Sparkle, body image is hard and I think a lot of people struggle with it. I'm 5'4 and a healthy weight for me is 115-120, though some people would not agree with that. They think more. Of course, most of the comments come from people who don't eat very healthy nor are active, so I try to take it with a grain of salt. It's been rough this pregnancy though so far with the comments.
What about a bigger swimsuit, not maternity? I've never tried on a maternity suit. Last time I got a size up in bottoms and found a liz lange tankini top that was really nice-it's not the tighter swim fabric, but softer. We're going to a water park in a few weeks-can't wait, I love them :)
U/S scan- Last month the tech said she was pretty sure it was a girl, that's why the shock of Boy!!! But there is no mistake, it's not a cord, foot, leg or anything else in the way, lol. We had our hopes up, and we have boys, so I'm actually glad we have a positive now on being a boy. The picture she printed for us is pretty cool, you can see everything-she switched over to 4d for a moment I guess (not sure why) and the detail is just incredible. I'm just so relieved that all is ok. They said it's not 100% of course, but from what they saw, no markers for Downs or Spina Bifida, and bones/organs looked great. Placenta well away from my cervix-yay, and it looks good too.
Hopefully this scan will put an end to any due date confusion there seems to be. Baby measured 18 + 4=my ovulation=ff due date=Nov 20. But, the nurse at the mw practice put in a 28 day lmp, which makes me 19wks, due Nov 15. My mw put a 33 day cycle in=Nov 20. The u/s tech put Nov 20 for my dd, she didn't input my lmp. Since it's within a week, I'm not sure why the issue, except if I go past 42wks. We already discussed a two week time frame, so I'm just not understanding the complete, "deer in headlights look" when the nurse looks at my chart and puts post its on it asking when baby is due.
The funny thing are the week by week books and news letters. Are you guys reading the week for the baby's age or the week you're in, because they don't seem to match up much. Week 18 for baby=week 20 by lmp, but I do not consider myself 20 wks. I started to wonder about this after last month's u/s.
Braxton hicks-seem to be picking up again. It was nice to have a break from them last week.