Here I am yesterday, at seventeen or eighteen weeks. This is the bump first thing in the morning, so imagine it a lot rounder by the end of the day! I feel kind of narcissistic posting a bunch of belly pictures, but I also feel very compelled to document this pregnancy a little more carefully than I have in the past, since it'll probably be my last. Yeah, just jinxed myself even saying that, didn't I? :)
And here are the ultrasound pictures from the 3D scan. She's in the breech position still, and for once I'm carrying kind of high. It makes it harder for me to feel kicks or distinct movements, since her head is basically butted up against my stomach and her fluttering legs are high enough in my pelvis that they aren't actually making direct contact with my bladder or anything. Not that I'm complaining about that! But it makes her movements just feel like vague, stirring sensations most of the time rather than definitive jolts like I'm used to from the boys, who liked to hang out low in my uterus and kick at my cervix all day long! Addy was more like this baby- it took me until the twentieth week with her to notice any fetal movement at all.
I know a lot of people think ultrasound pictures are kind of weird, or kind of creepy looking, especially this early, but I just think they're amazing. Especially after going from a six and half week scan of what basically looked like a jelly bean with stubs of arms and legs to THIS, a real BABY, albeit a very bony and kind of alien looking one. But the fingers, the toes! The perfect little ears! And I already think she looks like Adelay. :)