The Stats

May 7, 2008

Well that was some tricky post I wrote yesterday, huh?

It's true, I'm pregnant again. Eighteen weeks and thirteen pounds pregnant to be exact. And I'm happy to say that so far everything is so good--the baby has a nice strong heartbeat, my weight gain is pretty reasonable (at least that's what my midwife told me while I was sobbing into her shoulder last week), and the pregnancy brain is in full effect. All positive signs.

Speaking of pregnancy brain, this morning I arrived at work twelve minutes late, settled into my office chair, and immediately began attending to important, pressing business (facebook updates, personal email check, a quick visit to dairyqueen.com, etc). Approximately three minutes later I was struck with the strong and sudden urge to urinate.

I leapt up from my chair and began to awkwardly jog down the hallway when I thought to myself, "Huh. My shoes don't usually make a slapping sound like that. Weird." So I looked down at my feet, and was struck with the firm realization that I wore my slippers to work today.

I guess it's not a huge deal in the grand scheme of things--after all, they're understated. You know--pink with purple flowers, lined with fuzz, huge. Slippers schmippers, it's nothing. Really.

Just so you know, I tried and tried and tried to hold off on announcing my condition until the twenty week ultrasound. I thought it would be fun to say, "It's a boy!" or "It's a girl!" and leave everyone scratching their heads. I even considered waiting until the kid was born, posting a picture, and saying, "Look! It's a baby!" But, as with most things in my life, whoopie pies included, I broke down and gave in to temptation. I'm so weak like that.

I'm officialy vowing to be less secretive about my pregnancy this time around--why not have fun with it, right? So, without further ado, I give you the vital statistics:

DUE DATE: October 8, 2009
SEX: Too tired.
SEX: We don't know yet, we'll find out two weeks from today.
HOPING FOR: Either a boy or a girl--not a mix.
JAMES WANTS: A brother. Or a sister. Or a German Shorthaired Pointer.
STARTING WEIGHT: 114 (lie)
CURRENT WEIGHT: 127 (lie, lie, lie)
EXERCISE: Surprisingly good! Still running (well run/walking), getting my jumping jacks on with Jillian's Shred, and lots and lots of yard work. (not a lie)
BABY'S HEARTBEAT: 145 bpm
STATE OF MIND: 75% thrilled, 25% terrified
ASS: Huge.

So there ya go. It's official! Prayers, positive thoughts, and sun salutations on our behalf are always appreciated.

And by the way, is that a boy heartbeat or a girl heartbeat? I have no idea.

40 comments:

Smoochiefrog said...

I totally missed that in yesterday's post! Congrats!

I think 145 could go either way. I know my girls were more like 160+, and I've forgotten what my boys rates were.

David and Sammy said...

I'm guessing girl. The little one inside of me has 145-150 which I guess is pretty low for a girl.

dcfullest said...

Woot! I am so excited for you. I am due Oct 25th, but with twins, so they will probably be here 2 weeks early. I am still 8.5 pounds below my starting weight b/c I couldn't handle eating my first trimester. Seem to have gotten over that lately since I just had a twix at 11am in the morning.

I highly recommend reading amalah's pregnancy calendar:
http://www.alphamom.com/pregnancy-calendar/
She writes a funny, non-overwelming and non-scary weekly pregnancy calendar.

Jodie said...

Congrats!! So excited for you. Hope you've been feeling well. And at least you have an excuse to visit dairyqueen.com! LOL.

Love the slippers...picture would have been great!

Christina said...

Congrats! I read yesterday but my internet was having a meltdown and I couldn't comment! I'd say 145 is a boy, but that's because I just had a girl and her's was always way high, like 160-180. Maybe she was just high strung in utero :)
My thoughts and prayers will be with you and your family :)

MillerFam said...

Well, October 8th is my birthday so I think that means many good things are in store for this pregnancy. (don't ask my sister to verify this please) Best of luck Amy, I will keep you in my prayers and Drew farts when he gets nervous too. (sorry I couldn't resist sharing the similarities)

xoxoxo

Jen R. said...

they say if it's above 140 girl, below 140 is a boy....but I don't know when it's so close to 140! Also, my due date is Oct. 3 so it looks like we were both getting busy about the same time :) I get to have my ultrasound on Tuesday!

pam said...

