Week 13

13 weeks

We got to see baby today again! Definitely saw thumb sucking, wiggling, and bouncing, which is always cool. This week, baby is the size of a lemon but already has tiny fingerprints and weighs almost an ounce. To me, baby already LOOKS like a baby this week, which is crazy, because just five weeks ago was the first time we saw the baby and baby didn’t quite look like a baby yet, but now this giant little thing, not even as big as the palm of my hand, looks human.

At 13 weeks, we are officially out of the first trimester! WOOOOOOO! I wish I could say that means Holly’s nausea is gone, but alas, it remains. The nurse we saw a few weeks ago said it could last as long as 16 weeks, sometimes more, but remain hopeful for the sudden stoppage; we’ll see. Holly is still throwing up pretty bad, but the bouts of nausea are getting more regular, so at least its manageable? I don’t know if you can call having to go to the emergency room 5 weeks ago for IV fluids “manageable”, but at least she can coordinate her puking (probably more than you all wanted to know I’m sure).

Anyway, we’re still excited, still eagerly awaiting the anatomy scan in 6 more weeks, and still so in love with our little lemon, we can’t wait to meet them!

Little Jalapeño, Big Dreams

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10 weeks and counting!

Our little jalapeño is measuring right on target for 10 weeks and all genetic testing we had done at our 10 week, first trimester ultrasound looks clear for any issues. This ultrasound was extra cool because we got to see our little baby moving and wiggling around, though Holly can’t feel it just yet, and we got to hear that strong little heart beat again, which continues to make this more and more real for us. Holly discovered this time that ultrasounds aren’t super comfortable for mom, because they press kind of hard in order to get the images they’re looking for, and the resulting pressure can make the baby squirm. Other than that, and the near constant presence of nausea, the baby is looking pretty darn good and mommy is persevering. only 9 more weeks till our anatomy scan and getting a first look at the sex of our baby, which has ME the most excited.  Updates to come!

Here’s a look at the pregnancy announcement we are working on, to share with all of you since NONE OF YOU KNOW YET! You’ll see it soon enough, but if you need a memory of how awesome it is, I’ll save it online for all eternity.

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