9 weeks today as well. I had an ultrasound on Tuesday for dating purposes. We LOVED seeing our little babe and hearing the heartbeat! It was amazing! My DH cried like a baby! I was really excited and in awe but didn't cry, got teary-eyed though. The heart rate is 161, so the old wives tale of over 150 means its a girl.
Hmmm...at 7w6d our little beans HB was 153. At 11w1d it was in the 160's. With my MC in March, I was for sure it was a boy...no particular reason...just a feeling. But this time I really don't have strong feelings either way.
Kicks at 12.5 wks...WOW!! I'm 11w5d today. I've been trying to sit very still on the couch at night to see if I can feel anything. So far nothing...but I'm not sure I would recognize kicks anyway...until they were more obvious.
I keep thinking my nausea is going away, having one good day, then being miserable again. Still struggling with what to eat. Nothing sounds good still. I'm really hoping this will be done soon so I can get back to my normal, healthy eating. Saltines and chocolate graham crackers constantly has me worried that I'm getting enough protein. Protein foods do not sound good, though I had some tasty tofu stir fry on Friday.
I'm in the same boat. It really makes meal planning a pain. And I haven't been digging protein lately either. I'm really hoping that changes soon since I know it is very important.
AFM ~ We had an appt last Friday at 11w1d. We got to hear the HB on the doppler!! I was so nervous. I literally felt a huge amotional release when I heard the HB. We also asked for a quick sono since we wanted to give pics to our family to break the news. The MW was fine with it since I explained my MC and she completely understood my fears. When the sono first started it was wiggling about. But I guess the news freaked it out and it just froze. She tried bouncing the wand and wiggling it back and forth but nothing. We did see the little flicker of the heart too.
So we told our family on Sat night and posted the news on FB on Sun. Of course, everyone was excited. My dad, who is the old-fashioned non-emotion-showing type, took his sono pic to church with him the next day. I thought that was very sweet.
I have already outgrown some of my pants. I have/had a retroverted uterus. I had tons of painful stretching and pulling last Sun & Mon. Originally, I thought I overdid it by playing 18 holes of golf the day before. But I woke up last Thurs and was unable to hide my bump anymore. So I think my uterus has flipped to front-facing now. I bought one pair of mat pants at Target and a couple shirts from Target and Old Navy. I'm kinda in-between reg and mat, so I wear the bella band over the panel and it works fine. I've been buying one item per week so it doesn't seem so expensive.
I'm still pretty tired. But I'm more of a home-body and wasn't very energetic before being pg either. And, like a lot of you guys, my nausea turned to just sporadic around 9w rather than everyday all day.