The last day of the first trimester is here... and I'm ringing it in with a visit to the perinatal testing center this morning. I saw these high risk docs and u/s techs so often during my pregnancy with Bobby and Maya that it seems odd to think I'll only (possibly, hopefully) see them twice this pregnancy, once today and once for the 20 week scan. I'll post pictures once I have them, from today's scan.
So far, this first trimester has flown by. It seems like yesterday that there was the positive pregnancy test (or several), the blood test results, the first OB appointment and so on and so forth. Now, it's looking forward to the next leg of the journey: to the 15 week appointment and, possibly, a gender!, to P17 shots, to Nicholas and Sophia's birthdays and the scary stage of pregnancy where everything seems to go down in a handbag, and Peter's trip to Holland. Not to mention, I'll be teaching yoga on Tuesday nights and Wednesday nights this spring and I still plan on being an assistant coach for CYO, this time with track (XC is in the fall). Busy girl... I'm hopeful that this pregnancy will continue on the normal, textbook line and all these things will be possible. And, if not, then I'll cross that bridge when I get there, but I am soooo hoping.
And a new fun thing... MOVEMENT!
At 12w5d with Bobby and Maya, I felt them moving around which, I think is also around the time I felt Alexander. It's kind of funny that yesterday, at 12w5d, I had something I could distinguish as 'baby' versus something else (like, TMI, gas). I was in the car and the seatbelt was against my lower belly when I felt something pressing it from the right side. Thinking I knew what it might be, I moved my hand inbetween the belt and my belly and pressed lightly. After a few seconds, there was the telltale pressure of someone downt here. No distinguished kicks or anything like that, but definitely something. Wow... What a way to celebrate the day!
Well, I'd better get going to my appointment! I'll update later...