So I am about 18.5 weeks along, and can not believe how much my body has already changed. It’s crazy how fast it happens. It seems like one day (recently) I woke up and all of a sudden the only clothes I could wear were my fat clothes. Everybody has at least one pair of fat jeans, so you have to know what I am talking about 🙂 Then a few more weeks went by and overnight the fat jeans don’t even fit anymore.
Tim and I have had 4 ultrasounds. The first one showed a due date of 5/21 based on the size of the fetus. Then a few weeks later we went to the ER (long story) and ended up having another. This one showed a date of 5/19. My doctor was GYN only, not OB and referred me to a couple of OBs. When I went in to the OB for the first time they showed a date of 5/17. The second time the monitor showed a date of 5/12. I started to freak out a little. She told me that they won’t adjust the date anymore, that they are sticking with 5/17. She also confirmed my worry that the monitor reflected a LARGE baby. We have our next appointment with the OB on 12/27, then an in depth ultrasound with a specialist (our OB refers all patients, nothing to worry about) on 12/29. I have been telling Tim and family that I am convinced its not just a large baby, but that it must be 2 babies. Tim is still thinking one. Either way, I will be happy. And either way, I can’t wait to see what the next ultrasound shows.
I have to dress for work. No jeans, t-shirts, sneakers, etc. So a few weeks ago I went through my closet and found a couple of skirts I could still wear and a few pairs of pants, but not nearly enough. I went out and bought a couple more pants, but figured I had some time before I needed to buy a lot. Wow was I ever wrong. A big baby or multiple babies grow REALLY fast! The skirts still fit, but it’s been so cold lately I don’t want to wear them. All of the other pants (except the couple maternity pants I bought) are way too tight. It’s miserable too. Tight pants when you are pregnant actually may you feel queasy. It’s really just awful. Luckily it’s Christmas next weekend, hopefully I will get some pants. Either way, I am sure I will be doing a lot of shopping in the next couple of weeks.
My sisters and sister-in-law have been asking to see pictures of the belly. I think this weekend I will take some and post before and after shots. The only belly picture I can find from before is a while back. I think I had lost weight since it was taken. Even still, compared to my belly now, it looks so tiny.