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  #101  
January 15th, 2012, 02:53 PM
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9 weeks

I added my Week 9 pics to the first post.

I love hitting the weekly milestones. And my pregnancy has now progressed from an embryo to a fetus!

DH twisted my arm into going to brunch today. It was rather decadent, and I ended up coming home with a piece of boysenberry pie to boot! I haven't been that interested in sweets lately, but I've really fancied fruit. I saw someone else order the boysenberry pie, and I just had to have a slice. Of course, I'm so stuffed from brunch that I don't feel like I want to eat again for the rest of the day.

Now I have to get some work done. I'll also work a bit tomorrow. I just really need to complete a couple of benchmarks before I head back to the office on Tuesday. It's so nice to have the TV on while I work, though. And I'm also in my PJs, curled up in a blanket. Way better than a skirt and heels, sitting up straight at my desk, with fluorescent lights slowly sucking my will to live. Okay, so maybe I'm being a tad dramatic.
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January 16th, 2012, 01:57 PM
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9 weeks & 1 day

I had my new pregnancy and NT screening orientation this morning. I'm really disappointed that I couldn't get an NT scan appointment for 4pm. That's the only way that DH would be able to go. The woman ahead of me scheduled the 4pm, so I got stuck with 2pm. I'm really bummed about this. I had hoped DH would get to experience all of these appointments with me. It's not even nervousness about the appointment or anything like that. I just saw his eyes during our first u/s, and I'm just so sad that he won't be able to see baby during the 12-week scan.

On a very positive note, I'm even more excited about delivery in this hospital now. I knew it was a great hospital. It's the whole reason I switched insurance and networks in January. However, I learned today that all of the rooms are private. My former network did not have this option. DH and I are going to take a tour a little later on.

And the hospital is labeled a "baby-friendly" hospital (only 5% of hospitals in the country have this UNICEF/WHO designation). This basically means that they are very serious about breastfeeding. They do everything they can to help new moms breastfeed and only resort to bottle feeding or formula if medically necessary. I'm really excited about this because I know they will help baby and me be successful with breastfeeding instead of just giving up and going the route of least resistance. Everyone on the staff is trained in providing breastfeeding support, so it's truly a priority for them. Even better, once we leave the hospital, they continue to offer free lactation consultations for struggling mothers.
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January 16th, 2012, 02:59 PM
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That sounds great, Adrienne!
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January 16th, 2012, 06:07 PM
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Adrienne...you're pictures are gorgeous! I can't wait to see your progression throughout your pregnancy.

I'm sorry you couldn't get your NT scan appointment for when DH gets to go; hopefully he won't have to miss anymore. At least you feel really good about your doctor and hosptial; I think that is very important part of the process.
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January 16th, 2012, 07:02 PM
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Thanks, Dawn.

DH is already talking about seeing what he can do to make it to the NT scan. He really wants to be there, but it's difficult for him to get away from work early. I'm hoping he can work something out.
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January 17th, 2012, 11:47 AM
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I second that your pictures are gorgeous!!! I can't wait to see your belly grow!!! As usual your journal brings a smile to my face. I'm so very happy for you and glad that you continued to share your journey. *smooches*
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January 17th, 2012, 12:05 PM
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Ah, thanks, Dri! I can't wait to see you get your BFP too.
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January 17th, 2012, 06:50 PM
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9 weeks & 2 days

Today was a particularly grumpy day. I'm bloated, constipated, nauseous, exhausted, and just in no mood to be around anyone. I hope I get through this phase sooner rather than later because I hate being in a pissy mood.

I also drank prune juice this morning. It was nasty, and it didn't do much to help with my constipation problem. I *might* continue to drink it for the rest of the week, since I spent $5 on six tiny cans. Maybe once I get it in my system, it will start working. Otherwise, I'm moving on to stool softeners.

In good news, I'll be seeing my little nugget again in just three weeks. Of course, I start to question our decision to go through with the NT scan. I do think it is for the best, but it makes me nervous.
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January 17th, 2012, 07:19 PM
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Aww your belly is starting to poke out . So excited for you.
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January 17th, 2012, 07:46 PM
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I haven't stalked your journal here for a while! just wanted to say YAY for the ultrasound pics!
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January 18th, 2012, 06:55 AM
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Sorry you're feeling grumpy. I hope you get out of your funk soon!

