Baby 2.0 (code name "Jedi") is expected to arrive around Star Wars Day, May 4, 2012!!
Let's get a few things out of the way:
How are you feeling?
Great. At 12+ weeks, the misery of The First Trimester has faded away. I was *really* sick during the month of September...until I woke up one morning, and POOF! It was gone.
Will you find out whether you're having a Princess Leia or a Luke Skywalker?
We will around Christmas.
Have you told Callum?
He knows. We didn't have some sort of sit-down, heart-to-heart, come-to-Jesus type of meeting because, well...he's 2. He knows that Mommy has a baby in her tummy, and it helps that two of his daycare teachers had babies in the past 6 months. He's convinced that he's getting a baby sister, but I think that's due in large part to the fact that his BFF will be getting a baby sister in January.
Any weird cravings or food aversions?
OH. HELL. YES. Just the THOUGHT of dairy in its pure form (e.g. milk, slice of cheese, cup of yogurt) makes me gag. This also makes me very sad - I LOVE ME SOME DAIRY. I'll probably have to bust out the calcium supplements...unless they'll encourage the passing of another kidney stone. I have an OJ and Sausage McMuffin every morning. I really enjoy bean soup. I cannot stand the smell of bell peppers.
Was this planned?
You'd be surprised by the number of people who think this is an appropriate question. What do you think?
Are you excited?
There's only one correct answer to this question, so why even ask it?
Have you seen the doctor yet?
No. I'm seeing a midwife. She and two other midwives (all are CNMs) are part of an OBGYN practice (not my previous OB's practice). Midwives specialize in normal pregnancy and birth. She will labor with me throughout my time at the hospital. I can't tell you how much I look forward to that! If we run into problems (e.g. assisted delivery, C-section), the OB on call will take over. My labor and delivery experience with Callum wasn't all that great, and I look forward to having continuous expert labor support. Using a midwife does not mean I will have a drug free birth...though the promise of the whirlpool tub immediately following delivery if I DO forgo an epidural sounds heavenly...right now.
Can you poop?
I can. And the farts aren't nearly as lethal this time...yet.
I have written a few posts over the past 12 weeks that remain unpublished. I hope to post them over the next few days to bring you up to speed on all the excitement in my uterus!