Sunday, February 26, 2012

Week 9 [ February 26, 2012 ]

How far along? 9 weeks 5 days
Baby is the size of:  a grape
Total weight gain: .6 to go to break even {121.2 to 121.4}
Maternity clothes? no but had to buy some bigger stuff
Stretch marks? maybe? not sure
Sleep: stinks
Best moment this week: hmm...making it to 9 weeks
Movement: no
Showing? at the end of the day
Food cravings: portillos rocks!
Anything making you queasy or sick: eh not so bad anymore
Gender prediction: idk
Labor Signs: no
Symptoms: itchy!
Belly Button in or out? in
Wedding rings on or off? on
Feelings: stressed
Looking forward to: figuring out what's going on with my thyroid
This weeks developments: baby is no longer an embryo, it's a fetus now! more distinct facial features and a heartbeat that should be able to be picked up by doppler.

This week we met with the endocrinologist. He informed me that I was misdiagnosed by the gyno. Based on my low numbers, it actually means the opposite of what you'd think, it means my body is overproducing the hormone, aka hyperthyroidism. It felt like my world came crashing down. So my body was over producing and then I was on meds to make it produce even more? That can't be good for anyone. Doctor assured me it's better to have too much of the hormone than not enough so baby should be just fine. Luckily I was only on the meds for 3 days and it supposedly takes at least a week to balance out hormone levels. Regardless, these people who misdiagnosed me are supposed to be delivering my baby!!!

Anyways, I took another blood test that day and the results came back normal! :) While that is great news, I'm still confused as to why my numbers were off to begin with. We're going to do another blood test just to be sure I'm still normal in a week. Keeping my fingers crossed! 

Monday, February 20, 2012

Week 8 [ February 20, 2012 ]

How far along? 8 weeks 6 days
Baby is the size of:  a raspberry
Total weight gain: .8 pounds to go and I'll be back where I started {119 to 121.2}
Maternity clothes? noper
Stretch marks? no thank you!
Sleep: yeah it's rough, got a new pillow hoping that will help
Best moment this week: we got to see our little peanut!!!!! there's a baby in there!! :)
Movement: no
Food cravings: nothing really just eating a lot and waking up to eat
Anything making you queasy or sick: yes random things
Gender: dunno and no feelings yet
Labor Signs: no
Symptoms: more energy but still fall asleep at 8pm, smells are so STRONG!
Belly Button in or out? in
Wedding rings on or off? on
Happy or Moody most of the time: irritable
Looking forward to: hitting that 12 week mark!
This weeks developments: baby's arms and legs are moving like crazy but i can't feel it yet. fingers and toes are still slightly webbed but it's tail is finally gone!! taste buds are forming.

The ultrasound (US) tech said everything looks good and is on target for my due date... still September 26th. She also said the baby is sitting right where is needs to be and the heart rate is good, 160 bpm. It was such a relief to see the little one all nestled in and comfy. 

However, this week I got some news that shook me to the core. My whole life I have been a perfectly healthy person, why is it now that I have someone else relying on my body, I have an issue? My 8 week blood test came back with low readings of TSH and Free T4 meaning my thyroid is underproducing the hormones the baby and I need, aka hypothyroidism. The nurse who called to deliver this news had horrible bedside manner and wouldn't answer any of my questions... she ever had the nerve to say "well you sound concerned, would you like to come in and talk to the doctor?" I was in tears because I didn't really know what this meant for me and the baby. I went to the doctor that afternoon and she informed me that everything will be ok and this is very common, especially in pregnant women. I will need to be on meds to bring my numbers up and possibly for the rest of my life. She encouraged me to get a second opinion from a specialist. Next week I will be meeting with an endocrinologist hoping to get some more answers. Until then... I'm struggling to stay off the internet looking for answers.

That's baby's little head on the right with a little nub of an arm sticking up

Monday, February 13, 2012

Week 7 [ February 13, 2012 ]

How far along? 7 weeks 6 days
Baby is the size of:  a blueberry
Total weight gain: 2 pounds since last week but still down 3 {117 to 119}
Maternity clothes? nope but wearing a belly band for comfort when sitting
Stretch marks? no
Sleep: not good
Best moment this week:  we had our first gyno appt and confirmed the pregnancy! omg
Movement: no
Showing? i can notice a bit at the end of the day... bit I wake up with a flat tummer
Food cravings: pizza, cookie skillet, chocolate milk, mashed potatoes and gravy
Anything making you queasy or sick: still depends on the day 
Gender prediction: no clue
Labor Signs:  no
Symptoms: always hungry! still peeing a lot, round ligament pains
Belly Button in or out? in
Wedding rings on or off? on
Feelings: feeling excited
Looking forward to: next week's ultrasound so we can see our little peanut!
This weeks developments: baby is generating 100 new brain cells every minute (so that's where my head is going!). kidneys, arm and leg joints are all developing. both the brain and heart are getting more complex.

When the nurse came into the room I immediately asked if the test said positive and she said yes... and right away! I asked what that meant and she said it has to do with hormones. Now she's got my wondering if there's multiple in there! eek! And the ultrasound machine was broken so we have to go back next week to get the first glimpse of our little beebs. We can't wait!!! All and all everything is looks good!

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Week 6 [ February 5, 2012 ]

Hi y'all! 

I have shamelessly stolen this great idea from a fellow blogger and plan to document my pregnancy progress with photos, questions and updates... I am excited to share this experience with you and hope you enjoy!

How far along? 6 weeks 5 days
Baby is the size of:  a sweet pea
Total weight gain: down 5 pounds {122 to 117}
Maternity clothes? pants still fit
Stretch marks? nope
Sleep: difficult at times
Best moment this week: feeling a little bit more like myself

Movement: not yet

Showing? not yet...just feel bloated
Food cravings:  french onion soup
Anything making you queasy or sick:  lunch meat and random things depending on the day
Gender prediction: don't know yet!

Labor Signs: no way
Symptoms:  food aversions, peeing a lot, bloody noses
Belly Button in or out?  in
Wedding rings on or off? ON

Feelings:  feeling blue this week...
Looking forward to: making it to 12 weeks!