Thursday, June 30, 2011

16 Week Appointment ....

Well it's been since the end of May since my last OB appt. Yesterday was supposed to be the next one. I really was looking forward to it, even getting the 1 hour glucose test done and out of the way. And of course yesterday morning, there were donuts and Panera bagels brought in, which I turned down since I had that test. I left work about 1pm to give myself enough time to get home, let the dog out, and relax a little before having to drink the stuff. I had JUST taken the cap off and was about to drink it, when my phone rang. It was the clinic letting me know that my OB was going to be in surgery all afternoon and needed to reschedule my appt to next Friday :-(  So I recapped the glucose drink and put it back in the refrigerator. Boo!!! Was really disappointed. So hopefully next week I will have an update.

On a happy note, today is 16 week mark for me!!!! I really never imagined I'd ever make it this far. It's still surreal to me. Brian and I have been starting to talk about bedding options... ok, maybe me more than him. I think I am finally letting myself get excited and enjoy this pregnancy a little bit. I am still scared and nervous. When I have bad days, I get out the doppler and find that amazing heartbeat, and I just melt! So grateful I have that for reassurance. And I may even start weekly updates next week... bump pics and all. I've been hesitant to...

Have a safe and happy July 4th!!!!

Friday, June 3, 2011

NT Scan was Today.....

I had my 1st Tri screen aka NT scan this morning. I am thrilled to say I finally got to hear the heartbeat! It was 169 beats per minute, and such an amazing sound to hear! It took the tech a few tries to get the heart rate since baby was moving around so much. Love my little wiggle worm so much!!! Measurement for NT was 1.1, which they look for a number under 2, I believe. Got to see Baby P's legs kick and arms were waving. Was so sweet to see. Final results from the blood test should take about a week I was told. Here are come pics from today. They aren't as clear since it was an abdom. u/s, and I am not the skinniest woman lol......


Baby P's little arm, waving hello!!!









Baby's little mouth open and hand up... ready to suck thumb?!?! :-)

I am hoping now I can try and enjoy this pregnancy a little bit. I will continue to worry until this baby is in my arms, but I know that ..... Today I am Pregnant and I Love My Baby!!! Thank you all for your support and encouragement through all of this. It's amazing the support you can receive from women you have never met (and some you have, too).