Tuesday, May 27, 2008

To Reminisce

These pictures are all from when Abigail was born. Unfortunately I didn't have this computer when Lilly was born so to reminisce her birth I will have to go disk hunting. Seems like forever ago really, but in fact, it was only 16 months ago!

12 Weeks Tomorrow and Ultrasound on Monday

At 12 weeks all of baby's major body systems are in place. In baby's digestive system, his small intestine is no longer entwined with the umbilical cord, but instead is tucked neatly within the abdomen. Baby's nervous system continues to develop, and his/her brain's structure is fully formed. Many of his/her organs are starting to work on their own, too. For instance, the thyroid begins to secrete hormones. Next week baby will no longer be considered an embryo, but instead graduates into a fetus. He/She is already looking more and more like the baby —he even has tiny fingernails!

At 12 weeks, baby weighs in around 1.5 ounces and measures about three inches in length (from crown to rump).

The "first look" or Nuchal folds test, also know as pre-natal screening test, is one that is recommended in the first trimesteras a tool to screen for your risk of having a baby with Down syndrome. The Nuchal folds test is a screening test done by using ultrasound between week 11 and 14 of your pregnancy.

During the test, your technician will look at the folds at the back of baby's neck to measure its thickness. Researchers have measured these folds and know what the average thickness should be according to your baby's gestational age. (Babies with Down syndrome tend to have increased fluid accumulation here). This is a screening test and will tell you the likelihood of your baby being born with Down's Syndrome. If the test results are positive, further diagnostic testing in the second trimester will be recommended, such as an amniocentesis and CVS.
There is also a blood test that goes along with the ultrasound. I will be getting my blood work done on Monday also.

I am looking forward to this ultrasound but am also a bit nervous. Besides being very pukey I have not really felt pregnant yet, so seeing baby is healthy on the monitor will ease some stress I think.

Sunday, May 25, 2008

My Fall

Yesterday Abigail and I had a fall... well lets just say I had a fall and Abigail came down with me! I am a hurting unit! I tripped in a hole in my back yard that the dogs had dug up and went flying. I tried to hang on to Abigail but no such luck. Abigail did a face plant into the lawn. She is fine thank goodness but I feel like I have been hit by a truck. My left angle is aching! My right shoulder and arm hurt, my right knee is all skined up and feels as tho I have pulled muscles all through it. I am a mess. Looking forward to the next couple of days and hopefully less pain! I am SO clumsy! Hopefully this will end when my pregnacy does... I doubt it though, I see Lilly is following in my clumsy foot steps!

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

11 Weeks Tomorrow!

Time is slowly passing by. You think with how very busy I am keeping myself that it would go much more quickly. I am still not feeling great and continue to have my nausious moments ie. yesterday morning when I went to make Liam some coffee and there was still the old coffee filter in the coffee maker... puke? I did... three times! Yuck! I am not so much having food cravings altho most foods do not apeal to me. I can make a whole dinner and sit down to eat it just to discover that the site of the food makes me wanna get sick! Fun, fun!! Since I am almost at the three month mark now hopefully all this will end soon.

Baby weighs in at about three-tenths of an ounce this week, and his length is just under two and one-half inches (crown to rump). I am going for my physical on Thursday and we go for our ulrasound June 2nd. I will try to update more often. It is hard with two little ones to occupy and work. Plus I am finding this pregnancy is not very eventful. It is hard to think about pregnancy really when I am a going concern!

Saturday, May 3, 2008

Still Nausiated

Not much new here with me. I am still VERY nausiated and feeling tired. I have not had a perfect day yet and continue hoping this will end VERY soon. I go for my first ultrasound at 12 weeks (June 2nd). This is the safer study. We didn't do this with either of or girls but thought this time we would so we can see earlier what is going on with Baby. Lilly is certain it is a Boy Baby and if it isn't I think she may be a little disappointed. I explained to her that we cannot choose what baby comes and that either way we will be happy. She keeps telling me tho that we already have a girl baby and that this one has to be a boy! She is going to name him Abby Caddabby you know! Fingers crossed baby boy is what lies inside! LOL I will update again if anything new happens worth blogging about.