Pregnancy by the numbers
41 weeks: current status. That makes me a week a late.
5: miles walked today in an effort to get the show on the road
26: pounds gained; doctor wanted me within the 15-25 pound range
9: weeks along when I bought/was given new bras for Christmas
17.5: weeks along when I bought my first pair or maternity jeans. I bought three more pairs.
4: maternity t-shirts or tank tops purchased. I was able to use pre-pregnancy tops or non maternity clothes in larger sizes.
1: maternity dress purchased. I lucked out when I learned that my mom had saved some of my clothes from before I lost weight 4 years ago. I gave her some of the clothes in better condition to give away, but she kept it. These outfits came in handy late in pregnancy. It also helped that my workplace is pretty casual so I didn’t need to get slacks or skirts.
10: names on the short lists for both boys and girls
2: names shared by members of The Roots
16: visits with my Ob/Gyn
1.6: miles from our apartment to the doctor’s office/hospital
2: unexpected trips to labor and delivery triage due to bleeding and lightheadedness. The latter was probably thanks to the whooping cough vaccine.
4: classes with Gwen, a health education nurse, on labor and delivery, caring for the baby, breast feeding and post partum care.
2: Saturday mornings spent in prepared childbirth classes.
23 weeks (almost): when I first felt him move
12 (at least): baby clothing items with Dodgers logos printed on them
0: Yankees gear
3: pairs of Spider-Man shoes
3: baby showers for Meatball (one hosted by my family; one was a small surprise at work on my last day; and one was at Sean’s office)
1: baby shower we did not attend. Sean’s parents hosted a baby shower in NY. We tried to Skype in, but there were technical difficulties.
8: bump photos posted to my Instagram account
0: legitimate cravings or food aversions
16: ice cream sandwiches consumed. I wouldn’t call it a craving, just something that sounded good.
1: ice cream sandwich from Diddy Riese