Big Beefy Intro
Your name?: Celeste
Your partner's name?: Ian
Location?: Seattle, WA
When is your due date?: Jan 30
Are you going to find out the sex?: If the baby cooperates. I'm way too nosey so if it's easy, I won't be able to resist. But if it doesn't work out, that's ok too.
What are you hoping for?: I would truly be happy either way. Meaning, I totally waffle back and forth between wanting a boy and a girl.
Is this your first child?: Nope! I have one from a previous marriage.
If not, who will be big brother(s)/sister(s)? How old are they?: My son Jonas will be 10 when the baby is born and is going to be an awesome big brother.
What are you most excited about?: That's tough! There are a million things to be excited about.
What are you least excited about?: That's easy. Hemorrhoids. Heh!
Any other information you'd like to share?: I'm also a member of preemies , though I haven't posted there in forever. Jonas was born at 26 weeks and for years I swore off having any more children because I was terrified of having another preemie baby, this time while trying to raise a kid. I'm nervous, but trying to stay relaxed. We'll monitor this pregnancy as closely as we can, but in the end we can't predict what will happen so we'll just have to be prepared. Jonas is doing awesome now - no real signs of his prematurity, other than his elongated "football" head!
2 for 1 special...
*What symptoms are you experiencing and how are you feeling in general?
I feel much better these days. Rather than feeling like I've been hit by a truck, I feel like I've been hit by a car. Hopefully we'll move on to feeling like I've been hit by a bicycle soon. The down side is that every time I think that I'm past the worst of the nausea and food aversions, it strikes again in full force. I LOVE food and cook but haven't been able to even be in the kitchen for the past eight weeks and it's driving me batty. Fortunately, my fiancee is ridiculously awesome and has taken over the cooking. He's out of town this week, so I'm feeling kind of stuck. :( I am emotional as all get out and burst into uncontrollable sobs last night after trying to take baby bump pics. I'm a lot heavier than I've ever been, other than my previous pregnancy, so the photographic evidence of that didn't make me too happy. Bear in mind, though, that I also wept shamelessly the other day when we were watching the first Transformers movie.
*What's been happening recently with your prenatal care?
We've had 2 ultrasounds already, one at 9 weeks just to be sure that we had my gestation pegged correctly, since I'll be 35 / AMA when I deliver (by three whopping months). We were being pretty guarded and noncommittal prior to seeing that spastic little alien, but of course we got all gooey as soon as it showed up on the screen. We had our second ultrasound last Monday to measure the nuchal translucency and the baby was being quite an uncooperative monkey! I was actually pretty grateful, because I could have watched that ultrasound all day long. :) The ultrasound and blood tests came back good and our genetic counselor seems confident.
*Anything big happening in your personal life (moving, work related, family, etc)?
I found out that I was pregnant the day after we mailed off the registration and reservation fee for our July 2010 wedding. We were planning on trying for a few months after I got my IUD taken out at the end of March, then going back on birth control in June or July so that I wouldn't either be hugely pregnant or have a wee newborn at the wedding. I had ONE cycle after getting my IUD taken out and then turned up pregnant. No fertility issues here!
My fiancee has been out of regular work since December. He helps companies move data centers and with the recession, folks just aren't making big moves as frequently. Things look like they're starting to thaw out, but we're still pretty stressed out about money. My job is stable so we're doing "okay" for now. Still, it's a worrisome time all around.