Tuesday, March 9, 2010

19 Week Check-up


What a wonderful way to start the day. First, I wake up to find that my "Egg"stra Special Delivery card was selected as one of the Top Crops this week!!! Then we went to the doctor and got to see our baby this morning :) As of today, I'm 19 weeks 3 days pregnant! We had an Ultrasound at 9 this morning. Baby looked great. It was amazing watching the technician measure everything. She checked the different parts of the brain, the heart chambers, the stomach, kidneys, leg bones, etc. Panda is healthy and right on track. It weighed in at 9 ounces which just mesmerizes me because you can see so many details already. When we first started the U/S, it was sucking on it's left hand for quite some time. The first picture shows the profile shot of it doing that. The bottom pic is a 3-D image of the baby. It shows the baby's face. It decided to fall asleep at that time. It stopped sucking on it's hand and ended up resting it across the left side of the face. So sweet. That is exactly how I sleep!!! I always have my left hand curled up on my cheek.


After our U/S, we had a quick check-up with the Dr. She's very excited that we are keeping it a surprise. She said she always looks forward to announcing it in the delivery room. I'm feeling great!! I've only gained 2 pounds so far, but don't let that fool you. I lost weight during my first trimester and I definitely have a bump now. I've started feeling the baby move a little bit - especially when I lay down. My latest craving was a muffin top. Yes, just the top of a muffin! Ross came home last Friday to ask what was for dinner and I replied that I didn't care, but that I was baking blueberry muffins and we would have one as soon as they came out of the oven, LOL. We went last week and started some registries at Buy Buy Baby (LOVE that store), Babies-R-Us and Target. We had a blast picking out stuff. That's about it. Just wanted to update everyone and let y'all know that we are moving right along. Hope you have a fabulous day!!!

11 comments:

Tammi said...

Awww, baby is taking after you already! :) Sweet pics, neat seeing how he/she is growing. Funny about the muffin top! And congrats on your card, that's awesome Kim!!

Michelle said...

Congrats on your card being selected! Thanks for the update - baby looks good and how sweet that baby is taking after you. Love the pictures - isn't it amazing the development/growth and it's all happening inside YOU... Happy day to you!!

Jennifer Carter said...

Ahhh! How cool! Sounds like a very special and great day! Isn't it fun to register for baby stuff? :)

debbies said...

What sweet images of your panda!!! My niece is finding out Friday the sex of her baby.
Congrats on your card being chosen. Doesn't surprise me at all tho. :)

Danni said...

Yay for the card but even more YAY for ultrasounds! They were always one of my favorite things. Huge hugs!!

Michelle Johnson said...

Oh, Kim! That is so exciting! Don't you just love how babies can develop little personalities already? That is so sweet!

I think it's so neat that you're waiting to find out the sex. Delivery day is going to be so exciting!

Jennifer ♥ said...

What adorable pictures!! I'm so happy that everything looked good and that you are feeling good!

Congrats on having your card picked - you do awesome work! :)

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Oh look... I love these pictures. Glad you are feeling good and baby is doing good. I think its great you are waiting to find out. But I HAD to find out. lol Congrats on the card posting on Top Crops. :0) Rest rest rest....

Sarah @ BecomingSarah.com said...

Congratulations on a happy appointment - those are the best =)

Also, when I was 18/19 weeks, I wound up in the ER because of a UTI. The woman in triage told me that when she was pregnant and wanted to feel the baby kick, she would turn down the lights, lay still in the dark, and eat a piece of chocolate.

Did I use that to justify eating plenty of chocolate during pregnancy? Yes. But honestly, it works. It's so cool! I started doing it once or twice a week around 19 weeks and kept it up throughout the rest of the pregnancy. I even had a piece of chocolate in the dark the night before giving birth =)

Lol so many memories...

Anyway, I'm glad the appointment went well and HATS OFF TO YOU for keeping it a surprise. You'll see - it's awesome waiting =)

Sarah @ BecomingSarah.com

Anna said...

How cool your card was selected! Love the Panda photos! Did I tell you Panda used to be a nickname of mine? You'll have to decorate the room in Panda bears! Works for a boy or girl! So exciting your feeling the little one too! I'm so happy for you and Ross Man!

*emilie* said...

oh a sweet little baby ! congratulations ! i like your blog !