Yay another pregnancy update! :)
Baby Kit Kat is doing great! Dr. Lasting couldn't get a heart beat on the Doppler for long enough again so he had to do another ultrasound. Kit Kat is measuring right on track and doing awesome. He tried to look for the sex at the appointment but the baby wasn't cooperating.
I finally got a number on his/her heart rate even though I still haven't got to hear it. The magic number: 162! That is sooo much higher than Brodie's heartbeat (135-140) and leads me to believe girl. I am also having a TON of heartburn (I only had heartburn like 10 days total with Brodie).
My blood pressure was good and I gained back 2 more of the pounds I had lost previously this month. I am still at -1 pound total from what I was when I started this pregnancy, which I'm pretty happy with. Seems like I'm gaining at the same rate as with Brodie. *With Brodie I was -2lbs from starting pregnancy weight at 18w3d and with this one its -1lb at 17w4d* (That last sentence is merely for my own comparison purposes :P)
My uterus is measuring ridiculously huge (I don't know the actual measurement but the OB measured 3x with the tape because he couldn't believe it either. I think it's a combination of my tilted uterus and my anterior placenta combined with the fact that it's my second pregnancy. But seriously, its like 2 inches above my belly button already and it's supposed to be AT the belly button at 20 weeks. Weird.
We are finding out the sex at an ultrasound on Dec 22nd! WOOT! Hopefully Kit Kat cooperates then and we can get a good reading. We will have the doctor write the sex on a piece of paper and seal it in an envelope for us that way we can open it on Christmas morning. :)
Luckily, we have already decided on names this time (something we didn't do until wayyy later with Brodie). If we are having a girl her name will be:
and if we are having a boy his name will be:
Lastly, here is a picture of me and bell pepper baby Kit Kat at 18weeks. I'm also doing the side shot belly pictures like I did with Brodie but I think I'll wait to post one until the 20 week halfway done mark. That will be Christmas day and we can actually incorporate the color of the sex into it :)