Wednesday, February 29, 2012

13 Weeks


Size of Baby: According to Baby Center and What To Expect When You're Expecting, Ten is now the size of a plum. The biggest development this week is that T is forming fingerprints and weighs about 2 oz!

- Most symptoms are getting better this week, though I am slightly afraid that I'm about to be struck with second trimester morning sickness. I take my prenatal vitamin and an antibiotic at night and it has been a major struggle not to throw it up this week. I'm waiting to see if it's morning sickness or possibly because of a new thyroid medicine I'm on.

Cravings/Aversions: Nothing special this week. We did make a day trip to the metroplex and enjoyed On The Border. Spicy is always a good choice in my book right now!

Maternity Clothes: No technical maternity clothes. I did buy a few pieces of loose clothing this week that I should be able to grow into, including a pair of jeans a size up. I thought that would be a depressing thing, but they actually make me feel much better about myself right now, which makes getting dressed more fun!

Sleep: Sleeping fine. Still having lots of bathroom breaks!

Highlights Of This Week:
-We had a great sonogram last week with the high risk OB, including a 3D sono! I'll put the video down at the bottom, but just be warned, Ten is looking a little alien like these days!
-Taking a trip to the metroplex to go see my cardiologist and hearing that my heart is doing good. So good, in fact, that I don't have to go back until the start of the 3rd trimester! Crazy huh? {in case you're not familiar with my history, I was born with a heart condition and have 2 open heart surgeries. There is a slight chance our baby will have a heart condition and they're watching me to make sure I don't have any heart failure during pregnancy. So, a good report was definitely an answered prayer!)
-Scheduling our fetal heart sonogram mid-April. They're going to take a close look to make sure everything is developing correctly.

Funniest Dream Of This Week:
- While I am really only recording this because Cody loved it, I had a dream that I was in a television show called Breaking Dawn this week. Basically, we were fighting off zombies and vampires. Why in the world I had this dream, I have NO IDEA. Cody is the type who has a zombie apocolyse plan in place (you know, just in case!) so he loved it to no end. Two quotes that I told him: "I can't remember my special powers!" and "What can I say? I'm a zombie wrecker." Here's hoping the dreams get better from here on out!

Looking forward to:
- A bright, sunny weekend! I'm hoping we'll get a little bit of work done outside and I'm in desperate need of some sun on this pale skin!
- Entering the 2nd trimester!
- In just about 20 days, we'll know if Ten is a he or she! (and don't be fooled, just because every other member of my family says it's a boy, doesn't mean that they're right! pink all the way people!)

Here's the 3D sonogram if you're interested. It is not the best quality, but you'll see her take the mouse and show you where the arms are. It actually looks as if Ten is sucking her thumb most of the time the nurse was recording!



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