Getting a late start on posting, but late is better then never, right? :]
Up until now, Baby FloJo has showed no signs of being in my tummy. At first I was so confused – there had to be something wrong, why can’t I feel a human growing inside of me? I was reassured by the doctor after 3 times after telling him I wasn’t pregnant, that it was perfectly fine not to feel anything and to take it as a blessing. I am starting to accept that I have been super lucky – I work 45 – an hour away from my house and sometimes 50+ hours a week. How in the world do these women go to work sick like that? Ugh, saying my blessings!
Anyhoo, I wanted to give a recap up until now so I don’t forget as time goes on!
Weeks 1-4: Had no clue I was preggo!
Week 5, 6 days: Went to the doctor where I found out my blood results – def pregnant! I wasn’t sure what to think at this point. I was scared, alone in the doctor’s office (I already have anxiety of going to the doc in the first place). My fiance’ was working. I had a random lady give me an ultrasound because I told my gyno I didn’t feel anything. She showed me the heart beat fluttering on the ultrasound screen. I wasn’t sure if that made me excited or even more nervous.
Week 7: I switched doctor’s to one that came highly recommended and loved my first appt with him! The nurses were so great also. We got to hear the heartbeat again!
Week 8-11: It’s scary not to feel anything and when your doctor’s appointments are far apart; it makes you wonder even more if everything is going okay in there. I tried downloading an app to hear the baby’s heart beat and my fiance’ yelled at me not to put my phone near my stomach lol…didn’t work out too well. At week 10, the doctor used a doppler device on the outside of my stomach to hear the baby’s heart beat – it was a rush, it sounded so loud! It reassured me something was in there, but I wasn’t convinced until week 12, which leads me to where I am now.
Yesterday, January 6th is when we had our first real ultrasound to test for Down Syndrome. We opted in for this, but not everyone does.
The ultra sound tech uses an ultrasound to measure the skin on the baby’s neck, taking photographs as she goes along. The results to this test aren’t back for another 4 weeks, when coupled with the blood test I took yesterday and another one at my next appt. Last week, I also had to get 17 viles of blood taken…yup, 17. I thought I was going to faint looking at the nurse count them out with the different colors – I think it was 10 purple and then 7 multi-colored tubes. By the 13th one, I was asking her to hurry up and that my arm was killing me, not fun 😦
Anyways, back to yesterday. Even though it was a screening, it was the first time we got to see our little babe! If I had to describe it, I would say “awe-struck.” My fiance’ was even more in awe than I was. It was an actual baby! You could see his/her body, arms, legs. The baby was moving its arms and legs…it was a crazy experience to say the least. I am now thoroughly convinced there is something inside of me.
I got the below idea from an awesome preggo chalk-boarder: I loved her blog so much and her chalkboard week by week drawings, so I decided to do my own. http://littlebabygarvin.blogspot.com/
I am using regular thin Crayola chalk and pastel chalk to draw all of the designs on the board!
If your chalk doesn’t seem to be coming out dark, try dampening the tips for a few minutes in a wet paper towel.
How far along? 12 Weeks, 5 days
Total weight gain/loss: 2 lbs (from 110 to 112)
Maternity clothes? Still fitting in my regular clothes, but some feel tight – I think they were honestly tight before lol 😦
Sleep: I usually sleep so good, but not anymore. Lately, I can’t sleep – I wake up tossing and turning then sit there until my alarm goes off at 7:10am – it’s horrible 😦 definitely looking for natural remedies, even though I already use the Lavender pillow mist every night. You have the craziest, most vivid dreams when your pregnant!
Best moment this week: Our 12 week ultrasound, getting to final see the baby – it has a shape now 🙂
Have you told family and friends: We just announced it to the FB/IG world yesterday! We had told family and close friends before now
Miss Anything? Seriously, all I want is a turkey sandwich right now, maybe some ahi tuna with wasabi and soy sauce, which you can’t have
Movement: Not yet
Food cravings: Not really craving anything in particular, just the things I miss eating and can’t eat
Anything making you queasy or sick: The smell of Danny’s cooked steak after he brings it upstairs from the BBQ – I want it no where near my chicken
Have you started to show yet: No, just looks like I ate too many slices of pizza
Gender prediction: Boy
Labor Signs: No
Belly Button in or out? In
Happy or Moody most of the time: Well if you ask my fiance’ this question, I know the answer will be mean and moody lol
Looking forward to: Getting to find out whether it’s a boy or a girl! …then shopping online lol
= Baby FloJo (1-6-13)