I can't believe I am finally getting to do these updates! I have literally waited YEARS for this. I always knew I'd go with the chalkboard updates like Jessica at Little Baby Garvin I mean she was the inspiration behind me starting a blog in the first place!
On Monday we went for our first ultrasound, I was so nervous but I tried to keep my calm, I didn't want Joe to think that I had any worry & I really didn't, but you don't even know if you've got an actual pregnancy in there until you SEE it. We drove down to Peoria and got to see our perfect little bean for the first time & it was amazing. We got to listen & see the heartbeat which was so amazing. A lot of people were convinced it was twins because of my high betas (967, 3215, & 40,000), but I knew there would only be one strong little babe in there. So far we are measuring right on track & the heart rate was 116bpm so lots of people are saying boy!! Cannot wait to find out!
How Far Along? 6 weeks
Total Weight Gain/Loss? Not sure
Maternity Clothes? None yet!
Stretch Marks? None
Sleep: I was sleeping really well, napping a lot during the 2ww & the first week, now I’m starting to have extremely vivid dreams and more unpredictable and interrupted sleep these last few days.
Best Moment this Week: Seeing our baby for the first time! We went for our first ultrasound on Monday at 6w2d and we were able to see ONE perfect baby measuring right on track with a heart rate of 116bpm. My RE said I can come back as often as I want but since I have to drive about 1.5 hours to his office we are planning once a week for now.
Have you told your friends? Yes! We know it is VERY early, but since we have been so open about this process, we knew that we would share our news pretty early on.
Miss Anything? With the local carnival going on I really missed beer & hot dogs this past week
Movement? Nothing yet.
Food Cravings: I’m hungry ALL THE TIME, but I have a hard time finding things that sound good. I’m trying to eat well, but I’m also kind of just eating what I want & trying to satisfy the constant hunger.
Anything make you queasy or sick? I haven’t had any morning sickness yet. I have been sort of turned off by the thought of certain food, but haven’t felt queasy or thrown up at all yet.
Have you started to show? Just my carnival food belly that is still hanging on from the weekend.
Gender prediction: Boy. Joe is 100% convinced it is a boy. He said he’s never even imagined having a girl before, he said he will be happy either way, but I’m afraid if it’s a girl he might push me down the stairs ;-)
Labor Signs: Definitely not.
Belly Button in or out? In as usual.
Wedding rings on or off? On
Happy or moody most of the time: Extremely moody right now. I’m so tired and just feel blah overall.
Looking forward to: Next week’s ultrasound appointment on Tuesday!