Tuesday, December 27, 2011

10 weeks

Gosh, I can't believe I'm already 10 weeks.  Things continue to go well.  I had an ultrasound this week and the baby is growing very rapidly.  S/he is already measuring 11 weeks, 2 days, a full week ahead (I'm 10 weeks, 3 days today).  You can see a big difference in the ultrasound compared to last week.  In the top left picture, the baby's head is to the left and its hands are in front of its face!  Due to the quick growth, they wanted to push up my NT scan from January 9 to sometime next week, however the fertility doc has no openings next week.  So, I may see if my regular OB can do it.  My NT scan will be my last appt with the RE!  I'll see my regular OB for the first time on Thursday.  I still can't believe this is real.

As far as symptoms go, I'm feeling pretty good.  I've had passing nausea, but nowhere near the point of vomiting.  I've been very lucky.  I'm not showing yet and am still in regular clothes, though they are getting a bit tighter.  I bought a belly band yesterday, as well as a new bra from the maternity store.  It was weird to buy a nursing bra!  I'm glad I did, though, as it's a better fit and very supportive.  
I hope you all had a wonderful holiday and wishing you all the best for the New Year.  I really, really appreciate all your support, cheerleading and good wishes!


Wednesday, December 21, 2011

It's a baby!

 We've officially graduated from "blob" to "baby" status!


Tuesday, December 13, 2011

8 week ultrasound

**Warning: There will be lots of pregnancy talk in this blog from here on out.  I understand if you don't want to read or want to unsubscribe.  I'm not going to post a disclaimer every week, so consider this a general disclaimer.**

This morning I had my 8 week ultrasound.  I must admit, I'm loving these weekly ultrasounds.  I have very few symptoms, so by the end of the week I always feel worried that maybe something is wrong.  The small amount of nausea I felt over the last few weeks is totally gone.  I have a good appetite and energy level.  If it weren't for the fact that my boobs have gone up nearly a cup size and are intermittently sore, I wouldn't "feel" pregnant at all.  So, it's always a relief to go for the ultrasound and see that everything is right on schedule. 

This week, the nurse doing the ultrasound couldn't get a good measurement.  The baby is obviously much bigger than last week and the heartbeat looks great, but the baby is kind of crammed in the corner of my uterus, so she couldn't get a good shot of its full length.  She tried and tried, but every measurement was coming up 7w4d.   The doctor and regular ultrasound tech weren't there, so she's going to show the doctor the picture and see if I should come back for another scan.  She doesn't seem too worried, though.  This week you can see the edges of the amniotic sac.  Hopefully next week the baby will have moved away from the uterine wall to get a better view!

Friday, December 9, 2011

Still going strong..

Sorry for the late update.  It's been a busy week and I'm currently basking in the Florida sun for the weekend!  We have to get these trips in while we can.  Everything is going great.  I saw and heard the heartbeat last week and everything is measuring right on schedule.  Pic below - it's still a blob, but a growing blob.  I'll be 8 weeks tomorrow!