I am so excited, nervous and anxious for my anatomy scan tomorrow- it’s all I can seem to think about. I’ll be 18 weeks and I’m really hoping the baby is measuring nice and big and healthy. I really don’t want to start the downward spiral of preeclampsia and HELLP. Baby Tate #8 should be about 6 or 7 ounces now so that’s what we’re aiming for. With my issues, my babies tend to get IUGR (Interuterine growth restriction) and I don’t want to see that!
I am also so very excited to find out what this baby is- boy or girl! I’m still leaning towards boy, but I’d be super pleasantly surprised if it’s a girl after all.
I feel like I just wrote last week’s update, but since my big news tomorrow will be focused around the ultrasound, I guess I’ll do this week a day early. It is what is on my mind, after all!
I can’t seem to get enough sleep. While the morning sickness seems to have finally let up (Praise Blog!), I definitely haven’t hit that energetic second trimester part. The other day, I felt like I was going to pass out at the store. I think my blood sugar dropped too low (I only ate a couple bites of something sweet up until that point). I started sweating and had to sit down. I grabbed a chicken sandwich and as soon as I started eating it, I felt a lot better.
I figure with my history of delivering early, I’m past the halfway point now. They mentioned doing the c-section at 38 weeks, but I doubt I’ll get that far. My guess is sometime around 34/35 weeks, provided I don’t get hit with early onset preeclampsia/HELLP this time.
So by this time tomorrow we’ll be hitting our next pregnancy hurdle- trying to come up with a name for this babe!