Monday, June 30, 2008

13 weeks 3 days: The End of the first Tri

Thank God the almighty that today it here. Thank him for blessing us with this healthy baby, and a pregnancy that has been medically picture perfect.

Today is the day I have been waiting for since my graduation from the RE, for longer really but for the last few weeks, today the last day of June, has consumed my thoughts. Because it isn’t just the last day of June it is also the very last day of the first trimester!

My week in review: EXCELLENT. My panic attacks decreased this weekend and I went three days without one. That is great news. I love my doppler and it should receive all the credit for my new upbeat attitude. Because of it I felt confident to not only tell my grandparents (father’s side) that I am pg but also some family friends (father’s side again). For those of you wondering if this means my dad knows, well I don’t know. I haven’t told him but I am sure my grandparents will, I have decided not to care if he knows. Tomorrow my mom and I will call her mom and tell her too. I can’t wait to do this! I am really excited about it. Partly because if we are having a girl then the baby will receive Grandma’s middle name as her middle name. R has yet to set up dinner plans with his dad to tell him, which is fine. I kinda want to get it over with or decide not to tell for a while. I don’t like the fear this whole unknown gives me but I am dealing with it by ignoring the issue.

The baby this week is the size of a peach or a shrimp. It is funny when I think of these two foods they seem remarkably different in size. So I bought one of each, and they are quite similar in size. Baby’s organs and veins are visible through the skin and if the baby is a girl she now has ALL her eggs for reproducing. I hope they are of good quality and she has good fertility like her auntie and grandma. Genitalia have also formed so an ultrasound might reveal the gender!

And since it has been weeks since you saw some fun pics here is a brand new belly pic and some baby related pics too.



Gemma (R's little queen) in the sling:










Issabella (my princess) in the Baby Katan I bought with Shannon on Sunday:




In case you are wondering both girls are NOT declawed and while they do let me occasionally love them, give affection and kisses, getting them into the sling/carriers was not easy. However it did prove to me that I could put a wiggly infant in each by myself.

12 comments:

shawna said...

You look absolutely radiant. I am so glad that you have made it past the hard part. If you don't mind me asking, what are you taking, if anything, for the panic attacks? While it hasn't been a problem in quite some time, I am afraid that pregnancy might change that for me.

Echloe said...

You look great. Thanks for posting belly shots. Congrats on graduating to the 2nd Tri.

~Jess said...

You look beautiful!
I give you a lot of credit for getting the kitty in their: I think you'll definitely be able to handle that peach/shrimp ;-)

momma mimi said...

Congratulations Ariel! I can't believe you're already in the second tri. The belly pics are so cute. Good luck on telling the rest of your people. Don't let their bad attitudes affect you. You and your DH are great people and your baby will be well loved.

Patty H. said...

Congrats on such a healthy first trimester! It's so exciting! Will you be finding out the gender soon since the genitalia is formed?

Your pictures are great. I will probably do the same with my cats one day.

Christina said...

I'm am so excited for you. You look wonderful in those pictures!

Amandalyn717 said...

I can't believe your cats let you put them in the sling...mine would have gone nuts!! You look great and congrats on the milestone. I hope the 2nd and 3rd tri's go just as smoothly for you!

CG said...

You look gr8 in the pics. Happy to hear you've crossed your first hurdle.

JGirl2005 said...

You look great - love the pics of you and your babies-for now - cats. :)
Congrats on making it to this milestone!

Jill said...

Congrats on your big milestone, Ariella! That's so wonderful! Glad everything is looking great.

And I love the belly shots. You look great! And, I love cats, so I love the cat pics!!

Diana said...

The cats in the carriers are adorable!!!

Trish said...

You look fantastic! And you're clearly brave enough for parenthood. Cats in slings?! Holy cow!