Recently, there was a request for a pregnancy update and picture of my preggo belly. I will be going in for my 20 week ultrasound on Oct. 7th where they will tell us the gender of baby (if he/she is cooperative that is) and also will do all the other measurements and normal 20 week stuff. I am looking forward to being able to answer the question "Is it a boy or a girl?" from the many interested folk. Up to now, I have been imagining the baby to be a boy so that if it is a girl I will be surprised and if a boy I won't be disappointed. Everyone of course has been asking us, "Are you hoping for girl?" and we have honestly been trying to be as neutral as possible rather than getting our hopes up. Soooo, all that to say, I am REALLY hoping baby will be cooperative and we can know one way or the other.
As for the pregnancy, I have been doing well. I went through the typical 1st trimester bouts of morning sickness and survived and now seem to be on to the 2nd trimester stuff. Of all my pregnancies though, David has classified this one as the most "emotional" thus far. That is to say that I randomly burst into tears for no apparent reason more often and as I am crying I don't know why I am so upset. Good old hormones! This pregnancy has been SO much easier than with the twins and for that I am very thankful. This time the 2nd trimester is more fun, whereas with the twins I was really struggling even at this stage of the game with lots of pain and other ailments. All of my appointments thus far have been good and all signs have been positive for the little baby inside. We do have an ultrasound picture from 13 weeks (to be sure there weren't 2 in there again), but I haven't managed to get that picture scanned yet...perhaps I will do that soon. In fact, the appointments have been rather anticlimatic as I go in, get weighed, belly measured, baby's heartbeat found and then I am off. I think to myself, "That's it???" With the twins, we always did an ultrasound at every visit and went through quite a bit more examining and such, so it is funny to go back to this normality now!
Look for a post after Oct. 7th and I will hopefully be able to make an announcement and will post the 1st and 2nd ultrasound pictures then together!