Friday, February 18, 2011


Well, I had my anatomy scan yesterday and the baby looks perfect, measuring 2 days ahead of schedule so my due date has been changed to 7/12/11.


I am quite happy about this and relieved that I won't be inundated with pink, bows, dresses and ribbons. I personally think boy stuff is so much cuter. My little nephew has a pair of baby chucks and they are the cutest shoes ever.

There is however, a little problem. I have placenta previa. Now it's still early and as the uterus grows, the placenta can and hopefully will end up away from my cervix, but for now I have to be really careful and mindful of my physical activities and pray I don't have any bleeding. I have an OB appointment in not-quite two weeks and I plan to have a long chat about being aggressive with monitoring my condition and my situation as a single mom with no local support. I don't have anyone here who can help me or take care of me if I end up on bed rest so I will have to make arrangements as soon as possible if that's the direction it looks like it's going. It won't work for me to have to wait until I'm 30+ weeks (as was suggested by the doc at the sonogram place) before they check things out again only to have them say, "oh gee, you need to be on bed rest starting tomorrow." The problem is that nowadays there are very few flights between my parents on the west coast and me on the east coast, and what flights there are are always oversold. So they can't just jump on the next flight out because there won't be seats and even if there were it would cost close to $3,000. It's highway robbery but that's the situation.

Ugh scary times man, scary times. And I have to work this holiday weekend. Naturally.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011


I can't believe how fast time is flying by. I finally broke down and started wearing my maternity clothes today. I had been using safety pins to keep my pants together and wearing my button down shirts untucked, but no more power suits for me until after my maternity leave is up. I have to admit, I do like my maternity pants from the gap. The semi-waist band is so soft and it's really handy going to the bathroom. No more suit jacket, no more utility belt, no tucking in the shirt, which all used to add significant time to my pee trips. The maternity pants are so easy though! However, I strongly dislike the maternity tops. There are so few to choose from, they are all short sleeved (it's freakin FEBRUARY and it's obscenely cold!) they are all the same style (baby doll) and they are all sickeningly froo-froo-girly. Really not a good look for someone of my position and it's almost offensive. All day people were teasing me about how cute I looked and how girly and school-marmish I looked. Grrrrrrr.

SO excited for next week though. I have my anatomy scan appointment and I get to find out the sex. I can't frickin wait. The only thing is that the radiology clinic I have to go to has some not-quite-top-of-the-line equipment (the fertility clinic had better which gave the 3d images) and I would really like some high tech images of my baby. There is a 3d/4d ultrasound company in the area and I thought about setting up a session there. I would have to pay for it though, but I think it would be a really cool thing to do. We'll see.