Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Weeks 11, 12 and 13...

So I'm a little behind in my blogging. The last few weeks haven't been the greatest for me. I was feeling really crummy and to top if all of, we're packing to move in a few weeks and I was getting everything graded for the end of the 3rd quarter at school. Needless to say, my blog went on the back shelf. Good news though...I think that I am finally feeling back to myself again. I have not been queasy in 2 days and tonight I ate P.F. Chang's and pot stickers. Both of those things would have set my stomach on end just a week ago.

Let's see if I can summarize what has been going in in our lives over the last few weeks. You, my sweet baby, have grown quite a bit in the last few weeks (as you can see from the photos of my bump). Having my body get larger is a new thing for me. I'm really freaked out that if I'm already showing at 13 weeks that I'm going to be huge by the end. I need to keep reminding myself that it doesn't really matter. This is all for a VERY good reason.
(11 weeks pregnant)
(12 weeks pregnant)
(13 weeks pregnant)

I had another ultrasound last week at 12 weeks to do some genetic screening. It was amazing. I got to see you squirming all around and I even got to hear your heart beat.
(here you are at exactly 12 weeks-you are so amazing to me!)

We did find out during the ultrasound that the 2 tumors that were left after my surgery a year and half ago have now turned in to 5 tumors, all thanks to my hormones. 3 of them are at least 2 inches and there are 2 other small ones. The high risk doctor that did my ultrasound is a little concerned because 2 of them are growing towards my cervix which could block off my cervix for a natural delivery. They are going to want to see me for regular ultrasounds to monitor the growth of the tumors. This is definitely a major point of prayer right now for me because I really want to do a natural birth. The growth of these tumors could result in a mandatory c-section. They could also grow and exceed their blood supply which means they would die and rot and I would need emergency surgery. I need to them to shrink or to stop growing. I do not want them to harm you or your delivery in any way!

Over the last few weeks you have started moving your arms and legs. Your brain is fully formed and your vocal chords are complete. You are about 3 inches long and are about the size of a plum.

I'm looking forward to hearing your heart beat at our 14 week appointment on Monday. And I am so looking forward to finding out if you are a boy or a girl in just 6 more weeks!

I love you sweet Baby Wedge!

Saturday, March 10, 2012

10 weeks...

(10 weeks pregnant)

You've gotten a lot bigger this week and I can sure tell! You now weigh a whopping .14 oz. All of your vital organs have formed and have began to function. You have tiny finger nail and toe nails. You even have teeth!

Pregnancy has always been amazing to me; however, now that it is actually happening in my body it is unfathomable! It is so surreal to see the ultrasound screen and know that there is a TINY little human inside of my body right now!
(These are the actual size of your itty bitty feet right now!)

We had a few important things happen in this week of your life. Your dad sat me down on the couch last week and asked me if I'd like to go on an adventure. I had not been feeling well that day, so my response was, "I think the baby is enough adventure for me this year, so...NO THANKS!" He proceeded to tell me that we had 60 days to be out of our house and into a new one. I spent the next 20 minutes crying and threatening to take our landlord to court (those were just my preggo hormones talking). You'll learn something about your dad...he thinks a few steps ahead and he knows me so well. He knew I'd freak out, so he'd already been looking at houses that day. He had an appointment lined up the next day to look at a cute house only a few blocks away. You'll also learn something about me...I worry ALL OF THE TIME. I think God was trying to teach me something. I think God was almost laughing at me. He already had everything taken care of. We signed a lease for a new place only 4 days after we'd been kicked out! And it's going to be so much better for our little family. I can't wait to bring you home to it.
(Our new house with a few of the bay)

We also had another doctor appointment this week with a new doctor. The last doctor that I had been seeing was a complete moron and caused a few unneeded scares for me! Dr. V is amazing. She spent over an our with us doing a complete family history and physical on me and we even got to do another ultrasound. She is definitely more competent than Dr. Phillips! I must say that you are pretty cute! Every time I get to see you I am more and more amazed at what is going on inside of me right now.
(Your 10 week photo shoot)

The last few days I have been feeling a little bit better. The queasies don't seem so bad. I'm hoping that since I'm nearing my 2nd trimester that you've decided to take a break on your mama!

We're getting ready to tell people this weekend and I can't wait! It has been so hard keeping this secret for he last 7 weeks!

I love you Baby Wedge!