Sunday, June 09, 2013

19 Weeks and counting...

Last Tuesday we celebrated 7 years of marriage. This month marks 3 years ago we began trying for a family. This month also marks the month we had our first full IVF cycle, which ended in an early loss. This month is a big month. It is thin month, this week actually, where we will celebrate the half way point of this pregnancy!

I still cannot believe where I am at in this pregnancy. I think I must admit, over the course of the last few days, This has begun to feel real.

We had the Level 2 and Anatomy Scan done last Thursday. We got to spend an hour looking at our beautiful little miracle on the screen. She was amazing, moving all over the place. Everything looked good, all parts accounted for, and such an amazing wonder. I cannot believe that we will be her parents, I cannot wait to meet her, to see what she will look like, her color hair, her eyes, her tiny feet. I've been feeling great. There really isn't much of anything I can complain about, expect the heartburn. That is brutal sometimes. But I know in the end, how much it will all be worth it. I haven't had the opportunity to feel movement still. And I will admit, I am becoming increasingly impatient about it. However, I did find out at the A/S that I have an anterior placenta, which means the placenta sits in the front, closest to my abdomen. Usually it sits in the back, closest to, well, your back. There is nothing wrong about it being there, it does however mean it will take me longer to feel her then most. This makes me a little sad, but, as long as I know she's doing well in there, I'm ok with it. I was also told that they want to do a fetal echo, which is just another sonogram. The doctors have no reason to suspect that there is anything wrong with her heart, but, they did have a little trouble getting a good picture at the A/S since she is still very tiny, and her little heart is so small. They just want to make sure, and they are going to keep on top of her too since she is was conceived through IVF.

After our appointment, we went off to Buy Buy Baby and ordered the crib and dresser! Wow, that was a big step! But I am so glad we did! Though we were told it could come in early, we were told that delievery can take 16-18 weeks! Yikes! 18 weeks puts me at 37 weeks!

That's really the biggest update so far.

So here is week 19's photo!
I apologize of the terrible picture! And yes, here is a sneak peek of Nursery colors. 

How far along: 19 weeks and 2 days. 
Total weight gain: Right now, I'm not sure. We don't have a scale, and I haven't been to the OB in a few weeks. I'll know next week though. 
Maternity clothes: Yes, pretty much exclusively now. 
Stretch marks: There might be a new one or two I noticed the other night. 
Sleep: Slept pretty well this week. 
Best moment of this week: Getting another chance to see her on "the big screen" .
Miss anything: This week, still sushi. 
Movement:  Still nothing. 
Food cravings: Mexican. 
Anything making you queasy or sick: No. 
Have you started to show yet: I don't think I can deny it anymore. 
Gender: We got confirmation at the A/S that she is still indeed a she!
Labor signs: No, plus, it's still WAY too early!
Belly button in or out: In.
Wedding rings on or off: On.
Happy or moody most of the time: I have to say happy!
Looking forward to: Getting to the half way point, and feeling her kick and move! 


  1. I cannot express how excited and happy I am for the two of you. I know this is a big month, but you've got many wonderful things to look forward to. :)
    Take care of yourself!

  2. so happy for you! cocoa butter for your belly. it increases the elastins in your skin. wont guarantee no stretch marks but if used religiously your chances are slimmer. plus it smells good :-)