Unfortunately, not MY ultrasound. Just an example of baby bean :)
My OB office sent me an email today saying based on my due date I'm 11 weeks and now officially in the 2nd trimester. I always thought it was at least a week later, but whatever! This is what my email said:
"Imaging of baby during the 10/11th week has become progressively more informative. By week eleven your little peapod is kicking, swallowing and moving around. The arms and legs are separate from the body and can be seen moving freely within the amniotic fluid.
Ultrasound imaging reveals baby's eyes, orbits and profile clearly. Number of fingers and toes is evident and can be counted. The outline of the spine is visible, and external genitalia are beginning to show. Just about everything is in place. About all that is left now is for things to grow, lengthen, and get larger. By the end of the week, the risk of congenital abnormalities goes down."Yay! All great things to hear. I can't wait to see that ultrasound!
I FEEL like I'm in the 2nd trimester--more energy, much less nausea (only have nausea when Andrew breaks out that home made deer jerky...and I can't promise that's pregnancy related), less emotional, less bloating etc etc. I no longer cry every night before work, wondering how I'll stay awake through a 12 hour shift listening to people whine about a zit on their elbow. Basically, life is just grander everywhere I look!
One pregnancy scare this week occurred Wednesday night as I was getting ready for work. I decided I wanted to hear the music of my baby's heart to lift my spirits. I lay on the bathroom rug as usual with my blob full of cold jelly on my tummy. I moved the doppler right where I've found it for the last week. No heartbeat. I move it around some more, sure that baby is hiding from me. Still nothing. I was getting panicky. I decided to take a shower to destress and try again. After all, I had no miscarriage symptoms (bleeding, cramping, etc). Andrew came home as I was getting out of the shower so I made him stay with me while I covered myself in goop again. Still no heartbeat. I was really getting scared. It hit me just how much this sweet baby means to me. I decided to move the doppler alllll the way to the left side of my abdomen. Strong, fast baby heart beat. It was literally the most beautiful, reassuring sound in the world. Baby Bean is definitely a prankster, we decided. How in the world the 2 inch bean moved 8 inches in 1 day, I don't know--but he/she did. Let's not play jokes like that on Mommy anymore!