Monday, July 15, 2013

Pregnancy Update: Weeks 21-24

Week 21
On June 19th at 21w3d Ryan was finally able to feel our baby girl move for himself! We'd been trying for awhile but she was finally ready. He got a big smile on his face and said "That's her? That's awesome!"

Week 22
This week we started our trip in Utah to visit family. Before we left though I had an OB appointment where they said everything looked okay on the ultrasound except that the placenta is low lying. So...we need to get another look in a few weeks, pray it moves up!
On June 29th at 22w6d we were able to see the baby kick! Nothing too crazy yet but it's fun to watch my belly bounce as she "dances" :) 
We were spoiled by a beautiful baby shower this week thrown by Ryan's family.
I'm lucky to have a sweet sister-in-law who is a fabulous photographer and she offered to take some maternity pictures for us. My belly is not in it's full glory yet but we had to take advantage of the opportunity. I'll post more pictures when I get them but here are a few to preview (they weren't all naked belly shots).

 Week 23
We spent this week with my family. Enjoyed the 4th of July, camping, swimming, and yet another darling baby shower put together by my sister.

Week 24
 Sadly we finished our trip and headed home this week. The above picture is technically a 23w5d pic but seeing as we came home and I went right back to work I don't have a true 24 week shot :)
I'm still feeling good, it's getting harder to bend over and I've really felt my belly stretch lately but I certainly can't complain. Friends, family, and coworkers have been very thoughtful and kind in their comments.
Our jogger, car seat, and dresser arrived this week making everything even more real! We are looking forward to putting the nursery together in the next few weeks.