Saturday, May 29, 2010

Ten Weeks

Ten weeks! That's 1/4 of the way through! Still feels pretty early in the process though. The baby is approximately the size of a prune now. As you can see (excuse the weird look on my face and disheveled hair), I'm getting quite big already! By the end of the day, I'm even bigger.

I had a prenatal appointment yesterday. Overall, it was uneventful, but we were able to find the baby's heart beat with doppler - in the 140s!

At my first appointment, they found Group B strep (a very common bacteria found in pregnant women) in my urine culture, so they re-tested me for that. Regardless, they will administer antibiotics during labor as a precaution to make sure the baby doesn't get infected.

I've gained 1.5 lbs according to my doctor's scale, which is the most I've gained at this point in pregnancy! In fact, I LOST with both the boys in the first trimester. The only way I keep the nausea and puking at bay this time is by constantly eating, so I shouldn't be surprised.

Next up on the baby agenda is the first trimester screening and nuchal translucency scan (to screen for things such as trisomies, downs, and spina bifida) on June 24th. So, things are kind of boring for now!

Thursday, May 20, 2010

I've been working on my waistline alright

Expanding it, that is.....

So you may or may not have been wondering where I've "been" for the last month. I just sort of disappeared and stopped updating my challenge progress. And for good reason.
On April 15th, I received the surprising and yet happy news that baby #3 was in the oven! I hadn't planned on getting started on that project for another 6-9 months, but I think someone else had different plans.
So yep, I'm due 12/26/10. That puts me at 8w4d as of this post. Thus far, its been a fairly typical pregnancy. Morning sickness, but not nearly at the level I had with my first two when I had hyperemesis. Mostly just tired. And expanding. I guess the uterus just falls out by baby 3#? (Although, I think that picture makes me look way bigger than I actually am...).
We had an ultrasound on Friday, May 14th and saw ONE little gummy bear in there, measuring perfectly with a heartrate in the 160s! I have a history of miscarriage, so I've been on Prometrium, and probably will be for a few more weeks. No biggie.
So, now that the news is public, I can update more on here! 'Cause I know you've missed me so much, right????