This morning, whilst my husband and I were getting dressed, he looked over at me and proclaimed, “You look like an egg!” There’s no hiding it now, I definitely have a bump. Thank goodness I bought some maternity pants last weekend. I didn’t want to buy too much, as my pregnant friend L warned me that my body will keep changing a lot over the next little while, but I did come home with three pairs of nice, stretchy maternity pants. I like the kind that have the panel that stretches over your whole abdomen and up to your boobs. I dislike the low-riders. What a treat it’s been to not feel so constricted in my clothes.
I informed my boss this week that I am three months along and it was time to discuss my maternity leave plan. I wrote up a proposal letter that I will be giving him later this week. If all goes well, I will be on maternity leave as of June 1st, 2008. In Canada, we’re so lucky. We get to take a whole year off. Although, D and I have discussed it and I don’t think I will be going back to work at all. I want to be a stay-at-home-mum, and D prefers that we raise our kid rather than have a daycare do it. But I digress…I’m getting ahead of myself here. Let’s just focus on one thing at a time! Like for example…
…my next ultrasound. I’ve got a “quickie” scheduled for this Thursday morning and despite the fact that I am so excited to see our Scrappy on the big screen again, I am anxious all over again. One might think that finally making it to 12 weeks would ease my worries a bit but unfortunately, not so. I get so nervous before these appointments, and my fears always seem to get the better of my imagination. I really hope everything goes well on Thursday morning.
Pretty much all of the modest pregnancy symptoms that I was feeling earlier have lifted. This week, I’ve kinda felt “normal” again. Other than the heartburn of course. And I still want to eat everything in sight – which may, in part, contribute to the “egg” shape that D mentioned.
Lastly, I wanted to recommend a book. I don’t normally do this, but I have been really impressed by this book Bear With Me by Diane Flacks. It’s a hilarious and touching account of her and her partner’s pregnancy and birth experience, and introduction to new motherhood. I have not been able to put it down. And I must say, it’s opened my eyes to whole worlds of information I never considered. Plus, she’s Jewish and Canadian – like me!