Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Pregnancy Update

So, I went to the doctor last week (or was it the week before?) for a normal check-up. As we were chatting, my doctor casually mentions a March 16th due date. So I stop her. My due date is March 11th, not the 16th.

I ask her if the due date has been changed and she says yes. The original due date was based on blood work and my cycle, but after two sonograms they determined that my due date is in fact March 16th. Bummer. That is 5 more days of indigestion and unnecessary gagging. Oh, well.

With the new due date in mind, I call the specialist and changed my appointment for the second half of the screening from tomorrow to next Wednesday. I want to be 18 weeks for the sonogram so that our chances of learning the gender are better. So, we'll know next week if this baby in my tummy is a boy or a girl. We haven't decided yet if we are going to make the news public (which would make the pendant I bought completely useless), but I will keep you posted on that.

Also, I feel like I am finally starting to show a little. Not enough where people would ask when am I due (though I did get that question several times BEFORE I was pregnant, so I wouldn't put it past some people), but enough where people who didn't know would secretly question. It think it might be time to shop for some pregnancy pants. I've been resistant so far, but I know that once I put on a pair I will never want to wear anything else ever again!

Where should I shop for maternity clothes?


Lauren said...

Don't feel bad that people would ask you if you were pregnant. My students do it all the time to me...and I'm not even married! (Gotta love middle schoolers!) I'm so excited to find out the sex of the baby! :)

Courtney said...

You're right, maternity pants are so great! They are really amazingly comfortable. And you're lucky you aren't showing yet. I remember when I was around 5 months along (I remember because we had just found out it was a boy), and this older woman asked me how far along I was. I told her 5 months, and she got this surprised look on her faced and asked, "How many babies do you have in there?!!" Yeah, thanks.

Katie said...

FYI--Motherhood came out w/ these pants called "secret fit" just in time for number 4 (nice of them, wasn't it?). Anywho, they're THE BEST. They look weird, but they are BY FAR the most comfortable maternity pants you will find. (And trust me, I've spent the better part of the last 7 years wearing maternity.) Otherwise, you'll have the "below the belly" pants that work at first, but as soon as the baby is bigger, you spend your whole day pulling up your pants. So annoying. Man, I need to get out more. I just wrote a novel about maternity pants.

MELANIE said...

You can spend A LOT on some maternity clothes or A LOT on A LOT of maternity clothes from Old Navy, Gap (online or at some stores) and Target!! Those were my favorites. :)