What Ladybug’s been up to in Week 14?
Isn’t it glorious? You and your little buckaroo have roped your way right into trimester numero dos! Are you ready to rock!? Okay, okay… maybe just a little rolling and poking. Needless to say, your baby will definitely be making themselves known in the upcoming weeks. At about 3.5 inches long, their little body and limber limbs are coordinated enough for loads of complicated motions. In fact, their whole body is moving right now! You’re not feeling it because their current size is still a bit too small to make an impact you’d recognize. Still, their movements are recognizable on an ultrasound. Speaking of which, you shoud be scheduling one with your health care provider! Week 16 is the classic date as you can usually determine whether your little one is going to pee standing up or sitting down. Your baby is also starting to develop the ability to move their eyes this week, although the eyelids still remain fused shut. What’s more, they can make all sorts of fun facial expressions as they practice squinting, frowning, and grimacing. Cute development of the week: their little hands can grasp at things and they may already be sucking their thumb!
Everything is currently pretty quiet on the pregnancy front. I have felt Ladybug wiggle here and there. I woke up to shift positions last night and she moved after I got comfortable again. It was pretty cool. 🙂 I definitely can’t wait until I feel her moving more often and when the movements are definitely more deliberate. I would be pregnant all the time just to feel that new little person moving and grooving in there. Well, so long as I could skip the complications and whatnot. But heck, even with the complications I’d be willing to do it. 🙂
T-minus 4 days to the ultrasound. Rob and I are getting a little more worried as it gets closer and closer. I’m still maintaining my faith that God is here and everything will be okay. I just hope that His idea of okay and our idea of okay are the same thing. lol I think the scariest part of it all is that if anything has happened in the last 12 days we will see it. There will be no doubt that something has happened because it will be staring us in the face.
I was talking to one of my best friends on the phone the other night. After we had exhausted all other topics of conversation, we finally ended up on Ladybug and the “band”. She asked me if I had thought at all about getting an amnio and things of that nature. Truth be told, I haven’t given much thought to whether I would have an amnio or not. Would the results change anything? No. Would it help us to know exactly what we are dealing with? Maybe yes. Maybe no. It may just give us more to worry about in the end. Either way, we will figure it all out if and when we need to. No use in worrying about now because it won’t change anything.