Ok. So, technically I’m not twenty weeks until Thursday. But… I wanted this post to be my “Halfway There!” post, so I’m saying twenty.
I definitely have a bump now…
I’m feeling good most days, but have been trying to find more ways to incorporate additional protein and iron into my diet to help with weight gain and my energy level. My midwife seems pleased with my progress so far, which is encouraging.
Speaking of my midwife… I just have to say that I really appreciate how family-friendly my birthing center is. I took my 2-year-old to my appointment for the first time last week and was a bit nervous about it. The entire staff was great with her. The midwife talked to her during the appointment and let her help check the baby’s heartbeat. It was the first time Claire was able to hear the baby and she was thrilled! She talks about the whole experience often.
Yesterday we went in for a routine ultrasound. From the small amount of information that I could get out of the technician, everything looks good. I’m hoping this means I am not considered high risk for pre-term labor this time. I will know for sure when I hear from my midwife, but no news is good news in my book!
Ok, I know you all are eager to know what we are having…
Are you ready for it??
In the words of my daughter…
“I’m going to be a Little Big Sister and I’m gonna have a Little SISTER!”
Yep, we’re having another GIRL!
Are you surprised? I have to admit that I wasn’t… I had a feeling that it was a girl. We are excited that Claire will be able to experience the joy of growing up with sister that will hopefully be her life-long best friend.
So, that’s our big news! Now Matt and I have to try and find a name we agree on.