Thursday, January 7, 2010


Here's the first post of 2010; nothing too exciting, just a general update.

We had our second appointment with the midwives last week.  Everything seems to be fine, though we did end up raising my Synthroid dosage again since my thyroid seems to be having a hard time keeping up with everything going on in my body.  I'm now on 150 micrograms, and we'll check again at my next appointment and see if that did it.  I've been tired, but I'm pregnant, so that wasn't really a surprise...

We did hear the baby's heartbeat again.  It was beating at much the same rate as the first time we heard it - between 150 and 160 bpm.  According to the interwebs, the baby is now approximately the size of a lemon.

My stomach seems to be less prone to feeling upset in general, though it still has its moments.  I do seem to fill up faster than the last couple of months, and it seems like fewer and fewer things sound appetizing.  Don't worry, though - I'm still getting plenty to eat.

This week I started yoga classes again, which I really needed.  I'm generally bad at getting exercise in winter, and have remained consistent in that this year.  I'm taking two classes a week, and I really do feel better after class.  And it helps with strength, balance, and flexibility - all things I need to keep up with as the pregnancy progresses.  Plus, classes are in the same building that I work in, so it really couldn't be more convenient.  Also, Kristi is taking one of the same classes as I am!  Our schedules didn't match up for the other one.

Now that we're in the second trimester and have been telling people that we're having a baby, it's been quite interesting to see what people talk about and ask.  By far the most popular question has been, "Are you going to find out if it's a boy or a girl?"  The answer is, yes, we are.  But we probably won't tell anyone else what we find out.

The picture in the post is because I apparently hate posting anything without including at least one image.  That's me and t-rex in Millennium Park in Chicago.

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