Monday, October 26, 2009

15 weeks

I can't believe I'm 15 weeks already. I've been feeling a lot better and the nausea is gone for the most part. Unfortunately, I think I'm coming down with the flu. I have a fever and I've been coughing like crazy. It was so bad earlier I threw up :( I called the doctor and they said I'm basically SOL because there is nothing I can take. I was supposed to get a flu shot this afternoon but now I can't. Normally, I wouldn't be worried about being sick but I am already in protective mama mode. I don't want anything to happen to my little belly bean. I know he/she is nice and safe in there but I still worry. Also, I have two very special people who could go into labor any day and I will be heartbroken if I can't see them and their babies in the hospital. So I'm going to take it easy and rest so I can get better.

I don't have a belly picture from this week but I do have one from last week. I think I look smaller then the 12 week picture!

14 weeks

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day

Today is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day. Please take a moment and say a prayer for anyone you know who has experienced a loss. As difficult as our miscarriage was I consider us lucky. There are many people who experience multiple and/or late losses. I'm sad thinking about our little baby we never got to hold but I know someday we'll meet again.

Thursday, October 8, 2009


Our NT scan was great! Everything is measuring perfectly and all of the vital parts are there. It is so amazing how they could tell that there is fluid in her tummy, both sides of the brain present and the positioning of the diaphragm.

Hubby and I were both in awe at how active the baby was. Kicking legs and waving hi! The tech's guess at the gender was...GIRL! She said it's only about 80% accurate so I'm not buying any hair bows or tutus until I get another ultrasound.

Here is a picture of our beautiful baby:

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Scheduled NT Scan

It's tomorrow at 2:30pm. I have to be there an hour and a half early to do the blood work portion and then drink 32 ounces of water. I'm going to pee my pants!

They will take a guess at the gender and record the ultrasound on a VHS tape. So hopefully I'll have good news and good pictures to post tomorrow!

Rethinking NT Scan

Originally I didn't want to do it because I just don't need to be riled up over something that could be nothing. I'm the type of person that believes if there is a chance of something happening, it's going to happen to me. So you could tell me my chance of Down's Syndrome is 1/10,000 and I will be convinced up until the day I deliver that I will be that one person.

Hubby and I have been talking and it really stresses him out that I won't have another ultrasound (from the doctor's office) until 20 weeks. After our miscarriage, he feels he needs some extra assurance. So we decided we are going to try and schedule the NT scan and just ignore the results. Maybe I'll even give them Hubby's number to call with the results and tell him not to tell me. I do want to hear their guess on the gender though!

I'm not sure what the cutoff is for that test so I'm hoping I'm still within the time frame. If they could fit me in next week I'll be 13.5 weeks. So hopefully soon I'll have a baby pic to post. I have pics from our first ultrasound at 8 weeks but it is so blurry it's not worth posting, trust me!

We will be having a gender ultrasound at Ultrasound Me in Costa Mesa in a few weeks. I'm hoping to schedule it on Halloween! I will be 1 day shy of 16 weeks and it would work out perfectly since it is a Saturday. What a fun Halloween treat that would be!

Monday, October 5, 2009

12 weeks 1 day

Now that I'm out of the proverbial closet I'm excited to start blogging my pregnancy journey.

The last 2 months have been really difficult. Since 5 weeks I've had "morning" sickness off and on all day every day. I haven't thrown up yet (knock on wood) but have felt on the verge quite often. I'm hoping now that I'm at the 12 week point it will start to taper off.

I am already showing and wearing maternity clothes a lot of the time. Carrying my weight in my stomach + baby bloat means I've puffed up already.

Baby Brock EDD 4.18.10

I'm sure you all know but just wanted to make it official!

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