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Monday, October 31, 2011

9 Weeks and Counting!

I seriously can't believe I am already nine weeks- (BARLEY 9 weeks- but STILL!) I still have a few more weeks before getting out of the "scary zone," but everyday I am starting to believe this more and more. My last ultra sound, taken at 8 weeks 1 day Jonny was able to be there- the look on his face was priceless. He was in awe of the little heartbeat on the screen and we both fell in love with this baby together. :) We left straight to San Antonio Texas after the ultra sound and had fun staying on the River walk. Today I'm back at work...LAME! A few updates on the pregnancy:

Symptoms: Morning, Afternoon, and ALL DAY sickness started around week 7. I threw up about 8 times in two days when I finally gave in to my new found best friend: ZOFRAN. This stuff works. I haven't even felt sick at all today which is amazing! Since the day I started zofran I dry heaved a few times a day- but kept everything down. Been drinking Ginger-ale, eating ginger cookies, and crackers to help calm the stomach. I literally eat ALL day to help- I'm sure I'm gaining weight in all the wrong areas..:) Oh ya- I'm pretty sleepy all day- I could sleep 10 hours at night and still want a nap the next day!

CRAVINGS:

I learned that craving in your first trimester is just food that you can actually eat without vomiting. :) I have been OBSESSED with pickles- I have eaten HALF of the massive COSTCO size bottle of pickles! haha! I had pickles and waffles one night- So I guess that's a bit odd- and lately ALL I want is broccoli and Cheese Soup! YUMMM!!! But overall I just don't want anything sweet- like cookies and such- or anything too greasy. Somehow I am still NOT loosing weight though- haha


Baby's Milestones:

BABY is MOVING this week! Although I don't feel anything at all:) Oh and NO more tail on the baby! Which means hopefully next week's ultrasound will actually look like a baby. :)

Baby is growing nipples and hair follicles- His pancreas, gallbladder, bile ducts and anus are all in place, ready to poop and pee a dozen times a day when he's born. Baby is beginning to develop her hoo-ha or his wee-wee. Baby should be now 1-inch in length, about the size of a martini olive and weighs a mere 2 grams—a little less than a penny. Baby is also developing bones and muscles! SO amazing to me still that a baby is growing inside me!

BABY BUMP:

Um ya sorta- there is a bump all right but it's not from the baby most likley- haha- it's more from my poor healing ovaries still and probably eating too much- haha!

I get my 10 week ultrasound one week from today.:) I cannot WAIT to see how much little baby Tashjian has grown!

p.s. I find out if it's a girl or a boy in freakin 5 weeks!!!! I am like jumping out of my pants excited about this! :) I vote girl- of course Jonny votes for a boy...Really I think I will be happy with either! OH and CONGRATULATIONS to my good friend Sheila who did her first try of IVF and found out she is pregnant a few days ago!!! AGAIN- jumping out my pants excited!!! Happy Halloween Everyone!!! :) I am sending baby dust to everyone out there trying right now! Keep it positive people! If it can happen for me after 6- 7 years it can happen for you too!!!! :)


Oh and a picture of the baby from last week. :)

6 comments:

  1. I think you are having a girl! When I was pregnant with Carolyn I didn't want anything sweet, but with Hudson I did! We are so excited for you! :)

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  2. Words can not express how happy I am for you.....

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  3. OH BRITTANY Its all so exciting!! Im glad you are feeling better with the Zofran. I cant imagine feeling nauseous the entire day like that. I hope its a girl!! =) =) =)

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  4. Have I told you how obsessed I am with ultrasound pics?!? Seriously, I can't wait until your week ten pics! I can't believe you can find out the gender in 5 weeks, you must have a really good ultrasound tech. I'm voting girl, but a boy would be great for a buddy for Luke. I'm so excited! :-)

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  5. WOOOHOOO! I love this update. SO GLAD Zofran is helping! And so happy that you're almost through the 1st trimester. I know what you mean about falling in love with a baby via ultrasound. It's so wonderful. I want to jump out of my pants in happiness for you too!!!!!

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  6. amazing..good to see girl that will help us to go thro this proces on our own..realy like your blog..
    From this site i learn a lot ovulation kits, but i hear that i am pregnet..i will be constantly on your blog..thanks again :)

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