19 Weeks Prego!

19 Weeks Pregnant

This week I am finding it hard to stay inactive. I have decided to slowly go for short strolls around my block (about 2,000) steps.  It makes me feel better and hopefully with Dr.'s approval I can add to it soon. 

How far along:  19 weeks 4 days

Size of baby: Mango

Movement: YES!  I finally can feel her moving.  Mostly at night or if I am laying still

Weight Gain: I started at 138 and last week I was 144 (I am 5'6.5)

Nausea and other: No, I think I am in the clear with the nausea.
Mood: Feeling good

Best moment of the week:  Mother's Day!

Looking forward to: ...

18 Week Update and Ultrasound

I have made it to 18 weeks! I had my ultra sound 18 weeks and 1 day.  I was a nervous wreck.  Although I did have blood work drawn early for Downs and what ever else they test via blood I still just wanted to get through this ultrasound. Too many close relatives and friends have received less than positive news at this ultrasound.  I am so bless to say that everything went great!  They could not see the baby open and close her hands as well as could not see one area of the heart. Nothing to worry about  just I may have another ultrasound. 

Good thing I knew the babies sex via blood work. 
Little Miss DiVirgilio was not co-operating to actually see her parts! 
I will need more fridge space soon! 

How far along:  18 weeks 6 days

Size of baby: Bell Pepper 

Movement: YES!  I finally can feel her moving.  Mostly at night or if I am laying still

Weight Gain: I started at 138 and am now 144 (I am 5'6.5)

Nausea and other: No, I think I am in the clear with the nausea. 
Mood: Feeling good

Best moment of the week:  Definitely feeling her moving inside of me :)
Looking forward to: Planning our July Vacation!  


16 and 17 Weeks Pregnant and Finally a Diagnosis - Placenta Abruption

Placenta Abruption:
After my last regular visit at my Dr.'s office earlier this week I was able to have a nice long conversation with my nurse practitioner in regard to bleeding and pain episodes I have experienced.
She can not confirm for sure, but has to assume the worst. I have or had a Placenta Abruption.  This is when part of the placenta tears away causing the bleeding and pain.

What does this mean for me?

No working out for the rest of the pregnancy

No Intercourse for the rest of the pregnancy

So if No hot baths, raw sushi and wine wasn't enough for me.  All of my pleasures in life are dwindling!

Round Ligament Pain: 
I also have had some bad round ligament pains.  I had mistaken them for constipation but after some conversations with the nurse practitioner she told me to purchase a support band for my (small) belly.  I did and it has worked wonders!  I hope no to have to wear it the whole pregnancy but if it helps this discomfort I am all for it!

How far along:  17 weeks 2 days

Size of baby: Pear, Dr Said I am measuring large ..oh boy! 

Movement: No, I still can not feel the baby moving

Weight Gain: I started dat 138 and am now 142.2 (I am 5'6)

Nausea and other: No, I think I am in the clear with the nausea.  I am having major round ligament pains. I hope this is not a sign of things to come! 

Mood: Feeling good

Best moment of the week:  Finally a date night with my husband :)

Looking forward to: Next weeks Ultrasound!  

14 and 15 weeks Pregnant Belly Pop!


Well it's been an eventful couple weeks.  With a couple more bleed episodes due to a hematoma aka bloodclot above the baby it has certainly kept us on our toes. Well actually kept me off my toes.
If I wasn't cramping so much I suppose I'd feel more comfortable resuming normal as my dr says.   

These past weeks it has seemed to go away? A couple more weeks and an ultrasound and hopefully I will get this confirmed.


How far along: 15weeks 3 days

Size of the baby: The size of an apple

Total weigh gain:   2-3 pounds

Exercise:  Just a lot of house work. I am on pelvic rest so no working out yet.

Stretch marks: Nope

Sleep: Waking up a lot at night.  Exhausted all day.

Movement: None

Food cravings: Sweets!

Nausea and Symptoms: A little sometimes.

Mood: Happy,  how can I not be..  right!!

Moment to Remember of the week: I have been working a lot so my moments are uneventful!

Most looking forward to:  Starting the babies room. 

Sub-Chronic Hematoma at 13 Weeks Pregnant

It has been a scary week!  It all started a week from this past Sunday.  I discovered that I was spotting pretty bad. Then came along the cramping.  I immediately freaked out having had a loss in the past. Thank God I had my home heart monitor see here. It took me a little bit to find it, but she was still there. I called the Dr. on call and she basically said to keep my feet up.  If it got any worse like actual bleeding more than a pad an hour to call.  Wow.. I was not even close to bleeding like that so I felt better.  The next day I was asked to go into my Dr.'s office for a Rhogam shot.  I am O-  Rh-.

Fast forward to this past Sunday. I was hosting an open house and it was a complete zoo! Talking with a couple I felt a sudden gush.  I soon went to the bathroom, dreading the worst, and it was about 1/3 or less a cup of clear and a little blood fluid? Uneasy I called my husband for the heart monitor. By the time he had gotten it over to me it happened again, like a water balloon had exploded in my pants, this time it was all blood and about 1/2  a cup. Luckely I had something there to catch it! The heartbeat was still there and my cramps were very mild.  About 30 minutes later a few teaspoons came out again.  A gush not over time. All at once.

I called the Dr. on call and was told to come into the office first thing for an ultrasound.
I did and they can not tell me for sure but did see the small remanence of a Sub-chronic Hematoma.  A fancy term for blood clot.  I am told that it will either dissolve itself or it could collect more blood where I would likely bleed again.

The baby was not effected at all!  After all the stress I got to enjoy seeing the baby on an ultrasound for the first time since the IVF office - 8 weeks.  She was moving all around and literally jumping!  So cute.  I only wished my husband was with me. She did give me a few pictures after reassuring me that she looked sting and healthy.  Great heart rate of 158 and measuring on time.

I guess she is just causing drama already!  :)


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