Wow, I guess it's been two weeks (?) since I last checked in! I guess that's what happens when the semester gets started. I'll do my best to catch up now...2moms3kids:
Welcome! I'm glad to finally have another March due date on the boards, even if you are a few weeks ahead of me. It was getting lonely on the list!Wehrli:
The end of the first trimester is in sight! I hope you and your DP had a great weekend away, and that your family rose to the occasion and were as excited about the pregnancy as they ought to be! I know what you mean about waiting and guessing about feeling movement. Although I'm a little jealous, since I'm still not feeling a thing!
Also, thanks for asking about the Jewish blood tests; since my OB's office had such a hard time with it, you're obviously not alone in not having heard of them. Basically, it's a blood test to see if I'm a carrier for any of the genetic disorders that are prevalent in ashkenazi Jews. Mostly Taye Sachs and Cystic Fibrosis. Since our donor isn't Jewish and was tested by the bank for most genetic stuff, we really did it just to find out about me, and to be able to give the info to my siblings, etc.Quasar:
Pregnant folks deserve to complain a lot! I hope your finding some comfort from all that rib pain.mtnlisa:
Hooray for planning the baby shower, and for collecting everything you need for this baby... I have a feeling that even an achy hip and some loss of sleep won't slow you down as you move into the final prep phase! Thanks also for sharing about your daycare observations. It's interesting to hear as we try to sort out how we'll manage childcare in the future.Gumshoe:
How did the visit with your donor go? The second trimester is in sight for you too!Burg:
Yay for a girl! I hope you get more naps soon...Monarchgrrl:
Wow, a whole new car! My DP's truck is on it's last legs (wheels?), and I secretly suspect that a non-truck would make the most sense for us. But DP might not be ready to give up having a truck! I'll be interested to hear how the transition goes. I hope those magic cucumbers and acupuncture bring your BP down, and I'm also hoping you'll share some of those maternity photos!Megan_Sacha:
Good to hear from you! I can't believe Zivia is already so OLD! I'm sendign the best vibes to you as you continue to heal, and to your whole family as you adjust to your newest member.Papa:
Sorry you had to hear that scary news. But how lucky that it comes at a time where Ember is ready if she needs to make her grand debut a little on the early side.
that Ember does some serious growing soon, whether she's in or out!Lyndzies:
flip, Cadence, flip! I hope she finds her spot and settles in soon. I'm sorry you're still dealing with the SPD, but glad that you're finding some rest in the armchair. Good luck deciding what to do about work... maybe Cadence will make the decision about when to stop easier by making her appearance soon! Keep us in the loop as you edge into the final weeks and days.Korey:
Welcome to the halfway point! That must feel like a big accomplishment. I'm glad P-town was fun, other than your near-death at sea!
Phew! I think that's everyone. AFM:
I had the nuchal u/s yesterday, and it went really well. We got to watch the fetus for quite a while, and it was flipping all around, waving its arms, swallowing, hiccuping, and even sticking out its tongue. Measuring on target and the skull and brain looked good, even though they weren't the focus of the scan (we worry about that because of our last neural tube defect). Heatbeat around 150 at 13weeks, but I can't remember what the old wive's tale says that means about sex prediction. They can't give the results right away, but the tech said the membrane measurements looked within the normal range. So all is well! The fetus looks healthy, and the second trimester is here, so I'm starting to realize that this is real...