I've been taking a bit of a board break. Hearing about so many having losses and feeling sad for those mamas was making me too worried, like things were too fragile. I met with my midwife on Tuesday. Last time, I had an OB, so I am loving the personal care. Many people in my AP group have used this gal, so I know her ideals are in line with mine. I spent over an hour talking with her! I had a sono on Wednesday, just to reassure myself (again with the feeling fragile). I saw the baby move, heartbeat is 172. I kind of wish I hadn't had it, though. I'm measuring a week ahead and I'm positive on my dates. I'll have to wait until my next appointment to see if we can go by my dates or not. If nothing else, I'll know and can resist any pressure to induce based on the actual dates. They checked my progesterone levels, since I had an early loss before DS. Levels are good. I go back in 2 weeks to have them checked again. I feel good that they are being proactive with my care.
I got out a bunch of maternity things and washed them. They're hanging up in the other closet, waiting. I can still fit my regular clothes, but I feel really conspicuous. Most people, including our familes don't know yet and I'm not sure if DH is going to tell his family before Thanksgiving. I don't want to go, them not know and them talk about my big fat gut when I leave. I'm wanting to get some leggings and loose tunic type things, but I'm not having a lot of luck finding anything. There seem to be lots of sweaters, just not lots of shirts. I'm hoping to get these in regular, non-maternity sizing and use them for transitional before and after wear. Any suggestions? I've been to Target, Old Navy and my local mall.
I love the Merona Ultimate long sleeve t's. They are on sale through today for $8. I can usually wear these kind of shirts until 20ish weeks over though I have a baby belly now.