Sunday, January 16, 2011


Quick update:

All is well. I got my early risk screening results back and they are normal. My numbers were, to quote the nurse, that of a 20 year old. My Trisomy 13 & 18 was 1:10,000 and my Trisomy 21 was also 1:10,000. I had no doubt that everything was fine. Truth is, I only did the screening because it meant I got to see ultrasound pictures lol.

My belly is protruding a little, but I am thankful that I still, for the most part, fit comfortably in my normal non-work clothes. Sometimes as I sit at the computer or lounge around watching TV my pants feel a little tight so I undo my button but so far that's about it. My work clothes are another story. So far, I can still wear my suits, but 3 of them I have to use a safety pin and wear a longer shirt over the waist. 2 of my others still fit normally, but that probably isn't going to last long. I have noticed I'm overflowing in my bras too. Hee! I went to the mall today and did a little looking around. I tried on a bra (D cup OMG!) at the Motherhood store and it fit. It fit so well that I didn't buy it because I figure I still have a heck of a long way to grow and I was afraid I'd outgrow it by the time baby gets here. Normally I'm a small C cup, which is perfect in my opinion for someone of my body frame, but trying on and fitting in a D was thrilling. hee It's the little things. I hope they don't get ridiculously big though...

I really hope I carry a cute little round bump in front with no other gain anywhere else. Since I'm on the topic of wishful thinking, I would also like to ask for a healthy, but smaller baby. Somewhere around the 6-7 pound range. None of the 9-11 pound baby craze my family seems to have. Seriously. I was 8.5, my sister was 9, my 1st nephew was 10 and my second nephew is going to be somewhere around 10.5-11. No thank you.

My anatomy scan appointment is scheduled for Feb 17th and I can't friggin wait.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

13 weeks tomorrow

I have been a terrible blogger lately. I know and I'm sorry. With the holidays and all kinds of crazy happening, these last couple of weeks have absolutely flown by.

I had my first trimester screening this afternoon and they had just gotten a new ultrasound machine that the tech was still trying out and fiddling with so I got some experimental 3D pics! woohoo! Baby is measuring 13 weeks 1 day and is right on track. Everything is looking perfect and wow did that little one squirm around. It was amazing to watch. For as bad as I had to pee, I still could have sat there and watched it all day.

Things at work have been picking up. It's open season this month for selecting an office/location of preference, so I put my name on the list to go home. Hopefully all will go well (it's based on seniority and availability of positions) and I can move home and have my baby there with my family. I have been very excited today. These are such awesome pictures:

On a slightly down note though, I have been desperately trying to find maternity clothes. Now, I am fairly slender and always have problems finding pants sized 0-2 and small shirts but maternity wear is an entirely different pain in the ass. I ordered some jeans from the gap because their jeans always look awesome on me and online they actually have my size (1 regular) in maternity. They arrived last night and this is what I was greeted with when I tried them on:

Ugh. So far, every pair of pants I have tried on do this. I could have the biggest badunkadunk in the world and that extra bit of fabric between the pockets and elastic waist still wouldn't sit right. Besides, don't they know babies grow in the belly, not the butt!