I have been a slacker on posting. Since my last post I have had two other ultrasounds!! A 12 week and almost 14 week one (today’s). I came with a crew at my 12 week appointment- my mom, Alex (brother), and Alisha (bestie). The 12 week ultrasound was amazing because The Bean no longer looks like a “shrimp” and resembled an actual human being. My Bean is a Mexican jumping bean! That child was kicking up a storm…sadly it is still too early to feel those tiny kicks.
The Bean kept throwing up an arm up to the face like “woe is me”! The heartbeat was strong and Alisha was able to film some of it with her iphone (shhhh we weren’t suppose to!).
Now I am considered a “high risk” pregnancy because of a procedure I did a few years ago to remove some pre-cancerous cells from my cervix. Because of the procedure, my cervix can thin out and/or open too early. To make sure everything is okay I will be going in every two weeks until the 22 week marker. Today was my first visit to check and I got two thumbs up from the doc. The tech doing the ultrasounds is AHmazing! To check for my cervix I have to have an “internal” sono (the same test you get pre- 12 weeks). As she was performing this test she moved it around so we could see the baby. The view she got was from The Bean’s booty! She tried to find out the sex but it is still too early to get a good read. Because my tech is AHmazing she went ahead and gave me a regular ultrasound after so we could get a better view.
Mike was away for work at the 12 week appointment so this was his first time seeing The Bean. This kid had a bag of chips and was relaxed in his/her lazy boy. The baby was leaning back with the feet kicked out and crossed! His/her arm was up by his/her face again- it is The Bean’s pose! At the next appointment we will find out if we are team pink or team blue- the anticipation is going to be brutal.
In other news I am sending some love to my dear friend Carly who is newly engaged!!! Jaime FINALLY put a ring on it! I am so thrilled for them and can’t wait to help her with anything she needs while planning her wedding! I love you Car xoxo!
So if I become a slacker again and do not post anything until after Christmas- Happy Holidays everyone! Hope you and your families are enjoying this fabulous time! Now off to Pittsburgh for a wonderful white Christmas (please puh puh please snow while we are there!!!)