Baby is looking at the camera here…. Looks like a snake face. You can see both hemispheres of the brain 🙂
Had my NT ultrasound yesterday. They check for a nose bone and fluid in the neck. Higher measurements can mean there is a chromosomal problem or heart problem. By the grace of God, our baby looked great! I had to go to the hospital to do the scan, and was unsure why. The doctor has an ultrasound tech.. Come to find out he is having me monitored by a MFM, Maternal Fetal Medicine doctor. A high risk doctor, due to my age and that it is ivf. Fine with me, I like the extra attention. I have my anatomy scan in 6 weeks and at that point they will start monitoring my cervical length. Apparently ivf women have an increased risk of preterm delivery. The baby will also get an echocardiogram because ivf babies have an increased risk of heart problems. My last doc never did any of this. Not that I am really worried, but I am glad I made the switch 🙂
My first appointment with the obgyn, I had gained 6 lbs already… Yikes. I was only 9 weeks. With Avery I only gained 5 the first trimester. Happily, I have not gained any more weight and am currently 13 weeks today. Back on track. Good thing my raging hunger has subsided.
I have a wicked cold… Sinus infection, touch of bronchitis. I was given some antibiotics and feel better all ready. I have one nostril to breathe though… It was really really awful not being able to breathe except through my mouth.
That’s all for now..
After waiting almost 2 weeks , I got my results. Baby is negative for trisomies! I am very happy and relieved. I also found out the gender, it’s a BOY! I am so beyond happy, one of each! Now, my hubby doesn’t know the sex. Luckily, he doesn’t read this blog… I was convinced it would be a girl again cause of the same heart rate, and because I want a boy for my husband. I am so happy.
Also, been trying to find the heartbeat on my Doppler for a week or so now and was starting to worry a bit, especially since I stopped my meds 5 days ago. So, right when I yelled out, ” I can’t find the baby on this stupid thing!” I literally, one second later, heard that beautiful sound. Music to my ears. Avery is having fun with the Doppler too… I find her Putting on her heart, on her stuffed animals hearts, on her dad’s head… It is so cute 🙂
So, Friday night at dinner at my friend and neighbors’ house, we were talking about me being pregnant. So, my friend’s husband made a comment that they waited to tell anyone they were pregnant until three months cause the doc told them it was the highest risk the first 3 months. He said this to me and DH and I totally understand, most people wait. I told him that after they detect a heartbeat, the miscarriage rates drops below 5 percent. He didn’t know that. Now, lots of people know I am pregnant, mostly family and close friends, but I haven’t announced in FB and don’t plan to for a couple more weeks or so. Ok, so Sunday night, we are all at my other neighbors’ across the street. I was talking to the wife and she was asking me about flying and I mentioned that I haven’t been flying much cause I was pregnant. I told her cause we are friends and I am excited. So, like the broken record that neighbor #1 is, he interrupts me and says to everyone … well, we chose not to tell anyone until 3 months because that’s when the highest risk is of miscarriage. Ok, I am telling my friend I am pregnant and you want to start talking about miscarriages? I made it known I wasn’t happy about him saying that, but I am really fuming. I said something to my friend, his wife, too. She said he didn’t mean anything by it. Maybe not, but it was still rude and inappropriate. No pregnant woman wants to talk about miscarriage. He is a negative person in general and I tolerate him, but this realllly pissed me off and the most I think about it the more I wanna punch him in the face. What was his point? That I should shut my mouth? FWIW, I looked up the miscarriage rates… at 10 weeks with a HB detected, it is 0.6%. At 12 weeks, it is 0.5% and never gets lower than that. Why are some people so so stupid and rude? Basically he was telling me in not so many words, your baby may still die. I know saying that is dramatic, but that’s it, plain and simple. Jerk.
On a happier note, 11 weeks tomorrow and only 3 more days of meds 🙂
….And we still are pregnant! I was so worried that I would go in and find baby I passed. I had no logical reason to think this other than I know it happens. Baby measured exactly 10w2d and was squirming all around and wiggling his/her arms and legs. It was awesome. Wow, I can’t believe there is life inside of me again. Simply amazing. We are going to the church n Dt Augustine tonight to pay thanks to Our Lady of La Leche, Mother Mary. The day before transfer we went and prayed and lit a candle for this to work after someone said go and pray to her. She listened.
Sorry the pic is so bad… It’s bad in person too.
Took the MaterniT21 test last week and should get results this coming week. It checks the sex and for the trisomies. Praying for good news with that too.
Only 6 more days of meds… Hallelujah. Ready for that to be done with!