Friday, April 22, 2011

He's a movin!

I am officially halfway through the pregnancy as of today. 20 weeks. Wow. It's crazy how it seems like time has just dragged and now it seems like those 20 weeks flew by. I know I still have a lot to do, but I am so ready for September to get here so that I can meet my little man.

Little bit is moving a lot the last couple days or so! In the ultrasound I saw how much he was moving, but couldn't really feel him. I had been feeling him here and there and still had not been exactly sure what was him and what was gas/hunger. :) Now I can tell the difference. It is fabulous! I am so blessed. I love him so much.

Things are going really well. I still can't say I love being pregnant, but the 2nd trimester is definitely better. The doctor and I discussed that my main obstacle throughout this pregnancy will probably be muscular skeletal due to the arthrogryposis and my height. She said I'll probably experience more pain and difficulty early on but that we will get through it. My back has already been killing me. It started early on really, but now it is getting worse. Some days are better than others. I am lucky to have such a great hubby. He is always ready to give me a massage when needed and tries to make me as comfortable as possible. The pain was more sciatic at first and now it seems to be concentrated more in the middle and lower back. With my belly shifting out, things are getting more difficult. I have the hubby help me with my socks now, because that is becoming more difficult. Also getting up and down off the ground is harder. I can't imagine what 8 months will be like. I wish that I had lost some weight before this because I am sure things may have been easier.

I have always been so determined so I know that this will be fine and that I will get through it. I know it will be hard but I have faith in myself. I also have so many wonderful people around me that will be there to help me.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

It's a boy!

Well, I am now 19 weeks pregnant! Almost halfway there! I have been pretty busy so I haven't had a chance to write in a while. Things are going great and the hubby and I couldn't be happier that we are expecting a boy in September.

We went in for the ultrasound a couple weeks ago. That week was what seemed like the longest week ever. The ultrasound was done at a high risk clinic. They checked out everything. It is so amazing what they can do and see in an ultrasound. Well, it turns out our little man is not shy at all. He let us know he was a boy right away. Emotions took over and both the hubby and I just had tears down our face. That moment made everything seem so real. We have a little boy. We felt so blessed and lucky. He is a healthy little boy too! Everything went great and because it went so well and he is doing so well, we no longer have to go to the high risk clinic. The doctor that did the consult said our little man was developing normally and looked great. More tears of joy! (This time in my car on the way home)

Needless to say, life is good. Things like that make the back pain, heartburn, nausea, etc. all worth it! So excited for September!