Erm....yeah. Nothing much to say this week. Had our monthly doctor's visit a few days ago, and Bre's heartbeat was like 144 or something like that. Crazy how each time it drops...I know it's supposed to, just sayin'. I also got lectured by the doctor how I need to take out my belly button ring, or "my tummy will rip it out for me". Blah. I still have tons of room as of right now. I will say that my once deep innie is slowly becoming a gross outtie (no offense to you outties). It looks like the bottom of a navel orange, and it's round. Haha, very odd as well. Also, the doctor measured my stomach with a measuring tape and said how it was a little bit bigger than normal, but that it wasn't a big deal. It's funny because the doctor at the high risk place I went to said everything was on track. Just goes to show how everyone has their own opinion or what not. Nate and I went on a long over due movie date tonight to see: Fast Five. We both love the Fast and the Furious movies, so I was excited. I will say I wish there was more cars in this one, but I did like the action scenes a lot. Nate and I used to go on movie dates at least 3-4 times a month back while we dated, and even while in NC. But here, not so much. Maybe it's because the movie choices of this year have been crap so far, or maybe it's because Kansas sucks big monkey balls. Either way, tonight was nice. :)
So today our little girl (this makes me smile that I can say that) is 21 weeks old! I was told yesterday that she weighs about as much as a soda can with some pop in it. :) I really can't tell you how relieved I am that she is measuring perfectly on track. That was my biggest concern yesterday was that she was healthy. Nate and I opted out of the NT testing (it's where they test for things like down syndrome, cystic fibrosis, etc.) because we knew no matter what we would love our child either way, and if something was wrong, we didn't want the added stress the rest of this pregnancy. We would rather just deal with it if/as the time comes. It's a preference not for all, but it's ours. And we still feel like that. I just hope Breahna stays healthy, and comes out healthy. I know Nate and I are strong enough to handle whatever comes our way, I just don't want Breahna to have to ever suffer (but then again what parent does?). Anyways, so because of us opting out of that, it still made me worry (which was the whole point of opting out!), so yesterday eased my mind some. Okay, so enough serious things talk, and onto something more playful. On the night of the 21st, I was laying in bed, and I always put my hands on belly at night while I'm laying down. It's kind of my way of "blanketing" the baby, haha. I am weird in the way I think, so yeah. Anyways, I thought I felt this VERY slight "thump" on my hand. So I pushed down with my fingers on the spot where I felt the "thump", and sure enough...another thump (this one more distinct). So I got all giddy, and had Nate push around and see if he felt anything....and sure enough he did! So the next day while I was laying on the couch I decided to mess around with the baby, and I felt this super hard thump. So once again, it was Nate's turn...well he gave her a good lil poke, and all of a sudden he said that he felt this super hard thump, and the weird feeling thing was, I FELT IT TOO THROUGH MY BELLY! It was sooo crazy. Haha. I will just say that it's such so weird to feel movement go on inside your belly. Last night I must have been pushing down on a shoulder or some type of joint because when I did, I could feel this movement happening on the other side of my belly as well. Since yesterday, I have been on a shopping spree of sorts, well not spree per say, but I bought some things, haha. Nate and I decided on a Nursery theme...CUPCAKES! Who woulda though, eh?! It was down to that, this quilted look bird theme, some paisley thing, and I forget the other. In the end, we both ended up liking the colors the best, and I mean, she is our little cupcake, so why not?! So we bought her bedding online last night, and then went to Hobby Lobby to sort through whatever cupcake decorations they had left from the months ago that I seen them. We also got the ever so popular "letters to spell out name", to put up above her crib. They are white, so Nate and I plan on painting them the different colors in her theme sometime. All we need now is to get the furniture, which will probably be sometime in late May or early June. We live in a 2 bedroom apt, and the second room right now is our guest room/game room. Well, we don't really have anywhere to put our computer, futon, and t.v., so I plan on splitting this room up and making one side Bre's, and keeping the other side for all the junk that is in here now. It's not my ideal baby room, but it will work until HOPEFULLY we can move and get a 3 bedroom or something. So I will shut up....for now. ;)
