Sunday, April 28, 2013

13 weeks!

Eeeek so excited to be 13 almost 14 weeks!  This week has probably been the best week of pregnancy yet!  I have not been sick this week (4 hours to go so I hope this holds true!).  I have still be nauseous but I can take that.  I am still exhausted this week, but that may have something to do with the fact that next week is final exams for me so I have been studying a ton and finishing projects.  We have also been telling some more friends/family this week.  I love getting to call my grandparents and hearing them so excited for us. This will be the first grandchild for both our parents and the first great-grandchild for all my grandparents so there is a lot of excitement all around. I called my aunts and uncles this week as well.  One of my aunts and her husband had very similar results from the NT scan with their youngest about 7 years ago.  She was so helpful in reminding me that first and foremost it doesn't matter what the results are!  We are having a baby in October/November and that alone is a miracle and blessing from God!  She is also a social worker in the schools and works with a lot of children with Downs and their families.  She has wonderful advice and experience in general.  I love her to death, we have always been close so I was very excited to call her this week.  We told our pastor on Friday, he married us and I have known him for over 10 years and he is good friends with my parents.  He is so excited for us which was awesome.  We told one friend at church today and he of course was thrilled and would not let me do anything with the youth today haha it was sweet. 
We will continue to tell friends during the upcoming week or two. DP refuses to put anything on Facebook which I can understand.  Part of me really wants to because let's face it I have had to see everyone else's announcements and such for how many years! They can see our exciting news!  Maybe once we know boy/girl we will do something. 

We have received the results back from the first trimester screening blood work yet.  I emailed Friday, because she had said it would be a week, and her response was it would take 10-12 days.  Nothing we can do about that so might as well be patient (easier said than done right!). I really just want the results to know boy or girl!  I had been saying girl for the first several weeks and now I am really leaning boy!  Ahh I just don't know but I can't wait to find out.  Last night I could not sleep because for some reason all I could think about were names for our little one! Regardless the results our little one is going to need an amazing name so I figure I will focus on that!

Hope everyone has a good week! I am going to try and finish off my last week ever of final exams!!!!!!

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Still Here

Oh man I can't believe I haven't posted in so long.  I have been writing down what has been going on so here is a quick summary:

  • Week 10: I was so sick during week 10 that I finally had to get zofran.  It worked for several days and allowed me to actually eat something.  We went to NC during the end of this week to see a large group of our friends from college.  It was amazing as it is every year.  During this week DP told our friends, it had become pretty obvious something was up since I was so sick.  I lost weight still this week.
  • Week 11:  This week was rough.  DP's uncle died very unexpectedly and very tragically.  We left as soon as it happened Tuesday and did not come home til Sat night/Sunday morning.  I ate horribly this week and just knew when I got home I would have gained weight, nope lost more!  I was sick some this week but the main two things were extreme exhaustion (the emotions of the week didn't help) and constipation from the zofran (it is not joke!)
  • Week 12 (this week!):  This week has been a roller coaster!  We have had 3 ultrasounds! All three were planned sort of.  Tuesday I had one with the study I am a part of.  Baby looked wonderful Tuesday very active.  Woke up Wednesday morning  covered in blood!  Scary time, but I did not panic since it had happened before.  Called my OB and let her know what had happened. I had an appointment scheduled for Thursday morning and they just changed it to Wednesday which was perfect because DP doesn't work on Wednesday.  Baby looked great again on Wednesday!  Friday we had our NT scan.  The main reason we did this was to look at the clot and see if they can figure out why I keep bleeding.  Well let's just say it did not go as planned.  Baby did not want to corporate and stayed in a ball.  As a result of this they were not able to get good measurements or pictures.  For this reason they could not see the nasal bone (they think they saw it Tuesday it was the same tech and doctor) and the measurement for the NT was a little bigger than they wanted (3.3 they wanted 3.0) and they were a little concerned they could not see the nasal bone Friday.  We opted to do the Maturti21 test since it is a simple blood test to find out for sure.  While it is extremely scary to think about possibly having a baby with Downs we will love the baby regardless and trust God that He has a plan.  If God is willing to trust us with a baby with Downs we will take it as an honor to love His child and care for them.  Personally I am excited for the results because they will tell us if we will have a baby girl or baby boy!  That being said please pray for us this next week or so until we know the results!