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13 weeks…

C calls me lame since I hardly ever update this blog. She said it’s in deficit and laughed when I told her that I was telling a friend about it. So, in efforts to prove her wrong, and to update you guys on my process, I’ve decided to do an update.

Today officially makes 13 weeks. Well, according to my ovulation date. The OB is going by LMP but hey, I’m not gonna hold that against her. LOL. It’s only a 4 day difference or so, the joys of having a short cycle!

My morning sickness is definitely dwindling but the acid reflux and heartburn are beginning to be hell. Luckily, it’s only at night, so for the past couple of nights, I have fallen asleep sitting up. It’s been working so far. I actually started to get an appetite last week and the cravings have been coming like crazy. Not necessarily junk food, but I hardly eat what’s packed in my lunch box for lunch. For the past 2 days, it’s been Boston Market. Today, it was Taco Bell, and boy oh boy is this baby getting big.

We went in for our NT scan this past Tuesday. Initially, we were going to opt out of genetic testing/screening but decided that since the NT test was just a simple ultrasound, why not go for it. Plus, we hadn’t had an ultrasound of our little one since our first visit with the OB two weeks prior. I was more than anxious to see what this kid looked like since everything that I read said it should now look distinctly human… and, honestly, I started to panic a bit after obessively looking at the last ultrasound. I began to believe that my baby didn’t have any arms or legs and that it looked like an alien.

Who would’ve known how big this little person in my belly had gotten over a two week period! We settled in, bladder not as full as my previous appointment but about to burst all the same. 50 inch screen in front of us and the sonographer to my right. Immediately, this person pops up on screen and she records the heartbeat. 155 bpm. Impressive. Then, the measurements. Even with them dating me at 12 weeks 1 day, this kid was measuring WAY into 13 weeks. I’m not complaining at all… If they want to make an early debut into this here world, that is fine by me. Especially, since the Farmer’s Almanac is predicting Snowmaggedon 2013 the week we are due. We watched this little one bounce around, wave both hands, kick both feet and then, right before the doctor arrived, fall asleep!

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And to think, even after seeing ALL of that, it all still feels so surreal to me! My bump is rounding out quite nicely and I definitely will be shopping for more clothes sooner rather than later! Oh, I forgot to tell you that I am also off of the progesterone suppositories! We have another appointment with the OB in about 3 weeks and then hopefully, we will find out the gender soon after that. I’m so ecstatic!

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9 weeks + 1 day

Well, I totally suck at blogging if you haven’t figured that out by now. But it’s all good. I’m still here for those that care, 9 weeks and 1 day today. And you wanna know how we ushered in the morning? With a great gesture of vomiting in my office trash can. Sexy, right? I’ve been nauseous since about week 4. I’ve learned to live with it but here lately, I get this bulge of food in my throat. I’m thinking it’s acid reflux. It’s not painful but not exactly a walk in the park either but I know my sickness means a healthy pregnancy so, I simply press on. Normally the cycle goes something like this: Wake up starving. Throat is clear. Drink water since I probably won’t be able to drink too much during the day. Eat something on the way to work to keep nausea at bay. Eat a little something about an hour or so later to avoid getting sick on stomach all the while, food builds up in my throat. Avoided drinking at all cost or it WILL make you feel worse. Continue to push food pass the bulge in throat to combat hunger. Go to bed early since there is nothing that can be done about said food in throat. 

So, this morning, I woke up, drank a bit of juice and some water. Toasted a bagel and attempted to eat it on my way to work. Bad idea. The bagel was plain and tasted of card board. I threw it out. Got to work and ate my Raisin Bran Crunch at my desk. So far, so good. Fiddled around a bit. 8 o’clock prenatal vitamin alarm sounds. I take first pill. It gets stuck in throat. I drink a bit more water. Nothing. Take second pill thinking it will aid in first pill going down. Drink a bit more water. And then… I feel it all trying to come back up. I’m afraid to vomit for 2 reasons: 1. I hate vomiting. 2. I don’t want to waste my prenatals. But, the inevitable happens, I vomit all of my cereal and water into the trash can . Thank God the vitamins did not come back up. They actually went down and the lump in my throat disappeared. Yay!!! 

The down side of vomiting up your breakfast is that you are hungry again. I ran out to BK for french toast sticks and hash browns but either this baby simply doesn’t like the taste of food today or the grease was old… I picked through it and I’m praying it doesn’t make a second appearance. But, back to being 9 weeks, I feel great most days. Well, overall, I feel great. I’ve come to deal with the nausea and acid reflux. I’m just so exhausted most days. I went to bed the night before last at 7pm and slept all night. Well, except for the 20 or so bathroom breaks… Ok, not really that many, but just know that you pee A LOT when you are pregnant. So, after about 11 hours of sleep, give or take, I still needed to go to my car around lunch time for a 30 minute power nap.

We have since graduated from our RE and are moving into OB land. Our first appointment with the OB is August 28th. But, we were able to hear the baby’s heart beat at our last RE appointment and for that, I’m grateful! My belly is beginning to take shape and I’m sure its noticeable that there is something going on in my mid-section. My cute little boy shorts from Victoria Secrets are being to roll beneath my impending baby belly and I officially took all of my pre-pregnancy clothes out of my dresser and moved them into storage. It’s official ladies and gents…

Oh, and only about 3 more weeks of the progesterone suppositories. I’ve found it super weird to be pregnant and buying pads, but those suppositories leak out like nobody’s business! 

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And I’m back…

From my honeymoon that is… Yes, I’m officially a pregnant newlywed and life is grand. Even with the nausea, dizziness and exhaustion. I happily welcome them all as long as my little sunshine continues to sprout! It’s amazing how much growth can occur in a week and a half. We went in for our first ultrasound the day before the wedding, I was 5 weeks exactly, and all we saw was the gestational sac. Surprisingly, my RE wasn’t expecting to see that much and she was presently surprised when our baby made its grand appearance immediately for us all to see. It still feel surreal! We went back in this past Monday, 6w4d, for another ultrasound and by God, we saw that little heart just a beating and beating away. I couldn’t help but to smile, pray and thank God all in one breath! We tried to hear the little heart beat but we could only hear me so we are looking forward to our upcoming ultrasound on Monday… then we will have to switch to an OB. I’m really going to miss our RE. She’s a pretty cool lady and although we didn’t have to do the IUI, it was great consulting with her and her walking us thru this much of our pregnancy.

I think I’m getting more nauseous as the weeks progress and I welcome this sickness knowing it means my baby is growing healthy. The exhaustion can beat you down tho. I fight thru most of my work day before 11 am even greets me. Shoot, I’m dozing off as I type this here blog entry. I need to drink water but I’m afraid that will provoke me vomiting and I’m craving tacos and western fries. OH! The joys of pregnancy. This is going to be a fun, fun journey and I’m looking forward to it all!

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