Baby Got Back!

Well, a spine at least.  See it?  Those little white hash marks are individual vertebrae – amazing!  I can’t tell if the hand is near the baby’s face or not.  I’m terrible at reading these things.  I also got to see the baby move during this ultrasound, which I have to admit completely and utterly freaked me out but in a good way.  All of a sudden this little thing was careening off the wall of my uterus like a wayward ping pong ball and the strange part was that I didn’t feel a single thing.  I’m sure that will change in a few weeks!

14 week pic

14 week pic

A few more interesting notes from last week’s visit.  Apparently I’m rubella negative (as in MMR and those fun vaccinations) so I can expect a booster shot once I have the baby.  Talk about adding insult to injury.  Blood pressure is a little high but they’re not worried yet. 

I also lost three lbs!  Never fear – my doctor is on top of things and let me know that ultimately she would like to see me gain zero weight with this pregnancy as I’m already over weight.  She also said it would be ok for me to actually lose weight with a few caveats: eat what I’m supposed to and under the supervision of a dietician or nutritionist (check!), exercise under the supervision of a trainer with experience in prenatal stuff (check!) and make sure that the baby is progressing and growing normally (check!)  Next visit is a quickie on December first.  We will be able to make the appointment then to have the official ultrasound – just in time for dad’s birthday.


1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. claire
    Nov 06, 2008 @ 00:36:41

    so glad to hear you’re doing well! can’t wait to hear if it’s a boy or a girl, either way you will be so surprised and amazed……ah, excitement all around! And, congrats on your weight loss. It’s inspiring that you’re so motivated to be healthy. If you have any extra motivation, send it my way! 🙂


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