I’m currently blogging from the tub. Pray I don’t drop my phone, okay? I’ve got a death grip on it, lol.
So yesterday was my OB checkup. She found the heartbeat RIGHT AWAY. Such a relief. Nice solid 155. I was in and out. Today we used the home doppler and hubby heard the heartbeat for the first time. It was awesome.
Two weeks from today is the anatomy scan! I’m going insane waiting!!! While we’d both prefer a girl, at this point I’m obviously going to be happy just to take a baby home. It doesn’t matter in the end. I mainly want to know the gender so I can call it by name. And use pronouns instead of “it.” 😉
We just changed our boy name. I had insisted on not using anything in the top 100 popularity from last year (2012 is the last one with data) but we both really like a name in the 60s and I figure that’s not TOO popular. At least it’s not top 50. We weren’t in love with the most recent name we had agreed on, so we revisited it. We’re both happy now. Since I’m convinced it’s a boy, I want to love the name. We haven’t nailed down the middle name yet but we have ideas. Honestly, I’m going to be shocked if it’s a girl.
I still have that miserable cough. It’s not getting any better. If anything, I’m worse. I nearly throw up every time I have a coughing fit. I actually have a couple of times. My chest, stomach, and head hurt constantly. I can’t sleep. Hubby wants me to go back to the doctor, but I doubt there’s anything they can do. Lying still is usually safest, but no guarantee I won’t have a fit. Once I get up, I cough. I’m behind on laundry, I haven’t been able to start exercising, nothing is getting done except for when hubby does it, and he’s gone 12 hours a day 3 days a week. He does too much already.
Other than that, I’m pretty happy. The changes in my body are fascinating. My tummy starts so much higher and it’s firm up there, where I guess a lot of the organs moved to. I’ve started reading a breastfeeding book and I’m going to my first La Leche League meeting next week. I also found a local lactation consultant I want to contact. Everyone says to do these things ahead of time, so I want to be prepared. I WILL breastfeed. I’m determined.
I should put the phone down and get back to my book. I’ll leave you with an adorable photo of my girl kitty sleeping. 🙂