That's right ladies and gentlemen, we have a vagina! Haha. AND, she is exactly on track where she should be with her measurements, and I am exactly on my due date according to her measurements and all that jazz as well. So, Breahna Aharon will be here on Sept. 2nd (unless she decides to come earlier or later of course!) We chose to spell it Breahna because Nate and I wanted a different spelling, and we wanted people to know that her name was Breahna not Breanne. Aharon is the middle name of Nate's brother Matt who passed away. We both wanted our child to have a piece of their uncle with them no matter what sex they were. So there is how she got her name. :) I am extremely ecstatic that she is healthy and on track! It is SUCH a HUGE relief to know that. I am also excited because my placenta previa has worked itself out, and I am now back to normal down there, so no more pelvic rest (YAY!)...BRING ON SEXY TIME! [insert Sexy Back by Justin Timberlake here] ....YEP! Haha. My weight gain seems to be on track...I have only gained 11-13 lbs and I am about to be 21 weeks (tomorrow), so I feel pretty good about it. I will be going in a few days to my normal doctor (the one I seen today was for high risk since I had my previa and I have my Factor V) for my monthly visit. I dunno how it's going to follow this appointment, because it was pretty eventful, haha. Erm...I guess that is about it for now.
Baby is now the size of a cantaloupe! WOOT! I now officially have less months til I am due than actually being due....does that make sense? Ehh...whatever. Not including today we have 6 more days until the anatomy scan. I am praying that everything looks healthy on the baby, and that it will let us see what sex it is! Giving myself shots STILL sucks, but some days I am getting better. And I say some days, because some days I still suck and bruise the hell out of myself. Womp, womp. So...my grandma (or G-Ma as me and my cousins refer to her as) doesn't have the handy dandy internet, so I have to send her all major images (ultra sound scans, etc.) through the good ole' united states postal service. Anywho, she has yet to see my "bump", so I told her that after today I would send her an image of all my bi-weekly images so she can see the progression. I am sitting here looking at it, and man oh man is it depressing. The sad part is I was even smaller before my 12 week photo, and I worked hard on being smaller, and NOW LOOK AT ME! Blah. I know it's baby, and I know I'm pregnant, but still...THAT'S BESIDES THE POINT DAMNIT! :) So for your laughing enjoyment, I have included that photo, plus an image of all my shots so far, because it's random, and I'm cool like that.
So unless baby decides to hibernate until 40 weeks, it's safe to say that we are half way through this pregnancy! I am SUPER excited. It's like at times I complain that this pregnancy isn't going fast enough (I just already want to be able to hold our baby and see what it looks like), and then other times I look back like WOW, time is flying by! Today marks the 10th day that I have been taking my Lovenox shots. I have gotten used to the idea, but I still have to tell myself to "just do it" right before I stick the needle in. Haha, almost like I give myself a lil' mental nudge. I can also now officially look down and see belly, haha. It's sooo crazy! Nate told me last night how he likes seeing my belly grow because he knows that means the baby is growing and getting bigger! I personally am having a hard time with my belly growing and this weight gain, because for the past few years, it has always been about losing the weight, and having a smaller stomach. So, I pretty much just feel "fat", but Nate always reassures me that I am beautiful, and it's all baby. We will be hopefully finding out the sex of the baby in a couple of weeks! I am super excited! Hopefully they will be able to let me know if the Placenta Previa has worked itself out then as well too. We will be driving to a city an hour away for this appointment, because I am now considered a "high risk pregnancy" with my Factor V, and on base does not deal with that type of pregnancy. Boooo! Ermmm...I still haven't felt the baby move. Mostly gas, haha. I think the last few nights, I might have felt the baby move because I get this weird feeling below my belly button that I can't describe. It's not a "flutter" or a "pop", so I dunno. I am excited for the baby to start kicking and us being able to feel it on the outside. So, COME ON BABY, DO WORK! And I guess that is about it for this post. Sorry if I lack on some...I just forget because there really is nothing eventful going on.