Wednesday, November 14, 2012

19 Weeks, 1 Day

I had my ultrasound today, and I measured at 19 weeks, 1 day. It's 17 weeks, 2 days since conception, and 18 weeks 5 days from my last menstrual cycle. I figure I'm due the first week-ish of April. I hate how there's no clearly defined, absolute rule for counting dates.

I found out the sex of the baby today, and if you don't want to know, don't read the rest of this paragraph. I'm having a girl! With all the certainty she (the ultrasound technician) could give me, it's going to be a girl. Obviously at this point the accuracy of sexing a baby via ultrasound is not 100%, but she said she's pretty sure it's a girl!

I've had some nausea off and on, and the heartburn/acid reflux issues at night seem to be less bad if I drink milk in the evening (or eat ice cream).

It seems the only cravings I've had are sugar-heavy items. Like gummi bears, and slurpees, and chocolate, and cookies... Not anything specific though, just sweet.

My uterus feels less heavy now, but my pelvis seems to be quite crowded. There's barely room for my bladder, and intestines to be where they're supposed to, which makes the constipation worse, and makes me have to pee... 5 times today, already (make that 6).

I also have the same sneezy, runny nose, feels like a cold, with the flu-like body aches that I've had through the whole pregnancy so far. It's not nice.

I'm sleeping 3-4 hours per night, and not having to get up and pee any more, which is nice.

My left shoulder subluxed, probably a few days ago, and it just won't stay where it should. It's just so loose and floppy right now. Had a new dislocation! Dislocated my pelvis, front and center, with a holy-crap-pulled-muscle feeling more towards the left side. It was one of the ones where when it first goes, you have that terrifying thought that this is it-my life from now on is going to include a wheelchair. But it went back where it should be, and the pain went away after 2 days. It just made it impossible to stand up even close to straight, so I sat until bed time, and slept on my side.

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