My evenings have been really bad lately. I don’t get morning sickness at all. I get evening sickness. And I’m feeling overweight and frumpy. So today I got Kellianne (perhaps the best artist/hairstylist there is) to give me a new haircut. Somehow, this woman always manages find my natural curls. I simply have to figure out how to do this. Here is a picture of the new me. I hope it fools ones eyes away from the expanding inner tube that was once my midsection. (She says this as she eats fries dipped in peppercorn ranch dressing.)
Also, I submitted a picture to JPG Magazine. I really am not asking for pity votes because, well, some of the pictures on there are truly outstanding. BUT! If you like this one for the theme Elegance well, hell, I won’t complain.
Overall, I’m in a really good, lucky mood today even if I feel a little ill. I got my Ultra Screen test results back yesterday and it looks like everything is really awesome. My baby isn’t going to have DS. I’m going to have the Quad Screen (because it’s free and offered by my regular doctor) but it looks like I’ll skip the Amnio entirely.
I cannot even begin to tell you how happy this has made me. Like everyone else in the world, I really want to have a healthy baby. Yesterday was a big day for me. And I’m sure this won’t be the last blurb about it because the whole testing thing has plagued me for months. I have worried myself sick over genetic testing for reasons I won’t go into on here, yet – maybe never. (Just remember this: never, ever read stuff on the Internet when you’re trying to get pregnant or are newly pregnant. It’s downright scary out there. If you’re prone to worry, stay away from the Internet and books.)
Edited to add: I wrote a really long article about genentic testing on pregnant women. Please see it if you’re interested.