Tuesday, June 1, 2010

12 weeker

How Far Along? 12 weeks

Maternity Clothes? Nope. Just my old "tight" clothes, lululemon pants (these are my saviours!) and my one size bigger pants. Maternity clothes seem a long way off at this point.

Stretch Marks? No.

Sleep? Good! Not as many pee breaks anymore!

Best Moment of the Week? First OB appt yesterday! And NT scan! My OB was awesome. He is a super nice young gay guy and he is super flamboyant but down to earth and totally made me feel sooooo comfortable. He was recommended to me by a few people and I totally see why! They didn't do much at the appt, just asked a ton of questions and gave me an info package and answered my 10 trillion questions. Then they sent me to ultrasound for my NT scan and then to blood to get the corresponding blood work for the NT screening. I asked them to show me how to use my doppler but they said it was too early to bother with it so just to bring it to my next appt in 4 weeks and they will for sure show me where to find it! Also got the go ahead to STOP THE PROGESTERONE SUPPOSITORIES!!!! However, I'm just so scared to stop them so I am going to keep taking one at night for another couple weeks (just so I psychologically feel ok about it! ) I also got the ok for sex.....now I'm nervous. I know I'm being silly but I'm scared I will bleed when we do it and then I will freak out again. Ugh....
At the NT scan the ultrasound was ON TOP of my belly ! OMG! So happy not to be wanded! And our little baby was jumping around, yawning, sucking his thumb and looking like an actual BABY! The NT measurement was great. Apparently less than 3mm is good, ours was 0.9mm! Of course we have to wait for the blood work to find out our risk of downs syndrome and other trisomies but that measurement is a great start! All in all yesterday was a GREAT day!

Movement? Nada.

Food Cravings? Watermelon! We ate a whole big one just the 2 of us (mostly me!) over the weekend!

Gender? ?

What I miss? Really gross but I have to admit it....I quit smoking cold turkey a year and 8 months ago when I stopped bcp. Now that I'm actually pregnant and I know I CAN'T have a cigarette, I have been craving one! I know I wouldn't have one even if I wasn't pregnant but I think just the fact that I totally CAN'T have one is making me want one more! Plus the patio season is terrible for ex-smokers!

What I'm looking forward to? I don't know! I guess my 20 week u/s (a long way off!!!) to find out the sex!!!

Weekly Wisdom: I got nothin'

Milestones: 12 weeks! End of T1!!!!

Emotions: More relaxed...for now! Oh and this is not an emotion but since being pregnant I am getting a headache EVERY day! And I NEVER usually get headaches! I hate it! I asked about it and he said its normal....and he said I can take Tylenol, but i'm trying to only use that as a last resort!

I feel really lame b/c I have only been posting my weekly updates and haven't been commenting much this week! I have been super busy but now I vow to get back to commenting and supporting all of my lovely bloggie buds!

Oh and one more thing (and an embarrassing one...) Does anyone who has been or is pregnant know what is up with the shooting pains I have been getting occasionally in my vagina? My sister (the doc) says lots of her patients complain of it but I still don't get it. Anyone have any experience with this? Round ligament pain? It's weird.

Gotta get back to work! Enjoy your days! And its already Tuesday!!!!



  1. Congratulations on 12 weeks, graduating, a great NT scan, AND stopping the progesterone! It sounds like things are going great and I am so glad that you like your doctor. Have a great week!

  2. 12 weeks! Yay! Do you feel any better about things now that you hit the big 12 week mark? I hope so!

  3. 12 weeks!!!! That's really exciting. Just a warning though- I spotted when my husband and I had sex for the first time after our BFP (about 6 weeks along) and I did have some brown spotting but I figured even if I weren't pregnant and had gone 3 weeks without sex there would be some spotting. Not trying to scare you, just give you a heads up on what happened to me.

    Congrats on the great NT scan! I can't wait for mine, I hear you get some great views of your baby!

  4. Congrats on reaching 12 weeks - it's such a relief isn't it? Just wanted to comment on the 'shooting vagina pains':) I started getting those a little later than you - about 16 weeks, but man they freaked me out! I immediately thought things like cervix dilation/mucus plug loss etc. BUT everything I read says it's normal, and I asked my doctor and he said the same thing. Maybe TMI, but I also get them in the bum sometimes too! I hope you don't :)

  5. WOOHOO Sex is back on the menu!!! :)

    12 weeks is so super official!!!!!!!!! I'm glad the appointment went so well and that everything is going so swimmingly.

  6. Oh man, 12 weeks...I'm so jealous ;)!!! But so excited for you, and your great appt!! I can't believe its 2nd trimester time for you already. Okay, so I think I totally know what you're talking about with the shooting pains...they don't totally worry me cause they're literally in my whoohaa and not tummy pains, but still very odd and make you go wtf was that?!? So glad I'm not the only person getting those, hah!

  7. Yea for 12 weeks!! How exciting! And BIG YEA on stopping the progesterone! I couldn't stand that stuff. I understand about wanting to take it still...maybe just ween yourself off...

  8. Yay for 12 weeeks!! And I know the pain you are talking about. Thankfully before I even experienced them my nurse BFF told me that I could expect some cramping in my uterus and in my vagina. She said it's just stretching. But it's still weird though!

  9. Ha! I had my very first shooting pain today... I didn't care much for it to tell you the truth lol No idea what that's about!
    I'm so glad to read you are doing great at 12 weeks and can stop the progesterone supps, I stopped around 9/10 weeks. I didn't want to because I felt really weird about it but to be honest it was really easy to not have to deal with that anymore, you'll be fine =)

  10. Yay for 12 weeks! Feels like a weight has been lifted doesn't it? And now to truck on to 20 weeks!

    LOL! I call those "lightening crotch" pains. No clue what it is. Mine started at 16 weeks. My mom (a nurse) said they're an extension of the sciatic nerve pain that I've had since 8 weeks. Totally weird isn't it. The butt ones are horrible though! You can't do anything to ease those.

    So jealous you can fit into regular clothes still!