Monday, August 27, 2012

Happy Little Gummy Bear ~ 14 weeks

Hello again!
Today was our 14 week appointment and sonogram! I can't believe how quickly this is going!

First, I'll update you on the past couple weeks, then we'll move to the appointment goodies.

*Flips, Flops, And Flutters*
With my first pregnancy I didn't feel any movement til around 17 weeks, he was dancing to a song- that to this day he still loves. My second, I felt around 14 weeks. I actually didn't think it was possible to feel them any sooner, and thought everyone who said they did just had gas... Until now! At 12wks3d I got the tiniest flip flop and flutter while laying in bed shortly after waking up that morning. It was SO cool! I totally believe, now! I texted Katie and let her know her little one was a little gymnast now. For the next 10 or so days, I only felt it when laying very still before or after sleeping really, and it brought me much peace of mind that things were going as they should. A few days ago while sitting in the car, I felt it a bit stronger than I had been. I couldn't help but verbally acknowledge it in the car. My husband thought I was strange when I said "Hello, Baby!" out of the blue. Since then, it's been a regular happening while sitting down either at the computer or in the car, and still while in bed.

*Maternity clothes could not have come sooner*
For the past few weeks, even though I've been pretty sick and have lost 14lbs since getting pregnant, my pants have not fit right and felt downright uncomfortable. So I went shopping online early last week. When I put them on after receiving them, it was like my tummy said a big "Thank you!" and I've been in them ever since. So, while I don't have *much* to show for it, there's definitely been some tummy growth. I even took my first belly pic when I put the new clothes on, on Friday.

13wks6d "Belly" Shot

The lower part, where I have my hand is baby belly... never mind above that ;) 

*Scram Sickies!*
In other news, I was SO glad to say goodbye to most of my morning sickness last week! Sunday was the last day I was throwing up daily. This is not to say I haven't since, or that I'm not nauseated anymore, but I'm  feeling much better and able to get up and active again, just in time for school to start for the boys. Yay!

*Enough about you already, Show me the baby!*
Like I said above, today was the 14wk appointment and sonogram. Right away the nurse noticed the weight loss and we talked a little about it with the doctor, she was fine and said with the morning sickness I had it was normal. Shouldn't be a problem gaining it back... dang! ;) Anyway, without further adieu, here's Gummy Bear!

I will apologize for the brightness, it was either brightness or blurriness (we recorded with 2 phones) and I chose brightness because it was "closer" to the screen.

Gummy Bear measures right on target at 14wks2d, and all measurements point to him/her weighing about 4oz. A serving of steak, just for Kevin ;) He/she is just perfect and the heart rate was around 160-162bpm, and was sitting on my cervix the entire time. 

In one part, you can hear me say "I wish the mama was here!" and I really do. I wish Katie could be here for every appointment, but that's why I record it. I hope this helps Katie and her family feel as involved as possible. I do, however, get to see that wish come true in about 6 weeks! Katie and family are flying down and we'll have a sonogram and appointment on Monday, October 8! I'm so excited!

Until next time! Grow baby, grow!

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Onto the 2nd Trimester We Go!

Wow, I am so excited to have made it this far! Today I am 12 weeks pregnant with the Gummy Bear! Congratulations to Katie and Kevin! We made it to the 2nd Trimester! (Info below from

Your pregnancy: 12 weeks

How your baby's growing:

The most dramatic development this week: reflexes. Your baby's fingers will soon begin to open and close, his toes will curl, his eye muscles will clench, and his mouth will make sucking movements. In fact, if you prod your abdomen, your baby will squirm in response, although you won't be able to feel it. His intestines, which have grown so fast that they protrude into the umbilical cord, will start to move into his abdominal cavity about now, and his kidneys will begin excreting urine into his bladder.
Meanwhile, nerve cells are multiplying rapidly, and in your baby's brain, synapses are forming furiously. His face looks unquestionably human: His eyes have moved from the sides to the front of his head, and his ears are right where they should be. From crown to rump, your baby-to-be is just over 2 inches long (about the size of a lime) and weighs half an ounce.

I'm cautiously holding out hope that by the end of this week, I'll be over this morning sickness (ok, well, all day stuff). Is it too much to hope for that since today is my last day with progesterone suppositories (and all cycling meds except pre-natals) that in a few days the sickness will magically disappear?!

Either way morning sickness or not, I'm still absolutely stoked to be here, to have gotten this far and to know that this is going all the way to the finish line for Katie and Kevin!

It's been a wonderful journey thus far and I can't wait to see what the rest brings.

Have a great week!

*Next OB appointment is Aug 27.*