Saturday, June 10, 2006

Life in the Oven

Ah, when I said "oven" I bet some of you were thinking about the baby, huh? Well, I meant the oven of Alabama. Man oh man is it hot!!! (Baby is fine--more on that in a minute.) It's been over 90 for a good two weeks now and it's been probably 3 weeks since we had any rain at all. To make matters worse, the humidity is really high, too. It was hot last summer, but I was able to deal with it. Man, I've got 2.5 more months (3.5, really, since it won't cool down til October) of heat and getting bigger and bigger and more pregnant. I predict that we will be spending lots of time at the pool at the Y this summer. Yick.

So, baby is fine. I'm just past 14 weeks, so we're out of that 1st trimester, too. I've had two ultrasounds so far. The first was because I was hazy on the dating, and when I went back in for my last appointment, the date was wrong in the file so the nurse tried to hear the heartbeat with the doppler and couldn't. I kept telling her that I was only 13 weeks. They did an ultrasound again just to be safe, and all was well. Baby was waving away at us through the ultrasound. :)

Maggie is still convinced that she's going to get a baby brother and a baby sister. Maybe she watches too much Dora the Explorer (since Dora has twin siblings--a boy and girl--she thinks she's getting that, too). Anyway, she even tells people that she's getting two babies. I'm quick to set the record straight--ONE baby. :)

Off to work on a couple of layouts. I've got one for Kathy Moore that is almost finished and I need to work on one for Valerie Fowler. My hands haven't been working well lately, so I haven't been getting much done. Oh well--there's always Advil (until I hit 20 weeks, anyway!). :)

Happy day, all!


ChloƩ said...

Happy to know that the baby (and the mom, of course) are doing fine! Courage for the heat! Enjoy the pool!

Shawna Taylor said...

I'm so happy to hear that all is going well with your pregnancy Sinead! I was LOL about Maggie telling everyone she's getting 2 babies! The things kids say sometimes huh!

J R Estelle said...

yes, it certainly is hot.I think we're in for it this summer, seriously. glad all is well for mother and baby.

~*~ Coralee ~*~ said...

Hey Sweetie, Just reading about your hands, You've proberly heard it all but please try this, My Mum does it and she says it just works wonders. But everybody is different. She soaks them in a tub of warm water and Epsom Salts (Magnesium Sulfate) It is cheap as Chips at the corner store. It's not a cure all by no means but it does limber and relax them. Anyway Sweetie, either way I do hope it eases up for you to scrap :)