Wednesday, June 22, 2011

12 weeks!!!

Thats right! We are already 12 weeks along! Crazy!!! It seems to be going fast, but slow at the same time lol.
We had a midwife appointment today and A came along. After having a chat about the triple marker test (I know it has a different name now, but thats what it will always be called to me since thats what it was called when I had all three of my babies) and other stuff, I finally whispered to the midwife "will she get to hear the heartbeat today??" lol to which she replied "Of course! Well...we will try anyway!". So the time finally came...I lay down and she feels my soft flabby belly to see if she can feel the fundus and sure enough...she can feel it JUST above my pubic bone. GOOD SIGN!!! She puts the doppler on me...and we hear the blood flowing through the placenta and just behind that, we hear a quiet little heart beat. She moves it around some more and there it is! Nice and loud!!! Heart beat at around 160 and we even heard some kicks! It was so great! No matter how many times Ive heard it, I still find hearing the heartbeat just amazing!!! A recorded it on her iPhone so that D could hear it later (I text them later and she said he thought it was cool and she had listened to it a few times lol)
So...where is the baby at right now:

  • The baby is now about 2.5 inches (6cm) length and weighs about 0.7 ounce (20 g). About the size of a small plum
  • The feet are almost half an inch (1cm) long.
  • The fetus starts moving spontaneously.
  • The face is beginning to look like a baby's face.
  • The pancreas is functioning and producing insulin.
  • Fingernails and toenails appear.
  • The baby can suck his thumb, and get hiccups.
  • vocal chords are complete and baby may even cry silently
  • the kidneys are developed and start to secrete urine
How cool eh?! Ive been feeling flutters here and there but not all the time. I have to be very still and its always late at night. 
Anyhow...thats it for now!

Monday, June 13, 2011

Well hello there!

Im feeling flutters! Yep..thats right! 11 weeks and feeling flutters! Its so great! I love the feeling of a babys first awesome!
Next week is midwife appointment! Yay!
That is all!

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

quick post!

OH MY GOSH. I cannot TELL you how excited I am that I dont have to take any more meds!!!! WOOOOOHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!
My husband even jokes now that he can start smacking my ass again! lol  It was so awesome to wake up on tuesday, and not have to worry about taking an injection. Felt so good! I looked at the remaining needles and vial of PIO and said see ya later sucka! lol

In two weeks today, A and I will be going to the midwife again....hopeing that we will hear a heartbeat on the doppler since Ill be 12 weeks by that point, I think we should! So exciting.

Oh and quick update on my thyroid. So remember when I was freaking out about my thyroid being out of wack? Well, it totally wasnt explained to me very well and I thought I had a hypothyroidism. Well, I dont. I have high antibodies, which is fine, but in pregnancy that can throw me into a hypothyroidism. I really wish that would have been explained to me before because I was freaking out about being on top of my numbers, upping my meds as I thought they were supposed to. So, after FINALLY talking to the NC at the clinic in seattle, and getting my midwife to order my thyroid testing (which I might add, she didnt understand what test I was asking for and only sent me for the TSH testing when it was the antibody I needed tested as well...had to get her to re write it and have them re test argh), I found out that my TSH levels are still within normal range (yay) and that Im to get it tested every 90 days to keep an eye on it. So its probably likely that after the pregnancy, I wont have to continue the thyroid meds...they are preventative right now! Whew!!!

Anyhow...quick post turned into not so quick of a post...but anyone who knows me knows that thats not too surprising lol

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Sorry I havent written in a long time...Ive really got nothing new to report lol Nothing interesting to say!! But Im still around. Still feeling sickness or anything thank goodness. Just tired a lot of the time. This baby is sucking the energy out of me lol  I had my thyroid re tested and my anti bodies are still high, but all my other levels are fine so Ive not been thrown into a thyroidism just yet.

Yesturday my friend of about 23 years got married and I was a bridesmaid. It was a beautiful day with the sun shining so we had great weather for outdoor pictures at the warf. Later in the evening, I took my husband up to the stadium to meet up with my mom as her and Madison were volunteering at the Relay for Life....which is near and dear to my heart and while Im so happy to have been a part of the wedding, Im also sad that I missed it (especially cause it was the 20th year and I was on the steering committee). We went up and participated in the silent lap and I had my "moment" as I call it each year, where I just thought about my friend Juli a took a minute to miss her...walk in her honour. It was nice to see my fellow committee peeps while I was there (I was definitly the best dressed relayer lol)

Heres a couple shots I took from the wedding....Love you Kym and Ben! Thanks for letting me be a part of it!!

Miles and I...the only picture of us lol

Kym Shmym and I

The beautiful couple
Hopefully Il try to remember to update more...its just hard when theres nothing to update! lol Ive got a little chub now, but its mostly just my own sticking out more LOL On tuesday though, it will be a wonderful day...why you ask? Because on tuesday, I get to STOP MY MEDS!!!!! WOOOHOO!!!!! It will be an epic day indeed!!!!