Pregnancy - Month 4 - Shelby Burgr's experience
While my friend was here, I was scheduled for my first big ultrasound. Guess what?! It's a girl! I was honestly so shocked that the ultrasound lady had to tell me about three times. I couldn't believe it! I was so sure it would be a boy since my husband comes from all boys. It just seemed like that's how it would be. Anyway...enough gushing over that..the ultrasound went pretty well, I think. I guess there's a band in the amniotic fluid that they're worried about, and her heart wasn't very developed (however, she said that was normal), but other than that they said she was healthy. :)
My nausea definitely isn't as bad, but it's still present, and probably will be for a while. And my fatigue, it's about the same. I still want to sleep all day :), and walking all day long is not a good idea for me. From what I can see, my tummy has gotten a little bigger, but not by much. The ultrasound tech thought that I was only a month or two pregnant, and people tell me they can't tell. I'm trying to figure out if that just means I've always looked this round, or if my roundedness is just in my head.
I also registered at the hospital last night. I was shocked when my doctor told me I needed to register to have my baby there this early. One of the hospitals even asked you to fill out the birth certificate forms! But, I guess they just want to be prepared.
As it turns out, I have no choice in the way I want to give birth. My doctor wants it to be a normal vaginal birth, but with surgeons and lots of other doctors there on hand. Note to the general public, if your doctor tells you it would be dangerous to get pregnant, it's probably an understatement. I can't have a C-section because of my heart health, and I can't have a regular vaginal birth because I've had a major abdominal surgery (I guess when you push you run a very high risk of pushing your organs out of place and ripping where they sliced you open). Hearing this made me a little chicken. Where's the birthing classes on situations like this?
"What To Do When Your Stomach Comes Out Instead Of Your Baby-101" I'm thinking they need to start making those.
Apart from the pregnancy, it's been a great month. We do have a dog that has been enjoying finding food in the kitchen while we aren't looking and stuffing it into the cushions of the couch for storage. ICK! I want a new couch. I can't even imagine how long she's been doing this. As for what we find? Well, it's ranged from donuts to pizza and even a little sourdough bread.
I turned 20 this month, hooray, I am no longer teen mom. :) Congratulations and Happy Birthday Shelby from MomToBeDepot!
For some reason, this was glorifying. I am relieved to be 20. Yes, it's still young, but it's out of the teens and into the 20s. Which, evidently, makes all the difference.
I also looked into henna belly casting. It's where a henna artist makes a cast of your pregnant belly and then draws henna designs onto it for a keepsake. I'm very interested, but at the same time, I don't know what I would do with a life size cast of my pregnant belly. Has anyone done this before?
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