Thursday, August 11, 2011

Starting 2nd Trimester

Went for an ultrasound yesterday and the doctor was pleased with the development of the baby, who is now measuring at 7.5 cm with a steady heartbeat of 145 bpm. So amazing! This time around it was quite interesting, as we got to see in detail the head, brain, hands, feet and even his/her little bottom. The baby didn't move too much, I suppose he/she was in a zen state of mind. Probable date of delivery will be anytime from the 13 to 16 February 2012. Perhaps a Valentine's Day baby! The doctor concluded that he did not see any anomalies and I am so thankful for this. Today I did a blood test and on the 18 August I'll see my OB to get a report on the risk of trisomy.

Still haven't felt any major pregnancy symptoms, except for 2 days when I was a bit constipated, with a lot of blocked gas inside of me. I literally sat on the toilet for an hour and a half, trying to do my business, experiencing major abdominal pains, since everything was stuck. My face was all sweaty and I just wanted to pass out so that I didn't have to feel the pain anymore. Horrible feeling! At one point, I lied down on the bed and had my hubby rub my stomach. This seemed to help move the gas around. Now when I go number 2 or pass gas, I am so grateful and thank my lucky stars. Whoever thought such a simple task would become so difficult. The minor pregnancy symptoms I feel are tender and larger breasts, tiredness and my belly is now starting to stick out, but I don't look pregnant. I just look like I've got a bit of a beer belly. Oh well. Haven't bought any maternity clothes yet, sill squeezing into my regular clothes. I don't really want to spend money on clothes that I will never wear again. I'm hoping I can get through the summer without buying anything and then buy some maternity wear for fall and winter.

Nothing too exciting and I'm darn lucky that this pregnancy has been uneventful thus far. Hoping for more of the same for the next 6 months.