Weeks 15 through 18
How I Am Feeling: This is my last day of Week 18 and I feel great. Yes, week 17 and most of 18 were horrible because of the bronchitis and the ear infection, but beyond that I feel "normal", like mentioned above. My energy is back, which is awesome, especially since I'm working 20 hours a week at a pharmacy now to help save up some money for this little one. I am now trying to allow myself to get more excited for this little one to arrive. We have started buying things, for instance, and people are already buying gifts off our registry that I made public a couple of weeks ago! It's all becoming more real as our home grows more and more full of cute little baby stuff! Now, if I can just get over the whole "I'm going to be a horrible parent" thing. I don't see that happening anytime soon, though!
Appointments, New, Updates: I had my second midwife appointment, which went great! It makes me really sad that I will ultimately say good-bye to this group of amazing midwifes when we leave for MN in a few months, but they have been a great support through the pregnancy. I do have slight placenta previa, but we expect that to be gone within a few weeks. I will have a follow-up ultrasound at about 26 weeks to confirm that. Other than that, things are coming along just as they should! Baby is still a little large, but we are sticking with our original due date, which makes me so relieved! And it's amazing to me to think that the next time I write one of these I'll be "halfway there"!