Tuesday, July 27, 2010

12 Week Appointment

Phill and I attended our 12 week ultrasound today. It was a great appointment as we were able to spend about 35 minutes with the ultrasound tech who showed us our little Baby Gagnon. I came away with these three descriptions of our baby: very active, very healthy and very stubborn.

  • Very Active: With the exception of the short nap that Baby Gagnon had to take during the 35 minutes we were there, it was kicking it's little legs and moving it's arms all about pretty much the whole time.
  • Very Healthy: there were a few tests that the tech and the doctor preformed to check for proper growth. Everything came back as an A+.
  • Very Stubborn: We were hoping to get a face shot of the baby. The tech did everything that she knew how to do but we could not get it to turn over. It would show it's back side, it would kick it's legs and it would stand on it's little head but no front face shot.

We will go back to the doctor again in about 4 weeks for some more blood work. We will get another ultrasound at 18 or 20 weeks to find out the gender. I will keep you posted.

I can eat again!

I wanted to share with everyone that I am able to eat again. On day one of week 11, I found that my morning sickness had totally disappeared. It is great as I am now able to eat normal meals with my wonderful husband without feeling sick. I am not having any crazy cravings but I have heard that they are right around the corner. I will keep you posted with updates of other changes.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Baby Gagnon Has Arms

Phill and I attended our 2nd sonogram this last Tuesday. During this appointment we saw the growth that we were praying for: the baby had doubled in size, it's little heart is beating stronger (166 beats a minute) and it now has a set of arms. Due to the wonderful results that we saw during the second sonogram, my fertility doctor has released me to my regular OB for the rest of this journey. With that being said, I anticipate that we will not have as many pictures of Baby Gagnon to share with everyone. It was bitter-sweet change, I am thrilled that I am no longer considered a high rise pregnancy but I am a little sad that my next sonogram will not be until 14 weeks. It was nice getting to see Baby Gagnon every few weeks.

I will keep everyone posted with any other updates. For now, I am just thrilled that the baby has a set of arms.

Friday, July 2, 2010

Sea Band

Earlier this week, I was having a hard time with my nausea. Couldn’t sit at my desk cause it made me sick. Couldn’t drive my car cause it made me sick. Couldn’t walk around cause it would make me sick. I could do nothing to keep my stomach at peace with the world. Well, I was asked to run to Publix to pick up a birthday card for a co worker. While I was there, I almost got sick on their beautifully polished floors. I was over this morning sickness and I was going to use this as my chance to correct it. I went to the pharmacist and asked what I could do. She was a small Asian woman and she said "I have got just the solution. You must wear Sea Band". She walked me to the counter where they held the product and helped me put it on. Within 3 minutes, I was feeling better. Within 5 minutes, I felt like a million dollars. I have been wearing my band now for the last 5 days and have had normal meals. Phill actually took me out to Sushi last night where I ate vegetarian sushi. It was amazing! This pregnancy gig might not be that bad after all.

Other than that, keep an eye out, we will post again after the doctor’s appointment on Tuesday. Hopefully with more baby pictures.