So, about this pregnancy thing…

Filed under: doctor,photos,symptoms — by Lauren on August 28th, 2010 @ 8:35 pm

Today marks the first day of the second trimester!  The first one has been pretty rough for me, at least compared to how it went with the girls – all day nausea, food aversions like you wouldn’t believe, headaches, exhaustion, etc.  The nausea’s intensity has definitely waned, but it’s still there.  Let’s hope the word gets out that the second trimester is here.

We had an appointment on Tuesday with our amazing OB, and everything looks great.  The baby had a strong heartbeat and there was a nice amount of uterine growth.  On Wednesday, we had the scan and bloodwork done for the nuchal translucency, and the scan was awesome!  In just 4 weeks, the baby grew from a little blobby looking thing to a tiny little BABY, with arms, legs, hands, feet, a little mouth that opened and closed…  Even the third time around, it’s thrilling to see.  The measurements suggest a very low risk of Down Syndrome (though we need to bloodwork results to get a better sense), and the baby was only measuring 2 days ahead, which is tiny, given our history with big babies.  The other exciting news is that both the tech and the doctor felt fairly confident that we are going to have a boy.

A BOY!

It’s not definite yet, of course, but Lex and I both thought we saw the boy parts, even before the tech gave us her opinion.   I don’t think anyone will be more excited than Anya, who has insisted that this baby is going to be a boy even before we were pregnant, because, as she says, “I need a brother.  I already have a sister!”

Some pictures of our newest little one:

6 weeks, 6 days

8 weeks, 4 days

12 weeks, 4 days

Here are the previously unpublished posts:

Baby 3: 10 weeks down, 30 to go

Wow

Here we go again

2 Responses to “So, about this pregnancy thing…”

  1. Chris Says:

    I’m so thrilled for you.

    My husband and I are excited too as we are expecting our first baby. I’m about 20 weeks now and it is a boy. I’ve been reading your blog since Lex was developing The Daily Plate (now of course Livestrong)…and his other ventures. Anyway, it has been incredibly helpful to me see the progress of each of your beautiful children and I hope and pray that we will be half as good at raising our child as you and Lex have been with yours. Mazal Tov!!!

  2. Lauren Says:

    Congratulations, Chris, and thank you! We’re due at just about the same time. Best of luck with everything.