Tuesday, August 28, 2007

13

Thirteen weeks today! I can't believe it. It seems that the weeks are going by a little more quickly, but maybe that's because I am feeling better. I had my first regular OB appointment, and Dr. T's first words to me were, "Glad to have you back!" It was good to be back. I got to actually hear the heartbeat, which was wonderful and strong. Other than that, everything seems to be going well.

I go in tomorrow for my NT scan with the prenatal specialist. I am a little worried. In reality M and I have no risk factors, but that doesn't mean that you're 100% safe. It's one more thing to worry about, I suppose. I am excited about seeing the baby, though! It's been three weeks since the last ultrasound and I am interested to see how much growth there has been. Speaking of growth, my wardrobe is shrinking every day! I have two pairs of work pants that still fit - barely - and a few skirts. The problem is, my maternity pants are still a little too big. I'm in clothing limbo.

Last Tuesday I sent out an e-mail to all of my friends letting them know about the "big news". I was at a going away party the next day and was overwhelmed with all of the questions. Have you thought about names? Are you going to get a new house? Are you going to find out the sex? I was a little unprepared for how all of the questions made me feel a little panicked. I guess I need to start really thinking about the logistics of this. FMLA, daycare, furniture, birthing classes.....yikes. My favorite question was, "Was this planned?" Uh, yeah, you could say that.

I'm thinking about Baby Moxie this week and hoping that this year September 11th can have a more positive connotation for her.



12 comments:

lifelemons said...

Happy 13!!!! This is all just so exciting! I am glad to hear how everything is going so wonderful!

Reproductive Jeans said...

LUCKY number 13=) So happy for you!

Somewhat Ordinary said...

Wow, Thirteen Weeks!! I bet it feels good to be leaving the first trimester behind!

Kate said...

Hi, another Kate here--I have been lurking for a while. Congrats on making it to the second trimester. Glad you hear you are feeling better. I hope your NT scan goes wonderfully tomorrow.

In terms of your wardrobe, I got a Bella Band, and it has been a great investment, especially for that awkward early/mid-second tri stage when regular clothes don't fit and maternity clothes are too big. I used it a lot with regular pants while leaving them unzipped. I actually still use it now, in the third tri, to hold up maternity pants that don't fit very well--or to hold up those narrow panel pants that now just slide off my gut.

Fertilize Me said...

Oh congrats to 13!!

Courtney said...

Congratulations on the milestone! I bet it feels completely wonderful to be able to share your good news with friends. :)

I will be thinking about you tomorrow when you have your scan and hope that you get to clearly see how big your little one is getting!

Thank you so much for the mention today. For not knowing someone, I sure feel like you are a friend that I have had for a long time. :)

TTC said...

Phew! I bet you're glad to leave the first trimester behind. Time will just fly by now, relax and enjoy.

LifeHopes said...

Well I think you should enjoy all the attention and remember that you will soon be holding your little one soon. I am so happy that things are going well.

I hope you don't stress too much about the "details"!

Sticky Bun said...

Hooray for lucky 13! I'm pining for that day and so hope we get there, too! I hope the NT scan goes well. :-)

Cibele said...

lucky 13!!!!!!!!!!! I am so happy that everything is going well. CONGRATULATIONS

SaraS-P said...

Yay for lucky number 13!

Artblog said...

really praying for the nt scan, i need hope :) x