We finally got a contraption to get our pictures off the camera and onto my computer, so I now have a plethora of pictures that are begging to be shown to you all. Before I start composing posts made up of pictures and their descriptions (lol … because that’s soooo exciting), I thought I’d post some belly pics! Apparently, when you can’t look at the pictures on the computer, you don’t really know whether or not you’re consistently standing in the same spot. I am not. As weeks go on, I get closer and closer =)
4 weeks pregnant (ie. two days after we found out, ie. effectively the ‘before’ picture):
8 weeks pregnant:
10 weeks pregnant (taken on Sunday):
It’s actually quite difficult to take good profile pictures of yourself … and I apparently need to figure out what the best distance away from our mirror is – I’m thinkin’ the 8 week one, since you can still see legs and it’s not ALL stomach … what do you all think? So anyways, you can tell my tummy’s grown a little bit since the beginning, so that’s kinda fun. I definitely don’t think I have a ‘bump’ yet, but I should start to get one soon, since at 11 weeks the uterus moves above the pubic bone and just. keeps. climbing. from there – it’s got nowhere to hide now!! Muwahaha!
So yes. I’m 10 weeks, which means the scary embryonic stage is over! Our baby is now (according to science) a fetus instead of an embryo, which means that all it’s organs and parts are formed and it just needs to grow from here on in. The placenta also takes over hormone production sometime during this week, so that’s likely why I’m feeling a TONNE better – only nauseous in the early mornings when I haven’t got a good night’s sleep, starting to feel a little more awake in the evenings. And the little bit of heartburn I have is easily taken care of by a Rolaids or two =) I’ve still got some food aversions, but I can at least generally think of something to eat now.
I met my midwife on Monday and she’s fabulous! She’s a full-time professor at the McMaster School of Midwifery (so I know she knows her stuff!) and she’s a midwife part-time, which means I’m pretty much the only mom she’s got due in June (I think). We discussed choice of birth place (at home, thank you!), the midwife scope of practice, ultrasounds, appointment schedules, etc. I’ve got an ultrasound this Friday at 3:45 pm (for dating), and Brad’s able to come – yay! We should be able to see the baby moving around and hear his/her heartbeat, which will be very reassuring and I’m So! Excited! My next one is my 18 week u/s (gasp! I can’t believe it’s already scheduled!) for January 16th – the day before we take possession of the house.
So, appointments every four weeks until week 28, and then every two weeks until 35 and then every week =) It’s going to go by so fast! I just want to hear our little bean’s heartbeat … 2 more days!