So here I am 17 weeks now. I can't get over it. In a way it doesn't seem possible to be almost half way there. I am finally starting to feel some better. The headaches have eased up, the nausea has disappeared .. atleast for now, and the fatigue isn't near as bad since starting take these new vitamins. I am so glad .. it was really getting where I was starting to wonder what I had gotten myself in to. Tomorrow is the big day!!! Our big ultrasound, where hopefully we will see all the organs are in the right place and doing what they are supposed to and hopefully get a good look and this baby's packaging and see whether it's time to start shopping for pink or if we will be buying more blue stuff. There is still Charles's theory of twins to find out too. I really don't think it's twins though. We will lay in bed at night and if I lay flat on my back and you put your hand on my belly you can feel this wriggly squirming little person under your hands .. we have yet to feel more than one squirmer at a time, so I am thinking it's just one little bambino in there. I have been calling the baby bambino because of all of my italian food cravings I have been having this pregnancy. Actually I've discovered I crave all things red. Tomatoes, Strawberries, Apples and so forth. The funny thing is with Chip I craved orange foods, oranges, carrots, sweet potatoes. According to my mother in law when she was pregnant with Charles she craved green things .. so it must be something genetic with his family hehe. I haven't told anyone ... but I am really nervous about tomorrow. After my friend Lisa's news this week I am more than a little wary about possible bad news that you can get from an ultrasound. I am hoping and praying that we won't get bad news .. but who is to say we won't? I mean we are no better than any other couple expecting a baby. Why should we be so lucky when so many others get bad news. It's funny I used to be one of those people who thought stuff like that couldn't happen to us. HAHA. That was before my miscarriage. Then I learned that bad stuff can definitely happen to us. And now thanks to having so many friends from the loss boards I am on I know how often not so pleasant stuff does happen so it makes me more sensitive to that kind of stuff. So please if you pray .. send up a prayer tonight or tomorrow and keep us in your thoughts. It will be greatly appreciated I promise. We are planning on finding out the sex .. but I just found out yesterday my friend Lesley from PAL board gave birth the 22nd to a beautiful baby GIRL (well I am assuming beautiful because Lesley is absolutely gorgious and her hubby is pretty cute himself .. so I don't think there is a chance of the baby not being absolutely adorable) the only problem is that for months they have been under the impression that their baby was a BOY. So now I am sure they quite surprised by their little pink bundle of joy. I can just imagine the looks on their faces when the Dr. goes "It's a girl!" I bet their chins hit the floor. I am sure they are thrilled though. So it is definitely a reminder to take the ultrasound technician's decision with a grain of salt. Although the u/s tech was on the money with Chip. So we will see. We have a different group of technicians this time but they are supposed to be some of the best. I would love a little girl because I have all ideas that this will be my last pregnancy but I also think it would be neat also for Chip to have a little brother. Who knows .. either way .. we will be thrilled as long as we get a healthy baby. It's weird with Chip I thought girl and Charles thought boy. Charles was obviously right, I was wrong. With my second pregnancy we both thought the baby was a girl. We will never know for sure whether we were right or not. With this one .. neither one of us really has a good "sense" of whether the baby is a girl or boy. So it should be interesting. My appt. is tomorrow at 1:15 eastern time. It's going to be me, Charles, Chip, my mom and my MIL .. so it should be quite a roomful. Hehe. I really hope Chip behaves. Hopefully he will like seeing his little brother or sister whichever it turns out to be.