Friday, May 4, 2012

14 weeks 5 days update


I saw the OB yesterday. The baby was active again, as usual, kicking and waving around. You could see its spine clearly, and ribs, and the two hemispheres of the brain. All looks good. Very healthy.

I think the plan is to start the cervix checks next week, just to be super careful. And I think the week after that will be the AFP test, to look for any signs of neural tube defects.

So things are progressing! Physically, I'm getting bigger too. I have porn star cleavage at this point. I put on a spring coat, rather than a winter coat this morning, because it was a bit warmer than it has been. And lo and behold, buttoning around the boobage is fast becoming an issue. Oh my. Belly is larger, too. Baby is supposedly the size of my fist now, according to one of my pregnancy newsletters. Is that possible? It seems huge! Also, one of my coworkers asked me yesterday if I was pregnant. Uh oh! So I don't know how much longer I can keep this secret. It still feels too vulnerable and fragile to share. And I can't imagine the pain of "untelling," if I were to lose the baby now. But I think I won't be able to wait until I feel completely comfortable (because I don't think that time is coming anytime soon!). So we will see.

In terms of the dermatological surgery/procedure to remove the basal cell, as expected, my OB basically said, "What's the big deal?" She did acknowledge that non-OBs are very skittish to do anything to a pregnant woman, because if something goes wrong with the pregnancy, they fear being blamed. She said to stop the lovenox the night before and just take it after the procedure. She said the epinepherine would have been fine too but, oh well.

But nothing will go wrong! Nothing! I keep repeating this to myself. Along with, Stay in there. Stay in there a long, long time and grow.

Here's hoping.

See below for the first picture of our baby "sitting up." Some uterine and cervix assistance was required : ) See the lovely baby spine? I guess all that grass-fed organic milk is going somewhere after all.

Mo


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32 comments:

  1. Yay for healthy baby with two hemispheres in the brain and a lovely spine!! And the boobs? Yeah -- eventually they get a life of their own. Don't buy too many new bras now, bc you will be amazed at how much bigger they can get!

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  2. Yay for porn star boobs and a baby bump! You are REALLY pregnant! And that picture shows a very healthy baby! You will not be able to keep this precious secret much longer, that's for sure. But that is a GOOD thing. :-)

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  3. Oh Mo, your baby is absolutely beautiful! Thanks for sharing your picture today. Yay for people starting to notice. Just curious, how did you answer the question?

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  4. What a sweet baby pic! He or she is a cutie : ) Ooooh the woes of porn* boobs...wait until they start making colostrum, or when you milk comes in- think 2 or 3 sizes bigger than now and rock hard LOL! It's all a bit national geographic ; )

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  5. Your porn star boobs made me laugh! Baby's looking great!

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  6. That is truly a lovely spine. Your baby is beautiful! xoxo

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  7. Porn star boobs made me giggle too. And that is a fabulous looking spine!

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  8. i always loved looking at the spine- so impressive and organized! biology is mind-blowing.

    did you tell the co-worker who asked?

    glad things are looking great with the baby!

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  9. that's one cute baby you've got there, Mo. Nice to read that you are getting unequivocal signs of pregnancy, to the point that others are noticing. This is real!

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  10. Yeah to the beautiful baby (and boobs). So ... I see someone beat me to the obvious question: What DID you say to the coworker who asked if you were pregnant?

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  11. Yes, the peanut gallery wants to know what you told that nosey coworker... that happened to me on the day that I was planning the baby reveal at staff meeting. Yay for porn star boobs, growing bellies and a beautiful spine! Hello little yumster!

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  12. What a cute bebe with a lovely spine! As for the big bobbies, my freind used to joke that they stuck out so far " you could put a drink on those" not one would do that while prego :)

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  13. I have visions of "Oh so you're telling me that the extra helping of Pad Thai I had for lunch is showing?!" Doesn't confirm but doesn't deny and clearly points out that the person is being rude.

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  14. Beautiful spine! And cranium and femur and all of it! And lol - porn star boobs! Maybe a way to pay for all the stuff to get them? haha, jk.

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  15. Congrats! What a lovely picture. So happy that everything is continuing to go so well.

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  16. Thanks for sharing the beautiful photo!

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  17. As someone who got only two ultrasounds (around 9 weeks and 21 weeks), I'm absolutely loving seeing your regular updates. It looks more like a baby every time! I know, a stupid thing to say, but it is still absolutely marvelous.

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  18. OMG Just 3 weeks away from the gender! :) Your pregnancy is just flying for me :) Im sure its taking forever for you!

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  19. Look at that beautiful baby! :)

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  20. Oh, Mo, I am just thrilled for you and Will.

    As my RE finally said to me as I white knuckled it through yet another u/s, you have to get used to the idea that you are pregnant and going to have a baby.

    Continued good luck and happy baby (and mama) wishes.

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  21. What a great u/s pic - so clear!

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  22. Mo, great to hear all is continuing to go well! This is Alina who is 2w1d behind you. WHAT did you say to that coworker?!! I'm in the same shoes - not ready to tell at all yet, but was asked last week! Teach me, pls!

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  23. Look at that BABY in there! Congrats on another great appointment!

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  24. Oh Mo, that's the most beautiful picture I've seen in ages.

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  25. This is a wonderful post -- I'm so delighted to be reading it.

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  26. Wow! Every post makes me so happy for you!

    Of course your dermatology surgery will be fine. FIne. And YES you want to do it before you actually have the baby. Do everything you possibly can before you actually have the baby!

    Continued good wishes...

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  27. What an absolutely gorgeous little baby :)

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  28. What a great photo you guys were able to capture! And I am thinking of you regarding your skin procedure- not ideal to have that on your mind during this time. Best of luck!

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  29. Gorgeous baby. Hooray for visible pregnant lady signs! Hooray all round!

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  30. Oh what a beautiful picture! That one is a keeper...
    I know how you feel about the boobs and belly. I'm just incredulous at the size of mine, and we're just beginning! I know how you feel about not wanting to tell people yet - it's nerve-wracking, but at some point it just becomes impossible to hide. So glad you're doing well Mo!

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  31. Porn star boobs made me giggle too. And that is a fabulous looking spine!

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