Sunday, December 20, 2009


I've been feeling the first kicks for a few days now (Dec 17th was the first time!). It is seriously the most awesome thing ever!!! I keep thinking my tummy is about to rumble but then I realize it's her saying "hey mama!". So cool. So very cool.

We've had a rough couple days. One of my wisdom teeth decided it needed to remind me who is boss so it pushed itself up and is pushing all of my other teeth out of the way. It is also infected. This is something I should have dealt with a long time ago, and certainly before I got pregnant but I am a huge procrastinator and was hoping it would behave for 9 months (stupid me!). I was in so much pain the other night that I laid in bed for an hour sobbing until James finally told me I needed to go to the hospital. The doctor couldn't really do much except tell me I couldn't take Advil (boo!) but that I could take Morphine for a couple days until I could get into a dentist. I only ended up needing the morphine that night and have been saving the rest in case it gets really bad again. I haven't been able to get a dentist appointment (yeah.... not a whole lot of options the week of Christmas) but I am hoping for the best. Hopefully the penicillin will do its job and I can deal with my evil teeth in the new year.

On better baby news, we have decided to definitely get the 3D ultrasound done. Our appointment is February 3 in Victoria. My friend and her baby are going to come over from Vancouver and my mum is going to come down with us as well. I can't wait!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Healthy but Shy (20 weeks, 5 days)

I went for my 20 week ultrasound on Friday, Dec 11. It was pretty damn awesome! The baby slept through most of the exam but then the technician poked her to wake her up and she went crazy!! It was the coolest thing ever -- head was shaking, fists were pumping, and legs were kicking. She was not impressed to be woken up at all! That's mama's baby for sure.

The great news is that everything is growing where it should be and at the right pace. Her heart has all of its chambers and valves and her other organs are all in place as well. I'm pretty sure I saw at least 30 toes but the technician was comfortable with what she saw so I'm assuming I'm wrong.

Yes, I am calling the Fledgling "her". We had hoped to be able to confirm the baby's sex at the ultrasound but she was being shy or just naughty. There was a foot in the way for most of the pictures (but a pretty little foot indeed). The technician tried numerous angles but the precious gems eluded us no matter what. There was definitely nothing dangling down in any of the pix however. James took this to mean that it is a girl to which the technician agreed was a fair assumption. So I am going to call the baby a girl until I find out otherwise. Long before I even got pregnant we referred to our eventual baby as a girl anyways so it's only been since I was actually pregnant that I even considered it would be a boy!

James and I agreed that we can't wait another 20 weeks to find out what the Fledgling is so we are going to shell out the $150 to get the 3D ultrasound done. I have an appointment for February 3rd which seems forever away, but it is sooner than May 1 (my due date) so I think I can hang in there. Besides getting the ultrasound done for my own satisfaction, I think it will be really cool for the Fledgling to see herself moving around inside my tummy when she gets older. I know that I would certainly love to have something like that of myself and my mum so I can only hope my baby will as well.

Friday, December 4, 2009

In the Middle (18 weeks, 6 days)

Not much new or exciting in baby world. Just some waiting. I am starting to really look pregnant (although sometimes I think I just look fat) and getting all sorts of attention directed towards my tummy. I am almost 19 weeks and am anxiously anticipating feeling the baby moving soon. I have felt lots of uncomfortable stretching of my uterus but even that makes me happy because it is another physical reminder of the baby in me (although I could have done without the pain and necessity of a hot water bottle the other night!).

I had a midwife appointment last week. James was off work so he was able to come with me and meet the midwife. He was so excited and asking all sorts of questions -- totally adorable! We got to hear the Fledgling's heartbeat again which is always so awesome. James was totally invigorated after hearing it and said he wanted to go out and build something for the babe.

Our next ultrasound is a week today (20 week ultrasound!!!). I am beyond excited for it. Hopefully the Fledgling will not be shy (or naughty!) and hide her/his goods from the technician. The lame thing is that the technician will not tell you the sex of the baby then and there so we have to wait 3 business days for my midwife to get the ultrasound results before we can know. She knows how excited we are to find out the sex of the baby though so she said she would call us asap. But we will be able to see the baby and make sure it is all healthy and intact and perfect and lovely so that is more than enough for us!

I finally have energy again which is awesome. I am back to working full time and am feeling like doing stuff on my days off. Today I went through my closet and dresser and got rid of a bunch of stuff that will never fit me again (didn't fit me for quite a while before I got pregnant so I don't think it's going to fit me after!). I also organized a drawer for the Fledgling in my dresser until I can get the dresser from my mum. I folded all the tiny clothes and stuff I have knit and it looks so cute all together! I put in a request for a 3-bedroom townhouse today at our complex so hopefully something will come up in the near future. I can't wait to decorate for the Fledgling!

Next post I will hopefully have gratuitous shots of the Fledgling flashing her/his goods to show you all!