Ok, we already KNEW that. But yesterday I spent 3 hours at the O.B., had 2 ultrasounds, and learned a lot of new info about this pregnancy- but I am most excited that It's A GIRL! For some reason- yesterday it became REAL to me. And I got really excited for another daughter! More ballet, more baking, more tutus, more butterfly kisses.
Unfortunately, JT could not go with me- and with Pregnancy Brain I have forgotten half of the stuff they explained to me! (Natalie- maybe you can help!) It turns out that the umbilical chord is not attached right, or well, or something. (darn that brain!) so I "get" to go back every four weeks for ultrasounds to measure that she is still growing on track. (but so far so good) It also turns out that the placenta is really low down by the cervix. But they think that will resolve itself, but it is another reason for monthly ultrasounds. The funny part of all of this is that JT could not be there, and when Dr Channell was explaining this all to me- she pointed out that I can't WORK OUT anymore, and no more You-Know-What for You-Know-Who!! :) I started laughing and told Dr Channell that JT would never believe me! He would say "yeah right, the ONE time you go to the doctor alone you come home saying you can't have _______ anymore?!" ha ha ha ha! And that is exactly what he said!!
So, no more working out... I can swim, or walk, that is it. I am a little bit concerned facing the Holidays pregnant and NOT being able to go to the gym for a good Post-Turkey Day workout! I know everyone says that it is OK to gain more weight when you are pregnant- but they never talk about LOSING that weight! And I really felt that being in really good shape with Blake helped the delivery and recovery! Is it weird that my biggest concern is losing this weight? Not the loss of _____, or the worry about the growth of the baby, or possible C-section? I guess I can only worry about what I can control- and usually- that is my weight.