So here I am, at 13 weeks and 3 days and I am ready to officially say I’m done with the infamous first trimester. Why such a random date? Well it seems that depending on who you ask people think the 1st tri is over anytime between 12 weeks and 14 weeks. I like 13 weeks 2 days, because if you multiply by 3 you are just one day shy of your due date (39 weeks 6 days). That seems to make the most sense to me, so I’m sticking with it.
We had our more extensive 1st trimester screen yesterday. It went really well which is, as always, a massive relief. The ultrasound tech was clearly trying to be my best friend by exclaiming over and over how textbook perfect our little one looked. She even called in a tech-in-training to practice on me since it was “just so perfect”. If my husband hadn’t have been there I might have asked her to marry me. After 2.5 years of things going anything but textbook, it was music to my ears to hear. How much the bebe has changed in just 3 weeks was incredible. Last time it looked like a large gummy bear, it’s limbs like little stumps. This time, it looked like an honest to god baby. A very teeny, tiny baby, but there was no mistaking it.
I’m feeling really good, in fact I’m actually feeling just a bit guilty that I never had horrendous morning sickness. While my body clearly did not excel at getting pregnant, it seems like it might excel at being pregnant given how normal I feel. While I’ve felt a little thicker around the middle for awhile now, I think I can finally say my (usually squishy) tummy is hardening. I spend a lot of time poking it to check. I can’t say I’m showing, but I think it’s going to happen soon and I am beyond thrilled about it.
Like a lot of women who start a blog while struggling and then actually do conceive, I am a little unsure about my place here now. I know I have some followers who like hearing the occasional update, while I know for others it’s probably painful. I’ve always fallen in the middle, depending on my mood and current happenings in my cycle. I’ve been sometimes irritated by frequent pregnancy updates, but other times really happy to see someone’s painful journey have a happy ending. So, I’m kind of winging it here while navigating this unknown territory.
But please know, that if you are following me, I am following you. And I am still cheering and crying along with all of you as you’ve kindly done for me.