Monday, November 19, 2012

Second Trimester

It's been 2 weeks since I last wrote here; sorry about that!

There's not a whole lot to update with, honestly. Last Wednesday I had an OB appointment and we heard the baby's heartbeat (it was about 148 bpm, which is good). I found out I didn't gain any weight in the month since my last appointment, which puts my first trimester weight gain at 3 pounds. I'm happy with that, it's not excessive weight gain. I wasn't skinny to begin with, so I need to try not to gain a huge amount with this pregnancy in order to stay healthy.

I'm currently 14 weeks 4 days pregnant. Today I finally got my copy of the book, "What To Expect When You're Expecting", out of our closet. I hadn't looked at it since we started TTC. For some reason I didn't feel compelled to get it out until today. Being pregnant still feels a little surreal to me, probably in part because I haven't had that many symptoms. I'm so relieved to be in the second trimester, although it's confusing to know exactly when that starts - some say 12 weeks, some 13 and some 14. Regardless of which week it actually starts, I'm in it now and that makes me very happy!

In early December I have to go to the OB office for another blood draw, then on 12/11 I see my OB again. By then I'll be almost 18 weeks along. Our anatomy scan should be around 20 weeks, which puts us just after Christmas. I'll be scheduling it at my next OB appointment.

I keep dreaming that the baby is a girl. My hubby had the same kind of dream recently too. I know dreams probably don't mean anything, and they're certainly not a good way to predict gender, but I can't shake the feeling that it's a girl. Of course I could be completely wrong! We're hoping to find out at our anatomy scan, if the baby cooperates!  :)

Monday, November 5, 2012

NT scan update (updated)

We had our NT scan this morning. I was soooo nervous beforehand, but it went really well! We got to hear our baby's heartbeat for the first time - it was 158 bpm today, which is great :)

There was no sign of any abnormalities at all - baby has a nasal bone and the NT measurement was 2mm, which is well within normal range.

Baby is measuring 12 weeks 6 days, and I'm 12 weeks 4 days. We're very happy with that!

We saw the heart, brain, kidneys, stomach and even a tiny hand! It was a truly amazing experience. The tech couldn't be certain, but thinks the baby might be a girl. We don't have any preference, but I've been thinking girl for a while. We'll see at our 18-20 week scan, anyway!

We're in love :)

Looked like baby was waving!

Edited 11/6/12 to add: I completely forgot to write about my SCH yesterday, but I'm very happy to report that it's gone now. What a relief! :)

Thursday, November 1, 2012

12 weeks!

I'm 12 weeks pregnant today! This is a day I feared would never come. So far, all appears to be going well and we're so thankful. In 4 days we'll see our baby on ultrasound for the second time. We're hoping for great news - that our baby still has a strong heartbeat, that he or she has grown appropriately in the 4 weeks between ultrasounds, and that everything looks good. I'm also hoping my SCH has gone away, or at least not grown at all.

Hopefully our baby will be moving around at the scan - I can't wait to see that! Of course we're hoping he/she won't be moving too much for the scan to be completed, though. I hope the ultrasound tech will give us a picture or two, as well.

I finish my progesterone supplements tonight, which admittedly makes me a little nervous, but I think everything will be OK.

As far as symptoms go I'm still tired and I have occasional nausea, but it's nothing bad. I have to say I've been very lucky - I haven't thrown up once. That's pretty unbelievable, because I honestly expected to be constantly sick!