Waiting with my mother-in-law and grand-mother-in-law. Wow, I didn't realize my belly was poking out so much already!
Here's a few u/s photos. Seven has transformed from cute gummy bear to ummm, a little scary looking. The skull, legs and arms are now showing that bone has formed.
Seven was a little uncooperative today. S/He insisted on facing us and the tech needed a profile view in order to measure the back of the neck. She kept jiggling my belly with the transducer trying to get Seven to turn over. She had me coughing, laying on my left side, then my right side. I lost count how many times I had to lift my hips and shake my booty. Kerry started singing "put your butt up in the air, and shake like you just don't care...". He's so funny. We finally got Seven to roll over and she must have measured that fold about 20 times. I could see the measurements on the monitor and saw that all were less than 2. I'm thankful that I looked up the normal value before hand or I would have started to think something was wrong.
Here's our stats from the u/s:
CRL: 56.2 mm, measuring 12w1d (2 days ahead, yeah!)
HB: 171 bpm (previously 117 and 173, check out all those 7's!)
Nuchal Fold: 1.3 mm (they want this below 3, so all perfect!)
Nasal Bone: present
Amniotic Fluid: normal
Placenta: posterior (the placenta is behind the baby which means I'll really be able to feel baby's movement)
Cervical Length: 3.5 cm (up from 3, yeah!!! I just need it to go to 4 cm)
My ob/gyn said all is progressing normally! My next step was a 20 week u/s which is 8 weeks away. But since we are going to watch my cervix as a precaution, I'm to come back in 4 weeks for a 16 week u/s. And maybe, just maybe, we'll get a peek between the legs.
Today's hormone levels:
Estrogen: 1555 (up from 1498)
Progesterone: 48.19 (up from 23.35)
So my placenta is definitely taking over hormone production. After $1052.13 in estrogen and progesterone support and 18 blood draws, as of tonight, I'm completed weaned! YIPPEE!!! I graduated from CCRM. Now I can finally live like a normal pg woman.
Exhaustion let up significantly for 3 days and then hit me hard again yesterday and today. So it seems that it's going to improve very soon.
Irritability. This is caused by the rise in progesterone. My poor husband is all I can say!
Prominent blue veins on my boobs. This is due to the increase in blood volume.
Constipation. The prunes aren't working, they just give me thunder. This is heard nightly from Kerry; "OMG, you stink, wave the covers, get it out of here!". I just proudly smile at him and tell him it's pay back time!