Friday, August 26, 2011

What a relief!

We got the final results of our NT scan yesterday.  Doc's office says that everything looks great and all of the things that they look for were in the normal range.   I am so less thing to worry about.  We are moving right along....

Monday, August 22, 2011

12 weeks

Friday was our NT scan.  I was so worried because we hadn't seen the little bean in about 2.5 weeks.  This time around, we got to do an abdominal u/s which was much more pleasant...;)  As soon as she put the wand to my stomach, this is what we saw.....


Can you believe it?  Poppy is huge!  Look at those little frog legs!  We are so in love!

Baby is still measuring a few days ahead which is great, but they are still keeping our due date at March 5th.  The heart beat was 167 BPM and the tech said that if she had to guess FOR FUN, she would say girl, based soley on the heart rate!  She says that the heart rate is on target for the sex about 90% of the time in her experience.  She thinks that she will have a better guess at our next appointment which is not for FOUR MORE WEEKS!  How am I ever going to make it?

Anywho....she measured the nuchal fold and says that it looks pretty thin, which is what we want.  The thicker the fold, the higher chance of a possible problem.  Now we have to wait for the blood work to come back which could be about 2 weeks. 

We are so excited about everything that is going on right now and are finally feeling like it is really happening.  In just 6 short months, we will have our little blessing in our arms.   :)

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Wednesday, August 17, 2011

11 Week Bump

I'm really not sure if it's just fat or there is something beginning to become a bump!

Please excuse the "just woke up look". I am working from home today.

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Monday, August 15, 2011

Do you see what I see?

Okay...I guess since I haven't posted any bump pics, nows as good as time as any! I would bet that alot of this is bloat....but I am hoping, really hoping that you can see what I see.. ;)

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Oh....I am getting so close to 2nd Tri. 

Why is that so exciting, you ask?  Well besides the obvious, I get to meet my baby sooner....your chances of miscarrying after the 1st trimester is over goes down to 1%.

I cannot believe that I have made it this far.  I am ready to push forward and move right through these next 29 weeks.  It'll be a breeze, right?  hahaha

This week baby is the size of a....

yummy, makes me want a Corona.

What is Poppy doing this week?

Your baby, just over 1 1/2 inches long and about the size of a fig, is now almost fully formed. Her hands will soon open and close into fists, tiny tooth buds are beginning to appear under her gums, and some of her bones are beginning to harden. She's already busy kicking and stretching, and her tiny movements are so effortless they look like water ballet. These movements will become more frequent as her body grows and becomes more developed and functional. You won't feel your baby's acrobatics for another month or two -- nor will you notice the hiccupping that may be happening now that her diaphragm is forming.

NT scan is scheduled for Friday.  I can't wait to see what is going on in there.  I honestly DO NOT feel pregant.  I mean, I do have a few of the less known symptoms, but as far as morning sickness goes, I have been scott free.  Woo Hoo!   It sometimes worries me that I have it so easy...I wonder to myself, maybe something is wrong.  We continue to pray every night about this and know that God will be taking care of us.  Hopefully, I am just one of the lucky ones that will get to enjoy every moment of pregnancy without hovering over the porcelin god.  ;) wink wink.

The End of Metformin

Metformin is a diabetes medication that has been known to help women with PCOS.  It is supposed to help regulate their hormones and help them to ovulate.  Well apparently, it worked!  Luckily I didn't have to face any of the awful side effects that it causes. has also shown to help women with PCOS remain pregnant when taken through the first trimester.  Now, this is not a scientific fact, but who am I to dispute?  I would have stood on my head for 11 weeks straight if it would help to keep my child growing inside of me.

Last time I was pregnant, Dr. M took me off of it right away.  He said that there was no reason for me to be on it.  Well....we all know what happened.  Now, I don't know that it was related in any way shape or form, but I had to have something to blame the miscarriage on, right?

This time, I demanded to stay on it.  I mean, if it isn't going to hurt anything, then it isn't going to hurt anything.  It could only have helped my sanity.  :)  Saturday night was a bittersweet moment when I took my last Metformin pill. Yes, I know that first tri isn't over yet, but I ran out and it's close enough....

Again, I can't say that Metformin has attributed to the fact that I have been able to keep my baby this go round, but it has certainly helped me retain my sanity.
So for that, I thank you Metformin.  You were very good to me, but I hope to never see you again. Love, Kelli

Monday, August 8, 2011

Double Digits

It's week 10 and I am finally in the double digits!  I know that we are not in the clear yet, but this makes me sooo happy!

This week, Poppy is the size of a prune:

A tidbit of info on Poppy:

Though he's barely the size of a kumquat — a little over an inch or so long, crown to bottom — and weighs less than a quarter of an ounce, your baby has now completed the most critical portion of his development. This is the beginning of the so-called fetal period, a time when the tissues and organs in his body rapidly grow and mature.
He's swallowing fluid and kicking up a storm. Vital organs — including his kidneys, intestines, brain, and liver (now making red blood cells in place of the disappearing yolk sac) — are in place and starting to function, though they'll continue to develop throughout your pregnancy.
If you could take a peek inside your womb, you'd spot minute details, like tiny nails forming on fingers and toes (no more webbing) and peach-fuzz hair beginning to grow on tender skin.
In other developments: Your baby's limbs can bend now. His hands are flexed at the wrist and meet over his heart, and his feet may be long enough to meet in front of his body. The outline of his spine is clearly visible through translucent skin, and spinal nerves are beginning to stretch out from his spinal cord. Your baby's forehead temporarily bulges with his developing brain and sits very high on his head, which measures half the length of his body. From crown to rump, he's about 1 1/4 inches long. In the coming weeks, your baby will again double in size — to nearly 3 inches.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

My Baby is a Baby!!!

Can I just say that I am so in love!  I can't even explain it....I just keep looking at the new pictures of our baby in awe.  I smile out of the blue when ever I think about Lil' Poppy.  I now know just an inkling of a mother's love and it is amazing!

We went in for our 9 week follow up yesterday.  It had been 2 weeks since we had seen Poppy and with having a missed miscarriage last time, I was scared to death that they would start the conversation with the words " I am very sorry".  I am trying my hardest to be positive, but for those of you that have had a loss before, you know how it is, right?

Well, those words were not mentioned at all.  Actually the conversation stated with " There's your baby"!  And boy did Poppy look like a baby.  We could see his (let's just say he for now) little arms and legs.  He has a big ole noggin'.  His heart rate was at 176 BPM and I was able to get audio of it, which I will now be listening to ALL OF THE TIME!  He measured just a few days ahead, but of course that is normal so we will be keeping the same due date of March 5th.

We even got to see him move around.  I think Poppy is going to be a mover and a shaker...a dancer of some sorts.  He was just a dancin' around....kind of a pop and lock routine...hahaha.   I can't wait to see him again in 2 weeks.  We go in for our NT scan which is very scary.  I am going to keep the faith though and hey, it's another chance for us to see Poppy!

I would like to introduce everyone to our little Poppy!  Don't worry, we will be giving him a real name as soon as we know the sex.  But for now....Introducing Poppy Jenkins!!!!