Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Ultrasound #2

Wow, it's hard to believe it's been so long since I first wrote.  I guess I never wrote about our first ultrasound.  Honestly, there wasn't a whole lot to see.  Here's the 4-1-1.

Our appointment was on June 26.  When I went, I should have been over 6 weeks.  I had the ultrasound and there was hardly anything there.  Here's a picture.

I'm not sure why it won't rotate.  Basically we saw the yolk sac and a faint flicker (the heartbeat), but there really was not much to see.

Since we didn't see that much and I was measuring 6 days behind, I honestly wasn't sure what to think.  I was worried about what we would find out our next appointment which was 3 whole weeks away on July 17.  I knew worrying would do no good, so I tried not to.  It was hard and those 3 weeks really dragged on.

We went for our appointment yesterday and I was honestly planning for the worst.  The doctor seemed confident however.  I held my breath as the ultrasound began and I could tell immediately we had a growing baby!  

Seriously, what a difference!  

Overall, I've felt pretty good.  I'm definitely tired A LOT.  I take naps almost daily and don't know how on earth I'd be functioning if I was teaching right now.  There have definitely been days where I've felt pretty sick.  If I haven't eaten in a while I feel very sick.

Here's a fun little questionnaire I've seen on other blogs:

How far along? 9 weeks. So happy to be closer to my initial due date of 2/15!  Baby Walton's new EDD is 2/18
Total weight gain/loss: I think maybe 1 or 2.  I haven't been tracking it, although I should.  I just eat when I'm hungry and try to get in 30 minutes of exercise daily.
Maternity clothes? Nope.
Stretch marks? No
Sleep: Definitely not as good as it used to be.  I used to never wake up to go to the bathroom.  Now I'm waking up about once a night.  When I get back in bed, I usually have a really hard time falling asleep.  It's frustrating!
Best moment this week: Seeing our baby on the ultrasound.  It provided peace of mind!
Miss Anything? Sleeping through the night!
Movement: We saw it on the screen, but definitely too early to feel anything.
Food cravings: None.  I crave water a lot, but there's no food I crave in particulary.
Anything making you queasy or sick: Chicken.  Particularly fast food commercials for "real" chicken tenders and eating  a big piece of chicken.  Yuck!
Have you started to show yet: No.  I've always had a bulge on my stomach so I feel like I've looked preggers for a really long time.  I also look really {and feel} really bloated.
Gender: Matt thinks it's a boy, I think it's a girl.  One of us has to be right!
Labor Signs: No
Belly Button in or out? In
Wedding rings on or off? On, but I had to get my wedding band resized.
Happy or Moody most of the time: Happy, but I definitely have my moments.
Looking forward to: Telling our parents this weekend!  I have the perfect way to tell them planned out.  I am SO excited!
Here's a video we took at our ultrasound yesterday.  ♥

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