How Far Along: 17 weeks 2 days
Weight Gain/Loss: +4.5lbs
Maternity Clothes: Picked up about four new shirts over the weekend and ordered a couple more pairs of jeans and another top that I couldn’t resist.
Sleep: Same; on and off. I feel like I cannot get enough of it though.
Best Moment This Week: Learning the sexes! It was so amazing!
Movement: May or may not be feeling some movement. Feels like little bubbles popping.
Food Cravings/Aversions: Still not much.
Pregnancy Symptoms: I have some wicked spider angiomas on my chest up my neck and creeping onto my face. Referred to a dermatologist to see what they think.
What I Miss: Had a brief moment where I missed wine. We discussed having a nice dinner after our elective on Friday as a little celebration. I kept thinking a nice glass of wine would be nice with that dinner. Then we opted for Qdoba so we could see the pups sooner. The desire for wine disappeared.
Showing: A little more each week.
Stretch Marks: No.
Belly Button: Normal, but starting to change. Feels more shallow. Although, after my surgery last year, it was very different since they shoved a camera through it and all.
Wedding Rings: Still big.
Mood: Not bad.
(Prediction): No longer a prediction! I can’t really say it was intuition, but I was right! William (Liam) Ryan is named after Ryan’s grandfather and himself. Eva Maxine is named after my maternal great grandmother (mom’s mom’s mom) and my paternal grandmother (her middle name was Maxine before she took her maiden name). We are thrilled with the family names we chose.
Labor Signs: No.
Milestones: Sex determination!
Upcoming Appointments/Events: Anatomy scan is March 5th.
What I look forward to: Feeling more movements and finding out if that is actually what I feel. Nurse thinks it probably is. Cribs arriving tomorrow and setting them up this weekend. Finally getting the nursery all together.
Weekly Wisdom: It never hurts to call to speak to a nurse if something is concerning. I had some wicked RLP last week and I got to the point where I was worried so I called. They reassured me that everything was normal but I felt better for calling.
Onto the story of the sex determination -
Our elective ultrasound was absolutely amazing… besides the fact that they were a half an hour behind. It was such a relief to see those babies on the screen again. I cannot believe how big they are getting; I loved seeing the spine and ribs!
She got a quick look at both and I looked for the heartbeats and when I found them I completely calmed down and allowed myself to enjoy the rest of the ride. Then she scanned to find what she was going to call Baby A. She said that she assumed that the MFM’s office called the baby closest to my cervix, A, I confirmed (although they call them 1&2), and she went with it.
Now usually the question in a sex determination ultrasound is, “Penis, or lack of penis?” It’s hard to miss when it is there! There was no denying that we have a boy. We looked at him for a while at some different angles before we moved onto Baby B.
As she was finding Baby B we got a funny shot of A’s face right up in B’s butt. B was pretty much sitting right on his face. The tech stopped and laughed and had to show us how funny she thought it was that “he has his face right in HER butt!” Then she went on to say that she *thinks* it’s a she. With some better shots we confirmed lack of peen on Baby B! She showed us some between the legs shots like she did with A and although we could see the umbilical cord between her legs, it was a very different look. She showed us the vaginal mound and the lines that were the folds of the labia.
I cannot even explain how over the moon we are. So in love with our babies. This is really the perfect scenario for us. We now have zero pressure for any more children, we get both our Liam and Eva at the same time!
Now onto the decorating for a boy and a girl!