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14 Weeks

August 15, 2011
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Our chickpea at 13 weeks 4 days

Last week I was about to start going through withdrawal by the time I had my ultrasound.  When you’ve been going to an RE, and then are considered to have a high risk pregnancy, you really get spoiled getting to see your baby on the screen every week.  This time I had to go *three weeks*!!  The torture!  I know most women only get to see their baby a few times throughout the entire pregnancy, but I can’t really say that I am in a better position than they are – after all presumably they did not have trouble getting pregnant, nor are their pregnancies high risk, so if anyone should envy someone, it is I who should envy them.

Still, I won’t complain about getting to see my baby a lot.  This time was amazing.  The chickpea was doing some impressive acrobatics in there!  S/he must have been inspired by our trip to see Cirque du Soleil a few weeks ago.  Flips, somersaults, tumbling, you name it.  Waving, even clapping!  Sitting on his/her feet in a very cute yogi-like position.  It was a “Look what I can do, Mom!” moment.  I was very impressed.

The SCH is getting smaller.  It’s still there, which means somewhat limited activity (though less so than before) and the pelvic rest continues.  But my OB is guessing that by the next time I come in, at 17 weeks, the SCH should be gone and he can lift all my restrictions.  I am really looking forward to that day.  That is also when we should find out the sex, which I am pretty much ecstatic about.  At this point I can honestly say I will be over the moon whether it is a boy or a girl.  I just want to know!! I’m tired of the he/she/it every time I talk about our chickpea.  I’d like to start decorating the nursery (not that we’re likely to go with particularly gender-specific colors, nor do I even believe there really are gender-specific colors, but I want to envision whether a little boy or little girl will be living with the decor that we choose before we choose it).  Also, I want to start thinking about names!  We have some vague ideas for boys and some definite ideas for girls, so I want to know how seriously we need to start working on our boy list.

Also, I am showing.  People who didn’t already know about the pregnancy have started to notice.  It’s not huge, but it’s definitely a tummy.  More of one than I’ve had from any all-you-can-eat buffet!  And it is getting bigger every day.

The point is, I feel pregnant, I look pregnant, and I’m finally at a point where I am comfortable telling people I’m pregnant.  We may not technically be out of the woods yet, but are we ever?  Until that baby is born, I will always worry and wonder and hope.  And then a whole new set of worries, wonders, and hopes will begin.  So for now, I just want to enjoy being pregnant.  It’s nice to feel like I actually can.

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7 Comments leave one →
  1. August 15, 2011 1:16 pm

    I’m so excited to read this post! I’m also 14 weeks pregnant as of last Friday. I fall into the catagory that only gets 2 ultrasounds in 40 weeks. It’s very cool to see yours and know that my baby is about the same size. I’m so glad that in spite of your high risk, things are going well for you. I”ve known 3 women that have had miscarriages since I found out I was pregnant. Not good for my nerves – especially since this is my first. I’ve also just started sharing the news. We’re as out of the woods as we can get! Congrats! I can’t wait to follow your journey!

    • Laura permalink
      August 15, 2011 5:04 pm

      Congrats to you too, Deb! That’s exciting that we’re about the same stage in our pregnancies. Thanks for commenting 🙂

  2. August 15, 2011 9:22 pm

    Yay! This is all so great. I’m glad that the SCH is getting smaller and that things seem to be looking up.
    Are you going to announce on Facebook? If so are you planning on mentioning the IF? On a related note, did you ever say anything to your MIL? Sorry for all the questions. I’m curious because I think from time to time about how I would announce our pregnancy on FB if we are ever lucky enough to have one that sticks.

    • Laura permalink
      August 16, 2011 4:41 pm

      Thanks sweetie. I am undecided about facebook. Probably when we find out the sex, I won’t be able to resist posting something. But I do have mixed feelings about it. I definitely won’t mention IF in it. I never did talk to my MIL about that, we just don’t have a very open relationship and I don’t want to have to explain all that to her.

  3. kelly permalink
    August 21, 2011 7:24 pm

    I’m glad that you are trying to enjoy being pregnant as much as you can. It’s tough, isn’t it? And, you’re right. The worrying never really goes away, it just becomes a little less acute as the minutes/weeks/months tick by.

  4. August 21, 2011 7:25 pm

    Congrats!

    • Laura permalink
      August 21, 2011 7:49 pm

      Thanks, Alex!

      Sent from my iPad

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