Thursday, June 3, 2010

Ooh Baby!

You can probably guess that each absence means that things are good and I'm here at 17 weeks with a real bump. Too bad the handful of my readers only get an earful when I'm stressed and paranoid.

If you're still with me, thanks for sticking with me because I have some big updates.

First, it's a boy! I was having some new issues (more on that in a second) and my doctor suggested we take a peak. There is no denying that come this fall there will be another Y chromosome in the house. We are so so happy. The husband got a little teary when he heard the news.

Second, the shopping exploded. Monkey tee, check! First hoodie, check! Bedding, lamp, and changing pad, check! Oops. I told you it exploded. I had been eyeing things but hadn't bought anything even after my self imposed shopping embargo lifted officially at 12 weeks. It just seemed that when I had a better idea of who this new little person is, I couldn't help myself. I knew where I wanted him to sleep. I knew how my little boy should be dressed. It was so unreal to know that this is a future human. For real!

Now on to some pregnancy issues that no one wants to talk about.

First, I don't recommend going to Mexico or any other Latin American/developing country during pregnancy. I am a very healthy girl by most accounts. I rarely take a sick day and can eat a pound of spoiled meat and be the only one left standing. However, I didn't stand a chance in Mexico. I had two solid weeks of digestive issues after we got back. I didn't drink the water, I only ate at reputable establishments, and we stayed in the freaking hotel zone where 90% of the establishments use the water purification system set up for wimpy Americans such as myself. But 16 days and 4 doctors appointments later, all seems to be on the mend. When I managed to start eating normal food again, I managed to put on 4! pounds in one week. That was embarassing.

Second, holy groin pull batman! I was experiencing what some would call round ligament pain in the vaginal region. It hurt to stand up, sit too long, walk. When I mentioned it to the doctor as a happenstance, she suggested we check out my cervix. Fortunately, it was tigher than Fort Knox. Unfortunately, it may be a pain I have to endure during the remainder of my pregnancy. Although I exercise and eat well for the most part, my body is a little bit weak for even the meager 7 pounds I've gained. I'm trying yoga with hopes that will help. I'm just warning any of you and don't want you to be freaked out if you find yourself in a similar painful situation. This wasn't something any of the books had mentioned. Dr. Google certainly wasn't helpful either.

I know that this might very well be my only pregnancy and I am embracing these issues with all the gratefulness one lady can posess.


  1. Knowing the gender just makes it that much more real, doesn't it? Yay for little boys!

    I had some odd pains down in the same area when on my feet for too long, but they seem to have resolved now that babe has moved up and out more. I hope the same is true for you.

    And finally, that's why I really have no desire to ever visit Mexico or countries south. Glad you are feeling better now.

  2. yea! It really starts to get fun when you feel like you can start spending some money, doesn't it? I'm sooo happy for your good news.

    I also had the round ligament pains, and didn't start gaining ANY weight until 14 weeks. However, at 25 weeks, I 'm now up 15 pounds, and worried that I'm going to overshoot my goal of 30. So try not to worry about the weight, I have a feeling it'll pop on when it needs to! (but isn't it so hard to not worry?)

  3. Congrats on the boy!! Very exciting!