Never thought I'd make it to 38 weeks and be sitting here waiting for the baby to arrive. Seems funny to think that all my pregnancy I was praying for the baby to stay put for at least 35 or 36 weeks and now I want this baby to come out asap. No signs of labor yet. Hopefully the baby will show it's pretty face asap. Can't wait to hold her/him in my arms.
31 weeks tomorrow. Yayyy. I know I havn't posted in a while. Well I really didn't have any updates all this time. I don't feel much different. Just lots of fetal movement which I love. I have had an ultrasound at 26 and 30 weeks to check baby's growth since I had low Papp-a but the baby is doing perfect. so the low papp-a probably meant nothing. Go for my fist specialist's visit next Wednesday, Aug.12. So glad to be able to make it to 31 weeks. my doc says once I hit 32 weeks we don't need to worry at all about the baby coming early but I am pretty confident now that the baby will make it to 37 weeks.
Sleeping is getting a bit uncomfortable especially turning in bed is hard. feeling so hungry all the time. Other than that I feel great. love being pregnant.
Can't believe i'm 23 weeks along but still scared that I have a long way to go. Had my 23 week ultrasound yesterday. The baby measured right on track for 23 weeks and looked so beatiful. it showed us a big yawn which was so awesome. the baby was trying to hide it's face the whole time. so cute!!!
Now the worrying part. the uterine flow from the placenta is a bit restrictive so I will have to monitored more closely. I will go back for another doppler ultrasound in 4 weeks and then depending on the results at that time they may see me every other week or every week. I just hope I can make it to 35 weeks without any problems. Please god keep the baby safe in utero until at least 35 weeks.
I know I have horribly neglected this blog. I have been checking it everyday and all the other blogs I follow but reading some posts on other blogs got me worried that things can still go wrong even though I am halfway through the second trimester so I was really scared to post anything. Had our 19 weeks detailed ultrasound and everything looks good. We've found out the gender but we've decided to keep it a surprise for the rest of the family so I won't say it out on the Internet either.
I am very superstitious so I am not going to buy any of the baby stuff before the baby arrives. I've decided I'll just pick everything out and then have hubby do all the shopping when the baby is here.
I went to see my doctor yesterday and discussed the results with her. She is really good to put your mind at ease. She said what this could mean is, that I may have preterm labor, hypertension or a low weight baby but she said they will monitor me closely and make sure everything is going smoothly. She also said that she has seen quite a few women with low PAPP-A but never had any complications with their pregnancy, so it could mean nothing. I feel so much better. I get to see her every week now which means I get to hear my baby's heartbeat every week. Awesome!
I got my FTS results yesterday. I had the blood draw at 11 weeks and the u/s was yesterday. it was amazing to see the baby move its hands and legs and move around. We were elated. The nuchal measurements were good and they were able to see a nasal bone as well so everything looked good but when they combined the u/s findings with the blood work, my risk of down's and trisomy 18 went way up. I still have a negative screen and don't need to get an amnio but I am worried about the blood results. I have googled a lot about low papp-A levels and there is so much stuff. I am gonna try my best not to worry too much about it because a lot of women do get positive outcomes. Here's a baby picture at 12w3d.
This is the day I have been counting down to ever since we had our BFP. I know I don't officially start the second trimester until 13 weeks but still 12 weeks has a lot of significance to me. I kind of feel like I am past the danger zone after I hit 12 weeks. I can't say I am going to relax now and enjoy this pregnancy because I know I will still keep worrying about little things.
I am really starting to show now, I will post my belly pics soon. I will go maternity shopping this weekend because I have only one pair of non-pregnancy pants that fit me so I wore the same pair all week. haha I know it's not gonna fit me next week so I need to buy some clothes.
My boss who knows that I am pregnant following IVF just commented today while I was sitting at my desk typing, that you can start to tell now. I was like "really?" I am only 9 weeks. I know my tummy looks bloated but I didn't think other people will start to notice just yet. Maybe it's because she knows that she's been really observing me or have I really started to show a bit already? It's possible though because I am petite.at 5'4" and weighed only 97 pound before IVF. I have gained about 8 pounds since then and I know my pants are getting a bit too tight. I cannot button or zip up most of them.
Oh I just bought the Bellaband yesterday so I wear all my pants unzipped. My first maternity purchase and it's great. I love it.
Oh and Chandita nominated for an award. ThanksChandita. i will get to that at some point tomorrow. It's just been so busy at work but I really wanted to mention that people think I have started to show already.I like it though.
Yes we saw a cute little heartbeat On Thursday and it was the most beautiful thing in the world. We were so happy to see the baby in the right place. The baby was measuring 6 weeks instead of 6w5d and the heart rate was 118bpm so that has gotten me worried a little but the doctor did not seem concerned at all. His words were "your baby is measuring absolutely fine. We are not out of cookie cutters. everyone grows at a different rate". The clinic has already released my chart and now I just get to see my family doctor until she sends me to a gynae. I think I am gonna ask my family doctor to do another early ultrasound in a week or two to monitor the growth. I have been reading about babies measuring a little behind and there's all sorts of things. Anyone have any ideas. I still need a lot of your prayers.