Friday, June 26, 2009
For the last few days, I've been thinking I might have a UTI. I had them chronically growing up, so I know the symptoms well. I called the nurse this morning and she wanted me to come in to give a urine specimin. I'll start antibiotics tonight, just in case, but we won't have the results until early next week.
While I was there, I talked my way into a chance to hear McBaby. The past few days have been so "normal" that it made me wonder if everything was ok. Since I was already at the dr office, I figured I'd ask. And they obliged. She gave me the typical intro "it may take me a few minutes, blah, blah" but the second she put the Doppler on my belly the h/b was loud and clear, woosh, whoosh whoosh:-) I cried. I'm pathetic. And then I cried more on the way home.
Now I think I can make it until my next appt in 13 days:-)
Thursday, June 25, 2009
Baby's skeleton is hardening, changing from rubbery cartilage to bone, and fat is finally accumulating around it. The umbilical cord is getting thicker and stronger, and those little fingers and toes are now topped by one-of-a-kind prints.
I had no idea that finger prints were actually formed by the baby waving its hands around in the amniotic fluid. Learn something new every day.
According to my pregnancy go-to guide, Ma.yo Cl.inic Guide to a Healthy Pregnancy, I should start feeling little flutters in the next few weeks. I guess that's my new goal, and I won't rest easy until I feel something. But then, I might not feel anything and that doesn't mean things aren't going well.
My book also said that baby will grow alot in the next 3 weeks, so I guess that means belly will be growing to keep up with it:-) I can't wait!Not much else to report. It's kind of boring right now. McBaby is the first thing I think about in the morning, and the last thing I think about at night, so hopefully those good thoughts and vibes are being passed on to him/her.
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
I've been so swamped at work that when I get home I have no desire to get online at all. So avocado week has come, and almost gone, and no report of it here. Tomorrow starts a new week, so stay tuned (I have no idea which fruit/veggie is next).
The good thing about being so busy is that I don't have time to obsess. Much. I've been feeling really great! Nauseau is gone, fatigue is all but gone, and the reflux is managable without meds. What's bad about all these "bad" things being gone, is that it's hard to realize I'm still pregnant. Feeling bad reassured me. I'm trying to just go with it, but it's hard. I feel normal.
My belly is starting to grow a teeny bit. I had my first "are you pregnant" question from someone yesterday, so that was fun. Although she spoiled it by following up with "or maybe you've just gained a few pounds." Smooth lady, real smooth.
Belly is definately bigger in the evening than the morning. I'm wearing mostly maternity pants, except for a few bigger pairs of regular pants I've pulled from the back of the closet. My tops are still mostly regular, just in bigger sizes. I SWIM in maternity tops. Just don't have the belly for it yet, I guess:-)
I made my FIRST trip to Babys RUs last weekend. How I've managed to avoid that place all these years is still being me. Thank goodness for online shopping. Anyhoo...it was ok, not too overwhelming. There are just so many THINGS, and so many STYLES of things. I don't understand how you decide what you need/want!
I'm also extremely happy to report that several of my internet/blog friends recently had their babies, and of course they are beautiful! How could they not be?? And a few others who have been struggling to get pregnant have finally made it. So YEAH for them!!!!!
Friday, June 12, 2009
Friday, June 5, 2009
The best news of ALL is that we got the NT results yesterday. For my age and history alone, chance of Down's was 1/302. When adjusted for the NT scan, chances go down to 1/1388!!!! Chances of Trisomy 13/18 is even less than that.
Wednesday, June 3, 2009
But when it comes to tops I'm running out of options. Most of my regular shirts are getting too small, too tight, too short. Maternity tops just HANG there. It actually looks like I'm trying to look pregnant when I'm not, if that makes any sense.
I can't tell you how many shirts I tried on this morning. I was almost in tears. I mean, I have drawers full of clothes and NOTHING fits. Who would have thought this would ever be an issue?
Am I complaining? Yes I believe I am. I don't want to have to buy another set of tops that will fit for a few more weeks. And I'm tired of wearing the same thing, day after day after day...and I'm sure my co-workers are starting to wonder if I gave the rest of my clothes away.
PS.Still no NT scan results. Should be here anyday...