Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Officially in the second trimester

Amazing.  I can't believe I'm here.  14 w 4 d and still going strong.

I had my regular O.B. appointment today to check my placenta.  Just like with E, the placenta is hanging out right over the cervix, so they're watching it to make sure it pulls up.

My B.P.   110/70 (awesome! - That's significant because I have a history of pregnancy hypertension, so they watch me just to make sure it stays in check.)

Baby (whose nickname may end up being "gumdrop") is measuring on target and moving around like crazy.  Those of you who have dopplers know that sound that sounds like a record scratching when the baby moves around while you're listening.  There's a lot of that going on in my house these days!  I'm still using the doppler only a couple of times a week, but just enough to keep me sane.

I had to repeat some bloodwork today because my last lab work came back with a trace of Rh antibody.  That is probably because I had a Rhogam shot already, but they're checking to make sure the level hasn't gone up.

I'm happy to report that my energy is slowly but surely returning, and my instances of morning sickness are few and far between.  YAY second trimester!

Next step is my amnio in a couple of weeks.  I think I'm more worried about scheduling a babysitter during it than actually having the amnio. 

Finally, with regard to telling certain people about the pregnancy, thanks for all of your support.  It hasn't been all rainbows and ponies.  I know there is anger, but hopefully they can find peace and realize that the pregnancy isn't to spite them or to prove anything.  It's simply to add another member to our family.


Stacie said...

Congrats, and welcome to your second trimester!!!

Will you find out the gender when the time comes?

Dawn said...

Woohoo!! It seems so surreal doesn't it?? I went in today for a scan (12+5 wks) & it is finally hitting me that we may get to keep this baby!

I'm sorry things are tough with your friends. I will be praying they can handle the hurt properly & be excited for you.

Just me said...

Soooo happy for you. :)

Anonymous said...

So glad things are going well...I totally understand the Doppler thing! I never had one for the first 2, but after my 2 losses I had one this time around and it was a big help. I used it less when I felt movement, but then I busted it out the last 2-3 weeks of pregnancy a few times a week up to every other day of his movements slowed down up until he was born!

Let me know how the amnio goes, fingers crossed!


Carolyne said...

So glad to hear things are going well. I'm sorry to hear others around you have expressed negativity towards your joy.
Such a shame but as the saying goes, "Those who matter don't mind, Those that mind don't matter."