Friday, June 25, 2010

Be still, my beating heart

I was wishy-washy on whether or not I wanted to do a 3D ultrasound. Maybe it's true that parents are blind to their children's unattractiveness. But I always thought other people's 3D pictures looked pretty creepy.

Anyway, after seeing our darling girl in 3D, I am so glad we did it. Even though the photos didn't turn out, it was worth it for this six seconds of video.

video

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Whine and cheese

In lieu of wine intake, I'm going to output some whine: It's HOTTTTTTT in herrrre! (And no, I can't take off all my clothes. Talk about creating an uncomfortable work environment.)

Seriously, are the triple-digit heat indices necessary? My fingers and feet feel like hot sausages. My wedding ring stopped fitting two days ago. The seam on my socks leaves an indentation on my toes for hours after I take the socks off. The dreaded nausea keeps creeping back in (possibly a side effect of the antibiotic I'm on for a UTI, which of course hit over the weekend).

On the plus side, I got into urgent care quickly for the UTI. And I passed my three-hour glucose tolerance test. (I strongly encourage folks to do everything they can to pass the one-hour. The three-hour sucks like no other.) And Baby D seems no worse for my wear and tear.

So while I look like a junkie on steroids (get it: track marks + swelling?), I guess I have a few things to be thankful for. I'm just having trouble focusing on that today.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

As good as it gets?

Just a few days from the two-thirds mark, and I figure I better document now what is probably about as good as pregnancy is going to get for me.

Really, I can't complain too much. Yeah, it sucks that I can't stop peeing when all I really want to do is poop. And it sucks that I still can't stand to watch TV at night (it gives me headaches). But really, this is a pretty cool time. I'll probably jinx myself if I start listing all the pregnancy problems I'm not suffering from (yet?) ... so suffice to say I am feeling like I think a normal pregnant woman should. Nothing worse, nothing better. It feels good to be average :-)

Right now, as I type, I can watch my belly move up and down. Baby girl's just saying hello, I guess. My belly button is stretching out, which has created this weirdly sensitive soft spot. It's soft to the touch and tickles if I brush against anything (which happens frequently -- I swear, the bathroom stalls are shrinking!).

We have lots to do, and I keep thinking I should be taking advantage of my mobility to be more productive. But for now, I'm just going to enjoy a lazy Saturday with my feet up.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Milestones

1) 25 weeks down. Yay!

2) Outside the body experience: Movement has been visible for a week and a half. First time I realized it, I was looking down and saw my belly button go pop, pop, pop. Now, sometimes it looks like my whole stomach is about to lurch off my body.

3) Ready to learn: Officially registered for childbirth, breastfeeding and infant safety/CPR classes.

4) First baby purchase: Too tired to take the carseat out of the box, but at least we have one.