|Sonogram - 20 weeks|
Today, I am 20 weeks pregnant. Half-way there already!! So far, things have been a relative piece-of-cake. In general, I am feeling great. Although, the more difficult half has just begun. I have been feeling the baby ("Porkchop") for the last 3 weeks. The majority of this time, porkchop's movements have been very regular. A few days ago, I kept feeling occasional sharp stabbing pains in my lower abdomen. I wasn't overly concerned, however, as there was no regular pattern to the pains and I had no unusual bleeding. I figured that this pain was round ligament pain (a result of stretching ligaments to make room for the growing baby). I did have a raised eyebrow, however, when after these pains I did not feel the baby move for several days. Although I realize that I am still early on in how regular I should feel the baby, because of the fact that I *was* feeling the baby regularly and then no longer felt him, I decided to call the doctor to see what he had to say. I probably would've even waited a little longer to call but since it is Friday, I figured it would be best to make the place a call to the doctor before the weekend. The doctor's office had me go to the hospital's fetal monitoring department to take another peek. When I arrived, my blood pressure was elevated....no surprise, I was worried! They did a quick peek and all is well. Porkchop was squirming away (and I felt none of it) and his heartbeat was 153 bpm (normal). Ahhhh.....tears of relief! They took my blood pressure before I left and it was back to normal. The sonogram picture on this post was taken today. Happy 20 weeks, Porkchop!
|My yummy crab cakes|
Next stop, waxing. I gotta look good while sporting those new bras. And NOOooooo.....I didn't get my chest waxed! My eyebrows, however, no longer look like caterpillars.
Time to pick up Madeline at school - red face and all. From school, a super quick stop at home to pick up our library books and movies and then off to Madeline's library story time. Straight from the library to Wegman's for a super-sized two week grocery shop. Zip home, unload groceries and whip up dinner. I am amazed that, with all the running around, I actually got a yummy, Lent-friendly dinner on the table. I tried a couple new recipes that I had to share.
|Roasted red pepper sauce with capers & dill|
|My dressing and David & Madeline mocking my food photos|