Friday, November 14, 2008

12 Weeks

I had my 12 week appointment yesterday and everything looks great. The baby's heart rate was in the 150's. I think it's a boy. Hannah's heart rate was always high and Micah's was low. Now I know it's completely a myth but based on my other's a boy. We'll know for sure when we do the 3D ultrasound but that's still two months away...if I can wait until I'm 20 weeks. I also haven't gained any weight yet, which I'm not surprised about. My appetite has been terrible. I'm am so ready to be able to really enjoy food again.

I think we've made some kind of plan for maternity leave which I am so relieved about. I just got my award for vacation next year and I got the last two weeks of April which works out perfect. I can work the first two weeks of April and then be off the last two and start my maternity leave in May. That gives me 6 weeks off until my due date. If all goes well I should be able to work until I'm 34 weeks without having to do light duty (office work) which I am really trying to avoid. Total I will be taking a 6 month leave of absence which will put me back to work in November. I plan to do standups in November and December so that I can be home most of the day. In January they will probably offer a leave of absence again and if we can afford it maybe I can take January and February off. So that's the plan for now. It make me so much more relaxed to have some sort of plan. Now I can start getting excited about this baby!


Brad Williams said...

Will you have the baby already so your post will actually be interesting. J/K See you tomorrow

Lisa Collinsworth Photography said...

I still don't believe it's a boy. I still think it's a girl. That heartrate stuff is so not accurate. Ethan's heartrate was always 165-170 and he's a boy!!! You CAN'T wait until 20 weeks...because I cannot wait that long to know!!!!!!!!!!!!!