I will try and post the ultrasound pictures soon, though I've been pretty bad lately about posting pictures, it's just a little more work, enough to make me not want to do it. But I'll try. Ultrasounds always look like aliens, anyway, don't they?