Apologies for my three month absence - and after I was doing so well with my two-posts-a-month goal, too. Ah well.
The good news is I haven't been completely lazy and negligent this whole time - though it would certainly have looked that way had you wandered into our place anytime in the past few months and found me and two cats draped across the couch or curled up in bed. We've been working on a new project and I have to admit, it just plain wore me out.
Now, though, I've gotten my energy back so I'm going to take advantage and start catching up on the piles of unfinished everything sitting around.
So, yes, to put it out there - baby. First week of November!
We're not sure on boy or girl as the little thing is exceedingly uncooperative every time we get an ultrasound.
We've found a great doctor here which has made the whole thing more enjoyable. Yesterday he was trying to determine the baby's boy-girlness yet again, and once more getting no cooperation. After about 15 minutes of checking and measuring various things he said he needed to wait for the baby to change position, and while we waited he was going to check on another patient. Turning to Mr K and holding out the wand, he said, "Here - you ultrasound for a little while." And with that, we got to spend the next 15-20 minutes just looking on our own, which was a ton of fun.
In general, I get the feeling that everything is more relaxed and sane here. I've never been pregnant in the US, of course, so I can only go on the stories I hear from other people and things I read, but I've been very happy with the level of care we've received combined with the down-to-earth nature of the advice I get. "Eat healthy, stay active."
And with that, I'm off to grab a snack and go for a little walk.