We got another set of a bit more detailed ultrasound photos, to add to our ever expanding catalog. We must have the most ultrasounds ever!! CRL length was 4.78cm, and Heartbeat was 167bpm!!
Immediately following the nuchal scan, Jess had a followup OB appointment. The doc was going to do another ultrasound, but since we just had one not two hours earlier, Jess convinced him just to use the doppler and find the heartbeat (166bpm). The appointment was for a followup regarding the Hyperemesis Gravidarum. The doc and Jess came to the conclusion, that things were definitely not getting worse, and kinda of getting better. He took Jess out of work for 1 more week, and decided to try and start weening Jess off of the Zofran Pump. Hopefully things will stay the same, and we can get back to normal!!
As of Friday, Choochie was 12 weeks!! Now, some books, and websites say this is the entry to the Second Trimester, while others say 14 weeks. This is all a little confusing, so when we were at the OB visit on Thursday, we decided to task the Doc. He said “technically” the second trimester would start 8 days after week 12, but most people, and docs go with the 12 week mark. I think we are going to stick to the 12 week mark, because any relief from the crappy symptoms of the first trimester are welcome with open arms. So here’s to the the start of our second and hopefully a symptom free trimester!! (On a side note, the last two days have pretty much sucked for Jess)
I purchased an at home doppler for Jess for her soon to be Mothers Day!! I originally though it was too soon to hear anything, but we have been able to find the heartbeat almost every time. I am waiting until its really loud to do any recordings. As soon as It gets loud enough, you can bet that it will be posted.
OK, enough about us, let’s get on to Choochie & Jess
How Big Is Choochie? Choochie weighs a full half-ounce and is about the size of a large plum. Most systems are in place, though there’s still plenty of maturing to do. The fetal digestive system is beginning to practice contraction movements necessary for eating, and the bone marrow is busy making white blood cells. The pituitary gland has started producing the hormones that will enable him (or her) to make babies of his (or her) own in a couple of decades or so. (Unless they pick up the old infertility trait from me!! 😉 )
Maternity clothes? Nothing too “Maternity” yet. Shirts are fine, but jeans seem to be the problem. Jess has a couple of maternity jeans, but she seems to be right in the area where she can’t fit into either.
Stretch marks? Not yet!!!
Sleep? Crappy at best! Jess gets up many times during the night to pee, and just can’t seem to get comfortable
Movement? Choochie is out of control on the ultrasounds, but no feelings yet!!
Food cravings? Waffles, and pizza!! (the only 2 things Jess can keep down!)
Gender? Still a little too early (plus the chooch doesn’t want to cooperate!)
Milestones: Second Trimester WOO HOO!!!
Emotions: All over the place