Friday, July 20, 2012


This morning, DH and I left for a week vacation in Hawaii. At the airport I had a Naked juice. Not long after, our little guy started doing what felt like somersaults. Apparently the sugar rush made him really active!

I've felt him here and there, maybe once a night for the past week, but nothing like today. All day I've been able to notice him move. Before it was like someone touching the inside of my belly with a fingertip. Today it's more like when your stomach flip-flops on a rollercoaster. Super cool!

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Small steps

My placenta is taking them (small steps, that is). At my regular ob appointment today (16w4d), my placenta is now 20mm away from my cervix, which technically means I don't have marginal placenta previa anymore. 20mm is the minimum acceptable distance.

So I'll still take it easy until the next appointment, but I'm cleared to go to Hawaii, and my doctor says I'm basically back to being a normal pregnant person. Yay!

We got a quick ultrasound of our little guy, who's wiggling around as always. I'm pretty sure I'm feeling him kick now - maybe once an evening I notice a sensation like someone is gently but suddenly touching the inside of my belly with a fingertip.

I've only gained 2 pounds so far this pregnancy. (I did lose 2 when I went to Mexico for a week due to healthy eating and lots more exercise than usual.) I only do weigh-ins at the ob appointments, and they haven't said anything. Food is interesting again, which is great, but I'm definitely feeling the effects of having a squashed stomach - it's easy to accidentally overeat and feel uncomfortably full.

Next appointment is the Level 2 ultrasound on August 1 which should be great. I managed to schedule it for first thing in the morning to make sure my husband will be there. He was so bummed to miss the NT scan.

Sunday, July 8, 2012

16 weeks!

Actually yesterday we reached 16 weeks, but I was a lazy blogger - sorry. :)

Things have been quiet since the bleeding episode. I spent 10 days on bedrest (well, couch rest), and haven't had any additional bleeding, thankfully.

I'm still nervous about it, and it doesn't help that this seems to be the point in pregnancy where, er, discharge volume starts to increase. But all good.

I got anxious on Wednesday night for no really good reason. I've started having the heart palpitations which are fairly common in pregnancy, and even though I know they're common, it still stressed me out cuz it's new for me. So Thursday morning I snagged a last minute appointment with the nurse practitioner at my ob's office. She was kind and understanding and when I clearly wasn't happy with a Doppler (since I have one at home, so it doesn't give me any new information) she grabbed an ultrasound machine and my ob. So I got a peek at my little guy, who's quite active.

Our next regularly scheduled appointment is Wednesday and we'll take a look at my placenta position. We'll also get an opinion from the doctor about whether it's prudent for me to go to Hawaii in two weeks.

I've scheduled our Level 2 scan for August 1 - really looking forward to it (and having my husband see it since he missed the NT scan.)