I'm getting behind on my baby bump pictures! I did remember to take some photos at 18 weeks, but looking back through my blog, apparently I forgot to post them. Hello pregnancy brain! :-) So I took my 22 week photos today and this time it's a 2-for-the-price-of-1 deal!
Tomorrow morning I have a high level ultrasound and a consultation with a perinatologist at Emanuel Hospital's maternal fetal medicine department. Baby boy is measuring 2 weeks smaller than he should be, so this new ultrasound will get more detailed pictures and measurements and look for a possible growth disorder. Also, my amniotic fluid around the baby is low (under 10 is considered low and mine was 8.9 at my 20 week ultrasound), so they'll check that more carefully as well. My mom will be going with me to lend moral support (and help keep Maddie occupied, which sometimes is no small feat!). Maddie is totally looking forward to it because after we finish at the doctor she gets to have a Special Date with Nana...the indoor play park at the mall, getting her second "big girl" haircut and then going out for ice cream. Sounds pretty darn fun to me!
Oh, I just remembered this and it made me chuckle. Usually Maddie gets to go on a Special Date with Daddy...often going to "the store" (aka--Home Depot or Lowes), getting to ride in the "car cart", and then to McDonalds or Jack in the Box for a kids meal. She absolutely loves it! A couple weeks ago my parents invited her to spend the night at their house, so I told Maddie that Daddy and I were getting to go on a special date! She got wide eyes full of wonder and said, "Oooohhh! Are you going to the store?" hee hee. Hmmm...as tempting as that would have been, we opted for a nice dinner & fancy dessert on the patio at Perry's on Fremont (can you say HUGE lemon mousse cheesecake with marionberry sauce?!) and then a movie while snuggled up on the couch. I think that'll beat out Home Depot and Lowes every time! :-)