Yesterday, I took a drive to Franklin for my initial midwife appointment. There was a lot of paperwork and boring stuff like that. I learned that I weigh at least two pounds less now, at 17 weeks pregnant, than I've weighed since I became a mom. While I felt terrible for at least three months at the beginning of this pregnancy, I never actually got sick or anything. I can't imagine what has warranted such dramatic weight loss. In the last two pregnancies, by this point in time, I'd have gained at least 10-15 pounds I think. So, while I'm not really complaining, I'm rather perplexed... and slightly thankful. I have a head start at getting back into my regular clothes after baby number three gets here.
The baby's heart rate was in the 140's, my blood pressure was great, and everything else seemed okay... other than the fact that I'd taken sage once in the past week in hopes of clearing up my chest congestion and apparently sage can induce labor. Ooops. I won't be doing that again. Oh, and it seems that green tea can prevent folic acid absorption so, while I don't drink it often, I'll simply brew some other type of tea if I have a tea craving.
The maternity clothing that I bought a few weeks ago is ginormous on me so I've resorted to just wearing my stretchy things. I have a feeling that I may actually not even wear maternity clothes for this pregnancy. Or at least not until the end when I can fit into those pants!
I'm craving sushi. A repeat of the white fish and onion sushi from up the road (how lucky that even though I live out in the boondocks, there happens to be an incredible sushi place less than five minutes from my house) would be nice. The Captain offered to go get it for me. But I just let him make me a scallop quesadilla with rice cheese. It was fantastic! Oh, and I want real cheese. You should have seen me scoping out the fancy cheese at Kroger. I didn't buy any but boy I wanted to!
I feel the baby move around. A lot. It's quite wild in there! This is the first time I've ever had the thoughts of,"I can't wait to meet this little person." We will have an ultrasound on October 21st and we'll find out whether we will be adding little sister (Evena Katana) or little brother (Blade Amadeus) to our family. Donut said last night, in the character of someone else during her "Mary Show" (don't ask) that "We don't want a BOY. We want a SISTER." Geesh. I'm cool either way. Both of the names rock!