Friday, July 21, 2006

It's a BOY!

I had my level II sono today and they did not do it in 3D or 4D just the regular ol' sono machine... when I asked, the lady said, "We don't do 3D here for fun." For fun?? Anyhow...

The sonographer was training an intern so the intern (who looked like a smaller Kate Winslet) did the measurements and the sonographer watched/helped. They were more professional than friendly. They didn't show us (Austin) much fun stuff, they were all about measurements. And when they walked out of the room, I said to Bill that they didn't give us any pics and that's when the intern came back in the room and said, "Let me print you some pictures." She printed 4 and 2 of them are the same. Not to be inconsiderate but gee thanks... The last time we went there at 12wks we got like 10 pics and the sonographer did her best to get good cute pics just for us. Not this time.

Now the fun stuff. The heart rate was 138 and IT'S A BOY! Very clearly a boy, might I add. The pics they gave me were 2 side profiles, one of the baby's feet crossed and one of his penis - no spine, no arms, no legs, no toes, no nothing... Poor Austin was bored and to top it off, he wanted a sister.

I'll scan the pics when I get to work on Monday, right now, I'm going to take a nap.

They did say that everything looked great.

We're all thrilled. Bill was calling his friends saying that they had enough boys between them that they could carry on the card games. I think he's more excited about a boy than he thought he would be.

Wednesday, July 12, 2006

18wks and Insecure

Last night I cried. My body is getting the best of me...

I'm so insecure about my body right now. The year before I got pregnant I started gaining weight so I decided one day when my pants were so uncomfortable all day to go on a no sugar diet and to work-out. So we bought an elliptical and I stuck to my diet and I lost 13-14 lbs! I bought new jeans in sizes that I hadn't seen in a very long time and Bill LOVED it. He thought I looked great.

Now I'm fat. I know I'm pregnant BUT Bill is a butt man and all of my weight gain has gone straight to my butt/hips/thighs and I'm worried that he doesn't find me attractive anymore... :( I mean why couldn't he be a boob man? Even at that he's afraid to tell me that he likes my bigger boobs b/c he doesn't want me to think that he won't like them when I'm no longer pregnant/breastfeeding.

We did talk last night and he reassured me that he does still find me attractive and apologized for not being more vocal about it. He's never very vocal about that stuff...

I know you ladies are tired of me complaining about my weight when, in fact, I'M PREGNANT but I guess I'm just more insecure and after coming back from the cruise b/c I don't know how much weight I gained and I'm afraid of getting on the scale to find out.

Thanks for listening.

Monday, July 10, 2006

I'm back from Alaska!

We had a great time!

And despite whatever anyone said, the weather in Alaska is (was) beautiful!! It was sunny & 65 - 72 deg almost everyday and it only sprinkled on us once for about a 15 min period on the 4th of July in Juneau. We did get to see fireworks before we left Skagway and it was kind of weird to see fireworks at 11pm with mountains as your back drop b/c the sky was still too light for the fireworks to actually show up had they shot them that high. We got to see whales and bald eagles and the scenery was breath taking.

All-in-all we had a blast! The traveling was tiring though... wore me out. Saturday morning the ship had breakfast from 6-8am so we woke at 6:30am and went to breakfast...

Let's put it this way...

6:30am Saturday, we were in Alaska
6:30pm Saturday, we were in Las Vegas
6:30am Sunday, we were in Baltimore

Yesterday we got home at 9am, slept from 10:30am - 2:30pm, and went back to bed at 8:30pm and I finally feel rested.

Pics... well, it could be a couple of days before I post pics. We bought a new camera before we left and I still need to download the software and figure all of that out and then I will load it at work so I can upload the pics to my Yahoo acct from here since it would take DAYS to upload all the pics from my lousy 24bps dial-up connection at home. I'll let you know when I'm done.

It's true what they say, there's no place like home. I had a great time but I'm glad to be back!