Sunday, May 25, 2008

Thank God for Second Trimesters...

My week 13 bump...

It's like a little slice of more nausea, welcome back energy, and bring on the baby bump! I feel SO much better, I'm actually able to do housework again and I have a little bump to show the world why I haven't felt so great for the last 12 weeks! I'm loving week 13!! Still not sure about my wardrobe and moving into the next stage of clothing, so, for now, I'm down to 3 pairs of pants I can wear to work, which is definitely testing my creativity of outfits each day. Tony and I are leaving for the beach in about two weeks, so my next challenge will be finding some "beachy/vacation" clothes and a swimsuit...yikes! We'll see how that goes...

Baby seems to be growing and growing, I find myself getting anxious for baby to get big enough that I can feel it moving, it'll be so exciting! One of my books says baby is about 3 inches long and about the size of a peach...we've come a long way since the olive stage!

I went to the doctor this past week to have my throid levels checked, which was the initial reason we weren't able to have children right away...and everything is perfect! I have to go in for continuous checks every 6 weeks until the baby is born, small price to pay to be able to carry this little miracle! What a blessing!!

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Baby's 12 Week Pictures...

Baby is taking up lots more room than the first set of pictures...growing!!!

An interesting picture of the bone structure of baby's head/face

This one is my favorite, you can see baby's little arms and legs...
but the best part is, baby did a flip between pictures, now baby's head is on the right which it definitely wasn't in the first two...pretty amazing!!!

12 Week Checkup!

Well, Tony and I went in for our twelve week checkup yesterday and we have all good things to report!! The doctor had a hard time finding the baby's heartbeat at first, which was a little scary. Tony and I probably had looks of horror on our faces, even though I have read in EVERY pregnancy book I have that it is not uncommon to not be able to pick up the baby's heartbeat externally at 12 weeks. Still...we were slightly panicked.

So, having a difficult baby pays off, because we got an ultrasound out of it! Nevermind that we will get billed for that later, what matters is that the baby is happy and healthy...yes, happy, we saw it with our own eyes. Our little one was moving around like CRAZY, it was the coolest thing to watch. The nurse got us some great pictures, and we did hear the heartbeat 154 beats per minute, baby is doing just fine!!!

As far as mommy is concerned, they did have to take my blood pressure twice, no worries, thank goodness, but the first time was a little higher than they wanted it to be, but by the time I left both numbers were below the normal standards. Whew!

I've also managed to gain 8 lbs, which I'm pretty happy with, I've been eating SOOO much lately, and the doctor seemed okay with it. So that was good too!! And...I managed to polish off a whole box of Scooby Doo Macaroni & Cheese all by myself for dinner tonight...impressive!!

Tony and I are headed to Hocking Hills, OH tomorrow for a couple of days to celebrate our upcoming 4 year anniversary. We had no idea when we booked the cabin I would be 3 months much for me enjoying the hot tub! But, I do get a pregnancy massage out of the deal, which I am stoked for, so that will be nice! It'll be good to get away just the two of us, we'll appreciate this time we have now more and more as November 28th gets closer and closer...

All good things to report!!!

Friday, May 9, 2008

How big is mommy...

Week 8

Week 9

Week 10

Week 11

In the spirit of graduation season...

Baby has officially graduated from an embryo to a fetus at the end of week 10! So, here we are at week 11 and it's hard to believe I am a week away from the end of my first trimester. According to the books, baby is about 1 3/4 inches long and about the size of a large lime...lime's must be smaller than I am thinking they are, I'll have to check one out next time I'm in the produce aisle at Giant Eagle I guess. At any rate, baby should be starting to open and close it's fists and is moving around pretty freely in it's comfy little womb. Yeah, baby!!

As far as mommy goes...or grows...yikes on the wardrobe! I had a couple days this week of "outfit crisis on my way out the door and almost late for work"...but I ended up dressed everyday and that's what really matters! Thank goodness Tony took me shopping last weekend, I'm thinking that was only the first of many trips to buy the next size up in EVERYTHING!! Gotta love pregnancy...and I really, really do love it. What an adventure this has been and there is so much more to come!