Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Update from Appointment Yesterday

Had my first "official" appointment at the doctor's office with someone other than a nurse. I got to meet one of the midwives there, and she is fabulous! My doctor is nice and everything, but I really like her and hope that I get to see her a majority of my visits. I prefer a midwife to a doctor anyways. I'm a little biased about them, being that my mother happens to be a midwife too.

So on to the appointment... No weight gain (that's good since I pigged out in Mexico), results from blood taken last time were all good and normal, and blood pressure good. Basically I am "normal" all the way around. Then I was pleasantly surprised that I got to take a quick peek at the baby again. Yep, it's still there. And it was moving around and heart was beating and everything. Always reassuring.

Of course I asked if I would be tested for Gestational Diabetes early since my history and risk is a little high. So it looks like about the next appointment, they will test me. She also recommended and gave me the diabetic diet to get started on now. Boo. Not totally excited about having to "diet" while pregnant, but I understand. I want to be able to "pass" the GD test or at least keep my sugars in control so they don't have to medicate me and I don't have a giant 10lb baby. We want to keep it "Small and slippery" as one of my mom's midwife colleagues says. I am in agreement.

10 weeks, 2 days

Monday, October 20, 2008

10 Weeks

Now my baby in the ticker looks a lot more like a human baby and less like an alien baby. How exciting! Here's what the Bump (still the Nest to me) has to say:With bones and cartilage starting to form and vital organs beginning to function, baby is making major progress. Body length will almost double in the next three weeks, and arm joints are now working. (Soon, legs will too.)

Back From Vaca

We arrived home the other night from our Mexico vacation. We had a great, relaxing time and I just love it there. Having to refrain from drinking alcohol wasn't too bad. They made the virgin tropical drinks extra yummy for me. It is one of our last kiddo-free vacations that we will have. Next time in Mexico, we'll be bringing along a third guest.

So I did great on the flights, I didn't get sick at all the whole time, and found plenty of things I could eat (which I was worried about). Had my normal bloat and sleepiness symptoms, but it was fine because I was relaxed and on vacation. I got plenty of sun too.

So, right before we left we spilled the beans to my family by sending the ultrasound pic. Then we let my in-laws in on the secret while in Mexico with them. Everyone is thrilled all the way around, as expected.

Now we're getting ready to spill it to the rest of the world.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

There's A Baby in There

This is from our 1st ultrasound last night. There is a baby in there! Measuring right on schedule and with a great 163bpm heartbeat and everything. It was so cool to see the little thing in there, and I think Mr. H2O got just a little excited about it too (though he keeps his cards close to the chest).

I am starting to slowly let the cat out of the bag now. Starting to tell my parents and immediate family today and we'll tell my In-laws while on our vacation this week. Everyone else we will tell when we get back from Mexico.

So exciting, isn't it? Now this is really starting to feel real.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008


I am hungry. All the time. I can't seem to get enough to eat at any time. I eat a meal, and then I am hungry again in an hour. And it is the kind of hungry that if I don't eat quick, I am going to be sick. It is sort-of bordering on annoying. I do not have enough time to keep interrupting my work in order to eat. And what is worse, I hardly want to eat anything that I have. I have a kitchen full of good food, and when I need to eat, I want none of it.

I guess I am a lot better off than the most of my fellow 1st trimester'ers, with all out morning, noon and night sickness. It worries me slightly that I haven't really been hit with full on morning sickness at this point. Of course now that I've said that, it will probably slam me tomorrow.

Speaking of slightly worried about not having the m/s thing, my first ultrasound is coming up in 5 days. I am praying really really hard that we have a wiggly baby in there with a strong heartbeat. I still have the major sore boobs thing and the mad bloating, so I shouldn't worry too much about the lack of other symptoms. Just need to stay calm until the ultrasound.

7 weeks 2 days