Wednesday, September 26, 2007

She's Having a Baby...

Baby X, 8 weeks and three days gestation.

And as you can see, there is only one. We made sure to check. There is only one.

And it's healthy, and I am healthy, and everything is fine.

I really like our Nurse Practitioner, Nurse C., who is also a midwife. She is earthy and funny, and makes me feel at ease.

And TFYO is now at school telling everyone she's going to be a big sister. She also says she's going to help change the baby's diapers, even if they're stinky, which I find hard to believe.

The only thing I hate about going to the OBGYN (and guys, feel free to leave) aside from the speculum, of course, is the ridiculous paper towel they give you to cover your dignity. Or what's left of it.

Seriously. I know some cultures make walls out of rice paper, but I think they would know better than to try to make a kimono out of a Bounty Paper Towel. My poor husband just looked confused when I asked him to help me unfold the thing. I was afraid of ripping it, and thereby destroying the only thing I had to shield me from the world. It also came with a thin white plastic tie that didn't even begin to go all the way around my waist. Needless to say, I didn't even try. Ray asked me why a practice devoted to women and women's health issues would do something so humiliating. I told him that at least they weren't making me walk down the hall in it. And bless his heart, he even stayed in there through the pap smear. I love my husband.

Again, everything is fine, the baby is right where he/she is supposed to be in terms of development, and all is right with the world.


my two cents said...

Congratulations!! I am glad TFYO is excited and it is nice that she has the best intentions about dipaers. Hope the morning sickness starts to ease up.

Jillian said...

Yay - big sister fyo! That's awesome!

SHe'll help with the wet ones... probably not so much the stinky ones... lol

bellevelma said...

Awesome! And I hear you on worrying about ripping those stupid paper gowns. I hate those things.

The Rotten Correspondent said...

It's good news week at jen's house...yowsah!I am so happy for all of you, but maybe most especially TFYO.

I think for your 150th post (which should be before baby, no?) you should have a contest to see which of your frequent commenters you'll name the baby after.

Think of the possibilities...

The Rotten Correspondent said...

And is it just me who is getting their butt kicked by Blogger today? Half the time I can't log on or comment at all.

Tell me the truth. It is just me, isn't it?

Jen said...

Yep, RC it's just you.

We already have names picked out, btw, so no contest there *grin* said...

Growing up with three sisters, I have seen my share of ultrasounds. I can NEVER see the baby. What's with that?

Nevertheless, glad all is well with baby and mom.

The bounty story sounds like it is waiting for one of you resourceful women to come up with an alternative and make fortunes.

Mya said...

Jen that's fantastic news! I'm so pleased all's well. Hooray!

Mya x

Willowtree said...

That's not a baby, that's a storm front off Key West.

I'm glad everything worked out well, and all is fine.

mjd said...

I think that I love your husband too. That Ray, what a guy to recognize the humilation of it all.

Jen, I am glad that all is right with your world.

Jo Beaufoix said...

Ahhh you're having a baby. :D

Miss E looked like a turtle when we first saw her.
It's amazing isn't it.
Sending big hugs to the big sis to be from Miss E, an experienced big sis.