Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Week 11

Today starts week 11 of Nerdstar's pregnancy. Today was also our first appointment with the ob/gyn office. It's a pretty big practice, six or seven ob's and an NP. I think the plan is to meet a different ob at each appointment so we can meet them all and see which we prefer, but also because you never know which one will be on call when the actual delivery happens. They seemed nice enough this morning.

The doc did another internal ultrasound. Pinhead had its head at an angle that made it hard to determine just how big it is, but the arms and legs are growing in the right places and the heartbeat was at a good rate. (143 I think.) We got a print out of the ultrasound, but not a cd copy. Oh well.

So far Nerdstar hasn't had any of the usual symptoms - no morning sickness or anything. I'm really glad it's been easy for her so far.

One thing that's kinda funny is telling people I'm going to have a baby - but I'm not pregnant. Mostly people at work are the ones I've told. I only see them a few days a month, and most of them knew about Nerdstar and I, but a couple I showed the ultrasound to today didn't. Heh.

Nerdstar isn't close enough to her coworkers to let them know the news until she starts showing. And she certainly isn't out to them. (Not that they'd care, she just isn't as social as I am.) So I joke with her how at least a few will think she's just another loose woman who became a single mom! Heh.

I'm finally starting to worry a lot less. There really isn't a way to express how much I worried the first month. It was terrible.

We're still talking to Pinhead every night. Nerdstar still does food updates. It's still a very well fed baby!

Now it's really just a matter of Pinhead growing. Nothing exciting will happen until week 21 or so when we'll get to learn the gender. That and the first kick are what I'm waiting for!!

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Every Night

Every night since we found out Pinhead existed, we've put our hands on Nerdstar's belly one at a time and talked to Pinhead. Every night I say Hi, how glad we are it exists, and mostly to hang in there and not fall out and to keep growing! Nerdstar tends to do a food report every night - you know, what they ate each day and what items were new. I'm not sure there's any other baby that's been fed so many different things so early in it's existence.

The two things I'm looking forward to the most before the actual delivery is when the baby starts to kick and when we find out the gender. I think we're both at the point we don't care if it's a boy or girl. We've spent years joking around about having a "princess" daughter because neither of us has the first clue about how to do hair or anything else.

I know at 8 1/2 weeks we're not out of the woods of danger, but we're getting closer and I'm trying to worry less.

Friday, December 11, 2009

Hello Again Pinhead

Wow. Because Nerdstar is on the older side for pregnancy, and because we went through the fertility place, we got to have our second sonogram today at 8 weeks instead of waiting until week 20 or so. This was one last check up before we have to find an ob/gyn and start seeing them.

Just under 3 weeks ago Pinhead wasn't even 5 mm, today it's at just over 19 mm, or 3/4 of an inch. The heartbeat was 163 bpm which is a little fast, but good. Everything looks fine.

Other than seeing Pinhead, which is amazing, I was also informed I've been miscalculating how far along Nerdstar is by a week, so we're at 8 wks 3 days today. Woohoo!! That's one less week I have to worry about everything under the sun.

So far Nerdstar is feeling fine. This week she started getting a lot more tired in the evenings. But other than that so far so good.

We also bought a little pregnancy journal thingy. Even though we're blogging a lot of this, it'll be cool to have something more tangible.