Friday, July 3, 2009

Week 18=Sweet Potato

I can't say that I'm wild about sweet potato week. What are those hairs growing out of it???!!! It is hard to believe that McBaby is almost 6 inches long though!

Your fetus has become amazingly mobile (at least compared to you), passing the hours yawning, hiccuping, rolling, twisting, kicking, punching, sucking and swallowing. And, baby's finally big enough that you'll be able to feel those movements soon.

I also learned that the inner ear should be just about formed by now, which means baby can hear things going on out in the world, as well as my heartbeat:-)

Good news from the doctor...no UTI for me. I guess it is just "normal" frequent urination, but it is so annoying. And...a few days ago, minding my own business, walking Sierra...I sneezed...and peed at the same time:-( Took my a second to realize what happened, but yep. It happened. Fun times.

Last night brought an incredible nightmare, and not the Wizard of Oz kind like I was fearing. This was worse. I dreamt that 1) I wasn't pregnant, 2) had never been pregnant, and 3) was delivered the news of a negative beta from an IVF cycle. It was horrid. Worse than I can ever begin to explain to someone who has never dealt with this. In the dream, I was at the receptionist of RE office and she gave me the news. I broke down, inconsolable. I FELT those feelings in my dream. I felt the fear and the anger and the frustration and the desperation. It was so real that I woke up not realizing that I actually was/am pregnant. It was several minutes of me going through the old drill in my head...ok, what next, where's the money coming from, how am I going to keep going at this, etc. Then I finally realized I was pregnant. It's been haunting me all day. I never, EVER want to be in that position again.


andrea said...

scary dream! i guess dreams of losing/hurting the baby are pretty common- i definitely had some that completely freaked me out. none of them came true...so try not to read anything into it!

Lakshmi said...

oh, what a horrible dream, i hope it's getting less painful, and that you have a good night's sleep. the peeing, normal.

Kristin said...

pregnancy dreams are crazy. they're so vivid, so real and if you're like me, nearly every dream you have now is somehow related to your being pregnant. I did just have my first new mom dream, and in it, I actually saw my two babies... we'll see if they actually look anything like my dream!

Lisa said...

wow...18 weeks already! Its going by so fast it seems!

Rebekah said...

LOL at your sweet potato comment!

Ugh, pregnancy dreams suck. And they just mentioned them in my pregnancy book at 26 weeks! Thanks for the comfort so late in the game, right?!