Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Week 13

Yesterday we had our First Trimester Screening and everything looks great! We have 2 arms, 2 legs, hands, feet and 2 brain hemispheres! If you look closely at the picture, you can see the foot is labeled and the baby's hand is up at the face. It was fun yesterday seeing all of the pregnant women in the doctor's office. Jef can't wait for me to look more pregnant.
I'm definitely starting to feel my energy levels return to normal and my appetite is picking up. My lower abdomen is starting to protrude slightly, but is still not noticeable to others. My update this week said baby is the size of a medium shrimp or a peach (those seem very different to me, but I guess the length/diameter is about the same).

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Week 12

Wow - 1st trimester down! It flew by so fast. On Tuesday, we had our monthly doctor visit and got to hear movement and the heartbeat. Jef wished he had brought the camera so we could have recorded the heartbeat (next time). It was absolutely amazing. I teared up but was able to keep it together. Everything sounded great and we go in for our 1st trimester screening on Monday 9/23.

This week, baby is the size of a plum and almost all systems are fully formed. I'm still not showing (actually lost weight from my last visit), but the doctor said the jig will be up in a couple weeks as my uterus starts to push out past my pelvic bone. I'm planning on breaking the news at work after our appointment next week. I'll be happy not to have to be so hush hush about it.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Week 10

Today I start week 10 and supposedly my baby is the size of a prune or kumkwat. We moved into our new place and are probably 95% unpacked. The last 5% is going to be challenging, but I'm optimistic we will get it done by the weekend. I've been having cramps which have been very uncomfortable (especially at work). I can't wait to tell my boss so I can be more open when I'm not feeeling well, but I'm trying to wait until after our first trimester screening on 8/23.