YAY! That is super :). All my girls heartbeats where around 150 . . .

Keep up the good work!!

Karen said...

congratulations! How exciting! I love that we get to hear about your pregnancy now. And don't forget the belly photos!

Vanilla said...

I don't think you can tell from the heartbeat if it's a boy or a girl but usually you can tell what it is from the penis.

Vanilla said...

Sorry Amy, I just wanted to say penis on your blog. (That's twice now, hopefully now you will get some cool google searches!)

Patty said...

"allegedly" that is a boy's heartbeat. another little boy with fantastic hair like James. woo hoo!!

Diana from Dallas said...

at 145, I say a boy

Kita said...

Prayers headed your way. My guess is a boy.

Chase's Moma said...

((HUGS)) Sending lots of prayers and positve thoughts your way! I'm looking forward to hearing more about your pregnancy this time! Glad to hear everything is going good! Can't wait to find out if it's a boy or girl or both!

JAMIE said...

Yes, it is a boy or a girl heartbeat. ;)

My daughter had a heartbeat in the high 150s or 160s when she was about that age.

But I don't think that is a real determination.

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Mindy said...

I'm hoping you have a boy or a girl too! That would be fun! :) I had a "boy" heartbeat when I was in utero, but turned out very much a girl... I carried my first boy very low, and carried my second boy very high... Soooo, what I'm saying is that I think all that stuff is bunk. ;)

Bootchez said...

Everyday reader, very rare poster (that ol' shy thing), but had to send my best wishes to you and yay! for you. I've never heard of the boy/girl heart rate thing, but I'm going for girl.

Amy said...

Come on, Vanilla. You know that Google doesn't search comments. Yay for you, Amy.

katieo said...

"Either a boy or a girl--not a mix."
LOL!
uh, yeah. I'm hoping for the same thing.

congrats. It's a boy. BOYBOYBOYBOYBOY!!!!

(heh. sometimes I forget that other people have girls)

Rachel said...

I'll have you know I'm currently 3 for 3 in guessing gender outcome for the pregnant women at church. I'm willing to bet you're having a boy. No offense, but you're definitely a mom of boys! I am physically a mom of boys, but not mentally. I'm too Type A but I'm working on it.

Blessings!

P.O.M. said...

Exciting stuff.

I'm not gonna let that Dairy QUeen for breakfast comment just slide by though. Really????

Emily W. said...

Congrats! I hope for a single-sexed child for you, too.

Kari said...

I just started yoga and the Sun Salutation. I'll say a prayer for you each time I do it.

Kari

MB said...

That certainly was a ricky post. I'm so excited for you.

Pregnancy brain is a beautiful thing. How else can you have a good excuse for wearing fuzzy slippers to work?

I'm sending prayers, positive thoughts, and sun salutations your way.

MB said...

Oops ... typo! I meant "tricky" not "ricky" and I can't even blame it on pregnancy brain. ;)

The Bride said...

I must be one of the last people in blog-land to discover your blog and it's kept me smiling at work for the past week or so. Congrats on the pregnancy... and your slippers sound fun!

jennifer said...

"SEX: Too tired"... Oh my gosh, I'm pregnant too :)

Congratulations Amy. I am especially excited for James and can't wait to read posts about his reaction to your pregnancy and the new sibling.

Liligurl said...

WOOOHOOO!! Happy for you, best wishes...

Megan and Sean said...

Congrats you guys!

Cheryl said...

Sex: Too tired, and fuzzy slippers at work! Love it!
Now I have to be a mom and ask... you're not really doing Jillian's shred workout and jumping jacks are you?

Lindsey said...

Boy heart beat! Girls are faster (I think).

Miranda said...

Yeah!! Congratulations! I'm so looking forward to prego stories. You're hilarious!!!

k said...

Glad you and your huge ass are doing well. Congratulations again!
~K

Nikki said...

Im so happy for you!!!! Sticky vibes,prayers and posititve thoughts for a wonderful 9 months!Im so excited!

Allred Mom said...

CONGRATS! Haven't read in a while..and boy, there was a lot to catch up! Enjoy...or should I say...continue enjoying life!

Laura said...

Sorry for the long delay, but congratulations! I'm so excited for you :)

Jes said...

Congratulations!!!

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