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Wednesday, August 28, 2013

7 Weeks

Written on June 25, 2013*

Yesterday, we had our second ultrasound appointment.  As I mentioned before, we are still very early in the pregnancy, so they asked that we come back this week for another ultrasound to get a better look at things and have a listen at Baby B’s heartbeat.  I had forgotten how quickly the little nuggets grow.  The baby still looks like a little tadpole-shaped blob, but the blob was decidedly bigger and different-shaped this week as opposed to last:

I think the ultrasound tech told me that the heartbeat was 116, which she said was normal given that it had just started beating within the last week at some point.  Other than that, she said that everything looks normal and baby appears to be perfectly healthy (and there’s only one, hallelujah!).  I am 7 weeks today, so we are still on track with a due date of February 11, and my next appointment is July 8 when I’ll meet with a doctor for the first time.  The u/s tech confirmed that my right ovary was for sure the guilty party this time.  Partay!

One thing that the nurse practitioner said to me when I met with her last week, which I forgot to note in my last post, was that I shouldn’t feel guilty that all of my focus can’t be on the pregnancy time around, because it’s completely normal.  I have been thinking about that a lot over the past week, and it’s so true.  I even went back and read some of my first blog posts from my pregnancy with Lilly (when I started this blog), and it’s been very interesting to compare.  I’m not saying that I don’t think about this pregnancy and baby, because I definitely do, but where as last time around it was all I ever thought/talked/obsessed about, this time around there is not as much time for that.  Between working full time and spending all of my spare time with my family (not only Dan and Lilly but Layla, and the house, and the laundry, and the dishes, and whatever else), by the time the end of the day rolls around I’m so exhausted that it’s all I can do to make it to the bed to collapse.  It is probably partly due to the fact that I have a lot more going on this time around (keeping up with a busy toddler is a job in itself!), and probably also partly due to the fact that the experience is not “new” this time around – different, yes, but I just mean that have a better idea of what to expect since I’ve done it once before.

I’m feeling fine.  There is slightly more nausea than I had last pregnancy, but again not a ton of throwing up so far, so I suppose I should be grateful.  I tried the all-natural anti-nausea medication that the NP gave me they seem to help.  The exhaustion hit me last week like a ton of bricks – most days it is all I can do to keep my eyes open after lunch time – but I can’t complain about one thing.  

I have been brainstorming ways that we can include Lilly in a “gender reveal” of sorts.  I don’t want a party or anything like that, but I keep thinking that it might be fun to find out the gender together, as a family.  So far all of my ideas are food-related (i.e. cake pops or cupcakes), so if you have any that are better feel free to holler.

Until next time!



  1. Lilly would probably LOVE the box of pink or blue balloons!

    1. I even think Party City will let you just bring in the envelope from the Dr. and a box and they'll fill it for you without anyone knowing the gender beforehand.


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