Friday, August 28, 2009

Bye Bye, First Tri!

Today is my LAST day in the first trimester! Holy Cow! I can't believe it. Seriously. We are so, so blessed and so lucky to be where we are. I pray every day that we continue to have a smooth, uneventful pregnancy.

So, like I posted before (and failed to come back and follow up with) our NT Scan was last Thursday. Every thing looked great, but we had to wait on the "official report" to come in. Today, my preliminary results came (still waiting on the blood panel). Baby's NT measurement (the amount of fluid in the spinal column looked great, (s)he had great nasal structure (poor nasal structure can be a soft marker for some trisomy's) and was measuring 4 days ahead, like always.

Here's a first peek at our Baby looking like something other than a blob!

Profile shot! Check out that big belly!

Leggies and a thumbs up from Baby (except it's not their's their middle finger-so klassy Baby)!

Baby, chilling with his/her arms tucked behind his/her head!

If you click on the images, you can see them full size.

And now for the weekly survey, which I REALLY need to be better about doing.

How far along? 13 Weeks!
Total weight gain/loss: Down another 2 lbs last week!
Maternity clothes? Nope, still rocking the Bella
Sleep: I love it. I'm finally sleeping through the night and past 6 AM on a regular basis.
Best moment this week: It was last week, but since I didn't post this for Week 12, I'll post it here! At my OB appt last week, we got to hear Baby on the doppler! I kept feeling what I thought was the start of thumps or kicks, but was almost sure it was too early. I felt this tiny bump where Baby's legs usually are and heard a "thump" on the doppler and my OB said "Baby's kickin!" I knew I wasn't crazy! Tonight, I was laying down taking a nap (again) and felt the same thing, just stronger! I know the kicks will stay sporadic for a few more weeks, so for now, I'll cherish the small amounts of movement I do feel!
Movement: See above!
Food cravings: Nausea came back full force this week, so I am still sticking with bland foods or fruit. I'm breezing through fruit like you wouldn't believe.
Gender: EVERYONE is saying Girl. Ben is holding firm to Boy. I am somewhere in the middle.
Labor Signs: No, thank you.
Belly Button in or out? In.
What I miss: NOTHING this week. I am so thankful to be pregnant and wouldn't trade it for anything.
What I am looking forward to: Finding out what Baby is-possibly next week!
Weekly Wisdom: Appreciate every moment. I have had four friends lose babies this summer past the 20 week mark and it's heartbreaking. Appreciate the nausea, the back pain-everything.
Milestones: Right now, every day is a milestone. I am more pregnant than I have ever been, so everyday is a huge deal. Our goal is 40 weeks, 37 at the earliest, so every day is one day closer to our goal. (Same as last week, but still how I feel)
What's Baby up to?

Baby is forming teeth and vocal cords... savor this, their non-functional phase. Baby is approaching normal proportions, with a head now only one third the size of the body. Intestines are in the process of moving from the umbilical cord to Baby's tummy. (Much more convenient.)




T. said...

Been thinking of you guys! So glad everything is going so well! Makes me sooo happy for yall. I can't wait to hear if it's a boy or girl!

Kim said...

yahoo! congrats on tri 2!!

Amanda Hoyt said...

Yay, Cate!! So excited for ya'll!
Hugs and many prayers,

Anonymous said...

Glad to hear that baby is good and congrats on being in the 2nd tri!!!!