Friday, September 12, 2014

Sprout: Halfway!

That's right, 20wks today. And this week's picture doesn't look much different than last week's. I might even look smaller somehow...

Still experiencing some morning sickness, bleh. But the midwife prescribed a new anti-nausea med that is working better than the last. The last worked great for calming down my stomach, but was giving me terrible headaches. The new drug, reglan, calms my belly and helps me eat more. Which is good, since I still have negative weight gain (in other words, I weigh less now than before I got pregnant).

Sprout moves around, sometimes a lot, sometimes not much at all. I get the most movement after I've eaten something, and things are pretty quiet when I'm laying down. Maybe that means I'm growing another good sleeper - Roland was a great sleeper from day one. I even got scolded in the hospital because he slept for 5 hours straight and I couldn't wake him to feed him. He more than made up for it when he was awake though, so I figured that night nurse was getting agitated over nothing.

Roland is just as active as ever, so sometimes I feel bad because I can hardly keep up with him. More days than not I lay down for at least part of his nap. Luckily his naps have been 3 hours lately, so I still get some time to myself even when I do nap. But I have to be careful with him. He doesn't understand why I won't roughhouse play with him like Daddy, and why I get grumpy when he tries to crawl into my lap and I get a tiny knee in my belly.

Next week is the ultrasound, so we should get to see the baby some. It was supposed to be this week, but dealing with insurance has pushed it back. They'll cover the appointment, so long as the paperwork is filed in their very specific way. Which means a massive pain in the butt for me, I've spent more time on the phone regarding the appointment than I likely will in the appointment. Hopefully they can see everything they want in one appointment so I don't have to go through the insurance again for another scan.

We also see the midwife again next week. I have a long list of questions for her. If it seems we are compatible, then she may agree to take us on for the duration of my pregnancy. This would be neat for two reasons: it would mean the rest of my appointments will be with her, and she will be with me for delivery at the birthing center in Ashland. She is the only midwife in the practice that will deliver in Ashland. The rest of the team only has privileges in the Medford hospitals. So far all the midwives we've met have been great, but we'd prefer a birthing center to the hospital.

20wk belly. Still not much to see.

1 comment:

Meghan said...

Looking good, mama! Sounds like Sprout will be a good eater and good sleeper like Roland. That would be awesome!! Hope you get some relief from the nausea.