Tuesday, November 24, 2009


I have a little baby moving around and kicking in my belly. And when I am no longer pregnant I will miss the feeling because it truly is the best feeling ever. I am so grateful.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Fever, Iron, Anxiety

So the vax fever lasted less than 8 hours. We do have to go back for shot #2 for C in about 3 weeks.

I am feeling better about the whole H1N1 vax thing.

I am also feeling like I am low on iron. This happened last pregnancy and I ended up taking supplements. I see the midwife again this week. I plan to ask for a blood test to check my iron.

My appetite is still kind of crummy some days. Nothing really appeals to me. Except junk. Which wasn't how it was last pregnancy - by now in my last pregnancy I was constantly hungry and had some regular cravings. I wasn't interested in junk at all.

I have two appointments with a social worker from my work's eap programme. I am dealing with anxiety. Actually I have dealt with a lot of anxiety and my sleep has improved as has my overall outlook. I should post - sometime soon - about my anxiety and whatnot.

That's all.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Vax Update

C has a low fever right now and has been sleeping (which is rare). I'm thinking it's the vax. Not worried. Yet. She's hardly ever been sick. A fever means her body is producing the antibodies.

We Did It!

Well we all got the H1N1 vax. Wasn't sure about it for the longest time. But I teach. And many of my students have been out sick with it. A 2 month old baby died in our city because of it. So we did it. C was fine - didn't even cry. We will see how she is today. Partner A is fine. I'm fine. Definitely not a fan of this kind of stuff when I am a pregnant lady. But... baby#2 will be here in the Spring and maybe H1N1 will be still here then - I want to pass the antibodies on through my breastmilk. So there you go. We did it. Anyone else agonise over the decision?

Friday, November 13, 2009

Boy Parts

So we had the big 20 week ultrasound today. The tech can't say much and didn't. When I asked about gender she said she could only give that info to my midwife. Then later said she couldn't identify gender. But A swears she saw boy parts. I was relaxed but I want to know that everything is okay and baby is healthy. I mean from what I could see all looked well. Baby kicking and jabbing, heart beating, etc. But I am not an ultrasound tech. We won't have the results until next week.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Day 117

Day 117: If you are having a girl, all of her egg cells are in her ovaries.

Think about that. The egg that made my baby girl was in me when I was in my mom. The egg that made me was in my mom when she was in my grandma. I never had the chance to meet my mom's bio-mom... but we are connected... through eggs. Kind of cool. Kind of matrilineal. Funny how we live in a patriarchy but science and Mother Nature suggest otherwise.