Luckily the scan went great and everything is looking good! Unfortunately we weren't able to get a closeup look (or any look, really) at Bean's face because it was being a shy little bugger. The tech did take what she called a "skeletal shot" of the face, which is all she was able to get, and it looks really creepy, actually! Other than that, we got a cute shot of the bottoms of the feet, and another with part of the rib cage and an arm. Bean was not messing around; it was NOT feeling the invasion of privacy!
Week 19 photo
I also found out my placenta is in the front, which means it acts as a cushion between me and the baby, so I may not feel it kick for a bit longer. I'm so excited to feel those first kicks!
Nesting has officially kicked in, and I've been reorganizing everything from the spice drawer to the master closet. This weekend we will start on the nursery. My dilemma right now is I want to buy a used dresser on Craigslist and refurbish it, instead of buying a cheapo thing from Ikea (not that there's anything wrong with that--I heart Ikea). But we don't have a car large enough to haul assembled furniture in, so I'm thinking it will be a million times more convenient to just do the Ikea thing.
In other news, we finally booked our babymoon, which will be a quick weekend road trip to South Padre Island, Texas's closest thing to a tropical resort town. That description is definitely stretching it a bit; it's more known as a spring break party place. I've never been, but it supposedly has the nicest beaches on the Texas coast. We were originally hoping to go to Hawaii, but after some minor financial setbacks last month, we decided to stay closer to home. I'm still really pumped to lay beachside or poolside and catch up on my reading!
Here's what I'm reading at the moment:
The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test by Tom Wolfe. This one's for my book club, and it's touted as a "non-fiction novel." It's about the '60s acid scene in San Francisco, and mostly about the leader of it all, Ken Kesey, author of One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest. Honestly, I always thought I would have loved to have been a hippy, but this book has me rolling my eyes so hard at these "heads." And the author's overly stylized, gimmicky way of writing. But at least it's informative.
The Little Book by Selden Edwards. An aging rocker living in the '80s wakes up in Vienna in the late 1800s with no idea how he got there. I'm about a third of the way through and loving it.
A Dance with Dragons by George R.R. Martin. The fifth book in the A Song of Ice and Fire series. If you like the HBO series Game of Thrones, which is based on these books, then you'll love the books.
Tiger's Curse by Colleen Houck. Young adult fantasy about a girl and a tiger from India who develop an interesting relationship. I'm not very far yet, but I'm liking it!
I'm hoping to catch up on a lot of the books I've been meaning to read before Bean gets here. My list is getting longer by the day!