Bon Jovi's song has been on my mind the last few days... only because WE ARE HALF WAY THERE... 20 weeks pregnant...
Last week we had a sonogram, we got up super early (for being night people) and went to have a sonogram at 8am... only to be told to come back in the afternoon because the machine was down. At noon we finally got to see our baby. The sono tech had a difficult time with the measurements because baby was super active... not eating anything but the sugar water for the glucose test I had made baby over active. Finally after 3o minutes or so the sono tech said she was going to see what gender the baby was, but by that time the baby had curled up nice and tight. We couldn't see... I am super bummed. I waited so long for this... I really hope the next sono is soon!
Dr. Williams has increased my dose of Lovenox... again... my Heparin blood test came back at .2 and he said it needed to be over twice that... not sure what the numbers mean, but I trust him. Now I am doing 70mg injections once daily. I am having trouble with our insurance getting it covered. I feel like I am constantly on the phone explaining why it is needed over and over.
Praise God, the all day sickness has subsided. Physically it was draining, but emotionally it was a reassurance that everything is ok. I have been getting almost daily migraines... I have no idea why. It could be the blood thinners. I am super surprised that the sciatica pain I had with Elijah hasn't been bothering me like it did before... but a new painful element has me insane with worry! Because of the clot in the superficial vein, I am terrified! I am even checking the nutritional value of everything I eat to make sure it isn't loaded with vitamin K (promotes good clotting). I have to keep reminding myself that it is in God's hands... trust Him!
I have to brag here... being 20 weeks pregnant, I have gained a total of 5 pounds. Just sayin...
At 20 weeks baby is about 10 oz and about 10 inches from head to toe... about as long as a banana! His or her hair is sprouting on the top of its head and baby is practicing swallowing! On the ultrasound last week we saw baby yawn REALLY big! I am feeling more of Baby Whips movement... I don't know if he/she isn't that active yet, or if I just can't feel it yet (maybe because over a third of my abdomen is numb from having a c-section). Elijah took a car last week and was moving back and forth on my belly, saying "Beebee". He still looks inside my belly button looking for the baby. It is really fun having a two year old while being pregnant. Elijah is really into the baby... and into other babies now too! In the store he is always pointing them out, and when he hears a baby cry he says "Mama Beebee". Having a almost three year old and a newborn is going to be prime! God sure knew what he was doing!
The names we picked out weeks ago are still in effect... not going anywhere... we are SO excited for them! The meaning's of both names are special to us... both in the journey of having another child and a testimony to our faith.