I am pretty sure I am the worst blogger ever, especially during this pregnancy. It has been 6 weeks since I did a belly picture. The crazy part is that we have had exciting stuff happening recently with the baby but I think the craziness that is our life right now has taken over.
So here we are at 24 weeks, how did we get to this point. The last 6 weeks have gone by so quickly. I think it helps that we have been traveling, moving and getting settled into life in Seattle.
Lets rewind 4 weeks to our big ultrasound to find out the sex of this little baby. I was so excited to find out. Unlike with Sophie I really wasn’t feeling strongly one way or another but I think a part of me thought it was a boy. We got to the ultrasound and they took me back and the tech told me that she couldn’t tell me the sex. I was really upset but trying to be okay with it since there wasn’t anything I could do about it.
She must have been able to tell that I was upset because although she couldn’t tell us she lingered much longer than necessary on the shot that would show us whether it was a boy or girl and she typed XY on the screen which we found out later was completely unnecessary for her to do. So for those of you who don’t know what XY means…
We are having a BOY! Or atleast we think we are…
When we went to the midwives a few weeks later to get confirmation she told us that it was not on the report therefore she couldn’t confirm one way or the other. So there is a chance that on delivery day we could be surprised with another little girl. As if that day isn’t exciting enough.
In other baby news his kicks have become much more noticeable and Sean was able to feel him kick for the first time last week. I had been wondering about his movements because they seem much later and less noticeable than with Sophie. We found out at the midwives that I have an anterior placenta which basically means the placenta is in the front of my belly instead of behind. There is no risk involved just that the movements are harder to notice since the placenta is in the way.
Our little man is healthy and growing right on track which is always good to hear.
This week we are meeting with a midwife here in Seattle which I am really excited about. It will be great to find a midwifery practice that we like, hopefully just as much if not more than the place we have gone to in Vancouver.
I had a realization the other that if this little boy comes early like his sister we could have a baby in 12 weeks, holy moly that is really soon. Hopefully he holds out until at least 27 weeks so that he has extra time to grow and we can try for a home birth again.
I am going to try and be much better about belly pictures for the rest of the pregnancy because although no one else might care, I really enjoy looking back to see how my belly has changed over the weeks.
Without further ado here is my belly at 24 weeks with our little man.