Tuesday, November 13, 2007

A Series of Pregnancy Updates, Part One

I had my second sonogram today and thankfully the baby actually looks like a human instead of a blob. I got to see the little tadpole, which my coworkers are affectionately calling Linus, move around. It is so cool that you can actually see your baby as it grows. Next sonogram we will be able to find out what It is!!! But that is two months away. The good news is that I didn't gain any weight. My doctor is staying on me to only gain 20-30 pounds, which I am all for because that is much easier to lose than the 50-60 I gained with SD, but I gained 50-60 before, and that was eating right, for the most part and exercising. My doctor is also somewhat of a bitter ex-runner, well that is my conclusion about him, and he doesn't want me running. I am heeding his advice somewhat and am interspersing walking and running, but I have not given it up completely!

My thoughts on pregnancy, I don't like it. I have pretty easy pregnancies, but I just don't like it. I convinced myself that it wasn't that bad, and that when I was pregnant with SD, I was actually pretty good at it. Now that I am pregnant again, I remember why I don't like it. My least favorite part is right now, for a couple of reasons. First off, I just look fluffy. I hate the fluffy part of pregnancy, I would so much rather have a round belly, just not too big please! Second, it is a scary time, it is the vital time where if the baby is going to make it, this is the time that most determines that. I just get so freaked out and worried about it. But, baby is doing well, so that is a huge relief for me! Third, NOTHING fits!!! Your maternity clothes are too big, your regular clothes cut off circulation and make you feel yuck. So, what do you do? I have transitioned into mainly maternity clothes, yes, they are big, but at least I can breathe!


Tessie said...

I love this series.

Also, LINUS!

Becca in Texas said...

Here Here. Pregnancy sucks. Especially because the second time no one cares if you sit down or rest.

But I am going to have fun watching YOU go through it all again. Keep Linus happy. You can lose the weight later.

carla said...

So glad to hear everything is going well and you had a great sonogram!

Linus!! hee hee

Woz said...

Ohhh....how this makes me laugh.

If it makes you feel any better, I'm not even pregnant and I still have a hard time breathing in my clothes! :-)

I wouldn't worry about the weight too much. You lost it once before and you can do it again.