Friday, February 24, 2012

So, so pissed off!!

I thought I'd be posting the baby's gender and 20 week ultrasound pics this morning, but there was no ultrasound! The doctor's office never put in the order with maternal-fetal medicine for my 20 week ultrasound, so I showed up there this morning looking like an idiot with no ultrasound scheduled. I just had a regular OB appt. Meanwhile, both my mom and MIL came (both from out of state) to see the ultrasound. I embarrassed myself by breaking down in tears in front of the whole office when I found out they screwed up. Apparently, I'm just supposed to "know" that I should have gotten a call from MFM to schedule the u/s, the OB doesn't take care of all of it for me. I don't even know when they will be able to do it. I've been waiting for this day for weeks! I'm SO PISSED OFF!!!

Saturday, February 11, 2012

17 weeks

Total Weight Loss/Gain:  According to my home scale, I've gained about 6 lb so far.

Maternity Clothes:  I have 1 pair of pre-pregnancy work pants left that I can still wear, other than that it's all maternity!  I can still wear most of my non-maternity tops, though they're starting to be a little short and snug.  I'm still not super obviously pregnant, but the belly is growing for sure.

Stretch marks:  None that I have seen yet!

Sleep:  Sleeping like a log.  I bought this side sleeper pillow on a whim recently and love it.  Getting up about 2x a night to pee, but no problem getting back to sleep.  I'm sleeping later on weekends and having a hard time getting up for work.

Movement:   This is exciting - I just started feeling some little flutters this week!  I wasn't sure if it was gas or something else, but it has gotten more consistent over the last few days. 

Cravings/Aversions:  Still eating well and no real aversions.  I'm eating a lot of fruit and dairy products.  I went through a dried apricot phase over the last few weeks.

Gender:  Still don't know for sure!

Symptoms: I'm starting to get more lower back pain over the last few days.  Trying to exercise to reduce it and strengthen my back.  Still only going #2 about once every three days.  Other than that, I'm feeling pretty good.

What I miss:  Drinking! 

What I look forward to:  Feeling the baby kicking more and knowing the gender.   The anatomy scan is in less than 2 weeks.

Moods:  Good spirits, both at work and at home.  Let's hope it continues.

Milestones: It was nice to reach the "4 month" marker last week.

Medical concerns:  None

Misc:  We're still in a holding pattern about our move.  It's looking like we won't be closing on the new place until mid-March, and not moving until early April.  We just booked our "babymoon" today - a Caribbean cruise!  We've never been on a cruise before so we're excited.  They only let you on the boat prior to 24 weeks, so we'll just make the cutoff when we travel the last week of March.  It will be our last trip before the baby is born.  Still not quite believing this is all real!