12 1/2 (13 1/2?) weeks pregnancy update

Filed under: doctor,photos,symptoms,tmi — by Lauren on June 3rd, 2008 @ 10:48 pm

So…yes, we’re pregnant!  Woohoo!  We are all so excited here.  We’ve posted a couple of times over the last few months about the pregnancy, but we had kept those posts hidden until now:

Maybe baby #2?
Not so faint anymore!
Just in case you weren’t convinced…
It’s nice to meet you!
Update – 8 (almost 9) weeks pregnant
How we told

We had our nuchal translucency last Thursday, and it was a very positive appointment.  The technician couldn’t find the subchorionic hemorrhage, which suggests that it is no longer there.  She also didn’t find any evidence of an amniotic band, just a small separation between the sac and the placenta that will likely fill in by 16 weeks.

The test itself went well.  The nuchal fold measured 1 mm, which is VERY small (the technician said over 30 mm is the level where there would be a concern).  The little peanut was somewhat cooperative, although the technician had to poke me in the belly several times to get the baby to roll the right way.  We got to see a few good shots of the face and the little feet and hands (which it couldn’t keep away from its mouth):

Baby Friedman sucking its thumb

The technician thinks the baby is a girl.  I’m not sure what she is basing that on, since she never really got a good “head-on” (tush-on?) view, but we’ll find out for sure at the end of July when we have our Level 2 scan.  The only other notable news from the appointment is that I’m measuring a week ahead of where I should be.  She remeasured 4 or 5 times, and each time she got 13 weeks, even though it should have been 11 weeks, 6 days, putting my due date at December 5th instead of December 12th.  What does this mean?  Nothing, right now, other than I’ll probably end up having another big baby.  There’s no way my dates are off – according to the scan’s due date, I would have ovulated before my last period had ended completely, and that’s really not possible. The neonatologist who evaluated the scans from the NT and took my blood was very thrown off by this discrepancy. She couldn’t decide which due date to use for the test and had what felt like a 10 minute argument with herself. Ultimately she decided my regular doctor had locked me into the December 12th date, so that’s what we need to stick to for now.

I’ve only gained maybe 2 pounds, but I’ve definitely popped…

Big baby bump

We have our next prenatal appointment on Thursday.  Things are good these days – I’m pretty much over the first trimester fatigue and nausea, and I’m starting to get an appetite again.  Hopefully this colitis flare-up will soon be taken care of and then I can focus on enjoying being pregnant!

5 Responses to “12 1/2 (13 1/2?) weeks pregnancy update”

  1. Saina & Braiden Says:

    You look like I did with Noah – I was in maternity clothes by week 9! Quite the change from the 1st one… No hiding it the second time around.

    So sorry to hear you had to go through the subchorionic hemorrhage as well. It sounds like everything’s going well now though.

  2. Beth Says:

    Wow you def have Popped! I think its so cute! That’s how I was with Sunnie & Val…Never mind being 5 & a half months along with Thorra & in a bikini!

  3. Lauren Says:

    Saina – I popped early with Anya, but this is a little ridiculous! I’m trying to keep the news under wraps at work still, but it’s becoming impossible. Only 8 more days until summer vacation…

    Beth – I admire your self-confidence, wearing a bikini! I need to find a good bathing suit this time around, but it’s SO hard to find a decent maternity suit.

  4. Erin Says:

    i am pregnant with my first one and i look the same way with the same lil bump lol. I just turned 10 weeks and have bought some looser shirts and pants, i gotta find a pair of maternity jeans lol 😀

  5. Lauren Says:

    Congratulations, Erin! Maternity jeans are the way to go, you’ll feel so much more comfortable! Thanks for visiting our site.