Good luck with the NT scan! I'm sure it'll be fine, and if they think they find something, remember that they are overly cautious and everything will probably be just fine.
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January 18th, 2012, 07:14 PM
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That does not sound like fun...sorry. Was DH able to get something worked out with work so he can make the NT scan?

As for your issue try baking apples and eating baked apples and add cinnamon to them. It's very tastey and is supposed to help. Also, try to walk a little bit everyday if you don't already .
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January 18th, 2012, 08:04 PM
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Dawn - I'll have to try out the apples. I eat an apple several days a week, and I also heard that drinking apple juice every morning is helpful. I've also heard kiwi fruit is the best. So I'll keep trying all these different things and hope one works.

9 weeks & 3 days

I worked from home today, which was nice. I had so much to get done on a proposal, and I have so many distractions while I'm in the office. So I really powered through a ton of work today.

I had a pretty good day with pregnancy symptoms, which was a relief. Perhaps the worst of my m/s is gone. At least, a girl can dream.
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January 19th, 2012, 06:30 PM
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9 weeks & 4 days

I'm almost certain that I will need to announce my pregnancy at work a couple of weeks sooner than I wanted to. I tried on three different blouses this morning until I settled on one that didn't show my belly too much. However, two women still looked directly at my stomach today and then awkwardly looked away.

I had planned on waiting to say anything until at least 2/8, which would be the day after my 12-week u/s. I just don't think that's going to be possible, though. I would rather "out" myself than have people whispering and speculating about it. I'm still going to play it by ear, but I might just go ahead and announce on Wednesday, 2 weeks earlier than I had planned.
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January 19th, 2012, 06:42 PM
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I can't believe you're at that point already! How are you feeling?
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January 20th, 2012, 09:40 AM
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I can hardly believe I'm at that point already! I feel like I'm all belly and boobs. I never imagined my belly would start showing this early, but I guess it's because I have a small frame. This is the one time in my life that I wish I was 20 pounds heavier, so I could conceal things a little more easily.

I've decided that I'm still going to wait, and just let people whisper and speculate. I don't think anyone will have the nerve to actually say something to my face. If they do, I won't lie. But I think I can try to lay low for a couple more weeks.

I'm feeling pretty good. I was kind of a late bloomer with the m/s. I was queasy from 5 1/2 weeks onward, but the urge to throw up kicked in at about 8 1/2 weeks. I have good days and bad days. However, it's really not been bad compared to a lot of women. So I will definitely not complain.

My biggest issue right now is constipation, which I'm hoping will pass as I move into the second trimester.
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January 20th, 2012, 12:53 PM
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Those are great ultrasound pics! I was so excited for my 12 week ultrasound and then nervous as all get out when I was in the waiting room. I had no idea of my baby was alive since I was worried I would have the same genetic thing my mom had that caused her to have multiple missed miscarriages. I was so afraid the same would happen to me. But the tech found the babe right away and all my fears went right out the window like this great purge of worry. When DH came into the room to have a look I was grinning from ear to ear. It kind of made my face hurt.

If you believe in the HB gender prediction, 162 says boy. I'm sort of right in the middle, but technically mine says girl. However, I have a hunch I'm having a boy. Do you have any hunches yet?
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January 20th, 2012, 01:49 PM
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I think most people are pretty sensitive to that since everyone hates to be the one who asks and then it turns out the person isn't pregnant! I wouldn't be surprised if you start getting roundabout questions, though.

I"m glad that you're feeling good overall. Was William able to get the time off for your next ultrasound?
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January 20th, 2012, 02:22 PM
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If you believe in the HB gender prediction, 162 says boy. I'm sort of right in the middle, but technically mine says girl. However, I have a hunch I'm having a boy. Do you have any hunches yet?
I just kind of thought from the beginning that I was having a boy, though DH was adamant it was a girl.

When I told my sister that the baby's heart rate was 162 at 8 1/2 weeks, she instantly said, that's a girl!
Both of her daughters were right around 160 at that stage of pregnancy. However, I have a friend who instantly said, that's a boy!

Who knows! I have conflicting signs on all the gender predictors. I'm going to do the red cabbage and baking soda test on Sunday, when I'll be 10 weeks.

We honestly don't care either way, and I don't have a big intuition.

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I"m glad that you're feeling good overall. Was William able to get the time off for your next ultrasound?
Yes, he'll be coming with me.
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January 21st, 2012, 08:34 AM
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I love reading you journal Adrienne! Makes me all the more crazy for my BFP!!
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