Sunday, December 15, 2013

Pregnancy recap: Weeks 4-13

First off let me start this post with my typical apology for such a long time since my last post. I really do have a good excuse: 1) we moved, 2) our computer broke (this is the biggest reason) and we are just now getting around to replacing it and 3) I'm growing a human and much to my surprise it drained every last ounce of my energy for the past 2.5 months, so really you haven't missed much. Just a lot of me sitting on the couch.

Now that I got that over with lets get started with the recap of the past 9ish weeks.  I found out I was prego right at 4 weeks and at first I really had no major symptoms, I mean there was definitely some new things going on and these things led me to suspect I might be with child but I really didn't have any typical pregnancy symptoms.  I remember thinking, this is not bad at all, I totally got this!  And then at about 5.5 weeks the nausea and exhaustion set in and I was out for the count.  I will say I did not have it nearly as bad as some other girls, but it definitely effected my daily life.  AKA me and the couch became BFF's and I ate a baked potato for dinner every night for like 3 weeks straight.  I pretty much had the typical first trimester, constant nausea, exhaustion, just over all felt pretty yucky!  But as strange as it sounds I was grateful for my symptoms because they reminded me that things were progressing and that I was in fact pregnant, don't get me wrong I had plenty of drama queen moments with tons of complaining, just ask my hubs.

At 8 weeks we had our first appointment with my midwife and both Michael and I could not wait.  My midwife doesn't technically consider this visit your first prenatal visit, she just basically brings you in for a really quick ultrasound to make sure baby, is in the right place and has a heartbeat.  The appointment went great and we got to see our tiny little June bug, and his or her's sweet little heart beat.  Side note, the baby is due in June so we affectionately call him or her June bug.  Like I said the appointment was really quick and we were scheduled for our first real prenatal visit 4 weeks later when I would be 12 weeks along.

Our tiny little June bug!

The next month was more of the same, however around 11 weeks my nausea started to let up and I slowly began to feel like a normal person.  This also was right around the same time we headed home for thanksgiving and got to share the news with our families, which was so much fun!  12 Weeks rolled around and it was time for our prenatal appointment with our midwife.  We once again were looking forward to this appointment, especially because I figured they would use the doppler to hear the baby's heartbeat for the first time.  The ultrasound they used at my 8 week visit was literally from the 1980's so you couldn't hear the heart beat, just see it.  However when we arrived to the appointment, my midwife decided just to do another quick ultrasound, I was a little bummed because I really wanted to hear that heart beat, but as soon as she started the ultrasound I wasn't bummed at all!  Our little June bug no longer looked like a little bean but an actual human baby, and he or she was having a little dance party.  It was so amazing to see how active the baby was and at one point June bug even stretched his/her little leg out, so stinkin cute!  So our 12 week appointment went great and everything looks perfect.
June bug is upside down, and if you look at the top right you can see their little leg all stretched out!

Head at bottom, and back going up, you can even see June bug's spine. Pretty cool!

So that brings me to now, I am 13.5 weeks and officially in my second trimester!!!!  I am feeling better and better each day and I am even starting to get the beginnings of a baby bump.  It really isn't much to see right now and honestly if you didn't know me personally you would just probably think I had to many slices of pumpkin pie at Thanksgiving, but to me it is definitely noticeable.  I'm really looking forward to watching the bump grow, and start to feel little June bug move!  Best of all our secret is out and we can finally share with everyone!  I am really going to try my darnedest to blog weekly with an update, I really want to have a scrapbook of my pregnancy and be able to look back for years to come.  I will leave you with some weekly pics (with the cutest little helper ever), lets just say I haven't been that great about taking pics but since I will be doing weekly updates I hope to get better.

and here is the most current pic:

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