Monday, March 4, 2013

19 Weeks (and All's Well...)

Sorry for the delay in posting, but we took a short trip out of town for a family reunion and then I had a crazy week at work. Thanks so much for all of the lovely comments and support in recent weeks (months). For now, I'm feeling pretty good. Pretty calm.

We had our scan last week two weeks ago and everything looks good so far. The Inhabitant was laying in a somewhat stubborn position, so the tech couldn't get all the measurements she wanted. We just have to go back for another pass. Oh darn. I did at least get confirmation that my placenta is in a good place and my cervix is long and closed, so those worries are put to rest for the time being.

People are starting to ask questions about our plans for various bits and pieces of the pregnancy, birth and homecoming. They always take me by surprise... and "OH RIGHT! This might just end with us bringing home an infant! OMG I can't think about that right now." So yeah. That's where I'm at. Ostrichville. I'm making any and all commitments only when absolutely necessary.

Along those lines, we received our first baby gift last week. It was very sweet, but I would have preferred for that milestone to come a little later. Oddly enough, nobody asked me my opinion. After we opened the gift, I wrapped it back up and tucked it aside. Not like there is ANYWHERE in this house for us to store baby stuff yet. My due date is late July so Prof and I have agreed to think about the nursery in May.

Ostrichville, population 2 (or three if we count the Inhabitant).


  1. Ostrichville is such a nice and quiet place to be in, with good news seeping in week by week.
    In Holland we have such a thing as (paid) pregnancy leave, starting 6 weeks before the due date. So that is when I first went to the library to get some books about the inevitable...
    But before viability there was No Way I was going to make any specific plans whatsoever.
    Glad to hear you two have agreed on 'May'.
    (I remember I stored the first gifts in the same bag as the positive pregnancy tests, at the back of my linen closet)

  2. Oh those FERTILES always jumping ahead with the early baby presents!! Glad you and the inhabitant are doing well, thanks for the update!

  3. Glad you are feel good! I think it should be your choice when you are ready to start prepping, reading, shopping, and decorating1 (but I gues you cant control when teh gifts come!) hope you keep feeling good and start getting ready to be excited!!