So Monday was my first cervical check appt. I know I had them with C, but the were paired with a regular monthly u/s so they weren't as boring. This was just going to be a 3 minute monitoring of only my cervical length, without the baby even visible on the screen. Luckily the tech was cool, and when I asked if we'd be looking at the baby because we didn't know the sex yet, she said not normally but took a peek anyway. So here it is:
No, I haven't looked yet. The card is actually in the hands of our neighbor now. She is going to put either pink or blue balloons in a box and we'll open it on Saturday if the weather cooperates.
Today I had my monthly OB appt, which wasn't anything unusual, my weight and blood pressure look great. I told my doc. that I haven't been feeling real great the past 24hrs, but since my cervical check went great, the pressure I'm feeling is likely normal. Maybe it is because I've really popped, or maybe my muscles are weaker because I haven't actually worked out in two weeks, but it feels like a cross between after you've eaten way too much and that sick stomach feeling after you get the wind knocked out of you. Not fun and just enough "off" to keep that little voice of worry going. My other irritating symptom that is new to me is itchiness. I'm guessing it is probably because of the sunburn, but it wasn't that bad so it has to been hormones or something too because this is awful! My back, chest, belly and the front of my upper legs itch all the damn time. My doc. said to use Aveeno lotion but so far it doesn't help much.
And, finally, the good old weekly bump pic: