Hello friends, I feel like it's been a little quiet out there! I am anxiously waiting to hear an announcement from Rain Before Rainbow on the birth of her daughter. I am also dying for an update from Lamenting the Lentil on the progress of her sweet twins. I have all my fingers and toes crossed for Marcy at Sensitive Ginger hoping that she is now PUPO after her transfer that was supposed to happen yesterday. Do you like how I just call you out like that? And what up, Stupid Stork and The Cork and Stork? How about you give us some details about your expanding bellies please!
Here's my update. I am 20 weeks, 3 days today. Half way there. Half way through the 2nd trimester already! Only about 139 more days to go. Crazy.
I had my 3rd midwife appt yesterday. It was short and sweet. My uterus is now above my belly button and she recommended either removing my belly button ring in the next couple of weeks or getting a pregnancy ring. We had a hard time finding Hazy's HB...but no worries because we could hear the placenta/cord loud and clear so everything is totally fine. My midwife explained to me that when I listen on the doppler I should try to find the HB that has a harder click sound to it as opposed to the whoosh whoosh sound. The harder click beat is the actual baby, the whoosh is either the placenta or the cord. The baby powers the placenta and cord so if her heart stopped beating we wouldn't hear anything. I now realize that I have pretty much been listening to the placenta every time I used the doppler. Oh well. At least everything appears to be good.
Insert boring story of going to a new Dr. (the fertility clinic wont see me anymore) to get my blood drawn to check my thyroid levels. I have a low thyroid and the fertility clinic put me on meds about a year and a half ago to help me keep my levels in an ideal place to get pregnant. Instead of just getting my blood drawn they made me actually make an appt with a Dr which was totally unnecessary and pissed me off. Then they gave me a hard time about getting the flu shot which made me more pissed off. Ok, that's it. Told you it was boring.
B and I met with Mo, our Doula last Friday! It was very casual, we met at a bar for drinks (for them, not me) and appetizers. She just had some pretty basic questions for us and we talked for about two hrs about all sorts of stuff. She is going through her doula training right now and we will be her 3rd and final birth that counts towards her certification. I am going to trade her some Pilates sessions and we will pay her only $200! I feel so lucky because seriously we can not afford to spend upwards of $1500 on a doula! She told us we should start writing our birth plan, WTF? Already?
So there is this girl that I am FB friends with but really I don't like her. She has been in my life since I was a teenager and although I've tried over the years, she just gets under my skin. We ended up going to college together and she became my arch nemesis. I always felt like she was one upping me on everything I did. I've let a lot of those feeling go in the last 12 years but she still manages to irritate me. So guess who is the exact same amount pregnant as me? Guess who has been flaunting updates and photos all over FB since day one of her (our) pregnancy? Makes me want to scream. I was hoping she was going to have another boy but no, she's having a girl this time. I have been really anxious that she would announce that she is naming the baby Hazy's name but thank god she alluded to a P name. (She has a P name as does her husband and son) Full disclosure, I changed the true letter of their names to make them more anonymous, lol. Anyway, I can now breathe a sigh of relief.
I am still anxiously counting down to our anatomy scan on the 14th. I alternate from being so excited to see her after so long and being terrified that we will get bad news about something.
I have become a baby clothes addict. I spend hours searching online for organic cotton footie pajamas on clearance sales. I haven't spent a ton of money but B is trying to cut me off. He is in the right because we are going to be getting so many hand me downs we wont know what to do with all of them. It's just so fun to buy exactly what I want for MY baby! I just like shopping in general. I know there are several children's consignment stores around that have good quality brands. I'm excited to go explore them.
Nothing else is really happening around here. Work is work. Sleeping sucks just about every other night. I do have a Pilates Barre workshop I am going to take on Sunday. It's all day from 9-5:30 so that should be fun but exhausting. After that I will be an official certified Barre instructor, yay!
Alright, that's all for now. I am posting my 20 week belly pic if you want to see. There's a decent shot of my love handles.