i had my routine monthly checkup today and so far so good. i’m 3 lbs over the recommended weight gain. sigh. it must have been that slice of delicious cheesecake from the cheesecake factory this weekend. it was a little slice of heaven. i just received my prenatal yoga dvd in the mail today so we’ll see how the weight gain goes from here.
i heard the baby’s heartbeat again which is always a relief considering i feel good & haven’t felt movement yet…sometimes have a hard time believing ‘it’s in there’. most first time moms feel the baby around 20 – 22 weeks so maybe in two weeks i’ll feel him/her. i also got a blood test for the second screening which tests for genetic defects in something or other.
i have my next ultrasound on july 8! so far, we are not finding out the sex, but we may put the results in an envelope for later consideration. i want to be surprised, but kenny wants to know. we’re having fun thinking of different names. we have a definite boys name, and a narrowed down list for girls. i’ve been craving salty food so i’ve heard that means it’s a boy…that’s the only clue i’ve got so far.
i just did an online baby sex predictor and it says:
You have a 52% chance of having a boy.
And you have a 47% chance of having a girl.
4 Replies to “checkup – 18 weeks”
Don’t concern yourself about the weight!!! Just enjoy the fact that you aren’t throwing up and eat the good stuff.
amen. eat and be merry. you’re eating to help a miracle grow inside you. don’t listen to stupid doctor’s charts yet.
Eat what you want. It’s the most guilt free time for eating ever!!!!!!!!!!!!
I love those odds 52% boy, 47% girl. What complicated mathematical equation did they use for their predication because according to my calculations it’s 50% girl and 50% boy. Ha Ha!!!!
I remember being pregnant with Richie and about 20 weeks I felt like I swallowed a butterfly, that’s the first sensation of movement I ever felt, very odd I remember.
I’m so happy for you both, can’t wait to see you with a big baby belly and the maternity clothes are so pretty now and alot of stuff that’s not maternity that you still can use with the way the styles are now.
I still vote for Spoonula…