Thursday, August 19, 2010

20 Weeks

Yesterday was my (our?) 20 week u/s to finish up the anatomy scan. They were looking at Little G's hands, head, stomach and heart. Well, the technician wasn't able to see Little G's heart properly - she was in the worst position possible for it and would not move. She was a little uncooperative yesterday; I hope that's not an indication of her personality!

I go back in 2 weeks for a dr's appointment, so they're going to try to squeeze me in for an u/s then to finish up the anatomy scan. Then I'll be released to the low risk clinic and won't get as frequent viewings of thie little one.

I have been feeling pretty crappy lately. I now have a type of a pregnancy induced sinus infection. So much mucous - it's gross. I think I'm turning the corner on it now, but it's been a week of hell. It feels like I have double ear infections, a sore throat and am completely stuffed up. Who knew this could be a pregnancy symptom?!?

Here's the 20 week u/s profile pic of Little G

Friday, August 13, 2010

It happened again.

My lovely post yesterday about how things are progressing and how i am a little nauseous still, but there hasn't been anymore throwing up must have tempted the fates. Lo and behold, this morning I'm in the shower after having just ate a lovely bowl of Frosted Flakes and wham-o, I threw up all over the place. In.the.shower. Yuck.

Little G is going to be sick of hearing stories about how she made me so sick when I was pregnant with her.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

19 Weeks

I'm about half way through my pregnancy today - which seems quite unbelievable to me. I still feel like a bit of an imposter when I'm talking about being pregnant or expecting a baby. At first glance I don't look that different from the old pre-pregnancy me. For one, I haven't gained any weight and I am still wearing all of my regular clothes. I do have a bit more of a paunch, but wouldn't say that I look pregnant at all. I have had to buy a few bra extenders because the strap was cutting off my breathing, but the cups still fit relatively well.

Now, when it's just me and my mirror I can see the physical differences that have been made. I have a linea nigra stretching down from my belly button. And, for full disclosure my boobs are looking a little different as well.

The nausea comes and goes, as does the exhaustion, for the most part I've turned the corner for throwing up as well. I'm still not feeling the babe move very much, I have an anterior placenta so that will probably take a while for me to feel anything.

And, I just can't get past the fear of losing this babe. It's not the main focus of my day and I certainly don't dwell on it, but after losing the twins I can't help but feel scared we're going to lose this little girl.

I just keep praying that come January we have our little girl, healthy and active in our arms.

Wednesday, August 04, 2010


We had our anatomy scan today and everything looks as it should. She was wiggling around while the tech was trying to get her measurements and I felt pure joy when I saw her heartbeat thumping away. I was overcome by this feeling of awe, I still can't believe there's a little human being growing inside of me. It's crazy!

The u/s was ok, but the machine broke down and we weren't able to quite complete the scan. I go back in two weeks to have the heart, head, stomach and hands looked at. We got another view of the 3 lines so we know she's a she. From the measurements the tech was able to get, Little G is measuring 17w3d. Then we met with the doctor. I'll go back to see him in 4 weeks and then I'll just be treated like a regular patient - won't be getting bi-weekly u/s anymore. Oh well. I think we're going to change dr.'s and go to the low risk clinic instead. It just seems to make more sense.

Yesterday, we bought some wall cards for the baby's room:

These are alphabet cards:

These are the number cards in French:

We're going to use a similar colour to the background in the alphabet cards' picture.

Today things are looking good.