Wednesday, April 10, 2013

weeks 8-12 + graduation from our RE's care

yeah, so i'm a little behind here... i've been struggling to figure out if i wanted to keep blogging about my pregnancy here or not, and seeing how the title of this blog is "something glorious," and our little miracle really is just that, i'll continue blogging here.

so i've lagged on posting over the last month of my first trimester, but i think that's due to the fact that i had really been pretty wiped out.  but all for a good cause: helping baby B grow each week is well worth the drain on my brainpower and energy!

here's baby B at 8 weeks looking kinda like a little mouse

and here we are at 9 weeks... looking a little blob-ish, which i think
is because the baby was moving possibly?

and this is our 10 week: isn't it nuts how much the baby is really looking 
like a little baby here?  this is just 8 short weeks after conception...
so crazy right??

alas, this was our last ultrasound with Dr. Mo at 11weeks,
which at this appointment she asked if we wanted her to check the gender,
to which i almost caved and J had to say no we wanted to wait to find out... 
then we realized later we should've had her check and just put her 
guess in an envelope for us to open later... oh well!

here's baby B at our 12 week with my OB, and this baby is such a sleeper, 
was totally content to just hang out as pictured, till the ultrasound tech had me roll on my side for about 10 minutes, to attempt to make the baby roll around a bit.  which the baby did, then
put on a little yoga-like show of stretching it's arms and legs, and proceeded to 
fall back into it's sleep mode again!  if this is any indication of the baby after he or she is born,
i will be one happy person if the baby loves to sleep from the word go!

the tech did say she was pretty certain that she could tell the gender of the baby, and so we had her put her guess in an envelope for us.  still trying to come up with a gender reveal idea so J has those envelopes with him at work till we decide what to do...

as for graduating from our RE, it was so bittersweet, which was to be expected... i had totally grown accustomed to seeing the staff and Dr. Mo each week.  they told me i need to come back once i have more of a bump, especially since my OB is just next door... and they said they for sure want to see me once the baby is here.  in a strange way i feel like this little one is partly their baby too seeing how they helped us to conceive and were there every step of the way to ensure we made it through the first trimester safely and healthy.  and i pray that when we decide to try for number 2 that we can get pregnant on our own, but in a funny way i would have no problem going right back to work with them again in a heartbeat because they really were that great and so worth the investment!

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