I had my 19 weeks ultrasound today, obviously i was very excited. This was the first visit that my daughter and husband were joining me for an ultrasound and to hear baby’s heartbeat. I knew in the morning that i had to drink and finish 2-3 glasses of water before leaving for the ultrasound but sometimes there is no reason why we don’t do the things that we should. Same thing happened with me, i had one glass of water when i woke up and one cup of tea with breakfast and everything else i forgot. Then, at the clinic, the ultrasound started and the first question she asked me if i drank enough water and i was quiet for a moment thinking why i didn’t.
At this time of pregnancy, may be due to hormones, you are just more sensitive and emotional, this little thing made me emotional that i am running here and there, making breakfast, getting myself and my daughter ready that i forgot this important thing. I know all the thoughts start coming into your mind with no reason that is related. She spent some time on my tummy and then asked me to drink water and wait outside, she will call me back again. I was thinking she will send me back to book for another day. I waited for 20-30 min and she called all of us inside. She put the speaker of the machine ON for us to hear the baby’s heartbeat and then we saw the baby, very active, cute little bean. These moments are pure heavenly, i remember i cried during this time during my first baby. We asked for the gender then, and she said the position of the baby made it unclear to determine the gender. I was a bit sad as i was really hoping that i will know the gender so that i can address him/her and tell my daughter that she’s going to get a baby brother or sister soon. Also, if i could be able to use my daughter’s pink stuff or should start buying the blue stuff 🙂 Everything else she said looks normal and my doctor will discuss with me.
Fingers crossed for the next ultrasound, i think that will next month as due to my ISP results, doctor mentioned that i will be having frequent ultrasounds to keep track of baby’s growth.
My coconut oil jar was over last week and its been a long time since i last went to the Whole Food Market(as it is far from my place). I got sometime from my routine to visit it and see if something i can buy for my new pregnant self 🙂 beside my normal stuff.
I went straight to the oil and cosmetics section, picked up my usual Almond Oil, Grapeseed Oil, Coconut Oil. I will be reviewing these oils soon.
Took a good look at the shampoo, conditioner, body wash sections but i already have my stuff that i am currently using, its just my habit to go through this stuff aisles i think :p
Then i found something that i had in mind to keep an eye on, and that was a deodorant that i can use during pregnancy, i have stopped using the other stuff beside one perfume that i use scarcely but bought recently which is very light. Sometimes, fragrance becomes the need. I bought the Weleda Citrus Deodorant which i will be reviewing in few days.
I had my first OB/Gynae appointment today. I had the same doctor during my first baby and when asked by my family doctor last month if i have any choice for the specialist, i chose her again. Waiting times were as usual long, then i had my urine test to check for protein. After waiting for 35min, it was my turn. Doctor went through the reports and ultrasounds that my family doctor forwarded to her. And then was the moment when she told me that my PAPP A levels are low but i shouldn’t worry about it. As my nature is to go till the roots of the thing, i asked more about it. She told me PAPP A levels depict the functioning of the placenta and the growth of baby. She will need to monitor if the placenta is working properly by the growth of baby, and i will have regular ultrasounds for it.
Obviously, i am tensed and searching internet for stuff related to it where people have posted their experiences but still there is something inside me that reassures me and tells me to stay positive and pray for the best.