I have been feeling pretty good with this pregnancy, even though I do seem more tired this time around. I have been to the doctor here once already and go in again soon. The last time I went in I had an ultrasound, and the technician was also 100% sure we are having a boy.
Being in Russia and going to the hospital is quite a bit different, as you can imagine, from being in the States.
One example… in the States you give a urine sample when you get to the doctors office before your appointment. Easy.
Here in Russia, after my last appointment they gave me a urine cup, to take home. And so they would have time to analyze the info, I need to take in the filled cup a few days before the appointment. So that’s what I did today.
I walked about 10 minutes to the needed bus stop, got on public transportation for about 30 minutes, then walked another 5 minutes to the hospital. Thankfully there is a girl at the hospital, who speaks English, who helps me pay, and find the right places I need to go. The filled urine cups sits on top of a piece of paper with some info in it, in a cabinet, at the end of the hallway. Yes, my name is on the cup, and it is firmly siting on top of MY piece of paper, but it baffles my mind how those cups don’t get mixed up.
Violet is super excited and cannot wait to have a baby brother. She loves babies and
I think she will be a good little helper to have around. She needed to hold her belly too.
Everything is going really good so far with baby #2, who they think is a girl and should be coming around October 1st. The pregnancy has been easy, just like it was with Violet. I’m starting to get more tired when we walk longer distances, but I’ve really enjoyed all the walking we do here on a daily basis.
Here is a picture they took at the hospital last week. It is the first 3d ultrasound that I’ve gotten to see. It isn’t the greatest picture, but it’s so amazing to see this kind of technology. At the time they were doing the ultrasound, we saw her sucking on her fingers. How cool is that?
So far we have not been able to come up with a name for her, it seems so much harder this time around. We are ready with a boy’s name, but need one for another girl. We are open to suggestions, so please email us, if you have any ideas. 🙂
And a few pictures of our other sweetie!