Wednesday, May 16, 2012

18 Weeks!!

Greetings!!  I'm still around and hanging in there.  I've been following along on blogs, but I've just been terrible at posting on my own blog.  Here's just a quick update from work (in no particular order)...

-Had a cervical length check last week at 17 weeks.  Cervix measured 4cm with no funneling or dynamic change.  Babies looked bigger and had heartbeats and were moving around and it was so fun to see them again on the nice ultrasound machine!!

-Just looked at the babies today on the ultrasound at work.  They were moving around and had beautiful little heartbeats.  I can't believe how big they are getting.  Well, I should believe it because my belly is really getting big!!

-My belly is huge.  I'm in maternity clothes and scrubs now except for some bigger t-shirts or my jersey skirts with big elastic waists that I wear below my bump.  It's pretty awesome though!!

-I have a map of blue veins covering my chest and belly.  Also very cool and kinda freaky...even my husband was impressed!!

-Next appointment in 19 weeks with the OB next Thursday and then Anatomy scan on June 1st!!  I can't wait to find out the genders, but I'm just happy that things are going well for now.

-I'm still terrified on a daily basis that this beautiful, hopeful thing will come to an end, but I just keep praying that we get to take these babies home, happy, and healthy in September or October!!

-I finally finished interviewing and traveling for work, which is a big relief!  Now, I just have to see if I get any offers for a fellowship!!

-CJ and I went on a Gatlinburg, TN.  It was pretty awesome and we stayed at this great B&B.  I did have a minor freak out after eating a hot dog that I wasn't sure was steaming hot, but my doctor assured me that everything was okay. 

-I have my first cold this week...just a big ole stuffy nose,, sneezing, cough, sore throat, congestion, lots of fun!!

-I can't wait to start feeling movement.  I was hoping that I would get to feel it already, but so far nothing for sure.  Maybe an occaisional poke, but I wouldn't bet on that being the babies kicking. 

-I still love my doppler.  It is seriously keeping me sane!!

Okay, that's all for now.  I'm so happy for all the ladies who are in the second trimester now as well and for all the new BFP's that I keep reading about...Congratulations!!