Tuesday, June 30, 2009

8 weeks!

Holy hell, 8 weeks. Who would've thunk it?

These days my spidey smell is pretty active. Chris can't believe what I notice. I also find that I'm more thirsty. Some days I could drink a gallon of water!

I learned that this week, baby has graduated from blueberry-sized to raspberry-sized.

A close-up view of my little embryo (say cheese!) would reveal a more baby-like appearance (and thankfully, a less reptilian one). I'd see an upper lip forming, the protruding tip of that cute button nose, and tiny (and very thin) eyelids. And check out those hands and feet! My baby's webbed fingers and toes are differentiating now.


Monday, June 29, 2009

My newest worry

Fibroids. I have a few, and of course neither my mom nor my sister does.
Although the doc at the imaging place didn't think it was a problem and although my nurse mother doesn't think it's a problem, I had to google and scare the hell out of myself. I've read that it can increase m/c and cause a breach baby or a tough labor. Does anyone have any insight? I'm open to what you have to say (unless it's bad, lol).

Friday, June 26, 2009


We have viability, ladies and gentlemen (although I'm sure no boys read this). We saw a happy heartbeat of 143bpm and I am 7w3d. The doc at the imaging place says I'm due 2/10/10, but my cycles weren't 28 days, so I'm still going with 2/12/10.

I couldn't be happier and keep staring at my pictures. I've been trying to upload, but blogger isn't cooperating. I will hopefully get it to work soon!

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

7 weeks and u/s fears

We have made it to 7 weeks! Now I am on pins and needles until Friday morning when I get the viability ultrasound. Needless to say I won't rest until I see some heartbeat!

What I learned about 7 weeks stuff:
During pregnancy week 7 your baby will grow tremendously, up to 13 mm in length! Your baby is much closer to the size of a large blueberry or small grape by 7 weeks pregnant than a pea.

If you were to look directly at your baby you would still be able to see slight webbing in the fingers and toes during pregnancy 7 weeks. Teeth are also starting to form on the inside of your baby's mouth, and thin veins start to peer out from beneath your baby's skin. Your baby's intestines and appendix should be formed by now. By this time your baby's liver is working diligently to start producing red blood cells. Your baby should be bouncing right along in his comfy and warm home!

Monday, June 22, 2009

It's the latest thing

I really haven't gotten very sick during the day, as long as I keep up with eating, but at night is a different story. I have a tendency to wake up at random AM hours hot and sick. Luckily I started keeping saltines by my bed. I munch on one or two of those and after about 5-10 minutes I start to feel more human. Unfortunately, by that time, I'm wide awake. I then take anywhere from 30-90 minutes to get back to sleep. If only I didn't have to work, it would be no big deal.

Friday, June 19, 2009

My 1st appointment

Remind me to never be an end of the day appointment again. The staff at my OB's office are tired and crabby by then! I had to wait while the check-in nurse chatted up the patient checking out before I could check in. Then the lady who gave me my pee cup was a bit unfriendly (although she warmed up later).
So I get in the room and begin the wait while I sit all sexy in my paper dress. The exam was tougher than usual, everything was tighter or sore. The good news is that everything felt and looked pregnant!
I got my script for a viability ultrasound, which is scheduled for next Friday. Then doc gives me this list of blood work to do. I take a look at it later and decide I'm nixing a couple things. I believe I would know if I had syphilis! Besides, I talked to other moms and they said a couple of the tests she wanted me to take were optional. So, I am down from having 9 vials to 5 or 6. Considering I don't want to give them any, and I'm doing the big ones, this should suffice. If I have to do the other 3, fine, I'll go another day. I am not sitting through 9 at once!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009


6 weeks is here and everything is still going swimmingly.

What I learned about being 6 weeks pregnant:

My growing baby this week is now the size of a pea. (I love peas)

This week your baby-to-be's brain begins to take shape. Her head becomes more distinct with tiny spots appearing that mark the places where her eyes will form. Spots for her ears also become visible. Buds that will later become arms and legs begin. And for the first time your baby's heart beats. Within her growing midsection, what will become her lungs, liver, and other organs are forming.

Fun Fact:
This week marks a milestone—your baby-to-be's heart takes its first beats. Your baby also hit a growth spurt—she tripled in size!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

6 weeks tomorrow!

So far so good. I've made it to today. In two days I'll know more about the status of what is going on up in there. Chris & I are anxious to get to the u/s and to know everything is okay.

So far, I've been monster tired, but not sleepy. I haven't had terrible m/s, but have woken up not feeling great. I've had a few cravings, but nothing odd. No pickles and ice cream here!
My boobs seem to take turns being sore. Once in a while I get a reprieve from major soreness, but they're pretty tender all the time.

I'm not complaining, believe me. The whole thing is a wonder. I just want to know all is well.

Monday, June 15, 2009


I'm almost 6 weeks, which is when I had the last miscarriage. Needless to say, I'm a bit freaked. Things have been going much better this time around, but I still worry. I wish Thursday would hurry up and get here so I can get to the doc and hear that everything is fine.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Do I dare say it?

I don't feel too bad. I'm tired and have been having the sore boobs, but otherwise nothing too terribly awful (yet). I get alot of strange looks at work and when out with friends, since I pee pretty much every 15 minutes or so.

I'm anxious for my appointment on Thursday. I really hope everything is going well. My mom is confident, but she's also very optimistic. Me, on the other hand, I'm a nervous wreck, lol.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Boobs, bloat and brain fog

If ever I thought a man invented bras, I double that now. Although not 24/7, my boobs are sore beyond belief. It doesn't matter what type of bra I wear, I long for the moment I can rip it off!

I'm officially also bloated. My pants still fit but I am afraid I'll pop if I sit down too fast. Might have to invest in a bella band (I think that's what it's called).

Finally, the brain fog. I am forgetting to do things at work. Nothing major, just to make a copy of something or put a file away. Top that off with being sleepy I'm just about worthless at getting my work done as quickly as before.

Monday, June 8, 2009

Somebody pinch me!

Ok, not that hard! I got a bfp! I'm excited and smiley and nervous. I changed my doctor's appointment to an OB one and hope that things go smoothly and continue to go smoothly. I've convinced myself it's meant to be, and everything will be fine. I just hope my body agrees.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Yoga does a body good

I have been trying really hard to get my yoga in at least 3-4 times a week. I was up really early today so I did the AM version. Man does it help!

I've lost 3 lbs since I started. I'm nowhere near what I want to be, but it's a great start. My next goal is to do something about those damn fries that call to me...