This morning we had the 20 week ultrasound, at 19 weeks and 5 days, and saw the little person. This baby is super active. It didn't stop moving around the entire time. I'm surprised I don't feel more! It was neat - we aren't finding out the sex, but we saw all of the arms and legs and all that. Then I realized what a kick actually felt like and that I've been getting kicked for some time now. After that I went to the gym and the little guy/girl was moving around like a nut. I wonder if they can feel the ultrasound because it was really going nuts. It was pretty neat, I wish I had one of those screens to check out what the baby's doing all the time! The pictures didn't turn out too clear, but if I find a better way, I'll post one.
Went for shopping trip round 3. Started at Target and mostly bought non maternity clothes that will work for me now! And one pair of maternity black pants. Next went to Motherhood and tried on half the store, but left with 2 pairs of pants (brown and khaki), a skirt (pretend pencil skirt I guess) and a pink "blouse" that comes down way too long, but might be an emergency shirt. From there, went to Macy's for more shirts and found myself shopping in the juniors department for shirts - the styles work for maternity right now! I found 3 shirts there, then went to Old Navy and bought a cover up type thing: long sleeve cardigan and a blouse one size up that I can wear for a little. So, all in all, I have more options now. Would I say it was a success? Partially. I don't think I'll return to Motherhood though. I don't like their tops and that is what I need. I want to find some cuter things than their tops that come down to my mid thigh. The lady told me to use this pillow thing for trying on as a faux belly, I wasn't having it - I ignored it. Laurel was telling me about it yesterday so I had a heads up and didn't collapse when the lady showed me it. The lady attempted to bring me in some bra and tell me it was good for nursing as well. I haven't wrote anything about that but the whole nursing idea, even the word, makes me want to keel over and vomit. While I want to try to pump (maybe - but as each day goes past I get more and more disgusted by the whole thing), the rest of it I can't imagine and do not plan to even attempt. I am totally weird - but I almost threw the bra back in the lady's face.
After that I was talking to my union rep on the phone about time off from school, and she threw in something about going back to work and boob issues. I wanted to scream AHhhhh! I can't hear you! I can't hear you! 2 boob/bfing comments in one day is too much for me.
Last night, I sent out application #2 for Boston charities. I was just reading the Running for Two blog about a comment and story of a 10 week postpartum superwoman running Boston. I'll spare the details for the men, but if you read that blog, you'll know what I'm talking about. I am probably insane even thinking about running it, but we'll see what happens!
Back to work after this mini Jewish holiday 'weekend' vacation.