I don't believe I've updated in a while! Well, today the lil one is finally a fetus! I'm 9 weeks! We had our first dr appt. on Monday and it was absolutely amazing. I was so nervous, afraid that there wouldn't be anything to see. Adam reassured me that there had to be something there since I'd been feeling so nauseated. And there was! We saw the little heartbeat going and both of us just melted. It was so cliche: there we were, holding hands and tearing up at the sight of our baby on the monitor. Until my ob realized she didn't have any paper in the printer, and instructed me to hold on to the dildo-cam while she went to get some. The image of what that sounds like, I imagine, is quite clear. At least we got to take home a pic of the lil bean/panda/turtle/can you tell we don't know what to nickname the waby?! There's time for that. I'm paralyzed in fear at the thought of naming my child, let alone nicknaming it for a couple months!
As far as how I've been feeling... blech! My nausea is mostly in the evenings, and while I have yet to actually vomit (I try my hardest not to), I constantly feel like I'm on the brink of it. Of course now I feel somewhat relieved when I feel it, knowing that it means my body's working hard to grow our little one. Oh and my boobs are out of control. Let's not even go there. I feel like I'm a walking giveaway that I'm knocked up, but hopefully no one suspects yet. I'm just not ready to tell everyone until 2nd tri, when I feel more relieved that things are going smoothly.
We're planning on telling the rest of the family at Thanksgiving (my parents, Adam's mom and brother know now) and we're so excited to do it.
Let's see as far as any other updates:
My next appointment is Dec. 10 for the NT scan (where they'll check for down syndrome and other genetic abnormalities). I'm trying not to think about the scary things involved with that, but rather the fact that I get to see LO again. My ob said the place that does it is an amazing u/s and they record it for you, so that's something to really look forward to.
I've already packed on about 5 pounds of pudge (half of that's got to be my boobs!) because I can't stop noshing throughout the day! I used to be a lunch and dinner kind of girl, but now I need 3 square meals and a few other snacks throughout the day.
I think I now have an aversion to poultry.
Oh and there's this little gem: The guy working the Burger King drive-thru made me cry last night. Not because he was an asshole. But because he gave us such great service and was so upbeat. Adam couldn't stop laughing at me, which in turn made me crack up, mid-tears. You just don't see such great service anymore, and the guy makes nothing an hour! OK OK, I guess I've been a tad emotional too.
I need to walk away from the comp monitor now to dry heave into the toilet. Ughhhhh.
Oh! And here's a glimpse of our little one...