Sunday, November 8, 2009

17 weeks

I have been feeling pretty good for the last couple days and have had a good appetite. Up to this point I haven't gained any weight (although it may look like it). I'm pretty sure that if I have more days like these last couple that will change pretty soon. Which is probably a good thing and will make my nurse happy, but I still dread it. I guess I hadn't mentioned my nurse till just now so I will explain that. As part of a program called Nurse/Family Partnership, I have a nurse named Marianne who comes out to my house every week and teaches me stuff (sometimes not even pertaining to pregnancy). She also weighs me and takes my blood pressure. It is free, so I figured "why not?". Sometimes we have some interesting conversation, but sometimes she is just boring and I wish she would hurry up, finish and leave. Fortunately, she says she is going to come every other week now instead of every week. She will continue to come once I have the baby and make sure that we are bonding well. She is also a certified lactation consultant so she can help me if I am having problems with that.
These past couple weeks Brady has been doing his Ob/Gyn rotation, which has been interesting to hear about. He has been a lot more interested in our pregnancy lately and we have been learning some things together when he is home. It is a busy profession, so he is called in a lot. Women are having babies all the time! Some people have wondered, since he is studying to be a doctor, if he is going to help deliver our baby. I don't think that he will. I would rather him fully take on the role of husband and labor partner and stay by my head. Plus, on a gross personal note, I don't want him to have to avoid the mental picture of my huge torn and bleeding vagina later on.
I am exciting that he is getting more exciting. We are getting pretty anxious to see what this baby is going to turn out to be. He is hoping for a girl. I always said I wanted all boys, but now I find that I don't mind either way. A girl would be just fine with me. I think that we will find out what it is at the beginning of December. So, not too much longer. What do you think that I am having?


  1. Hey Mel - just discovered your blog - LOVE IT! I love your brutal honesty, and please tell me that smoothie isn't really the contents of your stomach - bleck!
    You look fabulous! Enjoy your boobs now, because when the milk comes in, the Victoria Secret boobs become porno boobs.
    Hope to see you guys soon (I heard possibly Thanksgiving?)

  2. Mel you are so funny!(intentionally or not:)) I love your blog, and I will agree w/ Keely about the boobs. I really cant wait to find out what you are having, I'm gonna guess a girl

  3. My gut says it is a girl. Now, my gut was right for me, but I normally am not right about other people. :)

  4. I really don't know Melanie! I'm excited to find out!