Monday, July 9, 2012

10 weeks

Had my 10 week appointment today with my favorite OB & I am so happy to report that all is good so far :) After a very long minute (felt like 10 min) my Dr. was able to find the heartbeat using a fetal doppler. It was loud & strong & fast & the most beautiful sound ever! Even my Dr. said she didn't expect it to be that fast but that it was a great sign that things are going well!

I won't see her again until August 6th for my 14 week appt & will have my 1st screening US sometime in the next 2-3 weeks. A little nervous about that one as this is the US where they can detect markers for Down's Syndrome & Trisomy abnormalities. Praying that everything checks out ok!
How far along? 10 weeks (baby is the size of a small strawberry)

Symptoms: The nausea is getting better - as long as I keep eating every 2 hours but the fatigue/exhaustion has really set in this week. I left work early a couple times last week just so I could go home & nap. 

Weight gain/loss: up another 1 lb (total of 2lbs gained)

Maternity clothes? No - but don't think I haven't been looking at the maternity section at Target & Old Navy thinking how comfy some of that stuff looks!

Sleep: No trouble falling asleep. Still getting up a couple of times a night to pee & the last few nights my 3am "pee-fest" keeps me awake until about 5am :(

Food cravings : Still loving my potatoes but have also been on a Caesar salad & BLT kick with the awesome garden tomatoes the neighbor brought over & also loving watermelon.

Movement? no - to early

What I miss? still missing those turkey sandwiches :(

Best moment this week: Hearing the heartbeat on the doppler!

What I'm looking forward to: Making it to 12 weeks

Next Appointment: 14 week visit with the OB on August, 6th

Milestones: Baby T was considered an embryo last week & a fetus this week, is almost 1.5 inches long, is constantly moving even though I don't feel anything yet, all of the organs, muscles, & nerves are in place & beginning to function & the touch pads on the fingers have formed & already have fingerprints - absolutely amazing!


Amanda said...

The sound of the heartbeat on the doppler is just so amazingly beautiful! I love reading your updates. =)

Desiree said...

I've been obsessively checking for updates and yay for strong heartbeats!!

August 6th will be here before you know it and I'll definitely text you before we get to KC. I need me some HT (and Baby T) time!

The Splan Clan said...

I found your blog through Kellys Corner and have been anxiously checking for updates! I have some advice for the 'pee-fest' that is keeping you up after 3am. I used to have the same problem when I was pregnant with my son. I would get up to go and then not be able to fall back asleep. This sounds silly, but if I remembered the exact position I was in when I woke up, and I got right back into that position after going to the bathroom....I could fall back asleep faster. Mind you, I had to keep the bathroom light off and basically sleep walk to the toilet and back but it worked:) I'm so glad that all is going well so far! I will be praying it continues to go well!

Anonymous said...

Yay! Found you through Kelly long ago and have prayed for you a lot! We are due with #5 (after the loss of our 7 year old to cancer) and can't wait! Due 1-25-13 so our babies will be close :)

I can haz babyz? said...

Hooray! I'm so happy for you!

Michelle said...

Wonderful news!! My OB always said `0 weeks was as good as hitting the 12 week mark! Sooooo unbelievably happy for you!