I have put this off long enough, scared to jinx this pregnancy- I guess now is the time to start it. My name is Emily and I am 17 weeks pregnant today! I have been married to a wonderful man for the past 3 years, and we decided a year ago to begin our family. We got pregnant very quickly (first month of trying) but that pregnancy ended with a blighted ovum. After several long cycles of trying with no answers- we finally recieved the good news that I was pregnant again. This pregnancy began the exact same way as the m/c, so I was extremely nervous at the beginning. I started spotting 2 days before af was due, and believed af was on her way. But she never showed up. When I hit 6 wks 2 days I had a case of bleeding which devistated me- I just knew this was bad news. We went in the next week to the doctor expecting the worse, but got great news- everything looked great we had a bean and a heartbeat!! Here is a link to my ttc journal: http://www.pregnancy.org/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=301893
9 weeks- We went back to the doctor and saw the u/s again- What a beautiful sight to see our little bean growing and the heart beating so fast. We were so excited and finally told our family that we were expecting. Our next appointment was 4 weeks later- week 13 and we heard the heartbeat for the first time with a doppler. The doc said everything looked great- heartbeat was 152 (normal- 110-160)!!
Tomorrow we have another appointment- I am 17 weeks and am expecting the same thing at this appointment. I am nervous as I always am before appointments. I still have that feeling that something is going to go wrong- But am praying that this will be fine. I dont think I will ever get over that nervousness, but the further along I get the calmer and excited I have become.
I have gained a total of 8 pounds so far, even though I am not exactly sure of where it is going. My belly is growing slowly, but not enough to be 8 pounds. I started out at 133 and this morning I weighed in at 141. I laugh because I say that 2-3 pounds have gone to my bbs. I have gone from a 34B to a 36C (which for me is huge). I am taking belly pics every 2 weeks and will post a picture next Tuesday (today is my week off) I guess I am growing but I think it is going to other places besides my stomach (butt, thighs, and bbs)!!
So I am going to start posting here- with not only belly pics, tp measurements, milestones, but also my nervous rantings! Thanks for reading
Weight: 141 (8 pounds gained)
TP Measurement: 10 squares (started at 9)