Thursday, March 1, 2012

Skippy Says: 17 Weeks (Pregnancy Journal)

17 weeks

Dear baby,

I thought by now I'd be able to say "dear baby girl" or "dear baby boy" but unfortunately no such luck. On Monday morning, we had an ultrasound to try to determine your sex but unfortunately you're still a little too little. You tried your best to help us out though and I appreciate that. You were laying in my belly sleeping with your legs wide open as if you knew we were going to try to get a peek at your goods. Atta girl. Or boy. To be determined.

Despite not getting to know what we came for, seeing your little heart beating on that ultrasound made my day. I've read so many horror stories about how women have miscarriages later on in their pregnancies because their baby's heart suddenly stops beating for no apparent reason, so naturally I became terrified that was going to happen to you. Especially since I haven't felt you kick or move yet. What's that you say? It's a bad idea for me to read these horror stories? Yes, I know, but mama's a sick sick woman and she can't help herself. Daddy has told me time and time again to delete those baby apps from my phone and to stop doing this to myself, but I don't listen to him. I'm sure you won't either.

Unlike with our last ultrasound when we could see your whole body on the screen at once, you were way too big for us to do that this time. We had to go piece by piece, first looking at your head, then your torso and spine, then arms, hands, fingers, legs, feet, and finally toes. It's incredible to see how much you've grown in just a few short weeks! I'm going to go ahead and attribute my ever expanding belly to that rather than copious amounts of cheese I've been consuming. Mmmmm cheese. As we were examining you head to toe, the doctor kept pointing out how good everything looked, and mentioning that this was a good sign that you didn't have some obscure diseases I've never even heard of. I'm sure she meant to comfort me, but remember now, I'm sick. So instead of being comforted, I became acutely aware of how many more things there are to worry about, things I didn't even know existed. And so back to reading horror stories I went.

Love,

Mama

20 comments:

  1. Oh, I'm going to be the same way I just know it - reading horror stories and freaking myself out daily.

    I'm so happy that everything baby is healthy and everything looks great! Keep feeding him/her cheese ::)

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  2. so cute! I cried the first time I saw my ultra sound. Good to hear baby is alright! Enjoy your pregnancy!

    mongs
    mythriftycloset,blogspot.com

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  3. I would read the horror stories, too. I'm already convinced we are going to have issue trying to conceive, and we haven't even tried yet! Glad to hear that everything is looking good, even if you can't tell the baby's sex yet!

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  4. Don't freaking yourself out, I'm sure that everything is going to be ok. Ps. Don't feel the baby moving is perfectly normal at 17th week.

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  5. Babies in the belly are like babies out - they do things when they want to do things. I don't think I felt my son kick until about the 18th week I want to say...I didn't even know I was pregnant until I was already almost done with my first trimester! Next time you go to the ultrasound drink something sugary like OJ about a half hour before you go in :)

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  6. Mmm Cheese :) yeah don't go reading those horror stories girl! They will totally freak you out more!!

    katattack2000.wordpress.com

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  7. Oh my word, I loved reading this :) I'm going to need lots of advice from you once I'm preggers!

    <3 Cambria
    jupefashion.blogspot.com

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  8. aww so cute!! hang in there Inna!! I know it's so tempting to find out the sex of your baby. I had to wait until 22 or 24 weeks to find out with my babies...at least it's a good sign that your baby is small :)

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  9. Haha, that will be me too, I just know it! I'm a hypochondriac now, I can only imagine how intense it will get when I'm pregnant! Congratulations by the way :-)

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  10. It is hard not to be nervous all the time, especially when you can't feel the baby moving yet. But I am happy to hear all is well! We are so excited to find out if you are having a boy or girl. Soon!

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  11. Sounds like this one is going to do things at their own time. That will be so fun to finally find out the gender!

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  12. you should just not find out the sex! my best friend did that and it was so fun! plus i heard it helps you during delivery...because you are so anxious to find out! just a thought :)

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  13. Hey mama!! Glad everything is going well!! And just think positive thoughts - no scary horror stories! :)

    xo, sam

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  14. This is such a cute idea! I'm 26 weeks pregnant and while it may be too late to start now, I'll totally do this for my next pregnancy. Don't feel bad about having to go back for the sex. I had to do five ultrasounds in the span of three weeks because they couldn't get my little one's anatomy. He was facing head down towards my back. During one visit I had to get on the floor on all fours and shake like a dog. It was totally humiliating and I ended up in tears. : )

    Vonae Deyshawn
    www.myvirtueplace.com

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  15. Boy or girl...it will be cute anyway! =]

    xoxo

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  16. Miss Iffa @ The Eastern PearlMarch 2, 2012 at 6:19 PM

    I just stumbled across your blog and I am in love! I love the layout to the content and everything in between! I am your newest avid follower!

    -- www.theeasternpearl.blogspot.com

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  17. So glad all is going well and the little one tries to tell you not to read horror stories - he or she is right! Relax and smile, lovely Mum-to-be! :)

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  18. Pratishtha DurgaMarch 5, 2012 at 3:30 AM

    Awww... Hope everything goes off well, and your baby is a healthy, beautiful one. This is such a lovely time. So fill yourself with positive thoughts. i am sure that years later, the baby would love you for posts like this one.

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  19. I love your little letters to baby, they are so sweet and honest. Glad to hear everything is going well for you both so far. My best friend just found out she's having a boy at 20 weeks because the 17 week appt didn't work out for her either! Take care!

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  20. Aw, dear baby letters are so sweet!

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