February 25, 2002:
weeks 1 day. I start my weekly visits with Dr. Hardey now.
Cervix was checked...still high, closed, and posterior. Right where
it should be at this point. Blood pressure and weight are doing
fine. I'm feeling great. Getting *very* excited!
February 4, 2002:
weeks, 1 day today. Had an appointment with Dr. Hardey. Baby
is growing beautifully as am I. I gained 9 lbs this month
(ouch!). Hopefully it is because the baby had a *big* growth spurt
and not due to my incessant snacking! I can't believe that we are in
the home stretch now. Only 3 more weeks until we are considered full
term. This pregnancy has been really easy so far. Much is the
same as when I was pregnant with Aidan. The only big difference is
the temperament of this baby in utero. He/She is much more dramatic
with its movements. I lovingly refer to this child as Jackie
Chan! Maybe we've seen one too many Kung Foo movies. Aidan was
more graceful, he rolled and swam about. This one likes to beat the
heck out of me with its hands and feet! But I'm loving it.
Every love tap (punch), for soon it will be over.
January 3, 2002:
appointment today. Dr. Hardey was out of the office doing a cesarean
section so we saw one of the nurses. We listened to the baby's
heartbeat, got weighed, and my belly was measured. All is well in
the Lynch womb. 12 weeks to go!
PASSED the GTT!!! Bring on the sugar!
I had to take the Glucose Tolerance Test to screen for gestational
diabetes. This time I felt much better after the test. When I
was pregnant with Aidan, the glucola made me so nauseas and light-headed. I find out tomorrow whether I passed or
not. I also had another routine appointment. Listened to the
baby's heartbeat again. It was a strong 160 bpm. And I am
measuring 26 cm...right on target. I'm up 3 lbs putting the total at
13 lbs so far.
had another routine appointment today. Blood pressure was fine, up 3
lbs. Dr. Hardey said that everything was normal on the
had our "official" ultrasound today. The baby is measuring
approximately 1 lb and 12 inches long. He/She was cooperative long
enough for the tech to get all of her measurements. He/She has all
vital organs and appears perfectly healthy. The baby kept covering
its face with its hands so it was difficult to get good pictures.
But even in a black and white fuzzy image, the baby is beautiful!
the first official "thump" from the little one today. I've
been feeling that undeniable tickle sensation for about a week and half,
but today I got my love tap.
had my second prenatal appt. this morning and we finally got to hear the
beating heart of our little bean. We saw him/her on an ultrasound 5 weeks
ago, but it's just not the same as *hearing* it. Everything looks great
except my uterus is measuring 17 weeks instead of the 13wks 5 days that I
am. That could explain why I can't squeeze myself into regular clothes
anymore. I have officially surrendered and am wearing maternity bottoms
with a few big regular shirts I have to cover that lovely elastic panel. The doc
isn't concerned at the size, everything else checks out fine. Could just
be that everything is all stretched out from the first time.
was our first prenatal appointment with Dr. Hardey. Since my last
menstrual cycle was in Dec. 1999, the conventional method of dating this
pregnancy could not be applied. So lucky us, we got a sneak peak at
out newest creation via ultrasound. Take a look at the baby!
July 29, 2001:
had been feeling a little queasy this past weekend and have been extremely
tired. Damian was convinced that these "symptoms" seem all
too familiar and wanted to take a home pregnancy test. Well I did,
and it was ++++. Very positive. The plus sign showed up before
I even put the cap back on the test. Now the mystery begins...How
pregnant am I ??