So yesterday I had my first ultrasound.
It was pretty cool! And weird. It's so strange to see this little thing with its little arms and legs kicking around...and it's IN YOU.
Especially when you're watching it move all around and you don't feel it. I swear it was doing somersaults in there.
We are not finding out the gender, although it was very clear to the technician...which then made me kind of want to know. Just because she did.
But no--we really want this to be a surprise. I do have a pretty strong vibe, though. I have pretty much the whole time, actually. And my vibe is usually really good. I am 13 for 15 in guessing baby genders of my friends/family.
(watch me be wrong on my own, though)
Any guesses out there? Anyone getting any vibes?
So I came home, showed off the pics of Baby Z to the 'rents and in-laws and soon-to-be Uncle Mike, and then celebrated by going for a 3 mile run.
3 whole miles! Yahooooooooooooooo!
I felt really, really good! It was slow, and is getting even slower as every week goes by. But it reminds me of who I am, so I'm going to keep doing it as long as I'm comfortable and the doc OKs it. When I lace up the Brooks it makes me feel like me again--even though me is quite slow.
Cool Neighbor who laughed at me last month for my slow pace saw me again about a mile from home and rolled his window down to get my attention. He said he was impressed I was still running--to which I replied that my running is in quotation marks. He told me later his son asked him, "Why does she have to slow down, Dad? Is she hurt?" He couldn't tell I was pregnant! That actually makes me feel good, because it must only be in my belly and hips (hence, easily camoflauged by the one pair of running shorts I have from my 30+ pounds days a few years ago) and not in my face and arms like I sort of fear.
I guess the whole being 5'8" thing is helping me out there.
Tomorrow, a swim with Canada Jenn, and Friday, my FIRST TRIBE GAME OF THE SEASON!!!
I am so going to eat a hot dog. And it's probably going to kill me to pass on the nice cold beer. I'll just have to imagine it.
This weekend I'll be paying forward some marathon karma as I work a water stop at the Cleveland Marathon to help out my buddy Courtney. She's running the marathon, AND organizing a team of kids from her school to do parts of it, too! So cool. It will be fun to see everyone out there! The weather, knock on wood, looks perfect for a marathon. Nice and cool, as opposed to today's 86 F!
DaisyDuc, I'll put special BQ Water in your cup! :)