A Bump Update
Many moons have passed since I gave you a glimpse into the secret life of Baby Flanagan. Let’s see if I can catch you up on all the haps since I last posted – which was when I was in WEEK 9 of my pregnancy.
That was like…. forever ago.
To be completely honest, not much transpired between WEEK 9 – WEEK 14. I was nauseous & tired & hungry & miserable. I vaguely remember spending a stupid amount of money on an anti-nausea refill which basically just enabled me to get out of bed in the morning to bring Delia to school. Before returning home, I would make a mandatory pit stop to Chick-Fil-A where I’d fuel up on a frosted coffee, a chicken biscuit, & tater tots (this was the only form of nourishment my body would keep down).
The drive-thru employees knew me by name. They would slip me extra tots.
I missed softball games and dance practices. Dinner was probably take-out.
On that note…
Major shout-outs to the best husband & daughter I could ever ask for. They were total angel babies sent from above.
Sorry that I was out of commission for like 4 months, guys.
After all that icky ewyness, things started to get real awesome real quick. Sometime around WEEK 15- WEEK 16 is when the special stuff started to happen & I could feel the fluttering. Everything finally felt worth it.
At 18 WEEKS I had my first anatomy scan. Baby was big & beautiful. Everything looked perfect. The doctor did ask us to come back in a month so he could get a better look at baby’s heart. I believe this was due to the angle of the baby, he wasn’t able to get a good look.
The next few weeks were pretty uneventful.
This was fun because we had a 2 week family road trip planned & sitting on my tushie for extended periods of time was really just what the doctor ordered.
Can you smell my sarcasm?
It really wasn’t THAT BAD but if you think I’d be willing to do it all over again, especially without my nest, you’re outta yer mind.
At 22 WEEKS I had my second anatomy scan. Baby weighed 1lb 3oz. So, like, huge. The heart was viewed in great detail – everything was perf. I saw baby’s little lips moving & I basically just melted into a puddle of joy & stayed that way for about a week.
As I sit here and write this post I am 24 WEEKS 4 DAYS. I can’t believe it’s been 2 weeks since I saw that sweet little face. So much has happened since then. It’s been one big blur. I’ve had heartburn for 3 days. Baby is getting so strong. John & Delia are able to see, feel, & experience all kinds of crazy kicks & flips with me.
It’s a very special time.
I’m over halfway there.
Sagittarius baby is due in 15 WEEKS & 3 DAYS.
That’s like, really soon.
That’s like, less than 4 MONTHS.
That’s like, scary.
My pregnancy app tells me that baby is the size of a cantaloupe.
My brain tells me we need new carpeting and to paint everything.
My body tells me I’m thirsty.