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Saturday, September 25, 2010

Baby's First picture!

Here's the baby!  It's little head is to the left, and you can see it's hand right above the head.  Then to the right you can see it's legs.  During the ultrasound, it was alternating kicking it's legs; it would kick one and then bring it up and then kick the other and bring it up, and it was also rocking back and forth and waving it's arms around.. totally looked like it was kickboxing!  It also looks like there's some boy parts; however, it could be the umbilical cord... I've got baby boy fever or something!

The doctor put my due date back to April 23rd, however I think my estimation of April 13th is still correct.  Mostly beacuse the baby's legs were stretched out further than they would have been if it was only 9 weeks old and if her date is correct, then I would have gotten a positive pregnancy test at THREE weeks instead of five, which basically means one week after conception.. which I don't think can happen.  You miss your period 2 weeks after conception, not one, and I took the test the day my period was due.  I wasn't going to argue my point, because... yeah.

Here's the difference between nine weeks and eleven weeks.  At nine weeks, the baby's arms are still really stubby and short, so there's really no way that the baby's hand would be that far away from the body if they were stubby 9 week arms.  Plus, as you can sort of see, the top (left leg) is in mid extension, and that's not possible if I was 9 weeks, cuz they can't stretch that far!  Nor do they have knees.

Anyway, I guess we'll see what happens when I have my mid pregnancy ultrasound!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

My Pregnancy So Far

Well, today I'm exactly 10 weeks pregnant.  So here's the summary of how it's been so far.

No morning/afternoon/evening sickness.  However I have strong aversions to certain smells, and certain foods.  The idea of eating tortillas for example.. totally grosses me out like nothing else.  I've been craving red meat, cookies, spicy foods and sour/salty stuff.

No, I'm not showing yet.  The only thing that's changed about me physically is that I've been breaking on my face more than usual, getting the gross under-the-skin-with-no-head pimples and my bra size went from a normal B cup to a D cup in about 4 weeks.  And they are growing.  As of 6.5 weeks, if I express, I'm already making colostrum which would account for the rapid growth in bra size.  I also had cramping during weeks 5 and 6, but I didn't have any bleeding so I wasn't worried at all.  I was also only cramping when my bladder was super full.

As weird as this sounds, I've already felt the baby move.  At least once.  It was kind of a rocking sensation with a soft little poke, and lasted about 10 minutes.  I contribute this to several factors... I'm extremely sensitive to what goes on in my body.. for example I feel my intestines digest on a regular basis -not painful just weird-, I think the baby is situated high in my uterus, and my bladder was exceptionally full at the time, so I think it was pushing my uterus up higher and since we were driving in the car at the time and I had my seatbelt on, the belt was putting pressure on my uterus so.. yeah.  I know I'm not crazy, since this is my 3rd pregnancy and I've been through the motions already.  With Zoe and Ruthie though, I didn't feel them move until around 13-14 weeks, which makes me wonder if I'm carrying multiples or something.  I was getting this sensation of something hard next to the movement that wasn't moving as well, but it could have been my bladder and so.. yeah who the heck knows.

Physically, emotionally and mentally, this pregnancy is really taking it's toll on me.  I'm so tired all the time, which is not good since I'm a stay at home mom to two kids, and up to 4 times a week, I've got a third here.  Fortunately, I won't be watching her much longer, so hopefully that'll help a bit.  I've been more prone to outbursts, and I haven't been handling my emotions as well as I should.  I feel bad beacuse the girls are having issues with handling their feelings and expression themselves, and I realize it's my fault but... I can't seem to help it.  I've been all over the place emotionally and I realize I'm probably suffering from some type of pregnancy induced rage or something.  Which makes me really think I'm having a boy, since I was not like this with my first two pregnancies.

It especially sucks, because I had to switch to a new doctor... something I really didn't want to do, but I'm having to be realistic.  The OB I was seeing when I was pregnant with Ruthie is super awesome and amazing... he's an Osteopathic doctor, and I loved that.  Unfortunately, he no longer delivers at the hospital I had Ruthie at, and the hospital he does deliver at is 30 minutes away, assuming we hit every green light on the way, and I go into labor at 2 in the morning where there's no traffic on the roads... which is highly unlikely.  So, today I had to find a new doctor.. who's an MD -which is fine I guess- and who's a she.  Totally okay with that I guess, it'll be interesting to have a female OB/Gyn.  The other thing too is that she's just barely coming into practice.. according to her fact sheet on our insurance website, she finished her residency earlier this year.  Which is I think a good thing.. some people prefer experience, but I prefer someone who's fresh out of med school, and who's got the up and up in what's new in medicine.  Plus, I think doctors that are newer in the field tend to be less stuck in antiquated thoughts and mindsets.  I guess on the bright side of seeing this new doctor, I get in two days sooner than I would have otherwise.. I get seen on the 21st instead of the 23rd.

Well, that's my update.. I'm 1/4 the way done with my pregnancy.. yay!