Those of you who are paying close attention may have noticed that the ticker at the top of the page has been set back two days. Today at my midwife appointment, I found out that my due date is probably going to be June 7 or later, rather than June 5. Not that it's that big of a difference, but it is interesting to me. From the very beginning when I was asked by my midwife when I thought the due date was (because she actually trusts my charting, unlike my family doctor), I told her that it was either June 5 or June 7. Well, it turns out that it is June 7 and the baby is at a perfect developmental stage for that date.
Other than that, there's not too much to report from the appointment. I am healthy and the baby's heartbeat is still going strong. One interesting thing is the growth of my uterus over the past month--I didn't realize how big it had gotten until my midwife showed me where it is. At my last appointment she showed it to me just right above my pubic bone and it was very hard to find. Today it was all the way up to the middle of my abdomen and I could feel it right away. The position of it now made it very easy for Elizabeth to find the baby's heartbeat with the doppler. There was none of that searching around for it like last time, and it also seemed much louder to me.
Within the next four weeks I'm going to be having another ultrasound. I'm not sure when yet, as Elizabeth is going to schedule it for me. This will be the big gender-determining ultrasound, as long as the baby cooperates. I will be sure to post about it as soon as I know.
Other than that, I feel like I'm just as busy now as I was during the last few weeks of school, even though I'm supposed to be on "holidays". I have some transcription work to do which I'm actually being paid for so I am spending my days in front of the computer typing nutrition lectures. It's pretty interesting, actually, though it would be much more pleasant if the audio quality of the files I was given was better. The first lecture I transcribed was absolute torture because I could barely understand anything and so had to guess and go back and listen to passages over and over again which was very time consuming. The second one was much better and I found myself very interested in what the speaker was talking about, so the work went by quickly. If anyone needs to know anything about Calcium, Magnesium and Vitamin D deficiencies, just ask.
Oh, there are a few things from the beginning of this week that sort of got skipped over because of my tight schedule with these lectures. On Wednesday I did make it down to the University of Toronto on time with my graduate school application package, so I will be considered for next year. I still have 2 or 3 applications to prepare over the next month, but I feel a lot more confident about preparing them after having this first one out of the way (even though I have no idea if I've prepared a satisfactory application at all). The second thing is that I finally got my wedding ring resized, as Tim mentioned, and I am very happy with it. It looks so great. What I ended up getting is a sort of "inner layer" of silver and silver rims to go inside and around my titanium ring. The inner layer brought my ring down from a size 8.25 to a size 6. It looks a little bit more "hefty" than a traditional women's wedding band, but I love it. It's very original and sustantial feeling. Oh, and Wolfgang (Sandro's friend and the jeweller who did this for me) polished the ring up beautifully, even the titanium, so it's nice and shiny. Now hopefully my fingers don't swell up too much over the next few months so that I'm not able to wear my nice new ring--though there is a bit of room, which Wolfgang suggested might be good for the summer months.
Well, I'm off to bed. I've got yet another busy day tomorrow with an absolutely full schedule. I must finish at least one more lecture, make a curry, bake some stolen and then in the evening Tim and I are off to yet another Christmas party. 'Tis the season for even the anti-social hermits to come out of the woodwork, I guess.