I also found out today that I have RH negative blood, which means that I'll have to get some injections later on to make sure that my blood doesn't attack the baby's blood. Sounds like something from a freaky sci-fi movie to me, but ok, whatever you say, doctor.
The most exciting moment today was getting to schedule our BIG ultrasound! We'll go to a perinatalogist on January 3rd for the anatomy ultrasound. Yay!! Several people have asked us if we're planning to find out the baby's gender. Ummm...YES. While I totally admire people who can wait and be surprised...we're too impatient and excited! And by "we," I mean mostly me, but Jeromy is definitely in favor of finding out sooner rather than later. Hopefully it will work out; we talked to someone recently who couldn't find out because the umbilical cord was between the legs when they did the ultrasound! NOT Ok! So now you can watch the Ultrasound Countdown Clock on the right side of the blog page AND vote in the Smith Baby Gender Poll! That's right, my blog is cool and interactive like that.
I think my nausea has mostly gone away, which I'm really excited about! Now my biggest challenge is trying to train myself to sleep on my side. I'm pretty much to the point that I'm not supposed to lay on my back at all, because the weight of the baby could cut off a major blood vessel. I've been trying to sleep on my side for a while, but I always end up on my back. Jeromy even pulled the mattress off our bed in order to try to fix our squeaky bedframe; he's a little tired of my tossing and turning. I went out and got a body pillow--hopefully it will help!
|Me and my new favorite bedmate|
***GEMS FROM JEROMY***
On paying the bill at Maudie's, our favorite Mexican restaurant: "This is WAY cheaper than it used to be. We're going to be able to pay for the baby bed just by saving on Mommy's drinking bill." (After he'd had a goldfish bowl sized Dos Equis and I had "gotten a little crazy" by ordering an iced tea instead of a water. Nice.)