We went in for the long-awaited fetal echocardiogram today. The entirety of the 45 minute ultrasound stayed focused directly on Poppy’s heart. They evaluated it with such precision and magnification, photographing every ventricle and valve, videoing the blood flowing in and out of the chambers.
Poppy is perfect…not that we needed the doc to tell us that! He reported that her heart looked absolutely ‘stupdendous’ and alleviated one big lingering worry we had.
We’ll be 24 wks tomorrow. I felt like the first 18 flew by and now I feel like each week creeps by with the speed of the slowest turtle.
This pregnancy is definitely different from the last both because Im actually experinecing symptoms, of which I had very few last time around, but also because it’s often the furthest thing from our minds.
I’m feeling a little tired again, leading to a bedtime of no later than 930pm, I’ve been having intermittent bouts of nasal congestion, hot flashes and pretty consistent headaches for the past month or so. Between not feeling 100% physically, still experiencing quite a bit of general anxiety, and chasing a crazy toddler around, we’ve found that we’re just not focused on this pregnancy. We’ve hardly thought about nursery decor, the things we need to buy, or how excited we are to welcome a new little person into our lives.
Luckily, I cant completely forget she’s coming because Im consistently feeling her do lots of somersaults in my tummy! I love that my placenta has settled nicely in the back so that I can more easily feel and sometimes see her every move. Last time around, the placenta was a huge barrier between the baby and my belly.
I’m really going to try so very hard to keep you more updated from here on out…! In the meantime, Ill leave you with some sillies of Toby. This kid…is the greatest person on earth.