2013/01/11 1 Comment
Hopefully, you weren’t betting on us finding out the gender at our anatomy ultrasound this morning. We are keeping the gender a surprise, which is kind of a big deal for this gal. I cannot sit through a movie without looking up the plot on my phone. I looked up the general story line of the rest of the Hunger Game books because I knew I wouldn’t have much time to finish the series in the near future. I don’t like surprises or anticipation, but things are different with this baby. We’re kind of ready for either girl or boy, purple wall and all. There is still much to do, but we mostly have everything we need, except boy clothes. We have enough white onesies hanging around to make do until we get loaner clothes from friends or family, if we end up having a boy!
The baby is doing well, and measuring about one pound. Everything looks healthy, which is all we hoped for. Estelle came with us to the ultrasound. It was fun watching her reaction, although she was fairly stoic. That seems to be her normal demeanor in the doctor’s office, her pediatrician used to call her baby Buddha. I think the thing she remembers most is the blue jelly they used on my belly and seeing the baby’s heart “beep.”
How do things look on the outside? Round. I finally took a photo of myself, which is royally awkward. I decided not to look at the camera to avoid further weirdness. I weighed in at 144 lbs. today, 19 pounds shy of my maximum 163 lbs. on the day I delivered Estelle. I’m doing all I can not to go past my old record! No shame about weight here, it’s just a number. We don’t even have a scale at home, so it tends to be a non-issue with me.
So yeah, that’s the latest. We’re finally taking down our Christmas decorations this weekend. We’re very much over them, the twinkly lights no longer get turned on…it’s sad. We just needed a free weekend to get everything safely stowed away! I hope you all have a great weekend!
Stephanie the Round