I just got home from my second ultrasound for this baby. To prepare, instead of drinking 4 cups I only needed to drink 2 cups. I thought that was so going to be so easy, but I couldn’t even finish the two cups. The baby kept moving around and I thought I would pee myself so I only had about 1.5 cups. I think it was still enough though.
This ultrasound was very similar to the anatomy scan I had at 19 weeks. I’m now 28 weeks and I think they were just measuring everything to make sure he’s still growing as he should.
The experience this time wasn’t as great as the first one for a few reasons. The TV screen I had to watch was beside me instead of in front of me so it was hard to see what was going on. And the pictures of the baby were harder to decipher what I was looking at. I think it may have been because he was moving around a lot this time. The ultrasound tech also didn’t explain things as she went like the last one did so I was trying to guess what I was looking at most of the time.
This was also my first baby appointment where my boyfriend couldn’t come so that was a bummer too. The only thing I think he really missed though was her attempts to get a 3D picture of the baby. He was moving too much so he looked very creepy in 3D haha. I wish she would have given me one of those pictures so I could have shown him, but they were things of nightmares haha.
She also mentioned that my placenta no longer looked low which is great. I think baby’s heart rate was around 153 bpm today.
At first, I wasn’t sure if I was going to have a baby shower. You can’t really throw one for yourself, because it looks like you are just asking people for gifts. I started setting up an Amazon Baby Registry pretty much as soon as I found out I was pregnant. I didn’t plan on sharing it with anyone until we made our pregnancy announcement, but a family member was told about it and wanted to see it early which caused me stress. I felt like I was being rushed and I didn’t feel my list was ready for public viewing.
During a visit with some friends, one of them offered to help me throw a shower which I was thankful for. She also recruited another friend who had helped her throw her shower a couple years ago. The only problem with having a baby shower though, is that I don’t really have any friends haha. My family all lives on the other side of Canada and my best friend is 4 hours away. I wanted to have a co-ed shower so I wouldn’t be alone, but my boyfriend refused to come. So I started planning on a small get-together with about 4-6 people.
I’m not really a social person, so sitting in a room with people I don’t really know that well was a stressful thought for me. One of the hosts suggested we go do an activity like bowling, which sounds fun since we wouldn’t be sitting around staring at each other. But at the same time, thinking about being 7 months pregnant (the shower is in November) and trying to bowl, sounded like a bad idea to me.
As we started brainstorming, I also set up a Facebook page so I could start inviting some long-distance people in case they actually could make it and needed to book some time off to come. I really didn’t expect my best friend or any of our families to come. My best friend said she is going to try and fly up for the event, and then my boyfriend’s mom and sister said they are also going to try to attend (they live about 15 hours away). But I’m honestly not sure who is going to be there. People keep saying they are coming and then saying they can’t. It does make it a bit tricky to plan.
I think at this point I’ve pretty much got it planned out in my head. We have a date picked and a few people have confirmed that they are coming. I think I know what food I’m going to have. Now I mostly have to decide which games we are going to play and hope that we don’t get bored.