Keeping this on the down-low for the past 2+ months has been agonnnyyyyy, but I'm finally knocking at the 2nd trimester door and we are ready to share the news! I'm pregnant with our first child, at 12 weeks!
|8 weeks: upside down kinda, with lil nubs for legs & arms, facing forward :)|
Me and my husband had our first visual introduction with him or her at 8 weeks, and we discovered that we had a "wonderfully-placed" gummy bear, with a "super strong heartbeat". We got to see its heart flutter, and its spine.
We got to see our baby a second time at 11 weeks, 4 days for the 1st NT scan. Oh my gosh, not such a gummy bear anymore. We listened to its heartbeat, and then it started waving its arms and kicking its legs for us! It also flipped around a few times. Then it got shy and chilled out for a bit. We could not believe how much it had grown in 3.5 weeks. It was truly amazing to see!
|11w4d: side view, after waving its arms and kicking its legs, it flipped over for us :)|
And that's where we're at! For those curious, I had some queasiness and nausea during weeks 5-9, and again at 11 weeks, making it super hard not to spill the beans to people, because I wanted to complain and whine, hello! I had no major issues during the 1st trimester, just had crazy fatigue, and weird smell issues revolving around food aversions (OMG, WHAT IS HUBS COOKING!!! *sobs* and now I need a nap, I'll just be over here sleepi... zzzz), which I know I know, is normal. I've still been able to workout and do all the same fitness activities I love, for the most part, which the Dr. has encouraged. Is it possible to feel high from hormones? Because that is how I feel, frequently. So happy I can't breathe at times. I hope to continue this journey as smoothly as possible. *crosses fingers* Thanks for letting us share our exciting news with you! The due date is predicted as August 26, 2013.