Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Wednesday Pregnancy Report-- May 19

I'm sorry to interrupt all the renovation excitement to post about being pregnant, but I did make a goal to report here every Wednesday, and by golly, I'm gonna do it! ;-)

Today was my first midwife "home visit", where the midwife comes over to make sure she knows how to get here in a hurry, and so she can get a "lay of the land", so to speak. My midwife, Stephanie, and her assistant, Kate, are so delightful to be around! They really make me feel confident and pampered, and I love how they stay excited about me having a BABY. (Somedays, I tend to forget that that is the final goal...)

So they came to my chaotic, torn apart house and got to meet all the other "babies" we've got around here.

Everything is looking good, I'm measuring just about right and my blood pressure is nice and low. My ankle swelling was even down today, so they also got to meet my ankles for the first time!

The only thing I need to improve is my *sigh* water intake.

Why is this a hard thing for me?

It may be that drinking more water makes me need to "go" more often. It may be because I'm lazy. (A distinct possibility...) It may be because I'd rather drink milk.

Who knows, but I DO need to drink more WATER.

Any tips?

As for the baby, his/her head is down, heartbeat is good, and he/she is pretty active.

The last few weeks, I've decided it's a BOY. My four year old daughter has reassured me that this is true.

As for names, it is Russell's turn to pick. But I keep following him around with my "approved names" list. I'm not sure he appreciates it a whole lot.

We DO have the middle name for a boy decided already, so that's good. As for a girl, we're both puzzled. Could that be a sign that this baby is indeed a boy?

I guess we'll have to wait and see!

(I'll post more renovation pictures in the next day or two!)


  1. I think it's a sign that the baby is indeed a girl and is having fun teasing you.

  2. You're probably right, Misha!!! LOL!

  3. I hear you about needing to go often when you drink more water. Especially in the heat! I HAD to start drinking a lot more water after having several kidney stones...eeek! My only advice is to get a water bottle you like and time yourself for how many you're going to drink in a certain amount of time. I made myself drink three a day at first: one between breakfast and lunch, one between lunch and dinner, and one before bed. The worst part was getting up a lot in the middle of the night. But, I now have healthy kidneys again!

  4. *eek!* Okay, Celeste-- you scared me! I think I'll go drink another tall one... O.o


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