Monday, November 30, 2009

I can't believe it! Week 14!

I can't believe that we have made it to the second trimester! It seems surreal that it has taken years to get to this point. Now we have a little one growing and are out of the high risk for miscarriage. Thank you, God, for this blessing.

Morning sickness and food aversion are still hanging around. They are not as bad as weeks 6-9, but they have not made an exit yet. This week my appetite has really kick up a notch. Even though I still don't like many things, I feel very hungry. After I have eaten, and still feel hungry, I have been drinking water to try to fill myself. That has been working somewhat. Also, this week my sex drive has revved up. I'm sure DH is thrilled about that. I really wasn't interested in sex during the first trimester, but did it anyway. Now I am the pursuer. It's pretty funny. Twice a day is not out of the norm for us. I know too much info.

I haven't really bought anything for the baby yet. A couple of weeks ago, I saw a sale on diapers and bought a pack. I told myself that after 12 weeks that I would start picking up a couple of things here and there, but for some reason I'm not really interested yet.

Everything went well on the NT screening. Baby was measuring right on target. The baby was moving around, sucking his/her thumb, and giving the sonographer a hard time being so busy. Baby looks perfect with a perfect little face and all of it's parts. The chance of downs was 1 in 6000 for it's measurement and I couldn't be happier!

Monday, November 23, 2009

Week 13: Peach!

On Wednesday, we have our nuchal translucency screening. I'm looking forward to seeing how much the little one has grown! DH has to work that day, so my dad is going with me. Can't wait!

A little about baby at week 13...
Your fetus is forming teeth and vocal cords... savor this, their non-functional phase. Baby is approaching normal proportions, with a head now only one third the size of the body. Intestines are in the process of moving from the umbilical cord to baby's tummy. (Much more convenient.)


Monday, November 09, 2009

Sweet sounds

Our doctors appointment today went well. The doctor said that he may not be able to find the heartbeat, but as soon as he put the Doppler on my stomach we heard the sweetest sound. Little baby's heart was beating away. In the back of my mind, I have been scared that the next time we checked for the heartbeat it wouldn't be there. I have no basis for the thoughts, though, being that we haven't been here since DS. So, it is a happy day for us!

Sunday, November 08, 2009

Week 11: Lime!

A little about baby this week....


Your fetus currently enjoys a 1:1 ratio between body and head, and has skin so transparent that blood vessels show right through. But, fingers and toes are no longer webbed, and hair follicles, tooth buds and nail beds are forming -- setting up a significantly more attractive future.

Wednesday, November 04, 2009

We're in week 10!

Everything seems to be moving along as it should. I can't wait for our next OB appointment on Monday. It will be reassuring to hear the baby's heartbeat to know that everything is still progressing. It is hard to go from getting seen so often by the doctor to now having an appointment every 4 weeks!

A couple of weeks ago the extreme fatigue that I was feeling subsided, but now it is starting to kick back in again. Monday is the last day of progesterone supplementation. These suppositories have been really messy! Our next peak into the womb will be on 11/25 for our Nuchal Translucency screening. We will be in the 13th week. I can't wait to see you again little one!