Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Back on Track - 20 weeks

Whew!  I made it to the halfway point of this pregnancy which is a relief.  We had our 20 week ultrasound last Wednesday and baby GIRL looks great!  We saw her sucking her thumb and I can feel her kicking around and hiccupping already because my placenta is posterior.  The hematoma has resolved, so no more worrying about that.  Hopefully the rest of my pregnancy will be completely boring.  Last week I started feeling nauseous and tired again and it turned I had a UTI, so I am now on macrobid and feeling much better.  On the other hand, we had to take Winn to the ER on Monday night because his breathing was labored and he had a high fever.  Turns out he has pneumonia and had to get a big shot of antibiotic in his leg and start the baby equivilent of a z-pack.  Today, his nose is finally stopped running after almost 3 weeks of a cold.  I had no idea he was so sick, because he was just running around like usual.  Hopefully, he will stay healthy the rest of cold and flu season.

We are starting to tell people about the pregnancy - well it's kind of obvious now, but it's funny how I feel a little sheepish to be pregnant without having done all the hard work to get there.  Well, bedrest in the first trimester was not easy, but you know what I mean.   I do believe that this baby girl will complete our family, but I am unsure of what to do in the future.  Do I get my tubes tied?  What about all my frozen embryos in Colorado?  My husband is of the the mind to donate them to another couple, but I lean more towards donating to research.  While it is such a noble thing to do, I think I would be weird knowing that my biological children would be with another couple.  It just seems out of my comfort zone, but my husband is not comfortable with the other way things would go.  My mother has said if we end up donating them, she does not want to know about it.  It's a whole big can of worms to me. But luckily we can buy time to not have to make a decision about that now.  

Not much other news to report.  Just thinking about the holidays and meeting my new nephew from Savannah at Thanksgiving.  We had a great trip to the beach in October - that seems ages ago now.  I hope everyone is enjoying the change in the weather.  The fall color is beautiful in Mississippi now.  This morning while I had a babysitter, I took a walk with my gold retreiver (who blends right in with the autumn colors) and it was quite lovely to be just me and my puppy dog.