19 weeks...I feel like my belly in the picture above looks bigger than it is now at 20 weeks! There must be a shadow around the black shirt that's making it look bigger. :) he he he...
We had our ultrasound the day after I turned 19 weeks and those pictures are way more interesting than my belly picture, but for some reason, I can't get them to open on here...frustration. I'll have to load them tomorrow at work during lunch because I have them saved in a different format.
As far as the pregnancy goes though, I feel great. I have to be careful not to stay up to late (uh, like right now) because I have more energy at night, but then I don't want to get up in the morning! That one morning at 12 weeks or so when I woke up at 6:40am...that must have been a fluke because it sure hasn't happened again! Still sleeping pretty well at night...turning over a lot, but some nights I'm actually making it through the night without having to get up and pee!
It's really exciting knowing that Baby Payne is a boy. Oh, wait - I haven't officially announced that yet on my blog have I?! Well, in case you hadn't already found out from Facebook, word of mouth, or LeeAnn's blog, BABY PAYNE IS A BOY!! Yay! We are so excited. Michael of course is thrilled! He's been saying for weeks that it's a boy. He was so convinced he even skewed my blog poll by voting "boy" at least 6 times. Somehow, girl still won though! Well, I'm sorry my friends but you were wrong, he's a boy!
Anyway, ever since our ultrasound last Tuesday, it's been a lot easier to get excited about baby. It's so cool to have seen what he looks like. It sure makes it more real! Between those pictures and my growing belly, I no longer feel like I'm not being completely honest when I tell people I'm pregnant. I'm not sure why, but I felt like I had to have proof for people to believe me. Maybe I didn't fully believe it myself!
We still haven't registered or picked out nursery things or anything, but that's mostly because of time constraints. It's been a lot more fun to actually look at those things now that I can visualize a baby to go with them! I think it also helps that I've been able to feel him move more. I felt him move for the first time on the way to my ultrasound appointment last Tuesday, June 2. I'm fairly sure I'd felt the same sensation a couple times before, but didn't realize it. For some reason, as I was driving to my appt, when I felt the little flutters, I just knew that it was baby moving. Now I feel him moving fairly regularly. Especially in the car. Not sure if it's the seatbelt or the music...funny, I remember LeeAnn saying the same thing about Salem. I need to pay more attention but I know I've noticed it when the radio is on and I'm singing. Maybe he likes my voice. :)
I'll try to get ultrasound pictures and a 20 week update posted tomorrow!