A Modern Day Fairy Tale: Baby Update {6 Weeks}

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Baby Update {6 Weeks}

(I have to be honest, I may or may not have considered using some catchy title that may or may not have made reference to a Bieber song...but I feared that could be grounds for the hubby leaving me, and well, being that today marks our 6th year wedding anniversary...we wouldn't want that now would we!? So I'll stick with the boring!)

Baby




Yesterday, we had our second doctor's appointment and ultrasound. I am happy to say, baby is looking GREAT! We were able to see a little more on the ultrasound and even hear the heartbeat briefly! The doctors say everything is looking as it should! I was measuring yesterday at 6 weeks, 2 days- putting our due date around August 26th, and making baby about the size of a sweet pea!!
We go back for our next appointment in a month (well, actually at the end of this month!), but so far so good! The doctor did however recommend we have additional prenatal screening done- between my husband and I, we had several 'yeses' on the genetic questionnaire they asked. Though the results of these screenings will make no difference to us, we will at least be prepared for whatever may come, if there is something that the tests pick up, but honestly, I'm not horribly concerned about it anyway.
Obviously, we don't know if baby is a boy or girl yet, but I will say that Mommy, Daddy and Shaun have all three been referring to baby as 'she'. We did the same with Shaun, calling him 'he' from the very beginning, we never even picked a girl's name. So we will see if that instinct is correct this time around too...such a long time to wait it seems.
We've had some people ask us if we still intended to name the baby Finley, and the answer is yes! As far as Shaun knows his baby Finley has been on his/her way this entire time, so why confuse him? Plus, I am absolutely in love with the name, and could not imagine using anything else. We are still debating middle names though!!

Mommy:



Taken yesterday: 6 weeks, 2 days. Yes, I'm already starting to get a little bit of a stomach! I've heard you show earlier with each child, so perhaps that's true! Nowhere near ready for maternity clothes of course, but my jeans are fitting tighter anyway!
It seems baby is doing much better than Mommy! Morning sickness has taken full effect!! I suppose I'm rather lucky that I've never actually gotten sick with it (same with Shaun), but I feel horribly nauseous all the time!! It's worst after about 2 pm...like clockwork! I've tried preggie pops, which offer some temporary relief and psi bands which didn't seem to work for me at all. I'd found that drinking more water can help, so I've been doing that the last few days and seen some improvement, but not much! I am certainly ready for this phase of pregnancy to be over!! I'm also excessively tired...seriously, I could sleep all day!! Isn't pregnancy glamorous!?

Big Brother Shaun:
Shaun is beyond ecstatic to have a baby brother or sister on the way...though he seems to be set on a sister and may be extremely disappointed if Finley turns out to be a boy! He loves talking to his baby, and 'showing' him/her everything...apparently baby can see through mommy's belly button! He loves seeing pictures through the ultrasound and especially loved hearing the heartbeat yesterday. He's a little impatient for baby's arrival, but has been told it takes a lot of time to grow. He has also agreed to change dirty diapers...an idea which he finds just hilarious! (We have told him he needs to start using the potty himself by then too!) I'm still not entirely sure how much he really understands yet, but he's getting there and we have time. At this point our biggest focus is teaching him to be gentle. He can be a bit (or a lot) aggressive, so it's going to take time, but hopefully by the time baby arrives he will learn! (If I have any readers out there who have a child with Autism who have introduced a new baby into the family, I'd love any tips you could share! He'll be 6 by the time baby arrives.)

3 comments:

  1. woo! i'd love to know what beiber title you were going to go with haha!

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  2. I'm so happy for you! Here's to a healthy pregnancy!
    P.S. Whoever said that pregnancy was the best time of your life totally lied. I'm at 17 weeks 4 days, and I've got heartburn, acne and achiness. I'm ready to get to the fun part of actually having the baby here!

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  3. Congrats!!! And you don't have a belly at all!! You look fantastic :D

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