Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Apparently I Look Like An Egg (Though I Don't See The Resemblance)

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!

3 comments:

Fertilize Me said...

WOW a year! I am jealous. I also like the full panel pants then the lower ones- they seem to cut me wrong and arent near as comfortable! I have a dr appointment thursday morning as well. I get anxious a week leading up to each dr's visit. Hang in there. Thinking good thoughts for you

Melissa said...

Uh, the year maternity leave is awesome. Darn Canadians get all the good stuff. ;)
I hope your appointment goes wonderfully and is another step in the direction of easing your mind and making all of this even more real. You know, symptoms are supposed to alleviate around the second trimester and you are so almost there, so maybe that's what's going on. ;)

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