Thursday, January 6, 2011

Baby Blog 18

Sometimes, people have asked me how the baby is doing.  And I honestly don't know how to answer that. 

I have no idea how the baby is doing.  For all I know, I could have had a missed miscarriage (although I'd pray that is not the case).  It would be wonderful to see in there and know what is going on.  All I know is what I read.  Right now, the baby is somewhere between the size of a lime and a plum. be honest with you, I have to check out the produce section when I go grocery shopping these days because I never really remember how big these fruits are.  The baby is supposed to be in the fetal stage right now, and he or she should be doing flips.  I can't feel any of that though.

I have to say that I'm liking going from the 11th week onwards because my fatigue is vanishing.  I know it will come back later, but I'll enjoy it for now.  It's so interesting how you learn about pregnancy as you go through it.  For example, I'm not as tired now because the placenta is taking a more active role.  So, the growth of the baby is not so dependent upon my body.  That means more energy for me. WOOHOO!

And I'll tell you, I need more of that energy right now because I think I'd feel like I was going out of my mind going back to school and having no energy.  

Anyway, I'll have to post an update when I get the ultrasound.  It is so nerve-wracking wanting to be excited about the pregnancy, but not quite sure that everything is going as it should.  I know, it is another lesson in faith and trust.

Monday, January 3, 2011

Baby Blog 17

Right now, I'm around 11 weeks pregnant.  I don't feel a whole lot different other than the fact that I do seem to be "showing."  I'm not sure what exactly I'm showing since the baby hasn't moved up yet.  I suppose it is just the placenta and everything else getting ready for the baby. 

According to my little pregnancy ticker, the baby is the size of a lime right now.  In other terms, that is 2 inches.  It's hard not being able to feel the baby or hear the baby's heartbeat.  Sometimes I just want some way to just make sure everything is okay.  I suppose my nausea, fatigue, and other pregnancy-related symptoms are enough for now.  

On January 12th, I have a scheduled ultrasound where I will hopefully be able to see our little one.  The last time I went, they wouldn't let me see the screen.  I had to sneak a peek when the nurse walked out to find out the information that I did.  They have some weird policies there.  However, my doctor told me they should have let me see the screen last time, and to let her know if they don't this time.  I have to go have an ultrasound in radiology with a radiology technician instead of my doctor.  I'm hoping it will be better this time around since it is just a routine scheduled ultrasound.   The last time I had an ultrasound it was a last-minute thing that the doctor asked for to make sure everything was going well.  I'm thinking since this is different, it should be more like a routine one where I actually get to see the little one.  I also hope to go home with a picture.  

If I get one, I'm posting it.  Anyway, 2 weeks until the 2nd trimester.  I can't WAIT to be out of the first trimester!