Baby Z is looking good! It's heartbeat was 152bpm and he or she weighed in at a healthy 13 ounces, nearly one whole pound! As of today I am 20 weeks and 2 days pregnant, but Baby Z is measuring 20 weeks and 5 days, which would give us a new due date of November 30th. However, since the change was just a few days, we're keeping our original due date of December 3rd.
Our doctor also looked at the umbilical cord, which does in fact have three vessels (some only have two, which can be some cause for concern) and my placenta really isn't posterior or anterior (back or front), it's basically on the top of my uterus! I knew I didn't have an anterior placenta since I've been feeling the baby move around so much for so long, but hearing that it was up so high was interesting.
Unfortunately we didn't get the greatest ultrasound pictures. Baby Z was hiding it's face so we didn't get a good profile shot, which I was really looking forward to. Oh well. One thing is for sure though, this baby can move! Aside from finding out the sex my favorite part was seeing our little one move around so much. I drank some orange juice right before the scan to ensure maximum movement, and oh goodness did it work!
Tonight Ant and I are going over to my dad's house for a mini gender reveal party. I can't wait to let everyone know! Here is how we are revealing the sex.
|Lopsided cakes are the best kind of cake :)|
I dyed the inside of the cake either blue or pink to signify if it's a boy or a girl! It's kind of cool, right? I made the letters using my Cricut and the font from the Birthday Cakes cartridge. And yes, I realize there's supposed to be an apostrophe in the "its," but I thought it would look silly on a stick of it's own, so I went for a grammatically incorrect cake.
I think that's all I have to update on right now, but like I said, I will be revealing the sex probably later tonight or tomorrow, so stay tuned!
And, if you're a mom or mom-to-be check out the free samples section of Target.com today, free Huggies diapers! I don't know how many you get, but thought I'd pass along the info if anyone is interested.