Friday, October 14, 2011

12 Weeks

I made it to 12 weeks! Lots of things have been going on and luckily, I think the worst of the nausea has finally passed. I've actually been able to make it through the day without feeling like I'm going to throw up at any minute. Don't get me wrong, the nausea and food aversions are definitely still there (I can't even look at pico de gallo without wanting to hurl), but I actually have some energy and feel half-way human. I can't wait to be able to enjoy food again...to look at food and say, "YUM! I wanna eat that hunk of meat!"

I also graduated from CC.RM! I'm done...no more meds, no more blood tests for progesterone and estradiol. It was a bit sad saying bye to Annie. She is the best nurse and really made my cycles at CC.RM so much easier. After being with CC.RM so long, it feels weird to be alone and not having them there as my security blanket.

What else? We had our NT scan and tested negative. To me, this was the last big hurdle we had to pass. I know we still need to get through the second and third trimesters, but this test was what would decide whether I could go public and our results were really good. As a result, we'll probably opt out of having doing an amino and we'll make our announcement this weekend at Doc's family BBQ.

Yes, Doc's family still doesn't know. I made the decision to wait on telling the in-laws just in case. I'm really happy we did and feel so much more comfortable now than I would have if we had told them earlier on. Not that telling them would've been bad, but the less people that know, the easier it would've been had something gone wrong.

Lastly, we got to see our little eggy! It was the best thing ever. I swear, I think I'm in love and I couldn't help but cry a few tears. I could see him (defaulting to "he", but we don't know yet) waving his arms and legs and doing little summersaults. This was all during our NT scan and the tech was so nice. She pointed out how he was swallowing amniotic fluid and showed us different views. Doc and I could've stayed there forever just watching him hang out and do his thing.

Before I end, I want to say congratulations to Tortoise Baby!

8 comments:

TurtleMama said...

Thank you! I am so happy for you too! !2 weeks - that is a true milestone! You are just a normal pregnant lady now. I cannot wait to be in your shoes! Well, off to stick another suppository in. .

Nikki said...

Congrats Sooz!!! It must feel wonderful to hit that 12 week mark! I have a grueling 5 weeks to get there!

Jem said...

Congratulations for graduating from your RE! I understand how bittersweet that can be.

12-week and NT scan is a big hurdle. Are you going to tell your in-laws now? And everyone else?

lowfatlady said...

Congrats, so happy for you! I didn't want to leave my RE either. It took me a while to get used to my ob lol

Jen said...

GREAT news Sooz! And so glad you're finally feeling a bit better - I hope the nausea and food aversions keeping getting less and less now that you've made it into your second trimester.

sienna said...

Wowzers, 12 weeks already! So glad you're feeling better! Soon, food will be yummy again. Let us know how the reveal goes to docs fam. Are you gonna tell them your struggles? Xoxo.

arlnurse said...

Congrats on 12 weeks & a great NT scan! :) Leaving the RE is scary, but it's a good thing. Looking forward to more good news!

newbie said...

Congrats Sooz, that is amazing! I am SO happy for you - wow, a C.CRM graduate! Enjoy this time, it's so wonderful...