Not much new or exciting in baby world. Just some waiting. I am starting to really look pregnant (although sometimes I think I just look fat) and getting all sorts of attention directed towards my tummy. I am almost 19 weeks and am anxiously anticipating feeling the baby moving soon. I have felt lots of uncomfortable stretching of my uterus but even that makes me happy because it is another physical reminder of the baby in me (although I could have done without the pain and necessity of a hot water bottle the other night!).
I had a midwife appointment last week. James was off work so he was able to come with me and meet the midwife. He was so excited and asking all sorts of questions -- totally adorable! We got to hear the Fledgling's heartbeat again which is always so awesome. James was totally invigorated after hearing it and said he wanted to go out and build something for the babe.
Our next ultrasound is a week today (20 week ultrasound!!!). I am beyond excited for it. Hopefully the Fledgling will not be shy (or naughty!) and hide her/his goods from the technician. The lame thing is that the technician will not tell you the sex of the baby then and there so we have to wait 3 business days for my midwife to get the ultrasound results before we can know. She knows how excited we are to find out the sex of the baby though so she said she would call us asap. But we will be able to see the baby and make sure it is all healthy and intact and perfect and lovely so that is more than enough for us!
I finally have energy again which is awesome. I am back to working full time and am feeling like doing stuff on my days off. Today I went through my closet and dresser and got rid of a bunch of stuff that will never fit me again (didn't fit me for quite a while before I got pregnant so I don't think it's going to fit me after!). I also organized a drawer for the Fledgling in my dresser until I can get the dresser from my mum. I folded all the tiny clothes and stuff I have knit and it looks so cute all together! I put in a request for a 3-bedroom townhouse today at our complex so hopefully something will come up in the near future. I can't wait to decorate for the Fledgling!
Next post I will hopefully have gratuitous shots of the Fledgling flashing her/his goods to show you all!