I'm 16 weeks along which seems CRAZY! We are one month form the half way point. It's hard to believe that time has flown so quickly, but I guess when you are chasing after kids you just don't have time to think about being pregnant.
Good thing Baby doesn't need my attention. She is growing like a weed. We heard her heartbeat again at my appointment this past week, and she was hiding a good 2 inches higher than we expected her. It was a scary experience as it took the doctor a looong time to find her. Talk about a stressed out mom!
We did switch to a new doctor this week. My first baby was delivered by an OB/GYN, but my second was delivered by a regular MD (who has delivered babies since before I was born!). The price was drastically different! So after talking with an OB/GYN and another MD, we've decided to stick with a family practice doctor. It kind of makes me feel weird to say that we chose our doctor based on price, but honestly, this will be our third set of hospital bills in a very short time frame. Price is important!
One of the different things about this practice is that they don't do mid-point ultrasounds until 26-28 weeks. This means I have until late November to decide if we are going to find out the gender of the baby.
We get to know the gender of the baby.
We can have a big gender reveal party.
We get to unpack, wash, and put away baby clothes before baby gets here.
We get to repaint our nursery and pick out new bedding if it's a girl!
(Soon, Rooster and Cupcake will be sharing a room which means, my very boyish nursery could become a cute girly room if necessary.)
I want to be surprised!
That about sums it up. The practical side of me says that knowing ahead of time would be great, but we already have all the stuff we need for a boy or girl, so why not do some extra laundry and be surprised?
The pregnancy exhaustion is finally getting better; however, Cupcake isn't sleeping as well as she use to so that's stealing some of my precious sleep time. Lately she's been nursing twice before waking up the morning. Once around 10-11 pm and again around 5 am. I honestly think it's just a bad habit, but since I need to keep my milk supply up I'm going to continue getting up joyfully. I know I may have to wean her before her first birthday, and it breaks my heart. In the meantime, I'll let that girl get as much breast milk as she wants while everything is still going well!
Check out the Growing Babies page if you want a list of all past pregnancy updates and birth stories!
Anyone else out there keep the gender a surprise? Have any great gender reveal party ideas?