Friday, July 17, 2009

Confirmation: It's a girl!

As the doctor said, "it's the unmistakable sign of the taco!" LOL! I remember with JJ they said they were looking for a "hot dog or a turtle." Will the euphemisms never cease? Too funny!
Well, this was the 16 week appointment, and everything looks good. My weight is steadily increasing - not too fast, but not too slow. The baby was sucking and moving her little hands and feet all over the place on the ultrasound. It was such a relief to see.

I've been really depressed these last couple of weeks. So much to do at work and with school and home and everything. It all seemed hopeless to be able to finish everything. And I was really really worried about this visit. I was afraid we'd had a silent miscarriage because I'm still not feeling movement right now. And we're coming up on 18 weeks when we lost the first baby. I really want everything to go right with this little girl and I just feel like I haven't had the time or energy to be as healthy as I was with JJ. I was sick for almost a month and couldn't work out. And since this was sort of surprise, I had not been very good at taking my prenatals in the weeks before I got pregnant (my prescription had run out). So, it was good to see everything seems to be progressing well and the little tyke is doing good. Hopefully I can relax a little and stop worrying so much.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

My dearest, I have COMPLETE confidence in you as you move throughout the stages of this new pregnancy! Sure, there's always more you can do it make it "better", but the fact of the matter is that this is one lucky little girl to have you as her mom. And that, above anything, is the greatest gift she could possibly get.

I know you have a lot to balance in life right now (esp trying to wrap up your dissertation). In fact, I think we should buy you a shirt with a giant "S" on it for "Supergal". But I know you'll make it through the rest of 2009 w/grace (as you always do!). And just think... you'll have your feet up at the end of the year as you ring in 2010 and say to yourself, "Gee, what a ride!". :o)