Holy shitballs. I'll be 13 weeks on Saturday.
I had my nuchal scan this week. This is when they start to look like an actual person. Two arms, two legs, ribs, brain. Cool stuff. The nuchal translucency was "within range" so one hurdle down.
Stats for the week: (5/14/12)
Measuring: 12 w 1 day
My BP: 128/84 (not as low as I'd like, but I'll take it.)
I heard the words or acronym "AMA" (Advanced Maternal Age) no less than five times while I was there. It's so funny to me that if I had been pregnant in February I would have been young, but now that I'm 35 I'm old. Because I'm "AMA" I am offered an Amnio automatically (which we accepted) because the risk of a genetic disorder when you're AMA is higher than the risk of a miscarriage caused my amnio. I just decided that I'd rather have the amnio up front than get the bloodwork, possibly have a high reading on something again, and then sweat bullets until the amnio.
I'm now at a point where we could start telling people, and honestly, it kind of sucks. I haven't really gone into it too much on here because I try to keep my blog about me, and not about talking about other people. However, there are a lot of people who are close to me (probably more than average) who are infertile, who have attempted various forms of family building through IVF, donors, etc, or who would have liked to have more children, but it hasn't worked out for various reasons. Even though I'm ecstatic, I definitely feel the need to be a little reserved when I tell certain people because I don't want to tack additional pain onto their already difficult journeys. Sooo... the next few weeks are going to be interesting.
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