Thursday, January 15, 2015

24- she is frisky!

Man, it feels weird that it's been two weeks since my last update yet so much feels like it's happened?
So first off, I have really popped out. I no longer look just fat, I look pregnant. Which is always kind of fun. I definitely feel pregnant while moving around, rolling over in bed is trickier. I can still shave my legs, paint my toes, put my shoes on, etc. Admittedly, I never had any issues with Olivia or Jackson's pregnancies so to be frank, I think women just milk pregnancy for every bit that they can.

I do notice that my back hurts a lot more and I have definite tightening of my stomach, which I think are maybe Braxton Hicks? I don't know since I never had those or this tightening with the other two so I'm just making the assumption on that. My blood pressure looks awesome, though I wonder if I'm too low sometimes- I have some bouts of dizziness where it's not just from getting up, it's even when I'm laying down or sitting in my chair and I feel like the entire room is spinning. I've only gained eight pounds this pregnancy, so I'm kind of right on track like with my other ones, so that's nice.

This week was my 24 week check and I had to have a follow up ultrasound because at our 20 week ultrasound, Penelope decided to put her foot in her mouth (literally) the entire time so we didn't get to see her heart or her face and they check a few things in each area, so they wanted me to repeat it. Which is kind of cool because I got to see pictures of her and she's really grown in four weeks!
Sorry this picture sucks. I have no idea why it keeps turning when it shows that it uploaded correctly. Who knows. So turn your head to the right and that's her face.
She actually had her hands by her face most of the time but would pull on the umbilical cord, which explains the really sharp, random pains near my belly button. She yanked on it hard and I felt the pain so.. she's feisty. But here is her sucking her thumb.
It's kind of hard to see but part of the umbilical cord is in her face, but you can kind of see her hands curled up right next to her face.

So who does she look like? Well as it turns out, I didn't have very many ultrasound pictures of Jackson so this is going to be hard to tell.
This was my ultrasound with Olivia. She always slept with her arms above her head, still does.
And this was Jackson. He looks like he's covering his mouth with one hand and waving with the other. This is exactly how he sleeps most nights as well, even still.

So I don't know. It's kind of exciting to see ultrasounds at this point in a pregnancy because I got to see her bounce around and be all adorable. So I'm pretty excited. And oh yes, verified that she is very much a girl, no extra boy parts dangling anywhere!

We also changed the name a little bit. Just the middle name. She'll be Penelope Rose Mary for sure now. For sure, no more changes. Rose is after my step-dad's mother (who recently passed away), and Mary for my paternal grandmother (who passed away when I was 2), and it is also Matt's maternal grandmother's name (who passed away years ago) and his mother's first name, though she doesn't go by it. So we have a nice mix and I'm glad all three kids each have two middle names that are some how family related.

I probably won't update again until maybe 28 weeks, so in another month. That's when I go for my glucose test (boo*gag*hiss) and my first cervical check to make sure things are locked up tight still. Then I start with my two week visits, which feels like it'll go by so quickly then. But it's very exciting.

1 comment:

Zoƫ said...

I wouldn't say women milk pregnancy, I just assume that every pregnancy is different :)

Glad everything is going well for you and baby!