The past few weeks have been truly the best so far in this pregnancy. We found out that our genetic testing that we did through Maternal Fetal Medicine (MFM) was normal! AND that we are having a BOY! (We did the progenity test.) Finding out the gender has made this pregnancy feel so real, and has really helped me connect with our little growing babe. And, if you know me well, you know I love to shop…and ever since we found out the gender, I’ve been going crazy finding the cutest little dude clothes. I can’t resist but share some of my faves. It’s been so fun. I used to avoid those stores and baby stuff like the plague, but now I am finally, truly enjoying it. This is the most excited I’ve been, like ever. I am so preoccupied with our little guy, prepping for him, making sure I get all the right things – it’s been hard to concentrate at work…he’s all I think about!
My favorite symptom… this little baby bump that seems to have popped this week. I’m so in love with it. I’ve dreamed of having one of these for so long, and it’s finally (almost) here. Eek, I can’t wait to show this little growing babe off in maternity clothes. I found this brand Fillyboo Maternity – they have the CUTEST stuff. I can’t wait to see their fall stuff.
The main symptom that I have experienced is fatigue. I am also having a hard time finding food that actually sounds appetizing.. meat and veggies – forget it. They sound so gross to me right now. I am into pasta and bread…and I’m not complaining about it. :)
I also cannot believe how big my chest has gotten, these things are like HUGE. Like 1 whole cup size already. I went to Victoria’s Secret and got a new bra there without an underwire and it’s so comfy. The lady who sized me told me I was between a D and DD. What!?! I wasn’t expecting this… I’ve heard it’s going to get even crazier while nursing. That’s going to be like porn star status. Omg.
The only other symptoms I am having is what my hubby and I are calling “vagina lighting”. Haha. I keep getting these flashes of pulling or light cramping in my groin (hard to describe), but I asked my OB about it and she said it’s normal. The round ligaments expand all the way to the groin and right about now is when the round ligaments start to flare up. So the lightning flashes I’m experiencing are normal. Good news.
We went into the doctor to hear the heartbeat at 11.5 weeks, and then got to hear it again at my 14 week OB appointment with the doctor. She referred us to the MFM doctor for a level 2 ultrasound for our anatomy scan. We are doing that at 18w2d, and I can’t wait to see this little guy for that 45 minutes or so. Then 3 weeks or so after that appointment we’ll do the fetal echo appointment to ensure everything is OK with his little heart, as IVF babies have higher instances of heart problems. Hoping that all looks well in both of those big appointments.
We get to see baby today, too! We made an appointment at a private ultra sonographer – I can’t believe the difference that we’ll see between week 10 (9w6d) and week 14 (14w2d). He’s going to look like a little human rather than a little gummy bear. Eeeek! So pumped.
Hi! I'm Lindsay, a new mama to our little boy, Parker. I started my blog as a way to channel my creativity and document our life happenings. From the pretty, styled shots to the real, raw experiences, too, like our journey to start our family. I love to share about my faith, my personal style for interior decorating, holidays and entertaining & for our little guy. too. Thanks so much for stopping by and for your support. XO