Monday, July 16, 2012

Second OB Appointment, 12.5 weeks

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.



  1. Congratulations Allie! This is so exciting! Let me know if you need anything!

  2. Um, and did I just really spell your name that way?! Sorry about that :/

  3. Thank you! And no worries-it gets misspelled all the time, especially amid such excitement ;)

  4. Ali~ I'm so excited for you and Trevor!! I just caught up on all the entries.. I've read them with tears in my eyes and goose bumps on my arms, along with a smile when you mention things that I remember being pregnant the first time ;) CONGRATULATIONS and can't wait to follow your journey!!

  5. congrats you guys! i'm so excited for your blog! this is such a good idea, especially the 'sharing info on FB and people who don't want to hear the details'. i may have to do this idea when we get pregnant. congrats again! loved all the entries.

  6. Congrats!!! We are so excited for you and Trevor!! How awesome, our little ones will be like 2 months apart in age... Perfect for playing together! And our guys can watch the kids together while we a spa day, haha! Oh I can't wait! So excited!

  7. Thanks, guys! Nichole-even though I'm pregnant, I've been pregnant before, and I love babies, I still get sick of seeing other peoples' constant updates about it on Facebook, ultrasound photos, etc. So this way people can read about it if they want, or not if they don't :) And Mel-I like the sound of that!

  8. Hey Ali!

    I don't find it at all weird that you're following my blog even though we haven't met. I've been meaning to find some other pregnant gals on blogger for some time now and have thus far been too lazy! You found me, so it's a win-win.

    Congratulations on the pregnancy, and on it being a healthy/uneventful one so far! Hopefully the MS continues to abate (I never got anything worse than mild nausea, but it must have been pretty bad if you were on Zofran!).


  9. Yeah...the exhaustion comes and goes. It's actually considerably better since I started taking an iron supplement. It's mostly confined to one or two times of day these days (I nap twice a day, OR ELSE)...except on days I work. But then again, I'm rarely able to get enough sleep at night, which likely contributes to this issue.

    so yes - the tiredness does get better, but only somewhat better.


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