Friday, February 11, 2011

Been busy in these parts

Figured it's time I blogged. I found out on my dad's 64th birthday that I was pregnant. Made me happy, scared, freaked out, nuts. I cried, I laughed. I told my parents at my dad's birthday party. It was a GREAT day all around.

I was a bit leery of it from the beginning since we lost one this past summer (which will be blogged about later when it's not so raw still). I called the doc right away and got signed up for their pregnancy workshop. My first appointment wasn't scheduled until I was 9 weeks. I didn't think I could wait that long not knowing if it would go to term or not. So, I called and talked to the advice nurse who was great and said she'd get me in for a quick sonogram right after my workshop. We saw the heart beating. Helped me feel better about the whole situation.

I had my first blood draw- they took FIVE vials of my good red stuff! WHAT THE HELL???? AND I bruised HORRIDLY for THREE weeks! OMG! I was ready to KILL!

7 week in office sonogram. VERY happy to see that there's a heart beat. :)

9 week in office sonogram. You can see the little arm and leg buds. Nice strong heart beat. Happy to see kiddo progressing nicely.

At 11 weeks, I went for another blood test- the quad marker screening- this time it was only ONE vial and I didn't bruise AT ALL!

These are from my 13 week Nuchal Translucency Sonogram. Good results all around. VERY low risk of Down's Syndrome and Trisomy 18. No sign of Spina Bifida. I'm a happy girl. :)


Unknown said...

I'm sooooo happy for you Tiffany! I can't wait to see your posts that the little one is here :) Are you going to find out if it is a boy or girl? Congrats again <3

Seaexplore said...

yep, we are going to find out the sex. there's NO WAY I can wait. I hate surprises and must know! :)

lapple said...

Congrats to you and your husband. You will be fantastic parents. Also, the freaking out and worrying about things you can't control are totally normal. It will all be fine in the end. Everyone will tell you to enjoy this time and I never totally got that, like what steps does that involve? The "get your sleep now" advice is crap too. What, can you bank it and withdraw from it later? It will be a fantastic ride, like one you've never been on. It will go fast (yes, there will be days it drags), but is is the most amazing experience that you can only fully appreciate by doing. So, enjoy it and bank that sleep ;) Oh...and welcome to the club of unsolicted advice. Mine is to get the books "Baby Bargains" and "Baby 411".

lapple said...

Oh, one more...don't share the name whenever you decide on it. There's always at least one person who has a negative response and it's not what you want to hear. We kept ours secret until she was born (well...we only came up w/it the week before!).

Seaexplore said...

hey Leslie- thanks for the "unsolicited" I'll take whatever I can get and file it away in my brain. So excited for your little family too. :) - can't comment on your blog since I'm not a member but wanted to pass the happiness for you along.