Hooray!! OK, so we're a few days shy of the official 2nd trimester, but we're calling it good. We just had our second OB appointment today and all is well!
For those of you just finding this out, obviously, we're pregnant. Click here to read from the beginning. If you skip that part, let me just tell you I won't be posting these to Facebook (to spare everyone the pregnancy details if they're not interested) but you can type your email address in the "Follow by Email" box to get updates when there's a new post. I've been taking "belly" photos, but really there's nothing to see yet. I was pretty bloated for a while, it went down, now I think it's back, but I'm not sure I can call it a baby bump yet.
Baby Gibbs is due January 25, 2013. If you do the math, it will appear I got pregnant before Trevor got home. For those of you who haven't been down this road yet, they start counting pregnancy with the first day of your period, not when you actually got pregnant. But, again if you do the math, we really didn't waste any time!
Here is the post about our first appointment. As for today's appointment, it was a quick one. Well, after almost an hour and a half of waiting it was quick, gotta love the doctor's office! The doctor came in, asked a few questions, then got out the doppler. She assured us sometimes it takes a little bit to find the heartbeat, but it really didn't take long at all, phew! A solid 160 beats per minute and we were happy :) As for symptoms, they've been gradually getting better the last couple weeks...for the most part. I'm off the Zofran completely and surviving on half a Unisom in the evening. Luckily, my "morning sickness" is actually "evening sickness" and Unisom helps with nausea and happens to be a sleep aid-works very well. My boobs are sore, especially when I wake up, but I can deal with that. My gag reflex is as bad as ever. That's the only thing that's caused me to actually throw up...6 times now. I gag on pills or food quite a bit, but if I gag twice-bad news! Fatigue is getting better, but I'm getting the occasional headache and lightheaded at times, usually after a shower. All in all, much more manageable than a few weeks ago!
We quickly started making phone calls and it's been so fun to share the news! For those of you who continue reading, I'll be posting some first time mom questions-I'm sure I'll have plenty-I'd love some input in the comments.