Saturday, September 20, 2008

The Person in Me

This is an ultrasound picture of an 18 week old baby in the womb. Mine is 19 weeks, so it looks approximately like this one. Daniel and I keep marveling over the idea that there is another human being inside of me right now. It's just such an amazing thought.

Today I researched info on Braxton Hicks contractions and pre-term labor because I was feeling nervous about having such strong uncomfortable contractions so early in my pregnancy. It turns out that the more kids you've had, the more likely it is that you'll have Braxton Hicks contractions earlier and stronger. Also, it can be brought on by dehydration, so I'm trying to drink more water. Although I have more energy than I did in my previous trimester, I still feel tired a lot and tend to compensate by drinking too much diet pop and tea. It's strange how one minute it feels like this pregnancy is dragging on interminably and the next it seems to be flying by. I can't wait to find out if it's a boy or a girl next week!


I have a good life said...

I can't wait to find out, either! How fun for your family. Sorry about the tiredness. Pregnancy alone is so tiring and you have a lot of other responsibilities to juggle, too.

christina said...

i miss hearing whats going on. how are all the kids?do you still have the two? are you getting the other two? i know but are you going to tell the sex of this baby? any nwe palns for coming this way? anything . i know im not good at blogging , but im used to yours .
just checking ???

April said...

Oh Jess, I'm still so super excited for you guys!!!! Oh and to find out if it's a boy or girl and to pick the name, so much fun!

I remember that being tired part....thank goodness it will not last forever.

Anonymous said...

I've been lurking on your blog off an on for about a year now. How funny that we are at exactly the same stage in our pregnancies. Congrats! -Lara