Thursday, August 6, 2009

16 Weeks, 18 Weeks, and More Pregnancy Stuff

So, sorry it's been awhile since I updated. I keep having great intentions of updating more frequently, but I have just been so tired. Working 30 hours a week and trying to keep food in the house and the apartment clean is proving to be about as much as I can handle these days.

I am going to try to be better at updating though. I'm starting with pregnancy photos because I know that's what our families want to see the most, and hopefully this weekend I'll get to posting about our trip to Texas last week for Marci's wedding, our 2nd anniversary, and Shannon's 35th birthday.

We went to the doctor yesterday for my 18-week ultrasound, and all looks good with the baby! Baby Scarbrough is healthy, but wouldn't show us if it's a girl or a boy. Baby was sitting on its feet, head up, and facing my spine. No way were we getting any gender shots! However, we do have to go back in three weeks so the technician can get some shots of the heart chambers, because while the heartbeat is strong, she couldn't actually see the heart to make sure it's developing properly. So we'll get another shot in 3 weeks to find out if it's a girl or a boy!

She also told me that I have an anterior placenta, which basically means there's an extra layer of padding between the baby and my stomach, so I probably won't feel the baby move as early as many people. Instead of feeling the baby for the first time at 18-20 weeks, it will probably be sometime after that before I start feeling Baby Scarbrough's kicks for the first time.

Two weeks ago, when I was 16 weeks pregnant.

I was worried that the doctor would be upset with me for not gaining any weight since my 12-week appointment, but I was happily surprised when the scales showed I had gained four pounds. I don't really know where it all went...I can still wear all of my regular clothes. My belly is a teensy bit bigger, but I only really notice it when I'm lying on my back. Anyhow, the baby was measuring between 16 and 17 weeks in size, but I think it's just a small baby. I'm pretty sure I'm actually 18 weeks along and baby is just small because we don't eat a lot of junk food around here!

Three days ago, when I was 18 weeks pregnant.

So that's about all that's up with Baby Scarbrough! I'm feeling just fine, other than being tired. I keep waiting for that 2nd trimester "burst of energy" to come, but I don't think it's going to. Oh well, at least I'm not sick! All in all, it's been a pretty easy pregnancy so far, and I have nothing to complain about. So until I find the time and energy to update again, pray that baby will show us the goods on August 28th!


  1. Wow! Where is that belly?!?! Hmm, I won't show you my 18 wk pics with twins!! =P
    Glad you & baby are doing well!

  2. I look just like you and I am 18 weeks!!! Everyone keeps telling me I don't look pregnant, but my doctor told me to ignore them all, he said I am lucky and I am the way I am supposed to be!!! Goodluck!

  3. Im so delighed that I found this!
    Im 16.5 weeks & not showing yet either & havenot had any symptoms either, so its refreshing to hear that there are others like me out there.
    I was googling "16 weeks pregnant" & all I could see were big baby bumps! Thanks for sharing the photos- you look great by the way!!

  4. I am also 18 weeks and I can feel I am heavier and that my belly is bigger but everybody is saying they can't see anything which made me ask the doctor if my baby was too small, but she said it was actually quite big but that I have strong belly muscles. I should be happy with that. You look great by the way. Thanks for sharing. Not all of us get massive when we are pregnant.

  5. Im 16 weeks and Im not big either people have even told me that Im lying about being pregnant. But my doctor told me that with this being my first child and being a small frame I should be small. It would be abnormal for me to be big especially because of being fit before being pregnant.


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