Well, here’s my excuse for a two-week delay in updating: baby has been the size of an eggplant during both week 25 and this week, so there was no point for two updates, right? Right? Baby is growing, growing, growing in there. He will be two pounds by the end of the week! TWO POUNDS! I too am growing, growing these days. Here’s a recent prego photo:
My sources (i.e. the interwebs) tell me that my uterus is now the size of a soccer ball! And, we went in for a doctor’s appointment last week, and I’ve officially gained twenty pounds. So much for my hopes of only gaining twenty-five throughout this pregnancy. Oh well, you know what? It’s the holidays, and no one can call a pregnant lady fat without looking like an a-hole, so I’m going to enjoy myself. Besides, I still go to the gym or walk at least five times a week, so it’s not like I’m a total couch potato.
Speaking of doctor’s appointments, like I said, we went in last week for a checkup, as I’m still having some issues (my body apparently doesn’t want to cooperate with this whole pregnancy business- but don’t worry, everything appears to be just fine). Anyhow, the ultrasound technician did a whole study of baby, and it’s confirmed that he is indeed a he, and he looks great. Really great. He has unusually long arms and legs (which is no big surprise). He was opening and closing his mouth for us like a little fish, which being exceptionally hormonal, made me cry. We got this amazing picture of him:
Unfortunately, I can’t figure out how to rotate the photo, so you’ll just have to work with me and tip your head to the side a bit 🙂
Only 14 weeks and 4 days to go~ YAY! Sean and my next step: decide which childbirth classes to take. I am leaning toward Bradley classes–mostly for selfish reasons. I usually have such an awful (read: nauseating) experience with painkillers, that I’m going to try to have this baby the natural way. I know, I know, you don’t get any prizes for going without drugs, but I couldn’t even manage the vicodin when I had my wisdom teeth removed. I can’t imagine what an epidural would do to me. That said, if it gets really really bad, I am not going to beat myself up for using pain meds. I guess I won’t know until I’m in the situation. So for now, I’d like to prepare myself for all possibilities and try to have this baby the natural way. Any thoughts or comments?