Before I head off to work, I wanted to update on our BUN (First Screen/NT Scan) results. The nurse said the baby only has a 1 in 10,000 chance of having either Down's or any chromosomal abnormalities! She said that is extremely low, to the point of almost being negligible. I am so relieved!
I just recently read an article where a woman in her second trimester takes a trip on a plane. She said she was so confident she was past her "throwing up stage," but being on the plane reversed all that! She ended up having to brush her teeth several times between the beginning and end of her journey.
I'm hormonal, but I try REALLY hard not to be a jerk to him. I think he needs to extend me the same courtesy. Usually we would be talking about it, but I am just not in the mood right now. Let him stew and work it out himself. I'm going to bed. Hmph!
Last night, he asked me what my ideal birth would be. I told him without trepidation, I would LOVE a home waterbirth. Even before we got pregnant, I had read about it here on Pregnancy.org, researched them and decided that would be my ideal birthing situation.
I felt the baby move today! I had read and heard so much about gas movements being mistaken for baby movements that I didn't want to get too excited. I couldn't help but think though, that they felt VERY different from gas movements I usually have!
Sometimes I think all this must be happening to someone else. This feeling of unadulterated joy is so different from anything I've ever felt! I've been happy before, but this is so much more. It's like there's this huge miracle going on and I get to be part of it. How amazing is life?
Well, it turns out I am now a 36 D! And the lady said once my milk comes in, I'll likely go up to a 36 E! I had no idea they made E's! So now my breasts are a LOT more comfortable. Tim would enjoy my new "assets" if he could! The policy at our house right now is, "Look but don't touch!"
I really, really want to know what I'm having! I want to be able to say he/she instead of "it" all the time! I want to go shopping and be able to call the baby by name! I probably sound like a big whiner, but I really feel like all of the above will help me bond to the baby more.
I am so contrary... now that we have our ultrasound date scheduled, I'm wondering if we should find out what we're having. I know, I know!! I've been *dying* to find out this whole time and now I'm changing my mind? I told Tim, and he said, "But I want to find out!"
Our first Bradley class was about exercise during pregnancy. She gave us some basic exercises to practice that help build up the Kegel muscles, and stretch out the perineum. And apparently, if you do 40 pelvic rocks before bedtime, it moves the baby off your bladder and you won't have to pee as much during the night!