I don't know why some days I've got so much to say from the day before, but others I go a week inbetween posts... I wouldn't say anything monumental happened this week, but a lot of randomness.
Family was in town for the holiday weekend. We got in our one and probably only trio of bumps picture. Tims sister and sister in law are both pregnant as well. One has her c-section scheduled for Wednesday and the other is just two weeks ahead of me. It was kinda funny seeing our different bumps all lined up together. And boy was there a lot of food consumed in this house last weekend! Most people use Labor Day weekend to soak up the last bit of summer, not us. This summer was brutal! A record number of days in the 100's! We used Labor Day weekend to kick the summer into the past and welcome in the fall. It was actually cool enough to open our windows for a couple days, we ate pot roast and mashed potatoes and apple crisp. We dug out the fire pit and made smores outside. Lit my all time fave fall candles in the house. It was awesome. Now if I can just convince Tim that it's time to light up the fireplace :)
My boss returned from her maternity leave on Tuesday, so I waited until Wednesday to spring it on her that I was pregnant. She was really excited, or a really really good actress, for me. That was a huge relief for me. Especially since I've only been working for her for 3 months and all but 4 days of that were with her on her own maternity leave. The rest of the office was super excited too. The great thing about coming out at work is that I don't have to hide my bump anymore. Welcome comfy clothes!!! So now I've got a total of 3 maternity dresses, all wearable to work. One I wore to Tim's work picnic, and another I can dress up for an upcoming wedding. Today I also bought my first pair of maternity jeans. I could still wear my regular jeans for maybe another week or two, but they were on clearance so I had to get them. Plus it was fate. The only sizes left were 18 and 2....neither are close to my normal size, but something whispered to me to just try the size 2. Guess what.....they fit!!! How much of a self esteem booster is that?!?!? Size two jeans while in your 2nd trimester and for only $8!!!! I should go buy a lottery ticket.
Today we had our first OB appointment of the 2nd trimester. Our first dr's appointment in a long while with no ultrasound. It felt kinda weird. I mean here we are only 14 weeks in and have already have 4 different ultrasounds. Thank you follow up for IVF :) At least they used the doppler today and we got to hear the heartbeat for a long while. I hope everyone's OB is kind like ours and spends awhile listening to heartbeats or watching the little peanut squirm on ultrasounds. I love that he doesn't rush through that part. Through the doppler more so than through the ultrasound machines, it sounded like a herd of galloping horses. Still the most beautiful music ever! Mental note - look into at home dopplers to listen to instead of our current sound machine.
Test results came back today. We opted to do the First Look screen and our risk of genetic issues are less than 1 in 10,000. So that's a great number. Our CF screen came back negative as well, risk is less than 0.005%. So that's nice to have a little reassurance.
We've set the date....or actually the Doc did....October 4th! Finally the perfect way to start a Monday - finding out if our little peanut will be wonderfully "swallowed in pink" or get the best baseball room ever. I hadn't thought much about the day we would find out until we actually set the date. Now I'm super excited and absolutely can not wait. I'm so glad our OB wants to do it at 18 weeks, instead of 20. YAY!!!
And that's all the randomness I can remember for right now. But don't fret...I'm sure there will be much more to come.