Saturday, January 29, 2011

11 Weeks and OB appointment!

How Far Along: 11 weeks

How Big is The Baby: About the size of a lime. Weighing in around .25 ounces.

Total Weight Gain: Went to the OB this week and got weighed in. About 7lbs.

Maternity Clothes: BE band.... it is sooooo annoying. Time to get some maternity pants because I am SICK AND TIRED of pulling it down every time I move.

Sleep: Not sleeping well at all.

GENDER: Dying to know!!!

Movement: We got to see more movement on the ultrasound at exactly 11 weeks. It is SO neat to see.

Food Cravings: Still craving sweets, and ice cream which I normally dont even like. Sour patch blue raspberries and cherries are god's gift to my pregnancy.

What I Miss: Deli meat, seafood, sleep, not peeing every 2 seconds...... and maybe sangria ;)

What I'm looking forward to: My NT scan on wednesday!!!! Also have a visit with my nurse practitioner at the OBs office that day so I am excited to meet her.

Milestones: Seeing our first 3D ultrasound pictures of our baby. We are so in love.

Symptoms: Still extreme exhaustion, craving sweets, not sleeping well, moody as heck, indigestion.

Recap of our OB appointment:
First we had an ultrasound and got to see our first 3D images of our baby. Then we got to meet our OB. Let me tell you, I really really liked her. She was young and friendly and I was really happy that I was referred to her. We went through the family history and our ttc history. Everything seemed to be going really well.

The only thing that she did mention was that the ultrasound tech took a quick measurement of the nuchal fold (which they test in the NT scan) and she said that it appeared to be thicker than they like to see which can indicate an issue. She said not to worry yet and to wait and see what happens at the NT scan.

Without further ado here is our baby:

Thursday, January 27, 2011

OB appointment in the morning

Tomorrow morning we have an ultrasound at 8am and then we have our first appointment with our obstetrician at 8:40. We have never met this OB before, she was referred to me by my wonderful RE. If she is anything like Dr.J I know that I will love her. I cant believe that all of this is happening and we are going to an OB tomorrow like normal people. Will I ever actually feel like a normal pregnant lady? Probably not but this is one step towards normalcy.

Cant wait to see our little baby at 11w0d tomorrow. We are so in love with the baby already <3

Saturday, January 22, 2011

10 Week Update & Ultrasound!

How Far Along: 10 Weeks (10 weeks one day when writing this/ 10w0d in picture)

How Big is The Baby: 2.5 Inches long

Total Weight Gain: Probably still about 2 pounds. The real weighing will begin at the OB this coming friday.

Maternity Clothes: No, but I do where a BE Band because my pants wont button. Last week they just felt painful if buttoned and now the button wont reach.

Sleep: Not sleeping well but super tired all day

GENDER: Dont know. I still think girl but after out u/s one of the nurses said it looks like a boy to her. Also Justin's Grandmother told me she has been having dreams that it is a boy.

Movement: We SAW movement on the ultrasound (so cool!) but I wont feel it for a while yet.

Food Cravings: Sweet things. I HAD to have a nerd blizzard from Dairy Queen last night and luckily Kelli went and indulged with me! <3

What I Miss: Having energy!!!!!!! I stayed up later than normal last night and I am SO tired today and totally paying for it.

What I'm looking forward to: Meeting the OB next week and having another ultrasound! Also knowing the baby's gender so I can start planning better.

Milestones: Double digits (as in how many weeks) and seeing the baby move!

Symptoms: Still extreme exhaustion, craving sweets, not sleeping well, moody as heck!, heartburn.

It was, BY FAR, the best ultrasound yet. It was so amazing to see that in two weeks the baby had grown that much and looks like a baby now. The heart was beating away at 177bpm again. He/she was moving and waving his/her arms and legs around. It was so special. Justin even took a video of the baby moving around with my phone. We are so blessed to have this baby growing inside of me and we are NOT taking it for granted. After everything that we have been through it just amazes me that this is happening. Its days like yesterday that make me SO thankful that we didnt give up, I truly felt that we may never see what we saw yesterday so it is unexplainable how much it meant to us.

For Justin it made the whole thing so much more real. It isnt a growing blob anymore its a little baby moving around in there. He immediately said "CAN YOU FEEL THAT?!"..... so cute.

We have our first appointment with our OB next friday and we will have an ultrasound then too (at 11 weeks) then our NT scan at the RE the next wednesday. We will be seeing a lot of the baby in the next two weeks and we are so excited!

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

9 Weeks

I was actually 9 weeks pregnant last friday but I didnt have a chance to post this. I have been going crazy with school work and have been neglecting my blog. From now on I will be posting this progress survey weekly!!!

How Far Along: 9 Weeks

How Big is The Baby: 1 to 1.5 inches long from crown to rump (not counting leg length obviously)

Total Weight Gain: I havent been good about weighing myself at home. I figured they will will start when I finally see the OB at 11 weeks because the RE hasnt weighed me. I think I have gained about 2 pounds.

Maternity Clothes: No. I do use a BE Band because it isnt possible to button my jeans comfortably.

Sleep: I wake up a LOT at night, especially to pee. Also I wake up early and cant get back to sleep.

GENDER: dont know yet but I CANT WAIT =)

Movement: not for a while.

Food Cravings: Milk and candy.... why couldnt I crave something healthy?! Haha. Oh yeah, I crave hot dogs too and im not allowed to eat them =(

What I Miss: Sangria and red wine. Seafood because I love all seafood and most of all HOT DOGS! all I want are hot dogs.

What I'm looking forward to: Our ultrasound on 12/21 @ 10 weeks!!!!!

Milestones: This week the baby went from being an embryo to being a fetus.

Symptoms: EXHAUSTION, peeing alllll the time, mood swings/ super emotional, sore butt form still being on PIO, heartburn, slight nausea, not sleeping well.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

2011 is Kicking My Butt!

First, I am so so sorry to all my readers that I have been neglecting my blog! I promise I dont mean to. I started grad school on january 3rd and it is KILLING me... I mean taking every waking moment of life from me and stressing me out! I have vowed to dro pout daily and had a million mini-breakdowns but here I am, still in it!

Update: We had an ultrasound last friday at 8 weeks. Snowflake still didnt look much like a baby to me and really in one of the pictures looks like a toucan so I am more excited for our 10week ultrasound where we will see snowflake move around and look like a baby!

Here is an 8 week ultrasound picture of snowflake with his/her little heart beating away at 177 bpm!
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I have been feeling exhausted (which is really an understatement), nausea at night (but not too bad), bloated, thirsty, having a good amount of acid reflux and all in all I am LOVING EVERY SECOND OF IT. I love being pregnant. I am so thankful to be exhausted and yucky feeling because I was so scared that I may never feel any of this.

Now, off to watch a lecture- ugh!