Monday, August 3, 2009

13 weeks

Wow! I can't believe we are really here...the 2nd trimester! I know there is some question about when the 2nd trimester starts, but I'm going with 13 weeks! This is such a huge milestone, in my opinion. I can't believe I am already one-third done with this pregnancy. The pregnancy is finally feeling real, and I can't believe we'll be bringing our baby home in February!

We had our first appointment with the doctor this afternoon and it was much quicker than the last appointment. We got right in and the doctor came in pretty quickly, too. The first thing she did was try to find the baby's heartbeat...I think we have a stubborn one on our hands because she couldn't find it! She said the baby is still pretty small and moving around a lot so that is probably why. We headed to get an ultrasound to confirm that things were okay and there the baby was moving around like crazy! No wonder she couldn't track down the heartbeat! She didn't do any measurements, but baby appeared to be normal size for 13 weeks and the heartrate was 155! And, this was my first abdominal ultrasound!! What a nice change from the vaginal type! We didn't get too great of ultrasound pictures because he/she was moving so much, but here they are:
Our next appointment isn't for 4 weeks! I haven't gone that long between appointments yet, but I know that everything will be okay. We should definitely hear the heartbeat then!

And, we have our big 20 week ultrasound scheduled, too! It will be pretty amazing to see how much he/she changes between now and then. We will be able to find out the sex at this appointment, but Jason and I are still undecided if we want to. It also depends if he/she will cooperate, and I'm just not so sure on that one! :-) I'm such a planner so I'm not sure I could hold out, but I think it might be neat to wait until he/she is born, too!
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16 comments:

BB said...

Congratulations on the 2nd trimester!!! :)

Amy said...

What a great milestone! I'll bet this seems so surreal for you guys. Very exciting - sending many good wishes your way.

optimisticallyhopeful said...

Yay for a great appointment (and a super sneek peek at the baby!) and for entering the 2nd trimester. Sounds like things are going great for you!

Mrz. Hannah Myhre said...

Congrats on reaching the 2nd trimester!!! things do seem like there flying by for you.. Can't wait to hear about your next appt:)

Kahla said...

Woot Woot for the 2nd trimester!!!! Congrats on a great appt too!

katery said...

yea, congratulations on thirteen weeks, so exciting!

Rob & Lindsey said...

Yeah for the 2nd trimester! I'm so happy for you guys!

G & H said...

so exciting what a wonderful sight!!!

Flack Family said...

Yippee!!! Glad the appointment went well!
Good chatting w/ you the other night! :)

Jessie said...

Congrats!!!

Tonya said...

Finding out is a hard decision. We didn't with our first and did with the last three! There are pluses and minuses to both!!!

Ashley said...

Yay for the 2nd trimester!!! Glad your appointment went well;) We are going to find out...I don't think I could wait till the end..I want to know right now;) Hope you have a great week!

Maria said...

Congrats on your 2nd trimester! How exciting. I love reading about your progress. You HAVE to find out the sex. :) I hope you are feeling good.

I go in for a frozen transfer on Friday and will transfer two of the blasts I have frozen. Hopefully it will work and stay this time. I'll keep you posted.

Take Care!

Maria

Serendipity said...

congrats on hitting the 2nd trimester!

We're going to find out the sex, I'm sucha planner I want to know and plan and buy things :)

Anonymous said...

I am so excited!!!! Great news that all is going well. You look so healthy and happy. One nice thing about expecting in Feb is that you are not "huge" during the hot Aug heat.

Waiting to find out which sex will drive some of us nuts......but won't bug you if you decide to be surprised. There is nothing wrong with surprises!!!! They can be so much fun.

This four weeks will go fast....the last four won't!!! haha.

Enjoy every minute of this wonderful miracle.

Love you!!

Melissa said...

Whoohooo 2nd trimester!! For your 20 week ultrasound you could have the nurse write down the sex of the baby on a piece of paper and seal it in an envelope...then if you want to look you can.
We found out what we were having...I just HAD to know so I could shop.