Sunday, January 24, 2010
Finally, the 12 week mark! Next weekend I will officially be out of my first trimester. Through this whole pregnancy I kept waiting and hoping to get to this point, now I'm finally here...I thought a huge weight would be lifted...but turns out, it's only a little weight. I hope next weekend when I'm officially in my second trimester, then this weight will shed.
I'm also pretty pumped to start feeling better and getting some energy back. I've spent the last 12 weeks on my couch, literally. As soon as I get home from work, I change into my sweats, and lay on the couch. Last night I think I passed out by 8:45... during a movie. Jack just loves that ;) I'm not complaining though...I am so thankful that I've felt this way...they say 'a sick mommy = a healthy baby' so that reassures me that this baby is growing and stealing all of my nutrients and goodness to grow.
Tomorrow, tomorrow, I love ya, tomorrow... we have our NT screening with a specialist Dr. Peters. I found more information about the test we are getting and I'm hoping that insurance covers it (I forgot to check in to that)...but I think it probably will be covered.
Since we might find out if baby French is a boy or a girl tomorrow, I've been asking everyone what they think it is and tallying a 'baby pool'. Here's the score: 2 vote GIRL, and 10 vote BOY. And yes I'm going to call everyone out so they can't argue about what they thought it was: (GIRL - Kim French and Amy ~ BOY - Lauren, Shannon, Julie, Dad, Lina, Jenni Mc, Mom, Tina, Deanna, Suzanne (Suz changed her vote)). I'm to the point now that I really just want this baby to be healthy and I don't care what the sex is. I think it'd be great for Jack to have a little boy...he NEEDS a little boy. His whole life he's been surrounded by women (which I am soooo thankful for in so many ways), he has 2 sisters, 2 step-sisters, 2 sister-in-laws, 2 girl cousins, a girl second cousin, and only has 1 boy cousin that he really doesn't know at all. As you can see, the odds for this baby to be a girl are pretty high (80% according to the internet).
Of course we will love and spoil a little girl to pieces. I'd love a little girl...I know girls...I don't know what to do with boys, but I'm sure I'll figure it out. Either way, I think Jack and I share a good balance of 'knowing what to do' whether it's a boy or a girl. A little girl will have Jack wrapped around her little finger, and a little boy will love his mommy so either way, we are ready!!
Tomorrow I am also planning on telling the "world" that we are pregnant (by world I mean co-workers and Facebook, of course) as long as everything looks good with the specialist. This has been torture not telling everyone. I'm so excited and happy I want to share the news with everyone, but the thought of having to explain a miscarriage is always in the back of my mind. People at work are already suspicious... my girlfriend at work asked me bluntly the other day if I was "having a baby, because I look like it". Eeeeek!! So it will be nice to share my news with them. And I'm going to Seattle for a few weeks over the next month and will be working like a dog so I need them to know that Baby comes first... and my ever-bloating belly will probably give it away.
Stay-tuned tomorrow to hear if we know what we are having.... IF I decide to tell everyone :) FYI - if the doctor isn't 99% sure, I'm probably keeping my mouth shut until it's confirmed.