Monday, February 16, 2009

Introducing Weenuh!

So in the past couple of months I haven't been knitting too much. I've been spending the majority of my free time either reading my Kindle (I've purchased like 87 books on it, so my total read book count is like 111 since early September!) or napping. Napping? Yeah, it's been a new hobby of mine. I loooove the naps. Lame, huh? Well, I'm sure I can be forgiven since I've been busy growing another human. :)

I'd like to introduce to y'all my latest project, introducing baby Weenuh (props to Abigail for the nickname, I love it)!

That's the picture from my 8 week scan (yeah, it's kind of a crappy image but hey I took a picture with my iPhone, I am that lazy. Isn't it cute how it looks like a smiley face though?!), but I'm now 12 weeks pregnant and I am finally coming out of the first trimester fog. I'm not entirely immune to naps yet, but I am definitely improving the number of hours I'm spending awake on the weekend. I even did ALL my laundry this weekend, something I haven't done in like 2 months. (I've been doing just enough to have enough to wear for work, mostly stuff that can be tossed in the dryer!) The scan was pretty awesome though, I can't gush enough about how exciting it was to get to see the heartbeat on the ultrasound machine. That was really amazing.

I've had a few losses in the past and I am definitely a high risk pregnancy, so I am still cautiously optimistic about this but not enough to keep quiet about it. (Really, it was all I could do to wait until now) This is definitely the longest I have been pregnant by probably ~4 weeks. I think the major difference with this time is that I've got some hormonal support since I've not had that in my previous 2 attempts via IUI.

I am still knitting, just not too much. I'm mainly knitting my February Lady Sweater from the yarn I got at Jeni's going away party before she moved to Nebraska. I'm nearly done with the increases (damn there are a lot of them for my fat size, I am not likely to become a mass sweater knitter any time soon lol) and I am happy with the way the Knit Picks Merino Style feels. I think it will be a very comfortable sweater, though it will be a pain in the ass to wash since it's not superwash. I really don't mind though. I really love the February sweater's lace pattern and I know I will be proud of my accomplishment when I'm done with it. I just need to be awake for more than a couple of hours during a weekend! Soon, there will be more time. Soon.

Anyways, the pregnancy is the cause of my changing insulin dosages and with the fluctuations in hormones and growth of the baby, my needs are changing and I am working very closely with a nurse practicioner and my endocrinologist to keep things in line. I'm definitely struggling but I haven't been having nearly as many lows as I had been having when I had my accident. I am still amazed that nothing happened to me or Weenuh or anyone else. And the new PT is a dream to drive. I still miss my old car, but the new version is pretty freaking awesome. Plus it has the new car smell! And built in satellite radio! Yay, no more radio clipped to my vent! (Yes, I have ditched terrestrial radio. The local Bay Area radio station options are pretty dismal.)

I have my second OB visit tomorrow and I suspect there will be more pics. I think that with this being a high risk pregnancy I will have lots of opportunities for scans. Which is good, because I am so scared that I am screwing this kid up. At least this time I ought to see more of a baby instead of just a blob with a heartbeat. Fingers crossed, I should have new images tomorrow of Weenuh. Yay! Weenuh!

Oh and I am 12 weeks from my IUI date, though my due date after the first scan is September 4th, which is 4 days later than the due date based on my IUI date. I won't go past September 4th, and it isn't highly likely that I will go a full 40 weeks but hopefully it will be close to 40.


(formerly) no-blog-rachel said...

Oh YAY! Congratulations! Now I'm going to be happy all day after reading this. :)

Abigail said...

Woot for Weenuh!

Re: how late you go, there was a study recently saying that there is a pretty big difference between even 38 and 39 weeks. Those last weeks are pretty important. I know you have a lot going on with this pregnancy, but it's just another data point.

Woot again! :)

lillamy said...

sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo excited for you!!!!!!!!!!!!!! it is so exciting and wonderful and magical it is going to be great!!!!! Weenuh is a most awesome name!!!:) CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!

JillyB said...

Yay! Congrats! I'm glad you are feeling better too, I hear the napping and food problems are rough for the first few months. ;^)