So we went back to the ultrasound place yesterday for the re-check on gender, and today I went to the OB for a check up. The sonographer still says girl, so that is what we are going with. We got some pretty good pictures out of it, I will have to get around to putting a few up. She (I can say she!) was even more active this time around. Maybe she was on a sugar high from the large smoothie I had just finished, but she was flipping all around kicking and punching. That is the best part of ultrasounds if you have never seen one. Just seeing the pictures is neat and all, but it is nothing compared to watching the baby move. At one point she had her mouth open, and another time she had her little hand open so that you could clearly see the thumb stretched away from the rest of the fingers.
And before anyone flips out over my smoothie, it was an organic blueberry smoothie made with apple juice, banana, and blueberry sherbet. It wasn’t one of those awful concoctions they serve at fast food places with “real” fruit syrup… it was made with actual fruit. Blueberries are a) a recommended food during pregnancy and b) supposed to help with acid. I say supposed to help with acid because that smoothie totally didn’t help, but it sure was tasty. The past couple days I have walked down to Saladelia to buy one around 4pm… it might end up being my new routine for a little while. It gives me a chance to get up and move around, and it is a good snack to avoid an empty stomach.
When I went to the doctor today I was expecting a full exam, but it was a really easy check up. They just listened to the baby’s heart and did lab work. I really liked this doctor, it was the first time I had met her. I hope I will see more of her. The next visit will be the anatomy ultrasound on April 11. That one should be a fun visit because we will get to see the baby again, but it is again a little worrisome because it is when they look for things that are wrong physically. They will be checking the organs and bone structure, not sure what else. But I will just concentrate on the getting to see the baby again thing.
The doctor also told me to start taking 150mg of Zantac twice a day for my acid issues. When she asked how I had been doing I told her about the acid, and she immediately said we had to fix it because the morning sickness wouldn’t go away until we did. She says I should be feeling significantly better by Monday, and if not I should call them. I sure hope this is a light at the end of the tunnel! It would be so nice to not feel acidy and queasy all the time.
I want to get back to my life! I am tired of sitting around the house feeling like poop. I want to be out doing stuff and going places. It isn’t fair for Sean to have to go out and do so much stuff on his own. Plus we have two birthday babies to go see… this weekend is Sean’s cousin’s first birthday, and my cousin’s third birthday is coming up at the end of the month. I really want to feel well enough to go, but the first one is in Charlotte and the other in Greenville. Lately my time limit for excursions has been about 2-3 hours before I am just wiped out, so I am not sure how I will handle those car trips if I am not feeling better.