My fifteenth week of pregnancy began with a fall. Other half and I took a little trip to the ocean, and while trekking through some slippery mud (which I don’t know why was even present on a beach…) I slipped. I cartoon character flipped, with my legs over my head as I came crashing down on my bum. Not pleasant, rather embarrassing, and painful. I immediately searched the internet if falling was bad, and I found a general consensus that as long as you don’t hit your belly it should be fine. We went back to the hotel room and relaxed, I monitored myself for cramping or pain, but besides the bruised tailbone, I had none. Falling while pregnant, definitely not on the top of the list of best experiences ever, the worry alone was torture. However, the little alien is pretty cushioned in there, so we were safe.
The baby is the size of an apple, which is really freaky considering I still don’t have much of a belly. I don’t know how something the size of an apple is hiding out in there. Some moments my stomach is sticking out and bloated, other moments its flat as can be. Judging by the two experiences I’ve had with doctors telling me the alien moves around like a crazy person, I’m attributing the ever changing abdomen to his inability to pick a position and stay there. I still haven’t felt any movement yet, but my app says I probably will within the next couple weeks. I think because I’m not a “thin” build, it will take longer for me to feel any movements.
I had another quick appointment this week, the standard pee in a cup, take blood work, listen to heart rate. I think I was in and out of the office in less than twenty minutes. All things sound good regarding baby, and I’m scheduled for an ultrasound in five weeks. At this ultrasound I can actually determine the gender of the little one, although the further along I get, the less I want to know. I’m thinking a surprise baby would be kind of fun. Plus, with the other half praying it’s a boy, I think it would be better to wait until the end to determine the sex. Even if the baby was a girl, he couldn’t have a bit of disappointment once he sees her in person. In an ultrasound, he can be, and will be until birth. He however, doesn’t want to wait. I figure if we can wait twenty weeks, we can wait another twenty more. But we’ll see who wins that argument.