I woke up very early this morning 6:30 am to be exact. I’ve been having trouble sleeping lately because I’m getting bigger and the bed is staying the same size. We currently have a full-sized bed, add a full-sized woman and full-sized man, the bed is a full size too small! I’m tall, 6’1″, and although my feet don’t hang off the bed, my arms do which makes me sleep with them scrunched up near my body and that is reeking havoc on my shoulders. I even had him switch places with me last night because the left shoulder was calling it quits. Today I made it known that all I want for Christmas is a new bed.
I don’t really know what to do with myself in the day time. We ran all of our errands this morning, ate lunch and now I’m just sitting around. He’s playing a video game. We’re both night people. We both work at night, I cook and clean at night, and I just don’t really ‘wake up’ until the sun goes down. Also now that we are nine hours ahead of the US, night-time is when we can make business calls and talk to friends and family. Dawn is our usual bed time. If we both didn’t love garlic so much, I swear we were vampires…well besides that whole, not craving blood thing…
Annnnyways, in baby news, I’m now 20 weeks, the official half-way mark. WOOO! I’ll try my best to take and post new bump pictures tomorrow.
The baby is growing like crazy, but thankfully I haven’t put on too much extra weight, although my appetite is now in overdrive, so we’ll see what happens there. I have just started to grow out of my clothes believe it or not. Tomorrow we’re going to go buy my first pair of maternity pants, although I’m dubious about our ability to find a pair long enough for me, Turkish women are fucking tiny. I’m also anxiously awaiting the bra extenders that my mom has mailed me, anything mailed takes at least two weeks. My cup size is still the same but the chest circumference is not. I’m going to try to put off buying new bras as long as possible.
On the medical front, we decided together not to go through with the Down Syndrome screening that the doctor scheduled. I came to this decision on my own after doing some research, discussed it with the hubs, and he agreed. First of all, I’m at a very low risk time in my life. If I was over 35, I would definitely go through with it, but I’m 25, and the risk of having a Downs baby right now is very minimal. Second, the blood test is known to sometimes result in a false positive, and the only test they can do to actually confirm it is an amniocentesis, which I will NOT do. Third, all of the other tests and sonograms have looked totally normal, another reason to believe that we are not at risk. Fourth, and most importantly, there is nothing that can be prevented or treated, nothing would change. She is our baby and she is already loved no matter what, nothing can change that either.
I think we finally decided on a name and middle name, but I’m keeping that under wraps for now. Gotta have a little mystery! 😉
Now for a fun survey that Leese tagged me on over at her blog. If you want to take it, please do! I’m too lazy too tag people right now.
This is a one-word answer survey, uh oh, I’m gonna try…
1. Where is your cell phone? HUSBAND
2. Your hair? THINNING
3. Your mother? SAINT
4. Your father? SWEETHEART
5. Your favorite food? CHICKENNUGGETS
6. Your dream last night? RANDOM
7. Your favorite drink? MILK
8. Your dream/goal? TRAVEL
9. What room are you in? BEDROOM
10. Your hobby? DRAWING
11. Your fear? POVERTY
12. Where do you want to be in 6 years? TRAVELING
13. Where were you last night? BED
14. Something that you aren’t? MEAN
15. Muffins? BLUEBERRY
16. Wish list item? BED!
17. Where did you grow up? AUSTIN
18. Last thing you did? PIZZA
19. What are you wearing? CAPRIS
20. Your TV? NONE
21. Your pets? STATESIDE
22. Friends? MANY
23. Your life? UNPREDICTABLE
24. Your mood? CALM
25. Missing someone? EVERYONE
26. Vehicle? NONE
27. Something you’re not wearing? BRA
28. Your favorite store? DIESEL
29. Your favorite color? PURPLE
30. When was the last time you laughed? DAILYSHOW
31. Last time you cried? HORMONES
32. Your best friend? TORI
33. One place that I go to over and over? GROCERY
34. One person who emails me regularly? MOM
35. Favorite place to eat? HOME
Okay… so now I have to tag 6 people: Consider yourself tagged!