Sunday, November 30, 2008

Status Report - 142 Days to Go!

My child is as stubborn as his/her mother. The ultrasound that we looked forward to for so long to reveal the sex of this child? It was a bust. Oh, sure, the baby is doing fantastically well, all the measurements are bang on and looking great. But every time the sonographer got the wand to where it needed to be to tell us the sex, the little brat would stick a hand or a foot in the way. They told us the odds are 50/50 that it's a girl or a boy. Fantastic! Because I couldn't have figured that out without very expensive diagnostic technology!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Status Report - 160 Days to Go

Child, I dub thee... KICKY!

The first time I felt the baby move, I was horrified. "Ewww! ALIEN!"

Then it became rather endearing. "Hey there, sweet thing! Mommy loves you!"

Now it seems to only happen at the most inopportune of times. Like when I am trying to concentrate on something at work. Do have any idea how hard it is to concentrate on something when there is a very small person tickling you from the inside?

In 14 days, I have another ultrasound. At this one, they *should* be able to tell us the baby's sex. I say *should* because I'm hearing more and more stories about babies who just won't cooperate, hiding their bits from the scan as though they have anything to be bashful about in utero. Fingers crossed, I'll walk out feeling pink or powder blue. If not, I'm forking over the extra $$$ for a private 3D ultrasound. I wanna know, DAMMIT!

Oh, and they'll check on baby's development too.

Another thing they don't tell you about until it's too late? Round ligament pain. Or, as I like to call it "Holy FUCK! Somebody just stabbed me in the groin!" Yes, it really does hurt that much. It goes away after a minute or two, but WOW! I knew the end was going to be painful, I had no idea it was going to hurt nearly all the way through.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Status Report - 171 Days to Go!

Planning to get pregnant? Well, let me tell YET another thing you may need to buy, YET another of those things nobody tells you about until it's already too late...

Nipple cream.

Yup. Lanisoh - the cream of choice for breastfeeding mothers - is also the very best friend of pregnant women with ever-changing, super-sensitive nipples. A little smear of that when you're hopping out of the shower saves you a whole day's worth of grief as you twist and turn to get to a point where your BRA doesn't hurt. You're welcome. Doesn't it sound like FUN?

In other news, I have a medical condition that's not really related to pregnancy, so I won't go into details. Ever the one to desperately seek a silver lining, one bonus is that to keep an eye on things, I'm getting lots of extra ultrasounds. That means lots of chances to see the baby before he/she makes his/her debut. This time, when the sonographer started the exam, baby was kicking and flailing like nobody's business. I can't feel that yet, but it's tres cool to watch. Check out the long legs on this kid! He/she's going to be taller than me at birth, let alone in adulthood. Of course, taller than me is not much of a feat, but I digress...