Good news! I'm officially off my progesterone in oil shots! (Which is really great because I only had like 1 more dose left before I would have had to refill it- another $75!). Dr. C emailed me that my last progesterone draw showed levels at 58.6 at 18 weeks and 2 days. I will recheck my levels in one month just to make sure they are still hanging in there! But no more needles! Hooray!
We hit another milestone which was Rob getting to feel baby boy Holmes kick for the first time (18 weeks 4 days). The kicks and pokes are definitely getting stronger...in fact I remember thinking this with Isabel too that the kicks would gradually get strong, but no, it's just been a huge jump from weak movements to pretty significant ones! Which makes everything so much more real. I'm LOVE, LOVE, LOVING it!!!
I can tell Rob is very excited about having a boy, and he has started acting even more loving (as if that were possible ;) ) since finding out the gender of this little baby. I'm getting the "you're just radiant today" and an increased number of random "I love you" comments and some belly rubbing too :) It's quite adorable and I have to say that I don't mind all the extra attention.
We are very slowly talking over some names....and I mean slowly. Poor Rob...he has to deal with my Type A-need to make a list-need to have the name picked out 6 months in advance- personality! He is very laid back and would not mind showing up to the hospital without a name, waiting to see what this baby looks like when he pops out and deciding on a name then.
The thought of it leaves me totally stressed out!
I did compromise with him though. If we had a list of names, I agreed we could take that list and out of those pre-chosen names we could select the official one once the baby is here. I would definitely be able to do that, but not arrive to the hospital with nothing to go on!
In fact, I kind of prefer that idea...having a list of names which I'm all for not sharing! It's funny with Isabel we picked her name out way in advance and we were not shy about letting others know! But with this baby, I think it may have to do with that uncertainty that lingers about whether or not he will actually arrive. So the name may be a secret until he gets here....I guess we will all just have to wait and see!
Tomorrow I will be 19 weeks! Can't believe I'll be just a week away from the halfway point! Thank you God!