I really hope I’m not jinxing my progress with these updates but I am feeling a little more safe now that I am finally in the second trimester. So last week I got a bonus ultrasound because the lab drew the wrong set of blood work (harmony was drawn rather than the first part of the sequential screening). I always get so nervous at the appointments because I’ve never made it this far and its new and scary to me. I know my shit, though. They really don’t have to explain much of what or why they are doing what they are doing and they seem to know I know my shit because I can recite the testing and screenings by name in the order they need to be done.
They seem to have forgotten to run my thyroid in my last blood panel, though, even though I specifically asked for it to be ran to determine whether or not I should be continuing the levothyroxine so they ordered the test today and I should have the results next week. The doctor will need to consult my RE to determine what I should do if my levels are still abnormally low (which I expect them to be…)
We heard the heartbeat at today’s appointment which was amazing…158bpm and very strong. This little bugger is active – kept on moving around when she located it but baby stayed still long enough to get an accurate measurement after a few minutes!
The only crappy part about today was we found out we won’t get to hear baby’s heartbeat again until our next appointment in a month and we won’t see baby again for a month and a half – Cue massive anxiety. Hopefully between now and then baby gets strong enough to punch and kick me to let me know that everything is A-OK.
So here goes nothing – my first real bumpdate:
How far along? 14 weeks and 3 days – hooray for second trimester!
Total weight gain/loss? 3lbs – this is perfect 🙂
Gender? Too soon
Maternity clothes? I’m in that awkward phase where my normal clothes are a tad tight and maternity clothes are like a tent so I’m doing the ol’ hair tie trick on pants and just dealing with it…
Stretch marks? Nope
Sleep? Very good…except for when Joseph snores loudly then I wake up and pinch his nose shut.
Best moment this week? Had my first appointment of the second trimester today, heard the heart beat – a perfect 158bpm
Miss anything? Not being able to see baby every week…the RE really did spoil me rotten. I miss them so much!
Movement? You know, I swear sometimes I feel something…like the tiniest of movements if I sit and concentrate and hold where the baby is but I’m not quite sure if what I am feeling is actually baby but I’d like to think it is. I can’t wait until I know for sure that it’s baby.
Food cravings? Not really…
Anything making you queasy or sick? Nope, nothing at all.
Symptoms? Big ol’ boobies and a growing uterus…that’s about it! The nurse seems to be amazed that I wasn’t nauseous or fatigued. I think that so far it’s been a cake walk after dealing with all the fertility treatments…seriously.
Labor Signs? HA…not for a loooonnng time.
Belly Button in or out? Way in.
Wedding rings on or off? On
Happy or Moody most of the time? Are you kidding, I’m on a freaking high I can’t come off of. I’m a big ball of happy.
Looking forward to? My next appointment that is soooooo far away!!
And here’s a pic of the 14 week bump, one with Joseph, and one with Moose 🙂
And before I forget, you guys are amazing with all the kind words and welcoming me back just made my week! Thank you all!