Over a week ago now, I had my 20 week check up for this pregnancy. I totally forgot to blog about it, which is strange for me, because the 20 week check up has the big anatomy scan where we (usually) find out the gender. But this time? We already knew the gender, so that part of the mystery is gone.
But I did get to see our littlest one. He looks like his brothers, of course. You know, like a 20-week old baby. (How anyone can see any distinguishing characteristics on those ultrasound machines is beyond my understanding!)
He is measuring right on track – maybe a few days bigger, but that’s well within any margin of error. The ultrasound technician tells me he’s quite active, but I don’t feel much activity. That’s because, like my first pregnancy, the placenta is in front. Movement is much harder to feel. It’s night and day different from my other 2 pregnancies. Not bad. Not good. Just different.
His heartbeat was in the 140s, which is pretty typical of my babies. And he’s definitely 100%, no-doubt-about-it a boy! Looks like Jeff and I better get more serious about picking out names!
This pregnancy (because of the dumb Advanced Maternal Age thing), I’m seeing a perinatologist, whom I actually really like. He wants to see me again at 26 weeks, but it just seems like overkill ya know? I compared it to hiring Brad Paisley to give your 2 year old singing lessons. The pregnancy is going well and we’re looking forward to this new one joining our family this summer!