Jess, the tech said that if she had to take a guess, it's a girl. She said that it's early but that she didn't see anything between the legs that would lead her to believe it's a boy.
K- I'm getting some energy back, but I'm still not able to eat much without gagging. It's so disappointing to sit down to a dinner that I was looking forward to only to have it make me gag. Oh well, it's all worth it!
I have an OB appointment tomorrow. I'm sure we'll be going over the NT scan results. I'm so hoping the tech was honest with me and didn't tell me something that I should have known.
When they weighed me yesterday, I had lost a pound. I'm sure this doctor's scale is calibrated a bit differently than my OB's, but it can't be too far off. Anyway, I guess being sick has kept me from gaining the 10 pounds that I gained in the first trimester with Erin. It's not like I hadn't gained any between the miscarriage and the fertility treatments, though. My goal is to only put on another 20 or so. I gained almost 50 with Erin and don't want to do that again.
Great pic Angela!!
DH Clay 12/16/00
DS Tristan 3/30/06
DD Georgia 7/28/08
DS Dalton 9/03/10
I had an OB appt. yesterday. He doesn't use a doppler to hear the heartbeat- he does a quick ultrasound each time. I thought that was interesting. The baby was moving all over the place. It was pretty cute-finally it settled down enough for him to get a heart rate. It was 154...two days earlier it had been 167. I think this is the point when it starts to slow down a bit but I'm not sure.
I also lost 2 pounds. Wasn't expecting that. I wonder if it's because the last time I was in, I was still on the progesterone shots, and it bloats people up pretty badly. Or it's because I relly haven't been eating much. Either way, they want me to start taking a prescription prenatal with an anti-nausea medicine in it.
I'm 13 weeks tomorrow, and he said the end of the first trimester is officially 14 weeks. I always heard 13. He's trying to reassure me that everythign is ok, but I'm still not at ease for some reason. I think it's because we tried for so long, and then had the miscarriage. I just can't get my mind around the fact that I'm actually having another baby. I keep hitting one milestone that I wanted to reach, and then I don't feel any better.
My NT blood test results should be back early next week. Maybe once I get those, I'll feel better.
Otherwise all is well...
I bet your married friends would affirm the father's presence in the delivery room. I could not have had a natural birth with DS1 if my hubby hadn't been there maintaining focus on the breathing exercises. It took so much of the edge off and minimized the pain. He was also in the OR for my c-section with DS2, tenderly rubbing my forehead.
After all, this is the miracle of life, a blessing!! What greater thing to witness? I still get teary-eyed when I see it on tv - real or fiction. I know, I know, I'm a softee!
Jennifer, no he was not joking. He also told me the other night that he didn't know men stayed in the hospital overnight with their wives. Steven is smart- you know that- so I was surprised when he said that. I felt like he was just trying to ignore me, but apparently he is that naive.
The NT scan results came back great- only a 1/10,000 chance of Down's, Trisomy 13 or 18. Phew!!
I had to go to the doctor yesterday because I was having what felt like contractions to me. Turns out it's either stretching or it's the beginning of a bladder infection. I really think it could be a bladder infection or UTI this morning. I'm very uncomfortable and peeing a lot but not feeling the burn when I pee, so who knows. Anyway, I've never loved my doctor, not the way I did with my dr. in Montana. Well, yesterday just sealed the deal for me. He knows I had a recent miscarriage, he knows I'm not on my Lexapro, he knows I'm a worrier. So when I go in with pretty painful cramping, I expect him to be a lot more sensitive than he was. His nurse had already told me to go to the ER, and I pleaded with them just to let me come in. The ER with Erin by myself was not a good idea, especially when he had office hours.
Anyway, he walks into the room, rolls his eyes at me, and said "You look SOOOO worried. This is totally normal, it happens all the time." Well buddy, I have a daughter already, I've been pregnant before, and I never felt anything like this at 14 weeks with her. It really pissed me off. How insensitive! So they checked me out, cervix is closed and long, baby is fine, but when he checked my bladder with the nice little vaginal ultrasound wand, I about jumped off the table. But my urine is clean, so who knows. Plus, when he examins me, it feels like a truck is ripping apart my vagina. I'm not used to men being up in there...at least in that capacity.
I came home and thought about my experience more, and I decided to switch to the female OB that my Mom has highly recommended. At first I didn't want to go to the same one my Mom did, but I'm over it. Plus, she's 15 minutes closer to the house. All of her reviews online are great....you know when you google a doctor and the medical reviews come up? I really feel at peace with it. We tried so hard for this baby and it very well could be my last one, and I want this to be the best experience possible.
I ordered furniture for Erin's room this morning. Right now, she has the furniture that matches the crib. Her big girl bed is white iron scrollwork, so I got this to match:
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And this dresser:
I'm also loving this bedding and would love to buy it on sale....but I feel weird buying girl bedding when we're not totally sure, KWIM?
I probably wouldn't do this baby's room in pink, because Erin's is already. Maybe a light purple or green.
Wow sorry- that was long.
Oh, and I've been feeling tiny little nudges from the baby. Not often, but enough that I know what it is. The doctor did say that we have an active one- it's always moving on ultrasounds. Doesn't surprise me-Steven never sits still.
I've missed a few posts!
I love that picture, isn't it amazing that we can see things that clearly already?
I lost about 30lbs when I was first preggo with Claire, until I started Zofran and could actually eat again. However with Parker I gained 50 and still haven't lost it
Love the furniture that you got for Erin, so pretty.
I am so glad that things are looking so great
Angela, if you don't like your OB, I totally recommend switching. Having one you love can totally make a difference, as you already know. And my OB is the same one my mom has, and it's not a big deal. Remember HIPPA is huge! The doc couldn't so much as tell your mother that you're even a patient of hers, you know?
I love the furniture, so feminine.
That is so cool about feeling the baby's first kicks. I am trying to live vicariously through you, it's such a fun time.
Any more belly pics to share? I love belly pics!