Hump Day Bump Day (+ One Day): 19 weeks, 1 Day

Those are my mom's hands, if you're wondering.
Those are my mom’s hands, if you’re wondering.

Today was an exciting, amazing, tear-jerking day. Outside of the fact that it’s my sister’s birthday, I got to see my baby via sonogram during his or her anatomy scan!

It was so cool and emotional. Seriously, I shed one “thug tear” and wiped it away. I saw the little baby moving about the screen. He or she wouldn’t let the the tech see any genitals until the last minute. Although the tech got a glance, no one will know until our gender reveal party. Any excuse to have cake, right?  Girl or boy, I know one thing–this baby is surely mine and Jon’s. He or she is an energetic little one.

In addition to genitalia, we got to see all of the baby’s body parts–when there was cooperation in-vitro. That part of the scan made everything real. Not only did I hear the baby’s heartbeat, which happens at every appointment, I also got to see it and all chambers of my baby’s heart. It was the best thing I’ve ever watched on a television. The tech and doctor told us that our baby is 10 oz and is measuring at the correct length for 19 weeks. Apps say that’s close to the length of a ripe mango. 

As for me, everything is just fine. My doctor was a bit surprised that I haven’t gained more weight, but it wasn’t a cause for alarm. She even asked Jon if I was making all of my meals. I absolutely have eaten at every meal. Still, I have only gained five pounds since my first appointment. Other than weight, I am breaking out like crazy. I don’t want to use any strong chemicals to combat this, but none of the natural remedies seem to work. I guess I have to let this ride out. At least that’s all I have in the symptoms department. I could be going through a repeat of my first trimester. 

All in all, today was a good day. I hope the gender news doesn’t make me burst from anticipation! The announcement will come in week 23. Stay tuned! 

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