Tuesday, March 15, 2011

(almost) 20 Weeks!

We had our (almost) 20-week ultrasound today, and it's definitely a girl! Marc and I have decided on the name Karinne Elise; it probably won't change, unless someone can give us an even better middle name. I also decided to finally get Marc to take some "belly photos" since I kinda look pregnant :)

I also feel like I should mention something besides the baby--my weight loss! Since October, I've lost about  50 pounds--and nearly 70 pounds since the last time most of you saw me. I've dropped about 20 pounds since I found out I was pregnant in December--that's right, I haven't gained ANY weight. Am I awesome or what? Of course, my OB hasn't said a word about it, but I'm taking her silence as a sign of approval. My blood pressure is also still looking good; it was lower today than at my previous 2 appointments, so I'm even happier about that.

Our next appointment is April 21, and that will be for my Level II ultrasound (high-res) and glucose tolerance test (their standard time to check for gestational diabetes). At that appointment I will also get copies of my medical records and my "safe to fly" note--most airlines don't require that until closer to the end of the pregnancy, but I'd rather be safe than sorry. Then we leave Korea at 11am on April 25, and arrive in Dallas at 5pm on April 25!

obligatory "hand on the belly" photo
Right now I'm still wearing my regular pants, unbuttoned with a safety pin (and cutting into my stomach). I ordered some maternity jeans from eBay so hopefully I'll have them next week and then you won't see that dent in my tummy :) 

41 days until we're back in the USA!!!


Kim said...

Where in Korea are you? I just had a friend go over there to teach English in the EPIC program

Deanna said...

you look adorable!

i would always get a hair elastic or rubberband and pull it through the buttonhole of my pants and wrap it around the button to make my pants a little more pregnant friendly.

Kim said...

My friend is in the same city you are!! That is crazy to me!! And I should correct that the program is EPIK, not epic...oops!


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