Thursday, July 22, 2010

12 weeks and first OB appointment.

The first appointment with the new OB was nice.  A little overwhelming.  I got there first and filled out paperwork and gave a urine specimen which I was instructed to do each time I come in after signing in.  Then J and I were called back and the nurse took my weight, blood preasure and urine specimen.  Asked some questions and told us to wait for the Dr.  A few minutes later there was a knock and Dr. B came in.  He looked like Captain Kangaroo a bit.  He invited us to join him in his office where he asked us questions.  He knew we did IVF so he hesitated a bit before asking how many babies we had in the belly.  Only one we said with smiles.  He looked happy and relieved and said "Well, this will be easy then."  He took us back to the exam room for the exam.  He was going to do a pap but said he worried it may cause bleeding and he didn't want to freak me out with blood.  Everything looked great and my cervix is a nice blue color....who knew!?!  He tried to hear the heartbeat with the doppler but said it's really too early before 14 weeks.  He tried and tried but couldn't find the heart beat.  I think he felt bad and worried it might freak us IVFers out so he fit us in for an ultrasound.  I had bloodwork and then over to the u/s room where I had my last (hopefully) internal ultrasound!!!!!  The lady said that baby was too big to be seen by the internal scan after this one so next time it would be through the belly.  Phew!!!!  We saw our little bean, looking more human and could easily make out the head.  At one point J and I both saw the baby facing us, we could see both eye sockets.  The Dr.'s office gave us a big bag of goodies as well and we were off.  I was really hoping for an u/s though we weren't supposed to get one and we got one!  Next one is supposed to be at 20 weeks!  So far away. 

How far along? 12 weeks and 1 day! A big week. :)

Baby's size? The size of a plum this week. 2.5 inches, measured yesterday at 5.5 cm.  Next week the baby will be the size of a peach!  Jamie and I like to peek ahead at the fruit for the following week!  A peach seems so big!  I mean, it's really the length of a peach, but still.

Weight Gain? I was scared to weigh yesterday at my appointment because for the last few weeks I have taken in few vegetables and eaten whatever would get me by.  I was happy to have only gained 4 pounds since ER.  Phew! 

Maternity clothes? No, still just a bella band on occasion. I ordered 3 more as I am having to wear them more often.  I will need maternity pants soon.  Even though the bella band does a great job hiding the fact that my zipper is open, my pockets are sticking out. 

Sleep? I got my special pillow delivered last Friday just in time for an afternoon nap!   I really like it though I don't sleep with it all the time-just most of the time.  It's like sleeping in a care bear cloud car.

Food? I am happy to say that all of the literature I have read is right and at 11 weeks I gained more energy and an appetite!  YAY!  I had tomato mozzerela salad, a house salad and a veggie sandwich this week!  And...Mexican is back in my good graces!  I really crave sushi right now and deli meat of all things.  I won't be enjoying either.  What I would give for a turkey sandwich!  Jamie offered to roast a turkey and make me a sandwich but I want those wafer thin slices of deli meat.  I'm not sure why either.  Probably because I can't have it...I am salivating by the way.

Best moment this week?   The ultrasound.  It was great seeing Star.  Another high point were the massages J booked us Sunday at our home.  We worked really hard outside and I had no idea he booked our masseuse to come over.  I had a very light massage since it's not recommended in the first trimester.  She did my scalp, face and arms.  Next time she's bringing her pillow for a prenatal massage!  YAY! 

Movement? Not yet.

Symptoms? More energy but still more tired than usual.  Occasionally it hurts when my bladder is full, like in the middle of the night.  When I go to empty it, it's painful.

Gender? I don't have a clue.  Just hoping for one set of genitalia or the other and not both.  :)

What I miss? Sushi and  But not a big deal when you consider what we have in exchange.

What I'm looking forward to? Our 20 week appointment when we find out the sex of the baby! 
Weekly Wisdom:  Errrr...I duhno.

Milestones: Is looking like a Sea Cow a milestone?  I don't look pregnant, I look like I have been in the donuts. 

Emotions: Feeling great overall.


Life Happens said...

Congrats!! So glad that the appt went well. 20 wks seems like so far away for another u/s!

I'm glad you are doing well and baby is growing!

Alex said...

What a great update - glad to hear everything's going well! So "I hate you - don't leave me"? Care to discuss it here?

T said...

WOW! Awesome pic. I am sure it is a sight for sore eyes!!
Cannot believe you are already 12 weeks. Congrats again!!

Auntie K said...

Great news! I'm itching to have our first appointment on Monday! It feels like forever since we've seen him or her.

P.S. - I'm totally craving deli meat too and have been since like 6 weeks! I don't want turkey though, I want a big Italian sub! Loaded with oil & vinegar.

Anonymous said...

Congrats! Oh! And you CAN have deli meat, just nuke in the microwave for 15 seconds (or when it sizzles) which will kill the listeria. And most places will stick it on the grill for a bit for you if you ask. Sushi, not so much ;-).

Nick and Kristi said...

So glad everything is going so smoothly...I love reading your updates because it prepares me for whats ahead...I ordered a pillow too just because I slept with a million pillows pre pregnancy and now I had an excuse to buy that huge pillow and I love mine:)

TeeJay said...

I'm glad you got to see your little one in there! Unexpected u/s are great. I have been thinking about your post regarding your mother and her possibly have BPD...I think my mom may suffer from it, too. She has been diagnosed as Bipolar so it wouldn't surprise me one bit. I hope you have some more productive sessions with your therapist. I'm sure it will continue to open your eyes to things.

I think it's safe for me to move you over to my "PG after IF" folder in my google reader. This might sound silly, but I'm always happy when that folder grows and I can move someone over there.

*Maybe* Baby ♥ Mama said...

Our journey has begun!... secretly though =) 

If I’ve left you this message, you’re a follower of my original blog. Though I won’t be revealing who I am just yet – until we’re TO and THROUGH the first trimester! Just getting the word out about our new site – further explanation of all the secrecy and what we’re about on my first post now up. I’d love for you to stop by. 

Exciting things going on around here!

~ the {secret} *Maybe* Baby Mama