Monday, December 14, 2009

Frequent Flyer Group.

That's what the tech told me I had become a member of after yesterday's (a Sunday...I know!) growth scan. Right after that she added the words "high risk." That freaked Lloyd out completely, me not as much. It was a little funny watching Lloyd grill the tech - he was so very serious and acting very much like his mother.

So here's the thing...I'm not carrying enough amniotic fluid (I'm at 8.5 and normal range is 10-20) for Lloyd'qwa but I'm coming off a cold and knew I was dehydrated. Its hard for me to drink anything when I'm sick...I want to take cold meds and sleep - only I couldn't do either of those things this time. The added problem is, too much water gives me heartburn and so does most juices. Mineral water works, but I can only stand so much of it before I'm full.

End result of yesterday's appointment - one more thing for Lloyd to fuss at me over (still pestering me about my lack of weight gain even though 25lbs so far I'm precisely on target, poking me if he happens to find me sleeping on my back), a "oh-my-god-is-that-her-nose-oh-no-whew-its-her-thumb-in-front-of-her-face" 3D picture for the fridge, and another appointment on Thursday for another check and weekly's until Lloyd'qwa arrives.

Lloyd was pouring mineral water down my throat yesterday, I think I'm still sloshing...

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Warm fuzzies.

My sister and mother threw me a baby shower on Sunday. It was lovely. Sigh. So many teeny tiny baby clothes. It seems impossible something so small is going to be my responsibility. That first set of baby socks really shook me up, but by the end I was drowning in them. :D

Had another Doctor's appointment today. Lloyd'qwa's heartbeat was ticking along just as strong as ever - but a reassuring sound to hear each time I go in there. I was told I'm not dilated (might have fainted on the spot if I were), so the doc informed me that she'll be in there another 2 to 3 weeks. Weeks... OMG...

One more Saturday
Three more Tuesdays
Fourteen more working days...but who's counting.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Baby Buggin'

So this all just got a little more real.

I know, I know. It should have been real all along. And it has been - how could it not be with all these doctor's appointments and her banging around in there? But committing to a stroller and a car seat. Holy pacifiers, Batman!

And the cost. Jeez...but I'm justifying it by pointing out to myself that we'll be on foot - Lloyd'qwa and I - almost exclusively. And we'll be out of the house as soon and as often as possible. I can't sit in the house, as much as our place is finally coming together. I have a hard time with winter and well...I'm a little worried.

Monday, November 23, 2009


For so many things...

For Lloyd'qwa's birth
- no that's not really going to be her name but it's what Lloyd and I have dubbed her for the time being. We're being a bit contrary about sharing her name just yet. My mom has decided that it's "the Irish in you talking."

Which leads me to:

For a productive and minimal medical intervention labor & delivery
- I know it ain't called labor for nothing but I've been subjected to some horror stories lately. Why do people insist on telling pregnant women the worst labor stories they can possibly think of in gory detail?!?!

For my last day of work.
- I really really need to get out of here before I'm totally burned out of the field. Six months (I KNOW! But I have 13 weeks sick, comp and vacation time built up alone, before all the family leave and stuff) of just me, Lloyd'qwa and Lloyd. As of today, including furlough days and holidays, I have 25 full work days left and counting. My last day is December 31st.

For figuring out this whole motherhood thing
- Terrified and so hopeful at the same time.

For the holidays
- Just get me though Thanksgiving, Hanukkah and Christmas with minimal incident. There's always drama, but let's not make it High Drama...'kay?

For returning to running
- I "ran" my last race in October (Army 10-miler) and was so close to breaking the 30 minute mark on my 5K time back in May when I discovered I was pregnant. I've got my eye on the HoHa 5-miler in May 2010 and the Army 10-miler in October 2010. Lloyd, understanding man that he is, has promised me blocks of daddy/Lloyd'qwa time so that I can start the walk/run process as soon as the doc clears me.

And last but not least:
- For that first glass of post-baby wine. I haven't missed it much, but oh how I'm looking forward to that first glass...