Friday, May 18, 2012

This is getting real

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)
HB: 153
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.

4 comments:

CeCe said...

Hooray for the 2nd trimester!!! :)

It is good of you to be considerate of your friends' situations when informing them. You obviously will not be naive or obnoxious and ultimately they truly will be happy for you.

cheryllookingforward said...

Hooray for a good scan!! I agree that your friends will be happy for you. You know how to tell them and you know that they will be sad at first. Tell them that you are ok with that.

I'm very happy for you!

Dawn said...

Yipee for the 2nd trimester!! I am so happy for you. Praying all goes well with your amnio.

I know your friends will appreciate your sensitivity & be happy for you. Hoping you are able to share your news with everyone soon.

Anonymous said...

So glad to hear you are heading into the second trimester and doing well!

Thinking of others shows exactly how considerate you are, I wish more people were like that!

I will email soon, still adjusting to life with 3. Going well for the most part!


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