Thursday, May 27, 2010

12 week appointment

So I went for my 12 week appointment today and it was a HUGE relief! I got to HEAR the heartbeat for the first time. We were able to see it flickering on the ultrasound at 8 weeks but the baby was too small to hear the heartbeat. Now at 12 weeks it is big enough for us to hear the heartbeat with a doppler. Baby is still dancin' in there with a really strong heartbeat of 180 beats/minute. (That's on the high end but great!) Yippee!!!

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Welcome Baby Autumn Rose!

Hooray!! Steve's brother Kevin & his wife Jill just had a baby girl and we are proud aunt & uncle again :) Isn't she precious! Can't wait to get back to Wisconsin to meet her!

And check out the baby quilt I've been working on for her. It's almost finished - I still need to tie it, but it's my first quilt and I'm quite proud :)

12 weeks

Wow! I can't believe I'm almost at the end of my first trimester. In all honesty everything is still so surreal. I can't help but wonder "is there really a baby in there?!" I know I haven't posted in awhile - this is sort of intentional because I don't want to "jinx" anything and also because there isn't that much to say. I've still avoided morning sickness for the most part. I've had about half a dozen moments of fleeting nausea in the last month - usually in the morning - brushing my teeth or driving into work. But it passes quickly and it's really more of an overall icky-ness than feeling pukey.

I still haven't told anyone at work though I think some of my colleagues can tell. :) I'm having to wear looser tops and have actually been asked outright if I'm pregnant by 2 people already, and a student asked me today out of the blue "Mrs. Schabow do you want to have a child or something?" "um, why yes I do...someday soon maybe..." ha ha! She wouldn't have asked that if she wasn't suspicious so I guess I'm not hiding it well, ha! I'm planning to come clean after my appointment this Thursday and I can't wait to finally be "out"!

Here are some fun baby facts for now, At 12 weeks:
  • the baby is the size of a PLUM
  • eyes and ears are in place
  • baby is able to swallow
  • fingernails are forming
  • most body structures are now formed and baby enters the "maintenance stage"
Pretty awesome, huh?!!

I head to the doctor on Thursday, so I'll update again then if there is any interesting news!