I'm 22 weeks today! I went to my OB and thought I was getting an ultrasound today. I was hoping to get to see the little one since it's been a couple weeks, but I didn't have one scheduled. I thought I did, but there was something about the insurance not wanting to pay for ultrasounds unless they were 3-4 weeks apart, so I'll have to wait another couple weeks to see him. That kind of bummed me out but at least I know he's okay.
My doctor listened for a heartbeat but all she heard was swishing noises since he was doing somersaults in my belly. She measured my uterus and said it was much higher than she expected- it was measuring almost 24 weeks. Part of the reason she couldn't find a heartbeat was because she was listening too low and he was reaching for my ribs. So I did get an ultrasound after all, but it was very grainy and I couldn't see anything on it. She saw a heartbeat and that's all that matters, right?
I got my fifth P-17 shot today. The last couple that I got, the nurse pushed the formula into me so quickly that it formed knots in my hips and they've been itching and bothering me for about 2 weeks. This time a different nurse did the injection and she made sure to do it super slow, so hopefully I won't have any problems this time around.
I have a little baby bulge, which is kind of exciting, but I still feel fat. Mr. H says, "You're not fat, you're with child" which cracks me up. Truth is, I am both. I'm just waiting for that nice round baby bump :-) I've had to buy a few maternity items because things aren't fitting very well. A friend gave me a couple pairs of jeans but they're so low I feel like my butt is hanging out. ha! And the band on them puts pressure on my belly, so I got a couple pairs of pants and a pair of shorts from Target. I also got a couple shirts but the selection was very limited. I am still mostly wearing non-maternity clothes but the jeans are getting tight and the tops not fitting so well- either not long enough or tight around the bust.
We've been buying baby clothes though. That is fun. Mr. H is out of control though- he needs to go to shoppers anonymous. I know he's just excited but there's going to be nothing to buy once the baby shower comes along :-) My mom has gotten together with my MIL and they're planning a baby shower for us in July. We haven't registered anywhere but we've narrowed down which car seat, stroller and crib we want. I know these things are expensive, but why would anyone spend $500 on a stroller? It's insane! Picturing our little one using and wearing these things is exciting though. I can't wait til he gets here. Well, actually I can wait, he needs to bake a little while longer. Bake, baby, bake!