Bumpdate: 13 Weeks!

Thank you for all your sweet and supportive comments yesterday!  I thought I’d give you guys an update on where I’m at first!  It’s been so incredibly hard to blog without revealing the news, and I’m so glad I can finally talk about it!

First up, the ultrasound pics!

Sonogram 4-25-12

This one is from 4.25.12 – my first appointment.  I was supposed to be 8 weeks at this point measuring from my last cycle, but was measuring a little bit behind.  They measured BB here at about 6 weeks, 5 days.

Sonogram 5-9-12 A

This one’s from 5.9.12 – where I got my official due date of 12.12.12!  BB was measuring either 8w6d or 8w4d, so they split the difference and went with 8w5d.  I also heard a healthy heart rate of 175!

Sonogram 5-29-12 A

Here’s the most recent – from 5.29.12 – 11w6d, at my first trimester screening (which came back with very very low risk for abnormalities!) and healthy heart rate of 159!

We went to the doctor again yesterday and while I did not have an ultrasound, we heard the heartbeat on the doppler – strong, but they didn’t give me the rate.  It was the first time Chris got to go and I’m so glad he finally got to hear it!

I was going to give you a bump picture, but I hated every picture I took…so maybe next week.  Until then, here’s how I’m doing…

How Far Along? 13 weeks!

Weight Gain? +9 pounds or so, pretty much the same as last week.

Size of Baby? Some sites say peach, another says a medium shrimp…I’m going with peach.

Maternity Clothes?  Rocking the belly band with my regular pants, and some maternity shirts

Stretch Marks?  Not yet.

Gender? Last week I was feeling boy, but no idea this week.

Sleep? Just waking up a few times a night to go to the bathroom, but otherwise ok.

Food Cravings? Nope, just some aversions….to seafood, which I normally love!

Symptoms? I had a lot of headaches earlier in the week, but they seem to be subsiding. Plus of course the normal fatigue.

Movement? Not yet

Belly Button? Innie

Wedding rings on or off? On

Labor signs? Not even thinking about it yet.

Best Moment of the Week? Announcing our little one on the blog, Facebook and twitter!

What I Miss? I really wish I could have partaken in the open bar at Sarah’s wedding on Saturday…

What I am looking forward to: Starting to feel less tired and get some energy back!

Mommies, any tips for a first time Mom?  I can use all the help I can get!

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9 Responses

  1. Oh my gosh! Congratulations! I knew that something like this would happen while I wasn’t reading my blogs after I had my baby! It’s so strange to be a mom now and read about a pregnancy – even though my little one is only 6 days old, pregnancy seems like forever ago! Enjoy every single moment of pregnancy!

  2. So happy for you, what a cool due date! And isn’t it crazy how sort of arbitrary it is? One blogger I follow just had her due date changed and now is bumped up almost two weeks… that really screws up any weekly pictures you might do, right? I can’t wait to hear more about your journey!

  3. Isn’t the belly band the BEST INVENTION EVER? I keep joking that my husband will have to pry it out of my hands a year from now. 🙂

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