Ashley - 2nd trimester! yay! I can't believe I'll be 12 weeks in a few days. Time seems to be flyyyying by!
Gina - sooo precious! I love the picture of Wyatt and his mommy!
Chris - I find my own hb all the time! Then I panic that the babies aren't okay - because the hb is only 95.... then I remember that my own is that fast!
Also, losing a little weight isn't necessarily a bad thing, unless you started off underweight. I started off a bit overweight (about 5'4 and 190lbs). I'm down about 12 lbs because of nausea and vomiting. As long as you are staying hydrated and taking vitamins/supplements (folic acid, iron, calcium are the most important) - the baby will be fine.
Amanda - I got my first ever finger stick at the hospital when I was dehydrated (they were testing my sugar levels which were way too low so they added sugar to my IV). It hurt like HELL! It took days for the prick on my finger to heal! I asked a friend who is Type I Diabetic how she does it so many times a day. She says that the trick is to prick the SIDE of your finger, not the tip, since the tip is where all the nerve endings are. I hope your sticks don't hurt!
Lou - I was totally surprised that he was willing to guess. Last time, my NT was at 13+ weeks and they still wouldn't guess - and they wouldn't guess at 15 weeks either! I know things can still change at this point, but I'm thinking at least one boy! Also, that is so scary about your husband. I'm so glad to hear that they don't think the cancer is back. My brother suffers from seizures and it's really scary. I hope they find something that will help them stop. -- Also, I was told that there is no NT measurement too small. Mine were 0.6 and 0.7mm! That's teeeeeeny!
Ryann-- with our first IVF, we were asked if we wanted pictures of the embryos. I said no, since I thought that would be really depressing if the cycle was BFN. Since then, they haven't asked and we don't have pictures of them. I think I would rather NOT have the pictures of the embryos that become babies than ALSO have pictures of the embryos that don't... that seems weird to me. But that's just me! If I had them, I would include them in a baby book. --- btw when your kids are older, there are books designed to help parents explain to pre-school aged kids 'where they came from' if they came from IVF...
Freckels -- soooo cute!
AFM -- today DH had off of work since tomorrow is the last day of Passover.We wanted to spend the day hanging out. We decided to go downtown and walk around and shop.... after about an hour I was WIPED OUT! We came home and I'm taking a rest now. How crazy is that? Granted, it's about 90F outside, but I had a hat on, we were in the shade and I was drinking tons. My feet started to swell like crazy and I felt out of breath and soooooo tired.
Before we went home though, we found some really cute onsies on sale... I bought 2 "boy" one --- I'm betting at least ONE of these babies is a boy. One says "Made in Israel" and the other says "Eligible bachelor" in Hebrew. Very cute!