Jul 25, 2013

Letters to Baby K - Week 14


Well, I made it through the first week of my second trimester...phew! My first trimester definitely wasn't a joy ride, but I'm sure it could have been worse. I survived solely on Zofran for a few weeks because none of the nausea tips were working. Eating crackers, drinking ginger ale, phi bands, ginger...none of it really worked as well at the Zofran. The nausea has definitely started to disappear and my energy is returning, somewhat. Hopefully week 14 is the magic week!

So, last week we did our 1st trimester screening which went really well. I had no idea until the actual sonogram that they look at the baby's nasal bone as an indication for whether or not the baby could possibly have Downs Syndrome. I guess I never really realized that children with Downs lack the nasal bone structure that children without Downs have, but it does make sense now that I know! Baby K's nasal bone was present and prominent, so no worries there, and the measurements of the neck looks great! We're still waiting on the results from the blood tests, but I'm not too worried.

This past weekend I actually felt amazing when I woke up Saturday so the Hubby and I went to breakfast at one of our favorite spots in downtown McKinney. I went nuts and order a Belgian waffle with chocolate chips, along with scrambled eggs and bacon, yum!! After we went shopping at some of our favorite antique shops looking for the perfect dresser/changing table. We hit the jackpot and found a beautiful Robin's Egg Blue/Teal solid wood antique 12 drawer French dresser! It was a little out of my price range, but the Hubby encouraged me to buy it since it was exactly what I had been looking for. He's a keeper!! ;) I will definitely post pictures of the nursery when we're all done! We were even able to clean out my ENTIRE craft room which we are turning into the nursery. It was no easy feat, trust me! Do you know how much crafting supplies I have?? A LOT! Luckily, the man cave closet is big enough to share with my Hubby and all of his hunting and computer stuff. I know what you're thinking, you gave up your craft room!? GASP! Seriously, I don't mind in the slightest! I knew it would one day be turned into a nursery and in all honestly I never really even crafted in there! I mostly used it for the storage for my craft and supplies and did my crafting all over the house, haha!

And in other baby progress news, Baby K is now the size of a Nectarine!...mmmm fruit, haha! Baby K is about 3.5 to 4 in from crown to rump and weighs about one ounce. So many other cool things are happening this week too like nails growing, baby practicing breathing, and even sucking it's thumb! My tummy is definitely growing and I can even tell that my belly button is becoming more shallow, freaky! I am up 4 pounds...but I think most of it is bloating lol. I hope to only gain about 20 to 25 lbs since I am so small, I don't think I need to gain much more than that.

I am most looking forward to our baby gender reveal shower in 14 days, hosted by my friend, Mandy, and really excited to see how she reveals it! She has given me no clues so that literally everything is a complete surprise!

See you next week for the start of week 15!!

Previous Weeks:
Week 13
Week 12