Size of Baby - A kumquat
Cravings - Fruit. Yesterday I had two plums, a pear, and chased that all down with an entire pineapple. Also cheese. Yum.
What is different this time around - I'm pretty sure that by this time with Ryann, most of the minuscule nausea I had was gone. Not so lucky this time. I'm hoping that it fades away in the next two weeks. By the end of the day I'm just so sick of fighting the nausea all day that I just want to go to sleep so I don't feel it any more. I'm so looking forward to the second trimester.
Symptoms - Nausea (let's beat a dead horse), smaller stomach (can't eat very large portions).
Appointments - This afternoon we go in for baby's first portrait! Hip hip hooray! We had our last midwife appointment on Friday. They tried to find the heartbeat with the Doppler, but couldn't quite get it (do not fear, that's not unusual for this early on). When we had our meet-and-greet with the midwife several months ago, she mentioned that they don't generally do early ultrasounds unless there's a reason to. However, she also said that if it would bring us some peace of mind, because of everything we've already been through, they'd be more than happy to go ahead and do one. On Friday we asked about that and they got us set up for an appointment with the ultrasound tech for today. The midwife also offered to pop in to the ultrasound room and see what we could see on Friday, which we of course jumped at. We were able to make out a wee babe with a fluttering heartbeat, although we didn't take any measurements. The midwife commented on how active the little one was, which made Jared and I laugh. It was lying there and kicking off and on. With Ryann's early ultrasound, she was ricocheting around my innards like a Mexican jumping bean! Of course, Ryann was 12 weeks at that appointment, and a two week difference if pretty huge at this point. Can't wait to see if we have another Rambo-babe.