15 November 2012

Halfway Point

Yesterday was my 20 week appointment and baby sure has grown!!  Jake was able to get the day off from work so he went with me.  We got to see the Jelly Bean's arms & fingers, saw his/her little face & ears, and saw lots of squirming around. 

Jake really loved hearing the heartbeat (it was his first time to hear it) and my favorite part was seeing the spine & little fingers.  We decided that we would not be finding out the gender; Jake was adamant that we not find out and I didn't really mind either way. The only bad thing about it was that we didn't get to see the toes, but we'll have plenty of toe time in a few months.  :)

Defined shoulder muscles & alien face.

At one point baby even gave us a thumbs up!  I can't wait to meet this kid!

We got some great mail this week too.  One of our Facebook friends sent us this adorable crocheted cowboy hat & boots!

For our little cowboy/cowgirl

And I got (most of) my birthday yarn!  I was able to catch The Plucky Knitter's latest update and picked up a couple colors I've been lusting after for a while now.  Lincoln is a gorgeous copper that I think will become another honey cowl.  The honey cowl was actually my first knitted project, after my learn-to-knit washcloth.  It's a great scarf, but because I didn't know how to use stitch markers yet the pattern is a little wonky.

Plucky yarn: Lincoln on Primo sport

I've also cast on a baby cardigan and hope to have progress pictures later this week.

Pregnancy-wise, I'm often tired, have achey joints, & trouble sleeping, but for the most part feel pretty good.  And the energy spurts I do get are great!  We're having Jake's aunt & uncle over for Thanksgiving next week so there's a long list as to what still needs to be done, but it's slowly getting smaller.  At least I can always close doors to hide messy rooms!


ScissorsandThread said...

Wow lovely photos, so pleased it went well. Those skull ones are bizarre aren't they?! Happy knitting!

Jake said...

I was so happy to spend the day with you and the Bean. Its just amazing to watch the Bean grow.

karen @ badlandsquilts said...

How exciting Sharon! Glad you had such a great day... I always thought the heartbeat sounded like the submarines in Hunt for Red October! Hope you have a nice Thanksgiving!

MamaTea said...

Yay! Exciting things going on at your place! :) Loved seeing those ultrasound pictures...was always a happy time in my pregnancies. ADORABLE cowboy hat and booties!!!

Sally said...

Thanks for sharing all of these pics, especially Jelly Bean. Have a good time at Thanksgiving;-)

Jacey said...

I'm so excited for you and Jake! The pictures from the ultrasound are so sweet! That's a beautiful choice from Plucky, too!