Sunday, February 20, 2011

12 Weeks

I can't believe I'm almost through my first trimester! It's been such a crazy journey so far. I can now say I'm starting to feel a little better. I still have bad days or moments of morning sickness, but not nearly as severe as it was. I am however still very tired all the time.  I think I'm actually getting excited too!

I've had some preliminary testing for the risk of Downs and other birth defects and thankfully those turned out good. I swear my OB office makes me feel so old! Since I'll be 35 when I have the baby, it puts me in a "higher risk" category.  Hence, all the testing.  I also had a glucose test to see if I'm at risk for gestational diabetes. I passed that one as well. The next test I'm having is an EKG. My doctor's want to have some sort of baseline of my heartbeat since I have a slight heart murmur.  That's kind of scary. 

The ultrasound for the birth defects screening was amazing! I think we've got one feisty baby going on! This baby was flipping and flopping all around the whole time. It was crazy! The doctor also thinks it's a girl. It's still a little early, but that's her prediction so far- which is fine with me! 

I think this pregnancy is finally starting to feel real to me.  We went to a maternity store yesterday because my pants are getting a bit snug on me. It was surreal. Me and C looked at each other and said this feels a little weird being in here.  The jeans I bought are so comfy! I'll have to get some more soon.  

My next appointment is in another 4 weeks. I'll be sure to let everyone know how it goes!


sandra said...

Michelle - I am SO happy that you are feeling better and able to be excited! What a blessing!!

Kylee said...

I am so excited for you!!! I'm so glad that everything is going pretty smooth for you now... I know you had a few bumps earlier especially with that scare... continue to keep posting... I love following the progress!!!

Shawna said...

Hi there. I just found your blog from stirrup queens blogroll. I am getting ready to do an IUI with donor sperm. I had a BFN with an IVF using my husbands sperm. I am excited to find a success story!! Would love to chat sometime and looking forward to following your journey!!

Michelle said...

Hi Shawna! I'm glad you found my blog! I wish you luck with your IUI. We had an IUI with a donor as well.