22 Week Belly

Ready for your weekly dose of belly? Ready or not, here is the 22 week belly shot.

I feel as big as a house. Can you believe I have only gained one pound? I’m HUGE. It is just one solid baby bump. With as active as this little girl is, it will only be a matter of time before other people can feel her kicks and flips. I’ll give her this, she is one fierce little girl.

As always, any pictures of Baby Bateman 2.0 will be collected here.

The Enchanted Forest

This morning Sim, Ana, and I loaded up in the car and drove south of Salem to the Enchanted Forest. We met some of our friends who drove up from Bend and we all had a great time as we walked through the Storybook Lane, rode on some fun rides, and even watched “Hansel and Gretel” at the comedy theater.

You can see all the pictures from our fun day here.

Doctor’s Appointment Report

I had my 22 week (rounding up again, since I will be 22 weeks on Sunday) doctor’s appointment this morning and have this to report back:

Weight: down 6 lb since last month (1 lb total gain)
Blood Pressure: 112/78
Baby’s Heartbeat: Normal, in the 160s

Today’s appointment was primarily to review the ultrasound I had on Tuesday. Everything looked great: good placenta placement, no shortening of the cervix, baby’s anatomy looks great and everything appears to be developing right on schedule. There were a couple things they couldn’t see on the ultrasound, so the doctor I saw today (not my doctor because she was on vacation this week) scheduled a follow-up ultrasound in four weeks (August 6th). I went through the same thing with Ana (those stubborn daughters of mine!) but I don’t mind getting another peak at my growing baby!

When it was time to ask questions, I brought up the topic of the glucose test. Not because I want to have it, but I was under the impression that since I had gestational diabetes before that I would be tested for GD earlier in this pregnancy. Since the test is normally done between 24-28 weeks, and I am already practically 22 weeks, that “earlier” window is pretty much, well, NOW. I mentioned that I have been trying to eat according to my pregnancy diet, but with all the morning sickness I had, there were some days when I was lucky to keep anything down, let alone be picky about my carb intake. But I have been trying to check my blood sugar from time to time (it’s something I do even when I’m not pregnant, since I am now at a higher risk for Type II diabetes) and everything has been normal. She said that I have been doing everything I am suppose to, and so she wasn’t worried, but still gave me the option of taking the test immediately. Since I was in NO rush to torture myself today, we set the appointment for July 29th. They also prefer that I fast for 2-3 hours before the test, so she was fine scheduling the glucose test for a later date.

Then when I finished up scheduling the ultrasound and my glucose test, the nice lady offered to set up my appointments for the REST OF MY PREGNANCY. It’s so bizarre to think how quickly all this is happening. Before you know it, I will have TWO daughters. Can you believe it??

The Big Ultrasound for Baby Bateman 2.0

This afternoon Sim, Ana, and I went to the BIG ultrasound for Baby Bateman 2.0. Ana was very happy to be included in everything and was even more excited when our very sweet ultrasound tech told her what the baby was and then Ana got to be the one to tell us. We thought it was only fitting that Ana also be the one to tell all of you:

The ultrasound went great and it looks like everything is developing and growing as it should. We were able to see all the parts and pieces and everything looked perfect. She (it’s just SO nice to be able to use pronouns!!) was very active and wiggling around a ton during the appointment so some of the pictures we took what we could get. They can’t all be posed, right?

Anyway, here are the pictures of our littlest daughter:

And here is the picture the tech took, just for Ana of her baby sister:

As always, any pictures of Baby Bateman 2.0 will be collected here.

Sand, Sparklers, S’mores, & Snuggles

We went to Seaside for the 4th of July festivities this year. We enjoyed the small town parade, hung out with our families and spent the time leading up to the fireworks camped out on the beach. The kiddos (we went with our friends, the Whislers, so Ana was able to play with “her boyfriends” Ayden and Owen) played in the sand for hours on end. We roasted marshmallows, enjoyed some s’mores and hung out until the fireworks lit up the sky. It was a great holiday!

You can see all the pictures from our 4th of July here.

My Lil’ Roller Derby Queen

Alternately titled, “Baby’s Got Some New Wheels!”

The other day Sim, Ana, and I stopped by the sporting goods store to check out some skates. Sim was interested in the in-line variety and Ana just wanted to be included. So we picked up a new pair of Rollerblades for Sim and some pretty purple roller skates for Ana. We also grabbed the required safety gear (safety first!) and they were really to, well, roll.

Is she not the cutest thing ever?!