So, next week will be another gut wrenching, nail biter, but I will still love it. I will also say for the record, I love being the underdog.
Now to the baby news, and poll. Grant and I will find out on Tuesday December 9 what we will have. I of course just hope for a healthy happy baby! I do not care what it is. The large majority of my students, knowing nothing about me or my tendencies during this nauseating four months, think I will have a girl. I think that is just because I am such a girly girl. However, if you would like to make an informed decision, I will tell you what I have felt and eaten and any other information you may find useful. First, I have not had any specific on going cravings. I love biscuits in the mornings, cran-apple juice, oranges, peaches, salad with strawberries and pecans, as well as an occasional starburst. I have had no chocolate or really sweet cravings except for the peaches, which tend to come in heavy syrup in the little plastic containers. Oh, yes, I did like those decaf granitas from Barneys at the mall for a while. I have not been able to stomach chicken or steak or Mexican for the past three months, but I could eat chicken in small amounts on a bar-b-que sandwich. Now, I have been very sick, still feeling some of that each day, but nothing like what I was feeling from about week six to fifteen. The one time we got an actual heart rate it was about 140 or 145. We have heard it a few more times, but just with a monitor. I have lost a total of three pounds still, but my belly is just now starting to show a bit. I do not know how much others were showing at this time, which is 17 weeks, but I'd gladly have the big belly for a less nauseated day! Right now it is mostly from the belly button down, but all in the front. I have had some indigestion, sorry for being so honest, but that could be from the bodily changes and may impact your decisions. Ha, so now. Please cast your votes and I will update this blog on the 9th with the news! Thanks!