Gender PredictionsChinese Calendar- GIRL
Ring test- BOY
Online gender quiz- GIRL/BOY
Heart rate- GIRL
Morning sickness- GIRL
Dry Hands- BOY
Family and friends- 12/11
(I got the family and friends guess just from a Facebook status.)
Had our monthy check-up yesterday and the most exciting news is that we get an ultrasound on Thursday! I am so beyond excited! I was just telling Josh that I wanted another ultrasound soon. It seems so strange to go a long time without seeing baby. Last month my midwife said they will schedule an ultrasound at 20 weeks, so I was guessing sometime in early June. Yesterday she said, we will schedule your 18/20 week ultrasound today. So I was thinking... ohhhhh, maybe I won't have to wait til June. Then right before we left the receptionist was calling the hospital to schedule the ultrasound and she said, "What about Thursday at 7 am?" I was shocked when she was pointing to the same week, only 3 days later. So now I am super super excited because I just want to know! I haven't done any baby shopping yet. The nursery is still a guest bedroom. Once we know I feel like we can finally get going on that sort of stuff. We need to get working on baby names too...
I don't think I ever figured out if I really thought baby was a boy or girl. As soon as we found out we were pregnant Josh has been talking about a boy. So I was like, fine, I hope it's a girl then. But he almost has me convinced that it's a boy. For a few weeks I really thought it was a girl. But then I went back to thinking boy. I really don't care which it is. It would be nice if it was a boy since Josh will be sooo excited, but little girls are so much fun to dress up. It doesn't matter to me which we have this go-round, but next time I will be rooting for the other. I think I will be surprised if it's a girl, honestly. I really thought everyone thought it was a boy, so I'm surprised with the family/friends prediction; I thought it was going to be a landslide for a little guy.
I had a dream this morning that we were having a girl. In the dream I was standing in a long line like I was in class. The teacher had a transparent ultrasound picture that she put on the overhead projector for the whole class to see. She would call someone's name, put up a picture of their ultrasound picture and say if it was a boy or girl. She kept calling my baby "Zoe" then said it was a girl. I was really excited, yet surprised in the dream. I remember thinking the instructor would say it was a boy.
I need to stop reading other baby blogs. Those women never seem to gain any weight. There are girls at 18 weeks who have gained 4 or 5 pounds total. I don't see how. I don't think I have really gained weight anywhere besides my belly. My face, legs and arms look the same to me. I think the last 2 months I have averaged about a pound a week and I think that is pretty good considering McDonalds has become one of my cravings. Maybe these women don't understand that they need to be eating more and gaining weight. I guess I'm just jealous because it's so strange to look at the scale and see those kinds of numbers.
How far along? 18 weeks
Total weight gain/loss: 12 pounds
Maternity clothes? yes
Sleep: sleep has been awful lately. waking up at least 10 times a night and flopping around
Best moment this week: thinking we wouldn't get another ultrasound for 2 weeks and learning we get one in a few days. hoping baby cooperates so we can see what "it" is!
Miss Anything? sleeping on my belly
Movement: kicking high on the right
Food cravings: kit kats and smoked sausage and milkshakes and mcdonalds
Anything making you queasy or sick: nope, thank goodness the first trimester is over
Have you started to show yet: yes
Gender prediction: boy? i'm really bad at this "mother's intuition" thing.
Labor Signs: nope
Belly Button in or out? out
Wedding rings on or off? on
Happy or Moody most of the time: moody, last night josh told me i just wanted to argue about everything
Looking forward to: ultrasound in less than two days!