We are now into week 22 of our pregnancy and I think that after 21 weeks of sickness, I may finally be moving past that point. Just in time for the waddling and body aches and pains to really kick in. Work has really been hard on my body. It is amazing how much pressure a 9 pound baby bump can have on your back and legs. Add my boobs to the mix and I am ready to fall flat on my face. I'm grateful that I have only gained 9 pounds, but it sure feels like I am carrying around a whole lot more. Not to mention my baby bump looks like a extra large watermelon. I enjoy my baby bump, but I am not enjoying the looks of my feet. I figure since my feet are so long that I will be able to see them throughout the duration of my pregnancy, but I would rather not be able to see them at this point.
We had a very exciting week last week. My mom came to town for our ultrasound. We kept real busy on Monday and all day Tuesday to make the time fly until our 4pm appointment. Patrick, my mom and I piled into the tiny ultrasound room with my fantastic ultrasound tech. I was so afraid that the baby was not going to be in a position that we could tell if she is a boy or a girl, and I was right. What I didn't know was the entertainment that she was going to be providing for us. I had been feeling her movements for about 3 weeks now, and the week before our ultrasound they were getting much more intense. As soon as she came up on the screen, we could see her entire body sprawled out, with her legs completely crossed and her hands resting behind her head. Ummmm is she sunbathing. She certainly looks comfortable. Oh and she has found herself a nice comfy pillow on my bladder which is a whole lot of fun for me. She was awake, and she was having a whole lot of fun with us.
She would tease us and open her legs just the slightest and then slam them shut again. I have to say, she has great legs. The tech had to keep jabbing me with the ultrasound wand which really hurt, and made me super nervous. I had to stand up, bounce around, do some stretches, empty my bladder and roll from side to side. While waiting for her to find a new pose, we had a great tour of her entire anatomy. I was amazed at everything you can see during an ultrasound like the four chambers of the heart and the sections of the brain. About 30 minuets in, our tech said "I just cant even give you a guess". Then the baby gave her a quick glimpse and she said, I'm thinking it's a girl. Patrick replies "Maybe its a boy and he's a grower not a shower" He will say anything to embarrass me. We were approaching an hour, which was making me nervous to have the machine on me and the baby for so long, and the tech said "She has those legs shut so tight" Patrick replies "and they will stay that way until she is 35". For the grand finale, she did a complete somersault and put her hand over her face as though she had enough and wanted to be left alone.
The ultrasound tech felt 90% confident that we are having a baby GIRL!!!!!! I have felt since day one that our baby is a girl so 90% is enough for me. She has such a personality already, I'm sure that we are going to have our hands full.