Wednesday, February 16, 2011
We are days away from the half-way mark and everything is going lovely. I think I'm finally getting that second trimester energy burst and I'm feeling increasingly confident about pregnancy, birth and afterward.
We've made a few big-ish decisions since the 16 weeks' update. We have started Bradley classes, had our first midwife appointment, and have a doula. We LOVE our midwife and our doula and I couldn't feel better about it (especially after watching The Business of Being Born, where the only thing more frightening than the statistics is the nudity. I totally support their choice to be nude, but I definitely saw some things I would like to unsee.) We're really enjoying our Bradley classes, even Lee. Watching Lee get into the birth stuff is freakin' adorable. Almost as adorable as tiny baby clothes.
I have felt sporadic baby movements but nothing consistent. Nurse said it could be up to 24 weeks before I feel them so I'm not too worried.
We'll be finding out gender on March 1. While I had been feeling neutral, I'm increasingly hoping this is a girl. I picked up Lee's almost-14-year-old sister's birthday present tonight and came home gushing about its girly awesomeness and features and Lee said, "You really need a little girl." So true. If we find out it's a boy, I will probably have to buy some argyle and stare at Lee's baby pictures to cheer me up. (Lee was the cutest baby ever. Evidence below.)
(Of course I will totally love our baby whether boy, girl or some complicated third option. I'm just really girly and have a thing for little girls in the most appropriate and socially acceptable way possible.)
I picked up an avocado and cucumber roll from Whole Foods this weekend hoping it would stem my constant ache for sushi, but I think it only increased my hunger. Le sigh.
I got my first random inquiry from a stranger regarding my due date which I'm thrilled about. I don't mind looking pregnant since I am, but it makes me sad to think I just look pudgy.
Only 21-ish more weeks to go!