Monday, August 24, 2009

Second Trimester!

So this week marked a new milestone...I am officially in the 2nd Trimester at 13 weeks! TBone is now the size of a peach. I'm not sure why the website I get this information from needs to compare the baby to a fruit every week. Anyways TBone is no longer an embryo but is actually a fetus. He also has eyelids and could also be sucking his thumb. I feel so good right now if it wasn't for my pants getting smaller, okay maybe it's that my belly is getting bigger (which you will see below), I wouldn't even know I was pregnant. I have my energy back and I have to say that really my 1st trimester wasn't too bad. It could have been much worse. I am looking forward to the 2nd trimester because as I have heard it is suppose to be the best trimester of your pregnancy.

I have also become much more open about telling people that I am pregnant. Even though I still don't really like the attention I am enjoying telling people the news. I have noticed that
when people ask how far along I am I answer in weeks and today I realized maybe I should respond in months since most people associate pregnancy in months and not weeks. I know before I was pregnant I would have had no idea what 13 weeks meant. Well that was a little randomness.

So since I really noticed a difference in my belly yesterday I thought I could post a new belly picture. I really hope this growing belly slows down some and I'm not sure how it has gotten so large and according to my calculations I have only gained 2 pounds.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

A Wonderful 12 Week Appointment

Today was my 12 week appointment and everything was great. I wasn't there for very long, well the actual appointment didn't take very long. The Dr. saw me for probably a total of 10 mins. He did another ultrasound and we saw the heartbeat and I just couldn't believe how much bigger the baby is. We also discussed that the Mister and I will have a decision to make for the next appointment on whether or not we want to have genetic testing done for Down's. I am not sure how necessary it is but I think the Mister might feel differently.

I have still been feeling really well and since the 2 Trimester begins next week it looks like I got passed the 1 trimester without feeling to terribly bad. TBone is about 3 inches big right now and is about the size of a plum. All the vital organs have formed now also.
Since I really don't have much other news I will post the ultrasound picture I got today. The picture is not very clear but the head is on the left.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Celebrating Our Anniversary in Charleston

The Mister and I celebrated our 4th Anniversary on August 13th! To celebrate we decided to take a weekend trip to Charleston, SC. It was a great trip and I fell in love with Charleston! It was really a very relaxing trip.

We arrived on Friday afternoon and spent the day walking around the historic district and then had a delicious dinner at High Cotton. On Saturday morning we went to the Magnolia Plantation, which was just beautiful. Then spent the afternoon at Folly Beach. This was my first viewing of the Atlantic Ocean. I couldn't believe all the people. It was so different from the beaches at PCB where everyone is really spread out. We had another wonderful dinner, this time at Magnolia's. We had a wonderful time and it was a great way to celebrate our anniversary.

If you would like to look through the pictures, here is the link:
However I am warning you that there are 310 pictures. I get a little carried away and I don't like to delete any that turned out.

Also on baby related news, I am now in the 12th week and have my second appointment tomorrow so I will actually post more of an update on this tomorrow.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Missed Week 9...On to Week 10

I have been a complete slacker. I am really quiet sorry about that and promise to try harder next time to stay up to date. I have been extremely exhausted and with finishing classes for the summer I have pretty much been doing nothing. Well except for still working three days of the week. I only get two more weeks of this luxury and then it is back to school full time.

I feel great though. I am so thrilled that I have made it through almost all of the first trimester without an real problems. I really can't complain. I appreciate T-Bone's ability to keep me sickness free...not sure how much he really has to do with it though. But I love him for it anyways.

We have made it to week 10 and T-Bone is now the size of a prune or a walnut which everyou prefer. He is almost an inch and a half long and weights .18oz. Still so tiny! The bones and cartilage is starting to form and the vital organs are beginning to function. The arm joints are also now working. Last week T-Bone grew his little fingers and toes. He is a very miniature baby now! Well almost. I am also not as worried anymore. Now don't get me wrong I am still worried just not as much. My next appointment is still two weeks away and I am really looking forward to it.

Since I have had a couple requests for the belly pictures I figured there is probably enough difference to go ahead and post a couple. Although I haven't gained any weight yet!! my pants are tighter, actually much and I have resorted to using the rubber band trick for a few pairs of jeans. **Stephanie you are not allowed to make fun :-)

This was Week 5!

This is Week 10!