Wednesday, February 17, 2010

12 weeks!

Can you believe it!!??! The second trimester is right around the corner! It feels so good to have made it to this stage. We had an ultrasound on Monday at the hospital and everything looked great. I even got a CD to bring home for the parents. It's of the baby moving and wiggling and since it's so small they can see everything in one shot. It's amazing how it looks like a baby this time. The CD is great b/c they can experience it like they were there. There are definitely down sides to living 10 1/2 hours away however they will be here in less than 3 weeks for ultrasound #3 and that will be awesome.

The ultrasound tech. was very informative about my anatomy. She said that my uterus is tilted into my back a bit and that's what caused us not to be able to actually hear the heartbeat yet (since the baby is further away). This occurs in about 10% of women. It may also have been the reason I measured small for my dates with my two previous pregnancy's and can also cause me to start showing later. I tend to show at about 15 to 17 weeks so I think that I'm still in the average range for that. I was happy that the placenta wasn't' actually anterior (attached against the outer uterine wall closest to my belly button) b/c that means we may be able to feel the baby move sooner than we thought.

The last three days have been amazing. My body has done a complete 180 and it feels great. It's right on schedule with my placenta fully maturing and taking over. I don't feel bloated anymore (as often) and I can almost do up my jeans again... which is sort of disappointing ;) I'm not nausea's anymore and I haven't' vomited in a week. I remember thinking a few days ago that I couldn't possibly imagine having energy again. It's not possible. I'm going to feel like this the whole time and then not three days later I was up and cleaning and cooking. It's such a nice feeling. I was ready to feel good again.

So all in all it was a great week. It was nice to see a happy healthy baby and it's even crazier to think that it will be in it's parents arms in 6 short months!


  1. Glad to hear that you're feeling better:)

  2. 10.5 hours!! Wow...that is a long ways away!! I knew you weren't close to the parents but I didn't realize you were that far away either!!
    Well...I can't wait to hear about your time with the parents in a few weeks!! So exciting!!

  3. Happy belated 12 weeks! I love the first trimester!