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We had our first OB appointment yesterday. I’m sad that I’m not going to see my RE anymore, but I really like my OB so I’m glad to be going back to him. Sadly, the appointment was a big disappointment. We saw the doctor for about 5 minutes total. He congratulated us, gave me some prenatal vitamin samples, quickly told me what I can’t eat/do and then sent us on our way. I was kind of hoping we would have a little more time with him. Oh well. My next appointment is June 23 for what they call the “OB history” appointment. He said it will involve blood work and talking to a nurse. I’m guessing they will ask about our family histories and such.

We have an NT Scan (Nuchal Translucency Scan) scheduled for July 6. Basically it’s an ultrasound that lasts for 30 minutes. They measure the clear (translucent) space in the tissue at the back of the baby’s neck. It’s supposed to help diagnose Down’s Syndrome. I have mixed feelings about the test. No matter what it says we will NOT terminate the pregnancy. Also, it’s not 100% accurate. It’s totally possible to end up with a false positive. I refuse to do any invasive testing (Amniocentesis or Chorionic Villus Sampling) that could tell us with 100% accuracy whether there is a problem or not. The risks involved are too great in my opinion.

I’ve been feeling OK. I still have the constant feeling of being really full and then suddenly completely starving. Plus, I’ve been nauseated of course. I ended up buying two pairs of maternity shorts a few days ago because I’ve been so uncomfortable in my regular shorts (even with the Bella Band). The two pairs together were only $15 total, though. Gotta love coupons!

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I had another ultrasound today with my RE. It was great! We saw little Poppy again and his/her heartbeat. We also got to hear it again. It was beating away at 147bpm! My RE was hoping for above 120bpm, so everything is great. She’s releasing me back to my regular OBGYN now. It’s so weird that I’m not going to see her again. She wants us to send a picture of the baby when he/she is born. I’m definitely excited to see my OB again. I’ve already made an appointment for a week from today (June 11). Here’s a picture of today’s ultrasound:

How far along? 7 weeks

Total weight gain/loss: Not sure, but I think at most I’ve gained 1 pound

Maternity clothes? Not yet, but I’m kinda wishing I had some. My clothes are pretty uncomfortable even with the Bella Band.

Stretch marks? Not yet, but I’m using a stretch mark prevention cream.

Sleep: I’m still tired all the time. I took a 2 hour nap today!

Best moment this week: Definitely seeing the heartbeat again on the ultrasound!

Movement: Not yet

Food cravings: I was craving Kraft Mac n Cheese. Now, I’m not craving it so much anymore, but it’s one of the few things I can actually eat. Last night I was craving a fried egg, cheddar, lettuce, tomato and mayo sandwich. So yummy! Now, it doesn’t sound very good though. I didn’t have all the ingredients to make it last night sadly.

Gender: No clue yet. I tend to think “boy” in my head, but I say “she” and “her” out loud a lot. LOL

Labor Signs: None

Belly Button in or out? In and hopefully it stays that way.

Wedding rings on or off? On

What I miss: Not feeling sick all the time.

What I am looking forward to: Getting a real baby bump. I’m tired of this ridiculous bloat!

Weekly Wisdom: Drink lots of water or you’ll feel faint!

Milestones: Heartbeat made it over 120bpm! Graduating from the RE.

Yikes!

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