BabyTV at 13 Weeks.

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We went for our nuchal translucency scan on Monday, and all was well. They had a look at my cerclage too, which appears to be holding just fine. Hokey & Pokey were dancing around as usual, and making it difficult for the tech to get his measurements, but ultimately they said everything looked pretty good. There’s still some blood work to do before we get the official results back, but we’re not feeling very worried, which is great.

We hoped maybe that since the scan would take so long that we might get to have a peek at whether H&P were boys or girls, or one of each, but no dice. The scans were so focused on the head & neck that we didn’t get many full-body shots. I think we may have to accept that we’ll be waiting until they’re good & ready to show us, which I think is somewhere between 16 & 20 weeks.

In daily life, things are plugging along. Frank has been super-awesome-supportive-guy, and is incredibly sympathetic and understanding. He helps out as much as he can, and never gives me grief when he comes home to find me crashed out on the couch. We’ve started looking at things like cribs and strollers built for two, and sort of started making a list of things we’ll need to acquire before they arrive. My belly got big early, and although it seems to have slowed down a bit now, most of my clothes don’t fit anymore so I’ve been slowly getting some maternity wear. My round ligament pains seem to have eased off, but I have trouble being comfortable and my back hurts terribly when I wake up. My theory is that this is partly due to our bed being 10 years old, so I’m petitioning Frank for a new one, perhaps a bigger one, and one of those awesome Snoogle pregnancy pillows to boot.

I think I had my first official craving too: Baked lasagna from Gigi’s. I hadn’t been craving much, although I had been turned off by some things (like fresh basil and big slabs of meat). Mostly I found I wanted whatever was said to me… like if someone said French fries, I’d instantly want them. Or pie…somebody said pie and MAN, I wanted apple pie. (Thanks E & D for getting me pie!) The baked lasagna was the first thing that just popped into my head on it’s own, although I wasn’t compelled to get it immediately. But I’m trying not to give in too much to the desire for indulgent foods, and trying to make sure I’m still getting enough good stuff so the little wigglers will get big & healthy.

Pregnancy-dreams have started too. Over the last two evenings, I had two rich ones. First, I dreamed I was preparing to “jump” into the unknown, and I was super calm about it. I was sort of floating along, picking up symbolic things I felt I wanted to have with me as I made my leap into the abyss, not knowing if those things would survive the journey, but knowing I would. And last night, I dreamed of the bottom floors of a large building (school? hospital?) flooding with sea water. Normally water dreams cause me some anxiety, but in this one, I knew how high the water was going to get, and I stood Zen-like at the top of the stairs, enjoying the sound of the water crashing about, and watched others run past me in panic.

Still waiting for my second-trimester energy to kick in. I find I’m still running out of steam early, and my body complains when I do “too much” which really isn’t very much at all. Definitely tricky for us type A sorts that need to feel like we’re accomplishing something. Ah well… I suppose that’s just one of the many lessons and adjustments that comes with pregnancy, eh?

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5 Responses to “BabyTV at 13 Weeks.”

  1. Bhyrn Says:

    Huzzah! Claire! Those are pictures of little people inside you! THERE ARE LITTLE PEOPLE INSIDE YOU! I know I already knew this, but… Huzzah!

  2. Angel Says:

    I didn’t get my second trimester wind back until 17 or 18 weeks, and that was just one. Be kind to yourself. 🙂

  3. avisannschild Says:

    Yay, yay, yay, so happy to hear that things are going well! Thanks for sharing the pics of the little people inside you!

  4. Arwen Says:

    Tate says your babies look like they’re in SPACE. It’s cool how they’re snuggled 1&2 like that!

    I had all sorts of water dreams when pregnant, too. I’d forgotten about them.

  5. squishelle Says:

    sweet! so stoked for your dreams, that is awesome, congrats!
    you have the power!

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