Saturday, November 24, 2012

15 Weeks

Current pregnancy:

Pregnancy with Evan:
How far along? 15 weeks 2 days
Weight gain: Maybe about 8lbs since the start of our IVF cycle. It's so hard to tell since I had a couple of pounds of bloat before retrieval and transfer because of all of the fertility meds.
Maternity clothes? Yes.
Stretch marks? None yet
Sleep? Still get up once or twice at night to pee. Seem to toss and turn a lot after 4am. Still having lots of vivid dreams.
Best moment this week? Hearing that our genetic screening came back great!
Movement? Not feeling as much as I did in past week or two. Still occasional.
Food cravings/aversions? Salty, although I could eat a lot of Annie's (at work) pumpkin bars with the cream cheese frosting---yum! Baby has no complaints about that!
Gender? Still leaning towards boy. :)
Symptoms? Tired, occasional heartburn.
What I am looking forward to? Next week's OB appointment. Just want to hear our baby's heartbeat again!

14 Weeks

How far along? 14 weeks
Maternity clothes? Yes. Mostly wearing the maternity pants I have. Still getting by with flowy shirts.
Stretch marks? None yet
Sleep? Getting up once or twice per night to pee. Lots of vivid dreams.
Best moment this week? Not much new...still on cloud nine about our pregnancy!
Movement? I think so. Very random and sporadic.
Food cravings/aversions? Still the same...salty over sweet. Love chocolate milk!
Gender? I'm thinking boy.
Symptoms? Tired, but no complaints here :)
What I am looking forward to? Finding out the gender but still have a few weeks to go on that.

13 Weeks

How far along: 13 weeks
Maternity clothes: Needing to buy some work clothes as my choices are getting limited, especially with the pants.
Best moment this week: Seeing our baby twice! The first time was at our Maternal Fetal Medicine visit. I had to meet with them for genetic screening, I'll be considered "advanced maternal age" at delivery (only by 2 weeks!), and since we went through infertility treatments (there is a slightly increased risk of heart defects). The second time was at my OB visit the following day. My OB couldn't pick up baby's heartbeat with the doppler, so they did a quick scan. Everything looked good. Baby's heart rate was nice and fast at 160. My B/P was great too, 90/60 (which is my norm).
Food craving/aversions: Salty it is! While I will eat some sweets (especially with all of the birthdays at work lately), they don't taste the same to me. I love spicy foods, but I'm very sensitive to the strength of the hotness...mild seems like medium or even hot to me.
What I am looking forward to: Feeling our baby move/kick. I think I've been feeling some movements although it's been very sporadic.
Symptoms: Just tired. And feeling very itchy. I think the itchiness is related to my stretching skin, hormones, and the dry and cooler air of fall.

Sunday, November 4, 2012

12 Weeks

How far along: 12 weeks
Maternity clothes: Starting to wear the jeans and pants from my pregnancy with Evan. My bigger work pants are becoming too tight!
Best moment this week: Stopping the Prometrium (progesterone)!--which is also a milestone!
Food craving/aversions: Still craving more of the salty foods right now. I've been loving bagels with a brown sugar cinnamon cream cheese (from Target) in the morning.
What I am looking forward to: I meet with the maternal fetal medicine physician on Monday. Excited to see our little peanut again! Just hoping he/she is healthy and still doing well. Also have my first official appointment with our OB on Tuesday.
Milestones: Last week of the 1st trimester...and stopping the Prometrium!
Symptoms: Still feeling tired. Getting up 1-3 times per night to pee. Not noticing any nausea.