Well.. I’m just shy of 13 weeks and feeling pretty amazing! I’ve been a little sick here and there (mostly first thing in the morning, so happy to report that this time, the term “morning sickness” is actually somewhat accurate!) With LC.. it was more like ALL.DAY.SICKNESS! This time, not so much!
We made it through the Holiday’s.. and I didn’t even gain any weight! I told Kyle I was going to try to avoid the scale, but much to my dismay.. the nurse wasn’t going for that, and I was pleasantly surprised!
Today I went in (sans LC, thanks to my amazing friend Leah!) for my First Trimester Screening. I’m actually really surprised at how at ease I am this time around at this point. In the very beginning of this pregnancy, I found myself so paranoid and every day making sure I was “still pregnant.” Now, I’m completely at ease and honestly, not even really thinking about it! With LC, my whole mind was consumed with baby. I slept baby, ate baby, breathed baby. This time around, (likely, because I have a toddler running around me in circles pointing to his nose, eye, and non existent hat on his head) I haven’t thought too much about being pregnant. Today was so much fun to see our little baby pea on the screen.
I was also pleasantly surprised when I asked the ultrasound tech to take a peak at the gender and tell me what she saw. I knew it was a little early than the normal “big” ultrasound, but I figured, why not look? With LC, at 15 weeks, they wouldn’t even look to tell me, but this ultrasound tech was great and the baby was extremely cooperate spead eagle eager to show his/her mama what to expect! I was shocked at how clear we could see!
Although I don’t plan to start buying anything quite yet (I will have another ultrasound at 18 weeks, where they normally address the big gender question), but thanks to my Intelligender Results and now seeing on the screen and confirming today… I think it’s pretty safe to say, baby #2 is a……..
With a beating heartrate at 159!
Our 18 week ultrasound cannot come soon enough to get another peak at our beautiful baby daughter!.. And of course, if something was hiding (and if it was, this baby went to extreme lengths to hide its “boy parts” if they exist) we will be just as ecstatic!
I was hoping to post a 2010 Recap, but I was too excited and had to post my little 13 week gender peak instead! Make sure you “like” me on Facebook for more frequent updates and stay tuned for a really exciting giveaway as I kick off 2011 soon!