First of all -
Mellow - I am so so so so sorry to hear about your loss. Praying for you and your family and hoping that baby Marlo continues to thrive.
Ryann - So sorry to hear about your heart situation. I'm glad Lou helped you make a decision. However, I'm still worried about you. Take care of yourself and your precious little ones. btw, what a cute bump!
Rio - what an adorable pic! Glad your pregnancy is uneventful and you're taking care of your GD and self.
Stephanie - what an incredible bump! I'm always amazed at how you twin mamas are able to carry 2 babies! Looks uncomfortable, but oh, so damn cute!
Anna - thank you so much for your kind words.
I'm sure everything will check out fine with you, my dear. Hoping and praying for you and your baby's health.
Lou - I have actually lost 5-6 lbs from my pre-pregnancy weight. It went down to 7.5 lbs up until last week, but it's slowly starting to creep up again. I finally had DH take a pic of me last night so I could put it in my "1st trimester" journal. Ha, I was only an hour away from reaching my 2nd trimester, which starts today, yippiiiee! I know some books say 14 weeks, but I say it's today, darnit, lol. I can definitely feel the hardness in the tummy and think I can feel the fundus. I feel chunkier, but no real "bump" yet.
Easley - congrats on your BFP!!
Margi - so sorry to hear you had another scare but so glad your lil raspberries are doing well! Rest up as much as you can! Good thing the weekend is here!
Gina - I hope you're resting it up!
KJM - thank you! So glad to hear your NT scan went well. A baby boy and baby girl would be just perfect! What great news.
Sonya - you look vibrant!!
Leora - So sorry to hear about your HG! I'd take up Lou's offer if I were you! Hope you are able to keep something down during this awful phase. Does your HG get better in the 2nd trimester from your past experience? I sure hope so!
WaitingKay - sorry, I do not have an answer to your question, but glad to hear your baby is right on track!
Nicole - Ms. MIA.. how are you doing? Hope your pregnancy is treating you well..
Amanda - hope you have a great time in NY and at your baby shower!! Sounds exciting!
Barbara - My sister told me that she knows friends who only gained 13 lbs throughout their pregnancy and gave birth to healthy babies. So don't worry, baby Brooke sounds like she's doing great!
AFM - Boy, do we have a lazy and a stubborn baby! The baby was very uncooperative during our NT scan. All he/she wanted to do was sleep on my uterine wall so the tech had a really difficult time doing the measurements. She had me turn to my sides several times and cough, but the baby would jump up just for a little bit and go back to his/her initial position. He/she would move the arms and legs, but not the back. But oh, it was so adorable! And this way, I got to see our baby for at least a half hour! In the end, the results came out to be low risk.. I think 1/1200 for Down's and 1/3000 (or so, I think?) for T18. Rest of the blood work came back normal, too. 2 more weeks till my OB appt. I hope I get to see the baby again during that visit. It's going to be with a new doc this time.. an actual doc, no more incompetent NPs. But grr.. the tech wouldn't allow us to videotape the ultrasound.. said it was their "policy". Whatever, DH still got a few shots of our baby on my camera phone. Not great quality, but it's something. We've recorded all our ultrasounds so far. We did get a DVD with a bunch of pictures from the scan which I have yet to look at. Maybe I can post one up soon..
And btw, I just reached my 13 week mark today!! Oh, so exciting! Still probably going to wait till week 14 or even 15 to announce our pregnancy to other friends and family members. I have to help throw my sister's baby shower at 15 weeks, so maybe I can come out in the open then. We'll see how long I can keep my mouth shut