Thursday, January 28, 2010

Our Bouncing Baby

Yes, that's my little one. He/She is getting so big! I'm starting to feel a little more at ease now that I've gotten to the end of my first trimester. I know that there is always a chance something can go wrong at any time during a pregnancy, but it's now less likely.

I got this ultrasound two days ago, and it was the most exciting thing I've ever seen. Sure, I've seen the baby in earlier ultrasounds, but I always thought it looked like a little blob. I couldn't really make out what anything was. But that's all now changed, as I layed there on that table watching the big screen in front of me, a little human image came into focus. I was amazed! I didn't even realize that I was tearing up until I noticed I couldn't see the screen very well anymore. This is what I've been waiting for for 3 years! I looked over at David and he was smiling at me, and I could tell that he was just as happy as I was. I turned my attention back to the screen and saw our baby move around. He/She was moving their hands around and bouncing all over the place. I wonder if that's why I have to go to the restroom so much? lol I also thought it was so cute when the baby decided to flip over and show us it's little rump. It had it straight up in the air. :)

This ultrasound was actually to determine if the baby has any genetic defects. While I still have to wait for results from my blood tests, the doctor said the baby looks normal. They measured the fold on the back of its neck and that is suppose to determine if it has a higher chance of having down syndrome. I was very relived to hear that it appeared normal.

I have an appointment with my OB this Monday, so I hope our baby gives us another good show. I can't wait to see it bouncing around again.

Monday, January 11, 2010

Good news, bad news

Today I went to the doctor, just like last time, I wasn't expecting anything out of the ordinary. I was calmed by my obvious pregnanc symptoms, so I didn't think that anything was wrong. But I found out I lost one of my little babies. Of course I am upset about this, but I find myself taking it a lot better than last time. This time is diffrent, I still have my hopes in the living baby. The doctor said that the baby is very healthy looking and is growing ahead of what is expected. I hope it stays that way, it makes me feel a little safer.

One thing that makes me nervous is the doctor asked me if I wanted a Nuchal translucency screening. It screens for problems such as down syndrome. He tells me it's optional and doesn't think anythin is wrong, but yet he askes me if I want to do it. It makes me feel scared he thinks something could be wrong. But, no matter what happens I will still love my child with all my heart. I am just so thankful that we still have one baby on the way, and pray that everything will be ok.