|10 weeks - 1/17/14|
Yay, we've made into double digits! Currently, I'm ten weeks and one day, and feeling awesome still. Although I've noticed some big changes over the last few days. I've started growing a little belly and things are definitely not fitting the way they used to, and its a little tricky to hide. To most people, especially those that still don't know, I'm sure it just looks like its my usual CF belly, but this picture was taken on an very empty (starving) non-bloated belly...so I think its my growing uterus...which is apparently now the size of a grapefruit. I'll update much more after our ultrasound on Wednesday, but I wanted to share how excited I am about my tiny little baby bump and I can't wait to fully embrace it without having to hide it!
I got to see and hear you yesterday and it was a huge sigh of relief for me! After barely having any symptoms for a month, I wanted to make sure everything is still going well in there. It is! You look like a real baby now! You were moving around like crazy during the ultrasound - moving your arms all around, kicking your tiny little legs, and moving your head up and down, it was fascinating! I can't wait to start feeling all of your movements everyday! Your heartbeat was also a nice, strong 175 beats per minute... which wives tales now say you're a girl... so who knows! In another ten weeks, we'll find out!
The doctor, a high-risk specialist, was wonderful! Everyone was extremely nice and the doctor was extremely knowledgeable about pregnancy and CF. She's had several other CF women as patients, and told me that I'm by far the healthiest she's seen...I've even gained 2lbs already! She's impressed with my lung function, which makes me proud because I've been working so hard over the last few years to be in the best shape possible for a pregnancy. Right now we're focusing on watching and maintaining my blood sugars to try to avoid gestational diabetes as long as possible. I'll go back in two weeks for an "intake" appointment with a nurse and to get some blood work. Then two weeks after that, I'll go back for the next ultrasound! I'm really hoping Tim isn't so busy at work then so he can see the next ultrasound because it's such an amazing experience.
After yesterday's great appointment, I decided it was time to keep spreading the news. I called my parents last night who were very surprised and excited! My mom kept saying, "This is so exciting!" I also emailed all of my mom's side of the family and have gotten very excited responses today. Hopefully by the end of next week, our news will be "Facebook public" so I can stop trying to hide being so happy & excited!!!
Here are some of the pictures from yesterday's ultrasound:
|The best profile shot we could get without you moving too much!|
|This is my favorite picture from the day because |
I've never seen an ultrasound picture like this before!
It's a view of your face!
(Don't worry, she said it looks normal! :) )