Pregnancy · Rainbow Pregnancy · Second Trimester

Appointments and a New Trimester

All went well at our appointment on Thursday. I knew it was going to be a quick appointment, as long as everything went well, but I wasn’t expecting it to be 10 minutes quick! That’s fine though. I’m not a huge doctor or hospital fan so in and out is a-ok in my book. I got to listen to the heartbeat for the first time which was amazing. It was in the 150’s so all is well in that department. Then we talked briefly about my symptoms, which aren’t much apart from heartburn and a tender lower ab area/stretching. All normal. We also opted out of all of the additional testing, except for neural tub deficiencies. I don’t want to have the extra worry thinking something is going to go wrong when it may not. Especially since we would keep the baby regardless. However if there was something wrong with the neural tube our hospital is too small to treat it and we would have to go down to Portland 2.5 hours away. That is something we need to be prepared for so we’ll get that testing done. So now I’m at the 13weeks 3 day mark and into my 2nd trimester! We also announced via Facebook on Thursday night. Being the huge Red Sox fan that I am (9 days until Truck Day and 17 days until Pitchers and Catchers report to Fort Meyers for Spring Training!!) we did a Red Sox themed announcement, which I’ll post below. We had positive reactions all the way around, and you could definitely see a bit more excitement from people who knew about the miscarriage. The support is overwhelming at times from the people who know about it, but definitely in a good way.

Like I said, I’ve definitely been feeling a lot of stretching and tenderness in the last week to week and a half. I’ve definitely noticed a difference in where my uterus is. I won’t show because of my weight and I’m not positive it’s above my pubic bone yet but it’s pretty damn close. I can feel it much more prominently when I sit now and when I am laying on my side it feels larger and higher than it did before. All very exciting! I know I have some time but I can’t wait until I can start feeling something!

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– ❤ Sonja

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