So if you read this blog with any sort of frequency you'll know that I've been missing the past couple of days. No Monday post, which is a weekly occurrance and no Tuesday race recap about the Disneyland race weekend.
I apologize, profusely.
This is a lame excuse, but life has been getting in the way. I am SWAMPED at work (read: working while eating lunch, no breaks and still have tons of work that I haven't gotten to) and I've been taking care of a sick hubby while trying not to get sick myself, because well, being pregnant means that you can't take any cold/flu medicine. So if I get sick, I'm sick for the long haul!
Needless to say, I've had my hands full and have little time left to do much else. I'm exhausted by the end of the day and can do little more than relax on the couch and try to turn my brain off before I go to sleep.
Sleep...oh sleep, how elusive you are becoming. You know, I did read that sleep became more difficult as you progressed in your pregnancy. The growing belly, indigestion, etc would keep you up at night. How about....just not being able to sleep? Sigh...that is my curse right now. I am sacked out, fall asleep hard when I go to bed. Then almost like clockwork, at 1:30am I wake up and I'm WIDE awake. Staring at the ceiling, tossing and turning, watching the minutes tick by with burning fury in my eyes kind of not sleeping. Le sigh... I asked my OB about it and she said that unfortunately it is completely normal and that I should try what I can to get myself back to sleep. HA! Easier said than done!
So in my escapade of pregnancy, I've had some hard lessons learned and some new and exciting things happen. We recently had our big ultrasound where they did lots of measurements of the baby and we also got to find out (if the baby was cooperated) what the sex of the baby is.
The little pumpkin, that's what we call in, was not in a very helpful position and kept rolling back and forth between two not very helpful positions for the tech to do her job. It was a long appointment and after lots of rotating for me and pushing really hard on me from the tech, they got all the measurements they were looking for. Including three separate angles to confirm the baby's sex. Everything was looking great and the pumpkin is growing exactly at the rate it should be, so very good ultrasound all around. Except for the really hard pressing, my bladder was NOT happy about it.
Now as a preface to this, when the hubby and I were in Disneyland, we took a couple of pictures for this reveal. There was a Mickey onesie and a Minnie onesie that I would pose in front of my belly to show whether we were having a boy or a girl. So the picture below will be the only picture on this post today and will officially announce what we are expecting to have come the end of January.
Hubby and I will be welcoming a baby...