Earlier this past week I ordered a hand-held fetal doppler off of eBay & got it on Thursday. As soon as I saw that it had arrived, I checked to see if i could here Baby T's heartbeat & after a few minutes of searching, there it was beating away at around 140+ beats per minute :) Such an amazing sound!
I am glad to have gotten the doppler as it will hopefully provide some reassurance on those days when I am needing to know if everything is still ok - especially after my symptoms go away!
How far along? 11 weeks (baby is just over 1 1/2 inches long & the size of a fig)
Symptoms: The nausea still comes & goes but is tolerable. Around 3pm I hit a brick wall & the exhaustion sets in. Lovin' me some afternoon naps!
Weight gain/loss: Not sure how but I lost 3 lbs this week so I am now 1lb under my starting weight
Maternity clothes? Not yet. Lovin' my knit skirts & dresses though!
Sleep: I sleep pretty good up until around 3am when I need to get up to pee. Still having a lot of trouble falling back to sleep :(
Food cravings : Any kind of "comfort food", still enjoying my BLT's & loving watermelon & grapes. My love for Mexican food is long gone & some days I can't even stomach the thought of it :( Weird, huh?
Movement? no - to early
What I miss? a glass (or two) of red wine
Best moment this week: finding the heartbeat with my own doppler
What I'm looking forward to: Making it out of 1st trimester
Next Appointment: 14 week visit with the OB on August, 6th
Milestones: Baby T is now almost fully formed. The hands will soon open & close into fists, tiny tooth buds are beginning to appear under the gums, some of the bones are beginning to harden & baby is already busy kicking & stretching.