Friday, September 16, 2011
We had a doctor's appointment on Monday and I was really looking forward to it. I knew that he would try to listen to the heartbeat and if he couldn't find it he'd do an ultra sound. Well, that's what happened and while it was a little nerve wrecking, the ultra sound was one of the most amazing moments of my life. As soon as the baby appeared on the screen, it was waving! We could see arms and legs and a profile... it was incredible.
This picture isn't great, it was much better in person, but can you see the head?
Thanks for the compliments on the chalkboard idea! This very chalkboard used to say "reception" on it. Why? Because it was a sign at our wedding. We have a bunch of them in different sizes that we used for various signs throughout our wedding. I was happy that I thought of using one for these weekly pregnancy pictures.
I'm a little bit obsessed with feet/shoe pictures like the second one above. I even asked our photographer to include some for our wedding. Since I'm taking these pictures of my feet each week, I feel like I have to plan out which shoes I'll wear so I don't repeat the same pair a million times. I didn't wear these red flats the day I took this picture (Wednesday). I wore the same black ones from my 9 week post. Normal people probably wouldn't notice or care, but as we all know, I'm not so normal.
A few people wanted me to share my preferences so I will in another post (probably for next Wednesday's Spearmint Baby post). I will tell you that my doctor said that I'm the boss when it comes to decisions about labor/delivery, so that's good.
If you've struggled TTC and you're reading this, I've been you. I used to read people's pregnancy posts and hate myself for how terrible they made me feel. Know that you'll be here one day and it will be awesome.
Now for a few complaints, if I'm allowed.
I feel really fat. The weigh-in at my doctor this week didn't help, either. I have gained the "normal" amount for my BMI for the first trimester, but I gained some weight leading up to getting pregnant and the number on the scale scares me now. I know it's only going to get worse, but I'm trying to make healthy choices and have some balance.
My skin is terrible. Right before school started a month ago, I switched to Bare Essentuals makeup (which I love, by the way). For a couple of weeks after that, my skin started clearing up (I had been breaking out pretty bad since I did Provera back in December of last year). I thought it was probably a combination of the new makeup and pregnancy hormones, but now my skin is worse than ever. I want my pregnancy glow, not a teenage crater face.
My boobs are huge and the only one who's happy is my husband. I'm not used to big boobs. Before, if I fell asleep with my bra on it was no big deal. Now, I can't wait to take it off at night. And they're only going to get bigger. Oh boy.
I pee 3-4 times a night already. Over it. Again, only going to get worse as the baby grows.
But, it's all worth it. SO worth it. I wouldn't change a thing.