Thursday, May 08, 2008

And we're at the Twelve-Week mark!

My What to Expect book doesn't say "Congrats, you've made it through the first trimester!" until week 14. Not sure I understand that. I think I've made it, and that's all that counts, right? (I love this postmodern world....) (Okay, I really don't. I'm completely making fun.)

So, in the last week...I gained half a pound! Woohoo! And by that, I mean a half pound this whole trimester. We'll see if the doctor's okay with that when I go in on Monday. The nurse will be. She seemed to think that that office churned out some fat babies, which, in her opinion, leads to uterus and bladder problems in the mother. The less you gain, the better. I'm pretty sure that's her own opinion, not supported by the office.

I've added a new feature in the sidebar: when my next appointment is and what we'll be doing at that appointment. I've got bloodwork on there because I think that's what she said. If we want testing for chromosomal issues or other potential problems, it will happen in the next few appointments. So if there's anything in our family history that I need to check for, let me know! I think the options for testing are: Down Syndrome, cystic fibrosis, spina bifida, and that's all I can remember.

Right now I'm fighting a cold--nothing big, just annoying. The doctor's office said it's nothing to worry about, just take Tylenol and drink fluids. So that's what I'm doing!

My stomach has gotten decidedly firmer, though it hasn't really grown much lately. And Newbie is developing reflexes this week! "Reflexes" makes me think of a ninja for some reason, but in this context they just mean opening and closing fists. Oh well. I'm sure I'll feel the ninja part later, when I will be able to see Newbie's feet and elbows kicking me from the inside.


  1. Thanks for the update and congratulations on 12 weeks! I also like the new sidebar note about appointments.

  2. Hurray--on May 12th you get to pee in a cup! Ok, that was a silly comment, but I was amused you put that on your blog. :) It doesn't take much.

  3. P.S. Happy Mudder's Day!

  4. Firm is good...that just means you are finally getting Abs of Steel...right??

  5. @Karen: Right...... :)


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