Friday, March 16, 2007

Still Truckin'

Monday, I'll be 19 weeks along. 19 weeks ?! I really can't believe that I get to type that. Wow. I'm in maternity pants now, I'm not sure anyone else can tell, but I can certainly tell that I'm pregnant when looking in the mirror. I'm still tired sometimes, but I have more energetic days than not. I am warm most of the time. Yesterday was chillier than it has been, I think the high was 45 degrees, and it felt wonderful to me. This is a big switch, as I am ALWAYS cold. I'm enjoying it immensely.

I'm eating as if I were gestating an elephant in there. Two breakfasts a day, one around 7, then other around 9. I'm still not feeling any movement, I hope it comes soon.

The pup is growing so fast! He has calmed down a bit, I don't feel that I have to watch his every move anymore. It is so funny though, sometimes at night, he'll get these bursts of energy, he'll grab a toy and just run circles around the house, upstairs, then downstairs. It is hilarious. When he is finished, he'll run down the stairs, into the den, and then leap (without slowing down one bit) onto the ottoman. Then he looks around, very pleased with himself. So cute! He still gets in biting moods, but the spray bottle seems to curtail it for the most part.

We take the pup to the vet tomorrow for his last set of shots, and I'm going to ask if she thinks he is old enough to make it through the night without having to use the bathroom. Cross your fingers that she says yes. I am so tired of getting up at 2 am. Husband has not been helpful at all. He did it once, and complained that it wasn't good for his sleeping pattern. Guess what? It isn't good for mine either, and I'm pregnant, for Pete's sake! But I just gave in on that one, and told him to enjoy it now, because when the baby gets here, he's going to have to pitch in. I'll make sure I wake him up every time I get up, if he doesn't. I love Husband very much, but he can really be irresponsible sometimes. However, he is very helpful on the weekends, by watching the pup so that I can take a 2 or 3 hour nap. That is worth a lot!

Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Wow, Good News!!

Well, who would've thought I'd have made it to 17 weeks? 17 weeks, 2 days that is. Wow. We had the big ultrasound on 2/27, and it was wonderful. My quad screen came back 1 in 1100 chances for Down's, negative for neural tub defects, negative for trisonomy 18. Everything looked great, the femur measurement was a little short, in the 87th percentile instead of the 90th. The doc said that might reduce my chances to 1 in a 1000, it really was a very soft marker, and not very important. So, I didn't have to have the amnio. Such a blessing. And we found out that it is a boy!! Pretty amazing to actually visualize that thing in my uterus as a human being. I was being so cautious about feeling attached, we both were. When we got the good news, it was like the flood gates opened. I told everyone here at work the next day. We were just so elated. And really, still are.
But now reality is setting in and we are facing the dilemma of what are we going to do with this child once it is born? We plan on putting the house up for sale soon. It is just too expensive. We would like to move South in the near future, but until then, we need to figure things out. I'm thinking I could probably get a contract job after the baby is born, which would up my salary about 20,000 a year. My technical skills aren't where they should be; I need to start training myself again.
The main complaint that I have right now is that I am so tired ALL OF THE TIME. I get up at 2:00 am every day to let the puppy out. It just interrupts my sleeping pattern, and I never feel too rested. Husband is getting better about getting up some days, but most of the responsibility falls on me right now. I find that I am in a rotten mood most of the time. So, I'm going to try to go out to my car during lunch and take an hour nap. I bet that will help a lot. I'm so grateful for this baby, though, I'll be grouchy the entire time if need be!