For those who knew, this is not what we were expecting going into the ultrasound on Friday! He was pretty sure it was a boy! He sounded so sure we had even picked up some cute baby sheets that were on a crazy sale. Luckily, returnable. Those who know me well, know that I'm not a huge fan of the little girls covered in head to toe pink. Never has been my thing. I'm a little nervous.
When we went in, my sister came with us, but waited in the waiting room so me and J could find out the sex alone, then J went to get her. As soon as he left the room I said "oh god, here comes the pink nightmare." Please keep this in mind when looking at those "oh so cute" pink lacy...things. I do, however, love purple. And really, yellow is not as gender neutral as people think it is...how often do you see boys wearing yellow...
It will be great to have a girl. Almost all my girlfriends have girls, and it makes me excited for them to someday meet. Knowing what wonderful women are in my life, I know their daughters will have such great role models, and become such wonderful women in their own right. I just hope I don't screw mine up so she can fit in with all those beautiful ladies!
I am not, however, excited about how tight my pants are getting. It's a weird feeling to feel like you'll fit into your clothes one day, then the next there's no way that button is getting to that hole, no matter how hard you try. Tough stuff for any woman, any person really. But I'm trying to stay positive and today I finally feel like I am well enough and have enough time to get back to the gym. I got the red light on running/jogging and that makes me sad, so I guess I will become one of those power walker types. The big guy should appreciate that. Not that any of this will help the expanding waistline (clearly) but I'll be better ready for delivery (too scary to think about really right now) and hopefully I can stave off the dreaded ankle swelling. Blah.
Well, I do plan to keep updating this site on the baby, but I won't forget about medicine stuff too. I will be starting family medicine today, and I'm really looking forward to it. I'm even more excited for it since I got an email from my attending saying she works from 7:30am to 3pm. Nice!
Monday, March 1, 2010
Posted by L.G. at 5:47 AM