Friday, December 18, 2009

19 weeks in, 21 to go...

I can't believe that next week we will be halfway there. It has gone so quickly! Before you know it I will be 30 weeks and then the nerves really will be kicking in.

Still no real kicks, I get the occasional flutter and wonder if this is it but no. He's lazy, just like his daddy!

I have my 20 week ob appointment on Thursday, when incidentally I will be 20 weeks! At the stupid ob class I attended the nurse who knew nothing said that the anatomy scans are normally done at 21 weeks in their office so I wonder if I will be going back a week later. So far I have not been too impressed with this office but it's not enough to make me want to move to yet another one. At least not yet!

We'll see how this doctor reacts to my insistence on no epidural. I was really put off by the last doctor's dismissal of my feelings on this so I hope he is not going to be who I end up with on the day. Ugh.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

18 weeks and counting...

Today is 18 weeks. Which is 16 more than the number of degrees it is outside, and I'm talking the F kind not the C kind!

I haven't looked up the fruit/veg combo for this week yet but I believe it will be large mango/sweet potato. Pretty colors!

I have been completely obsessing over strollers and car seats over the last few weeks. It is so hard when there are so many out there! Last
time we were given our stroller as a gift so I didn't get too much say, this time around we are buying it ourselves so the decision requires much more consideration.

I think I have finally settled on the Bumbleride Flyer, color to be decided, and the Graco Comfortsport convertible car seat. I love that the Flyer has a reversible handle and a carrycot option, and the convertible car seat has one of the highest safety ratings out there.

Now I just have to make up my mind about cloth diapers!

Monday, December 7, 2009

All the pain, but where's the gain?!

First off let me remind those of you that forgot/don't know/don't care that I ran a half marathon the same month that I became pregnant with this child. Now I'm not claiming to have super-triathlete fitness like some people we know, but I was not exactly lounging around the couch for the last 5 years. So why is pregnancy kicking my butt this time around?!

Luckily I'm still 10lbs down from where I started on the day I found out about the little munchkin. I was 15lbs down but my man-food craving kicked on right about the time the sonographer said it's a boy so it's likely only downhill from here. The sickness is now very manageable on the odd day it comes around, and I still haven't seen the return of the heartburn.

Now here's where it gets fun: I can't walk up the stairs at my house. I can't get out of John's car. I can't even walk around the grocery store. I'm exhausted despite getting a good 9 hours of sleep every night and I can't seem to work up the energy to do anything!

And then to top it all off my bump isn't really any bigger than it was 12 weeks ago, and he still isn't kicking. When is this going to start paying off?!

Friday, December 4, 2009

Turnip meets sweet potato

I think I've figured out the discrepancy - one site tells you the size at the beginning of the week and the other is giving you the end of the week. So I'm guessing that as of today I have a little blue turnip buy the magic of 7 days will reveal a lovely blue sweet potato. In any case it's 17 weeks and 1 day today, and time is moving quickly. I can't really believe that by the time it's Christmas I will be half way. Half way seemed like it took forever last time, but then everything seemed to take forever then when it was all I had to think about!