Friday, March 27, 2009

"How far along are you?"

So the other day someone asked me how far along I am. I usually tell people in weeks, not months. It's partially because I know weeks is more accurate and most people don't realize that a pregnancy is 10 months, not 9.

That being said, I am 16 weeks, having completed my 4th month and started my 5th. Would you tell people that you are 4 or 5 months?

What do you tell people?

Thursday, March 26, 2009

My belly finally popped!

So this past week I've gotten a few comments about my belly. It's officially popped! But now I'm a little paranoid. I am subconciously worrying about the size of my belly. This morning my manager told me that she didn't pop until she was 5 months. I know each pregnancy is different, but I'm having trouble not comparing. My SIL is due a week before me and she was really fit before she became PG and I only imagine that now she is barely showing while I'm getting rounder by the day.

How do I get it out of my mind that it's ok to have a big baby belly, especially so early on!

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Week 12 U/S pictures

thought it about time to share our u/s pictures.

They are from March 2, so I am obviously a few weeks beyond that now. Everyone that has seen them has been impressed by how clear they are! Some have even speculated that it is a boy, however I really think that at this age, a baby boy wouldn't be that well endowed! lol!!

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Month 3 OB appointment

So I had my appointments yesterday. Seeing the OB was super quick. They took me in right away and did all of the vital stuff. I have lost a pound since my last visit, but like the RN said "better now than later". I spoke briefly with my OB and then I was sent off for blood work.

Let me tell you, I have never had so much blood sucked out of me at once. 9 vials! NINE! But I had fun with the lab tech and we had a good chat, even though a fire alarm test was going at the time.

DH and I then had to travel across town to get to the u/s appointment. We got there 30mins early and a good thing, too! It was packed. I didn't get in for the u/s until after 5pm! Unfortunately for me, I had to pee so bad while I waited but I knew I had to hold it for a good test. And what a test we had!

Baby Bee was very active. S/He was moving and flipping and rolling the whole time. DH was amazed, and so was I. I can't believe that there is a little person inside of me!

The best part was getting the pictures. I asked for some and they told us there was a $10 fee. We didn't care. But, because we were there so late, when we went to pay a man at the desk said no one was there to take our money, so it was a gift to us! Sweet!

I will post the pics later, but we got some really great views. They did an internal and external u/s and the CRL was 65.3mm and the BPD was 20.6mm. It wasn't confirmed, but I think my EDD has been bumped up to Sept 10!

Monday, March 2, 2009

What to expect at OB appointment?

Today I have my second visit with my OB. At my first visit, he only did a pelvic exam and gave me a form to schedule a u/s. He said that blood work would be done at my second visit. So other than my blood work, what else should I expect at this visit? I know I'll do the routine pee in a cup, weigh-in and blood pressure check, but what is more or less standard at this point?

Also, DH and I will be going after my appt for our 1st u/s! It's done at a different building than where my OB is, so I'm hoping we have enough time to get there, but I'm definitely excited! The lab tech told me when I made my appointment to eat before I come and to bring a bottle of water. I thought that I needed to drink water before I went? Any thoughts? Are they going to have me sit in the waiting room and down a bottle of water before they take me in?

Lastly, how did you get your u/s pictures? My SIL got hers on a DVD and I know that others get them printed. They never said what I would get. What did you get?