Thursday, September 11, 2008

18 Weeks and Ike



My good friend, Jinny, commented that there were no photos of me. So, I had Greg take a picture so I could show you all that I do not look pregnant. I knew this would happen to me as I am a classic apple body shape. Yes, that is me, skinny legs, and all middle. I have not gained any weight, and have actually lost weight, as food just makes me more nauseated. My OB says this is fine, since I started out with some extra padding. It is annoying that this is the one time in my life where craving food and acting on that craving is acceptable. I just have food adversions. But you know what, I know I am pregnant and that is all I need!

Ike is making more turmoil for the Gulf. We are evacuating this morning at 7:00. As you can imagine, I am a little stressed this time. I have my BIG appointment on Monday and it stresses me to think we will be driving back Sunday night or Monday morning. Greg told work he couldn't fly this time. The corporate jet was neat and all, but been there done that. We can't be at the company's mercy to get us back in time for our appointment. Pray that we don't have any issues with travel or sitting in heavy traffic (which stresses me out to no end with a blood clotting disorder). Please pray for all my friends who are staying in Houston. They are much braver than I am.

I am going to make this post short as I need to be packing. I will post on Monday to tell you our news. Oh yeah, real quick. I dreamt the other night the Perineonatologist said "your baby girl looks fine". I don't necessarily believe in dreams but I woke up and there was no getting back to sleep. All I want to hear from that doctor is "your baby looks fine, healthy, or perfect".

Love,

Alicia

4 comments:

Marcy said...

Yikes!! Evacuating?! I'm thinking of you!!

Cheers,
Marcy

Laura Scherer said...

Ok, so I change my vote to "girl"...I'm hoping you get a girl because I personally think that would be so fun...
And you look GREAT! No bloating, nothing! That's fantastic! I understand about the jet thing- just be sure to check on Monday that you still have an appt. I had an appt on Monday and it was canceled today....so don't come back if you don't have to....
Be safe, XOXO! Laura (and the kitties)

Carrie Cummings said...

Hi, Alicia - Hope Poker was fun on Wednesday night. You look great! I hope that your trip out of town went ok. I was already in Austin for a Thursday funeral and have decided to stay through the weekend since school is closed. You and I will be on the road on Sunday - I hope it goes smoothly! Can't wait to hear about your appointment!

Karin said...

I hope you weathered the storm well.

I like the onsie Idea! We also had a basket of diapers and perm. markers. Each person wrote something on the butt of a diaper! I still have them and I'm making the next kid wear 'em! :) Some were prayers, other ones said THIS IS FOR DADDY! or something else silly!
They are having their shower Nov 8th.