Friday, January 22, 2010

8 week OB appointment and 1st Belly Pic

Sorry it took so long for me to update about the appointment. It went great. Dr. W was so thrilled for us. I really love him as my dr. I know he may or may not be the one to deliver me but he's awesome and he's so calm and reassuring it reassures me. The appointment was really good. I didn't get a u/s b/c they only do them at the main office :( But I will get one at my 12 week appointment which will be awesome.

Dr. said things looked great they did adjust my edd to August 31, 2010 depending on how the baby measures at the u/s. I'm guessing that's going to be accurate or close enough they won't change it, I've measured right at or one day off that edd at the other 2 u/s.

I took my first Belly pic the day of the appointment and thought I'd add it here! I can't believe how much of a belly I already have, I'm still crazy bloated.

I'm starting pregnancy yoga tomorrow morning and I can't wait! I'm hoping it'll help w/ my worrying, and help me be healthy and loose for delivery.

Monday, January 18, 2010

week 8

How your baby's growing:
New this week: Webbed fingers and toes are poking out from your baby's hands and feet, his eyelids practically cover his eyes, breathing tubes extend from his throat to the branches of his developing lungs, and his "tail" is just about gone. In his brain, nerve cells are branching out to connect with one another, forming primitive neural pathways. You may be daydreaming about your baby as one sex or the other, but the external genitals still haven't developed enough to reveal whether you're having a boy or a girl. Either way, your baby — about the size of a kidney bean — is constantly moving and shifting, though you still can't feel it.

Things are good, I'm really excited about our first ob appointment on Weds.
My mom has started looking at baby bedding which is cool.
Morning Sickness and just plan tiredness are still hanging around but it's actually reassuring me that everything is fine.
I started using a pregnancy organizer/journal this week and it felt a little weird but I keep thinking at some point I just have to have faith that everything is going to be fine and quit worrying about what might go wrong.
So that's the update for this week!

Friday, January 15, 2010

U/S 2

7 weeks 1 day
I'm finally getting this up. Here's the u/s from Weds. I'll add last weeks tonight.
I'm so glad we get a long weekend this weekend. :)

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

2nd U/S :)

Was great. Baby is measuring 7 weeks 1 day and the heart was beating away. I'm being released to the OB and have my first appointment next Weds. It's amazing how much the baby had grown in just 1 week.

It's starting to seem like this is really going to happen.

The best part was that JK had her baby Monday and I was able to be 100% happy for her. There wasn't even a little part of me that was sad or less than thrilled. It was so wonderful to be able to fully enjoy that w/ no IF crap spoiling it.

I'll try to actually put up the u/s pics tonight. Sorry I failed last week but I'll try to get one of those up too.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Week 7

How your baby's growing:
The big news this week: Hands and feet are emerging from developing arms and legs — although they look more like paddles at this point than the tiny, pudgy extremities you're daydreaming about holding and tickling. Technically, your baby is still considered an embryo and has something of a small tail, which is an extension of her tailbone. The tail will disappear within a few weeks, but that's the only thing getting smaller. Your baby has doubled in size since last week and now measures half an inch long, about the size of a blueberry.

If you could see inside your womb, you'd spot eyelid folds partially covering her peepers, which already have some color, as well as the tip of her nose and tiny veins beneath parchment-thin skin. Both hemispheres of your baby's brain are growing, and her liver is churning out red blood cells until her bone marrow forms and takes over this role. She also has an appendix and a pancreas, which will eventually produce the hormone insulin to aid in digestion. A loop in your baby's growing intestines is bulging into her umbilical cord, which now has distinct blood vessels to carry oxygen and nutrients to and from her tiny body.

As for symptoms morning sickness has hit. It's mainly in the evening though so it's all right. It's actually reassuring. I can't wait to go back for our next u/s.

I switched to PEO this week and OMG it's so awesome. It's so thin it doesn't sting and I get to use a much thinner needle. I love it. That's it for now!

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

We have a Heartbeat!

U/S went great, we saw a nice heartbeat, we didn't get bpm but it was flickering away.

Baby was measuring at 6 weeks, had a nice yolk sac, and gestational sac looked good according to the Nurse Practitioner.

I can actually breath now. It finally feels like this is really happening!

I think I've been waiting for this to get REALLY excited. Anyway, off to try and focus at work, don't see it happening but I'm going to try!

ETA: I scanned the us pics at work but they're in pdf and won't upload so I can't put them up. I'll take a pic or something and add them later today!

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

U/S tomorrow!

Since we’re supposed to get snow and ice Friday and I panicked at the possibility of the clinic being closed Friday and us not getting our U/S (not to mention just being impatient) and I moved it up to tomorrow.

I’m really scared, excited, and everything else. On the one hand if we see the heartbeat it’ll be a huge relief, but if not…

I’m thinking positive that we’ll see the heartbeat and I’ll be able to relax and enjoy the National Championship Thursday night w/o worrying which will be great. I keep telling myself that everything’s going to be fine and I’ll just get to relax a couple days early.

Anyway, good thoughts/prayers/ppv for a healthy heartbeat appreciated!

Monday, January 4, 2010

Waiting, Waiting, Waiting

Things are fine here, at least as far as I know. I’m antsy and nervous about Friday of course. I have no reason to worry but I’m SOOO scared we won’t see a heartbeat Friday. I think part of it is I’m just so tired, We went non-stop from the weekend before Christmas to this past Sunday.

I finally got a day at home to just relax yesterday which was nice but not enough. I’m trying not to think about it too much b/c worrying is pointless but I can’t help it.

I really wish I could just fast forward to Friday already and know. I’ll breath so much easier once we see the heartbeat. I really hate the 2ww, remind me that waiting till Friday when I’m 6weeks 6 days is the smart thing to do, cause right now I’m dying to move it up to Weds since the clinic just said someitme this week and sent an undated lab slip.

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Week 6

How your baby's growing:
This week's major developments: The nose, mouth, and ears that you'll spend so much time kissing in eight months are beginning to take shape. If you could see into your uterus, you'd find an oversize head and dark spots where your baby's eyes and nostrils are starting to form. His emerging ears are marked by small depressions on the sides of the head, and his arms and legs by protruding buds. His heart is beating about 100 to 160 times a minute — almost twice as fast as yours — and blood is beginning to course through his body. His intestines are developing, and the bud of tissue that will give rise to his lungs has appeared. His pituitary gland is forming, as are the rest of his brain, muscles, and bones. Right now, your baby is a quarter of an inch long, about the size of a lentil bean.