This week we’ve got a little plum on our hands!
Notice TheBump refers to Bracks as ‘she’?? 😉
We had our 12 week appointment at the doctor’s this morning, where we were supposed to hear the little heartbeat. The nurse used the doppler and felt around for a few minutes with no luck, which she warned was completely normal at this stage (baby is only 2 inches long and likely hiding somewhere) so they wheeled in the ultrasound machine and had us wait for the Doc to come in to look around. It’s never a good feeling when you don’t hear what you are told you will, but we just tried to relax and wait for the doctor to come in. He popped in, chipper as usual, and got down to business. He put the ultrasound to work and immediately we saw little Bracks squirming and flipping around in there. Robert said “Man…just wait until you can feel that!” – He or she was really moving! And we saw the heart beating away, so that immediately put us at ease, and the doc said we are 95% in the clear now. Our next appointment is on December 17, right before the holidays, but no, we won’t know the gender then. He said the chances they get it wrong are too high, so we’ll just wait until 20 to find out. So happy to have a healthy baby growing!
My Symptoms: Yeahhh I got nothing. Very thankful for nothing 🙂
Weight: Well according to the appointment this morning, I’m up 7lbs.
Gender: Girl seems to be taking the lead in the ‘boy or girl’ battle! 8 weeks until we find out (and yes, no sooner, I asked….bummer)
Maternity Clothes: I got a gigantic hand-me-down box of goodies from my boss and ordered some maternity pants, but luckily most of my normal pants are still fitting!
Movement: Nothing felt yet. Like I said before, we saw Bracks moving up a storm this morning, so I know once the time comes around that I will feel it, I’m sure it will be pretty noticable!
Sleep: Sleep is a wonderful thing, but I’m beginning to get some energy back, I think…just in time to go on vacation 🙂 But I’ve had the energy to clean the house and cook and all kinds of stuff this week!
Cravings: Christopher’s Chicken Salad and Cucumbers all the way…and anything sweet…and grapefruit (with sugar…duh)
What I miss: Right now things are fairly normal…I like to stop being stopped up…that’d be nice;…
Work Outs: I ran on Sunday 2 miles…otherwise I’ve been a lazy turd. I’ve got to fix that after this trip.
Best Pregnancy Moment This Week: Our appointment this morning and getting to see Bracks moving around (when we weren’t supposed to see him/her at all!)
Questions/Concerns: Got everything answered this morning – nothing crazy, mainly stuff regarding the trip.
Goals for next week: Enjoy St. Thomas and not miss our puppy too much 🙂 Our sweet friend Ashlyn is staying with him and giving him tons of love, so that helps to put me at ease.
Thoughts: only 28 weeks to go. 🙂