My baby girl is an acrobat! Or she's practicing martial arts. Or she's dancing. Or she's swimming like a fish. She's doing something! She has a definite pattern of movement as well. She is usually active early afternoon around 1:30 after lunch. Then she starts dancing again in the early evening about 7:00 or so. I've felt her twice with my hand now. It is simply the coolest thing ever. My 20 week ultrasound went very well. She is measuring perfectly in all the right places. She has five fingers and five toes on each foot. Her heartbeat was 154. I also got a video of the ultrasound made, and I've watched it too many times to count. One of the neatest things was that while the tech was doing the ultrasound before she started to tape it, I could see her moving her legs and I could feel it at the same time.
When I talked to Dr. Baker after the ultrasound he said that all looked just right. We talked about my diet again. I haven't had much pain this week, only once. He thinks that I should stick to a lower fat diet and I should be okay. In fact, he doesn't expect me to gain much weight during the pregnancy because of it. I've gained three pounds so far and I'm halfway done. I know that there is still PLENTY of time to gain weight, but hopefully I can keep it to a minimum. In fact, there have been two nights where I have tested the waters and had pizza and been perfectly fine afterwards. I'm hoping that it will fizzle out like the perinatologist said and that I'll be okay for the rest of the pregnancy.
Steve and I went and registered for baby stuff. We registered at Babies R Us and at Target. For being so little, they sure need a lot of stuff!! We have registered for over 100 items at Babies R Us and still need to register for more at Target. That's insane!!
I've also noticed that my sciatic nerve has been acting up more and more. It seems to happen after I've been walking a lot. The only thing that makes it feel better is sitting down. In fact, I told Steve the best part about registering for baby stuff is that I get to sit in the gliders and rest. Those gliders sure are cool things. I don't know how people live without them with babies.