I’m sorry I’ve been MIA but my computer at home broke down. I only have this very old laptop that I can use and it crashes all the time. We’re in need to buy a new computer and we’re looking into it.
As far as baby news, I finally had my first OB appointment on Tuesday. Dr.Sw is very sweet and apparently very well known. Ever since I made my appointment I found so many people that either had him as their doctor or had a close family member be his patient.
The appointment itself wasn’t very exciting or anything. We just did a regular pap like appointment. He said that everything looked great and asked me if I had questions. I laughed at it and told him “sorry, I always have questions”. I had a little scare this past Sunday. I had to drop off my sweet hubby at the airport (he went out of town for work) and right there at the airport I went to the ladies room and saw some red spotting.
I freaked out. I told Tom about it and of course he too was concerned but as always, he kept his cool and just kept telling me that everything was going to be ok.
The moment I got home, I pulled out my Doppler and thank God I was able to hear the baby’s heart beat. So, I mentioned this to my new OB and he said that he didn’t see any blood during my exam and that it was most likely because of an irritated cervix and for me not to worry about it.
Right, like I’m not going to worry about it.
Today I’m 11 weeks pregnant. That’s a great milestone to reach but I know that we’re not out of the woods just yet. My NT scan is scheduled for March 1st and to say that I’m anxious is an understatement.
We’re going to see the same doctor/specialist that we saw with our last pregnancy. Needless to say it was the worse visit of our lives. It was when we discovered that our baby was no longer alive. To go back to the same office again for this ultrasound is so nerve wrecking.
It’s a fear that I’ll have to conquer once we’re there.
So 11 weeks, what does that mean? Well from what I’ve read it means that our little bean is now a fetus.
Meet the beat. Your little one’s heart has been beating furiously for weeks, but it’s only just become loud enough for your health care provider to hear with a special listening device called a Doppler. You’ll be able to hear it too! A fetus’s heart beats twice as fast as yours, anywhere between 120 to 140 beats per minute. (Don’t worry if your provider can’t pick up the beat yet. Your fetus may be lying in a position that muffles the sound.) If you’re like many women, hearing the rapid thump-thump of your little one’s heart will be your favorite part of the prenatal visits. In addition to perfecting its beat, the heart has become a proper four-chambered structure over the past month, although some of the dividing walls won’t be complete until after birth.
Skin is in. A fine layer of skin has been forming over the fetus’s body during the past few weeks. Now, a specialized layer develops into what will become the fingernails and toenails.
Measuring up. Your little one has grown quite a bit since last week—the crown-to-rump length is just over 2 inches. The fetus’s head alone is nearly half the length of the body, which shows you how rapidly the brain is growing. Genius in the making!
This is it for now. I really want to do some weekly updates like this but we’ll see how it goes. I still have not told my entire family or most of my friends yet. We’re waiting for the 12wks NT scan to pass then we can start telling people.
For now we’re looking forward to march 1st then we’ll see where we go from there.
Keep those prayers coming our way.