May 23 2010

Week 13

 Jess had her regular monthly visit this past Thursday.  Unfortunately we were unable to get an ultrasound or any measurements.  They did the doppler for the heartbeat, but didn’t even count that.  The OB just said it sounded great.  It’s weird not having another pic of the ultrasound to put up.  We have been getting one almost every week since the implantation.  Jess has a followup for the Hyperemesis Gravidarum next Friday with a different OB, whom she says is a “pushover”!  Hopefully I’ll be able to get a new picture for Week 14!!

Since I don’t have any cool pics to share, I’ll share a little home doppler heartbeat!!  This is from a week or two ago, and poor quality.  I recorded from my iPhone.  I will definitely have a better one soon!!

Here is the Music Player. You need to installl flash player to show this cool thing!

The Doc kept Jess out of work for another week.  Jess was hell bent on going back this week, but since last Sunday things have rapidly gone down hill.  She lost a little bit more weight, and isn’t able to keep much down again.  Hopefully this will get better soon.

How far along? 13 Weeks 2 days!

How Big Is Choochie?  As the first trimester comes to a close, Choochie is about the size of peach.  The head is now about half the size of the crown-to-rump length.  Tiny bones are beginning to form in the arms and legs, and the intestines are beginning to move from the umbilical cord to the abdomen.  The vocal cords, and teeth are also well under construction!! 

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. (SAME AS LAST WEEK)

Stretch marks? Not yet!!! (SAME AS LAST WEEK)

 Sleep? Crappy at best!  Jess gets up many times during the night to pee, and just can’t seem to get comfortable (SAME AS LAST WEEK)

 Movement? Possibility of one the other night, but I attribute it to gas!!  😉

 Food cravings? Waffles, toasted wheat crackers with easy cheese, and graham crackers too!! (Mac N’ Cheese did not stay down tonight!!)

Gender? Someone commented on last weeks ultrasounds, that it looks as though it is a girl.  I’m not convinced, but I’ll stick with that for this week

 Milestones: N/A

 Emotions: All over the place (SAME AS LAST WEEK)

Apr 1 2010

A Sneak Peak!

What's that?

I think there might be a baby in there!

 Words can’t even describe what I’m feeling right now.  This is the first concrete result which shows my dreams are starting to come true.  I went with Jess this morning to the docs office, and sat in on the ultrasound.  I was so nervous, I wouldn’t get out of my seat!!  That was until the doc turned the big monitor towards us, and demanded I get up and take a look!!  He congratulated us and explained everything we were seeing.  I was a little weary, it being April fools day and all.  I quickly realized that the doc wouldn’t be playing a joke!  The pictures above show the gestational sac, measured at 8.7 mm, a yolk sac, and a clear fetal pole.  Unfortunately, he said it was a little too early to see the heartbeat.  I was bummed!!  That’s what I’ve been waiting for!!  I’m not sure why.  Maybe it would make everything so much more real.  Regardless, if this works, we are going to have baby, and I am going to be Dad!  Yep, I said it, I am going to be a Dad!!  This is everything I have ever hoped and wished for, and we are on the road to making our dreams come true!! 

We are scheduled for another ultrasound for Wednesday, to search for the heartbeat.  It will be another week of waiting and stress, but hopefully the results will provide the outcome we deserve!!