Sunday, February 24, 2008

Second Trimester

First off, I am a bad blogger. This week got away from me. I am starting to feel a lot better as far as the nausea, but the fatigue and dizziness are hanging around. But I am not complaining, just trying to explain my silence of the past few days.

Here is the promised picture. . .

If you look closely, you can see the little hand giving us a thumbs up. I think the baby is showing us how happy s/he is to be at the end of the first trimester.

And speaking of the s/he question, the ultrasound tech thought that she saw some boy bits. At the time, I didn't see what she was talking about, but my husband did. We took video of the ultrasound and when you review the footage, there is something down in the baby's nether regions, but I can't tell what it is. Deferring to the judgement of the more experienced technician, I guess that for now, our guess right now is as good as hers. But we are going to wait until the more definitive anatomy scan before we are painting the nursery blue.

As the title and the widget to the left proudly announce, we are entering the second trimester today. This is obviously a huge milestone for us and one that has me feeling a little more confident about this little one being born safe and sound late this summer.

Thirteen Reasons Why This Pregnancy Is Different and Should Result In A RLB*

1) IVF

2) Lovenox

3) Great heartbeat - at 12 weeks, 1 day it was 152 bpm

4) Consistent measurements- measuring 12 weeks, 5 days at 12 weeks, 2 days

5) Pregnancy vitamins

6) Phenergan - which I didn't have to take as much of this week 7) Pure and utter faith - could this be growing stronger?

8) No spotting

10) Fainting

11) Expanding waistline

12) Big breasts!

13) SECOND TRIMESTER!!!!!!!!!!!! - Nothing more needs to be said on that!

*Real Live Baby


infertility just sucks said...

I was starting to wonder where you were!

Such an adorable photo! I love the tiny hand and thumb.

Adriane said...

What a great picture!! I can't believe they could see boy bits this early. Too cool!

Congrats on entering the second trimester!

Mel said...

Missed you!!
So glad to see this photo and hear things still progressing beautifully!! :)

Rachel said...

Such a great u/s photo, and congratulations on the 2nd trimester!

alison said...

That's an amazing picture! I'm glad you're starting to feel better. Congrats on the 2nd trimester!

Polka Dot said...

yay! I was getting worried and didn't want to post a "well, where's our pics?!?" message lol So exciting you've made it to the 2nd tirmester. Here's to no more all day sickness!

Ally said...

Woo-hoo, Katie! You've got a gorgeous baby in there! Can't wait to see more pictures as you continue into the third trimester!

Maria said...

YAY! Second Trimester!! This is such a momentous occasion. I am so incredibly happy for you.

Baby looks perfect.

Kristen said...

YAY!!! Happy 13 weeks!!!! Its a wonderful milestone.

I really hope those were boy bits. Not too long and you can truly confirm! XOXO

Optimistic said...

Wow - Congrats!! Second Trimester. I am so happy for you

Optimistic said...

Wow - Congrats!! Second Trimester. I am so happy for you

Geohde said...

Great u/s pic :)

COngrats on your possibly *son*



My Reality said...

Congrats on the second trimester!

Fertilize Me said...

Welcome to hte second trimester - I had to have hte "parts" explained to me several times - so don't you worry about that - they can look again and explain m ore to you

Laura said...

Congratulations on the second trimester!! What a wonderful milestone.

Love the picutre too!

K @ ourboxofrain said...

Yay Katie!!!! Congrats on reaching such an awesome milestone!

And the picture is fantastic. I love that you're getting the thumbs-up :)

Jen said...

Your in the 2nd tri! A huge congrats!!!

Tracy said...

Whoo hoo!!! 2nd trimester!

I'm so happy for you.

Baby boy, hmmmm? Can't wait to hear for sure.

waitinginline said...

Congrats on the second trimester!!!

Beautiful Curve said...

Your baby giving a thumbs up! Classic! So very funny. Congratulations to you and I wish you the best of luck.

I'm 13 weeks almost...still crossing the fingers here!

Freyja said...

This is all fabulous news!