Brief, because I apparently have bronchitis and yet another sinus infection, and there's only so many things you can take when pregnant, so I think I'm going to go take a nap....
Yesterday was our big mid-pregnancy ultrasound & echocardiogram.
Leaf was, for sure, quite the ham for the "camera" - moving and dancing and rolling...even when the tech needed Leaf to just be still for a moment so she could get a specific view or measurement.
And it's apparent Leaf already has a sense of humor - this laugh was caught as ze rolled (yet again) away from what the tech wanted to see
At any rate, Leaf is a hair above average for weight (but still within normal limits), which is a good sign - Acorn was already below average (and likely sliding down the growth curve) at this point in things. There was nothing unexpected or out of the ordinary found in the course of the ultrasound and echocardiogram, which makes me very relieved.
I'm feeling more of Leaf's movements these days - still somewhat random and inconsistent, but again, it's a relief that things are so normal.
Since I can't just look in on Leaf, it's hard not to worry that things might be going wrong, especially after how things went for Acorn. Someone I know had the opposite ultrasound result today, discovering that her baby had no heartbeat. The fact that that's even possible still terrifies me - much of this pregnancy is that way, really - walking a fine line between panic over what might be, and joy at what is.