Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Baby and Miscellaneous

I thought life couldn't get any more hectic, but it seems to have happened!  I'm not really sure where the time is going, but as of today, I'm 20 weeks pregnant!  We're half way there!  It's a bit scary actually… the first 20 weeks have gone by so quickly and there's still a lot to be done before BN2 arrives!


Things have been so busy lately that I haven't even been reading my favourite blogs.  I sat down last night and quickly made my way through the majority of them.  I've been feeling so out of the loop …and so slack in keeping up with my own.  I had hoped to document much of my pregnancy in my blog, but it obviously hasn't been happening!


We found out last Wednesday that we're having a baby girl!  I had been convinced we were having a girl and wasn't overly excited about it.  I figured a boy would be more convenient since we already have tonnes of boy clothes and a boy would make the whole sharing a bedroom situation a lot simpler!  However, when the ultrasound technician told us that we're having a girl I was so excited that I started to cry!  Things feel complete now.  I was a bit worried that if we were having another boy I'd get the baby urge again in another year, in hopes of having a girl.  Hopefully having a girl this time will keep me happy so that I don't have to put DH through that decision making process again.  Don't get me wrong, I'd have a houseful of kids if he was on board, but that's the problem… Since he initially didn't want any, both times when we've talked about having a baby the final decision has ended up being his to say yea or nay. 


I am currently waiting for the results of my MSS.  I had the blood test two weeks ago yesterday, and was told at my last prenatal appointment three days after that the results would be in within a few days.  I forget the timelines from my last pregnancy, but when I called the office yesterday to check in (to ensure I haven't slipped through the cracks again) the receptionist said that they hadn't received anything yet, but that blood work is sent to the IWK in Halifax and the results then have to come back to their office from there.  So we're playing the waiting game right now.  My doctor told me I was likely to have a positive result again this time.  My plan had been to definitely take the risk of the amniocentesis so that my mind can rest easy for the remainder of the pregnancy, but surprisingly, DH doesn't think the risk is worth it.  (That one was a shocker to me!)  So, this has been added to my list of things that we need to sit down and discuss.  That list is growing quickly!  But whenever we do have a moment or two together, the last thing I feel like doing is having a big serious discussion! 


Last week I had a lot of leg pain.  I vividly remember this happening during my pregnancy with BB.  It started in one leg, and lasted a few days.  Then it moved on to the other leg for a few days.  And then it was gone and didn't come back.  The duration of the second leg wasn't nearly as long as the first leg this time, thankfully!  It's hard to chase after a toddler when you want to cry because you're in so much pain! 


I had my H1N1 vaccination on Friday at a prenatal clinic and then took BB to the priority clinic on Sunday.  I've spent a lot of time waiting in line lately!  Luckily both times I was lucky to be in line with some great people.  They were all strangers, but chatting with them definitely helped to pass the time! 


Mr. & Mrs. said...

Woo!! 20 weeks with a baby girl! So Exciting!! I find it hard to believe that you are only 10 weeks behind me, seems like you only just found out yesterday - then again, it feels like I only found out yesterday to!

Jonathan and I both agreed that we didn't want to bother with the amniocentesis. It wouldn't have changed anything we felt, so we didn't feel the need to bother. I am sure you and DH with come up with a reasonable compromise.

As for the leg pain, ouch! That was something I was NOT warned about. It mostly comes when I am sleeping, and so do the terrible leg cramps! ugh.. lol, oh well, every ounce of discomfort will be worth it!!

cuddles said...

The time definitely goes by quickly, doesn't it?!

If you have no intention of doing anything about a (potentially false) positive result on the MSS, there's definitely no need to bother with it. Otherwise, you're just putting an extra strain on an already strained system!

My legs seem to be fine now. It's weird how it's happened with both pregnancies, around the same time. I'm guessing it has something to do with things shifting and causing pressure. I was in agony... pretty much in tears by evening. I'm so happy it didn't stick around as long this time as it did with BB! But, when I was pregnant with BB and suffering through the leg pain, I remember thinking, "I'm never doing this again. If something bad happens with this pregnancy, there's a good chance I won't retry." And now, yes, it still hurts, but it seems so much more worth it! I'm sure it also helps that I was confident that the pain would go away this time since it did last time!


Mr. & Mrs. said...

Glad your legs are better, mine however are not! lol

Just so you know, for some reason whenever you update your blog, it doesn't show up as updated in my "blogs I follow" list.. hmm?