Friday, February 22, 2008

Pregnancy Update #1

Baby #4 is well on its way. This week I entered my 13 week of pregnancy. Monday afternoon I had a doctor's appointment and the opportunity to hear Baby Hall's heartbeat for the 1st time. Baby's heart beat was 150. So far everything in the pregnancy is going well. I've gain only two pounds so far (I'm hoping to keep my weight gain below 15 pounds for this pregnancy).

My doctor did order an ultrasound this week, so Kara and I went to the hospital on Wednesday to go see the baby. Kara was quite bored with the experience, but she is really excited about the baby and was glad to see it. The heart beat on Wednesday was 160. Baby looks great -- it has two arms, two legs, a torso and a head :) This ultrasound was done mostly to verify baby's due date which is currently set for August 25. The ultrasound would push it back to August 30, but all of my ultrasounds moved the due dates back a week and each kid was born 10 days before the original due date. So I doubt my due date will change.

Not much else is happening with the pregnancy -- I believe I may have felt the baby move a couple of times (although my doctor highly doubts it). Morning Sickness is still raising it's ugly head (especially when around bad smells, so we are burning lots of candles until we can open windows and air out the house).

That's about all I have for an update now. I can feel my skirts beginning to get tight around my waist, so I think another week or two I'll be pulling out the maternity clothes.

Question for You? How far along were you before you had to start wearing the maternity clothes?


Carrie said...

Congratulations!! From one comment you left on my blog, I knew you were pregnant, but I forgot to reply to that comment--sorry! But I'm very happy for you and hope that you start to feel better soon. :)

As for the maternity clothes, I think with my first pregnancy I didn't really start wearing them till after 20 weeks, but with the other two it was sooner--probably by 18-20 weeks at least.

Looking forward to more updates as your pregnancy progresses! Have a wonderful weekend.

TwoMuths said...

Congratulations! Looks like we are due within a couple weeks of each other - how fun! I didn't start to wear maternity clothes with Aaron until 22 or 23 weeks, but I have a feeling this one may be a little different! :-)

Carrie said...

WIth my first I was in the 4th month before I really needed too, I got back to my normal weight before getting preg with T and it was around 3 mo when I started wearing the clothes - I'm only 10 wks preg and I don't care I'm so early I pulled out my box this week to start wearing some more comfortable things!
Congrats by the way - I can't believe you are on #4 already.

Tricia said...

It was ridiculous with Ian, as I didn't need maternity clothes until about 6 months along or so, which made me sad since he was my first and I wanted the whole world to know I was pregnant! =) I was about 4 months with my other two. I think it is amazing how everyone carries so different.

juliechall said...

Can't answer that question...:) yet, but glad to hear everything is going well!!!

CLComstock said...

With my first I think I was around 4 months when I started wearing them. with my second it was around 3...I think, hard to remember.
Anyway, glad to hear things are going well for you!

TwoMuths said...

Well, now I know - I had to pull out my smaller maternity shirts last week - sigh. And I'm getting those looks from people - "are you just fat or are you pregnant?" ha ha ha. Hope all is going well for you!

Leah (Parrish) Millan said...

Wow! Congratulations Tracy! During my first pregnancy I donned pregnancy clothes just for the fun of it around 7 months or so. When the second came along I started wearing them around 5 or 6 months. In fact, I weighed 10 lbs. less when I was 9 months pregnant than I did my freshman year of college =)