Growing a Human

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(Best read in the voice of the movie trailer guy, lol).

From the minds that brought you Planning My Wedding comes a new adventure, full of tears, cheers, drama, and lots of sweets. There will be joy, there will be anxiety, there will changes and at the end of it all, hopefully there will even be a human.

Coming New Year's Eve.

Well, probably not.

But some time around then. :blush:

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(I hope you don't mind if I play a bit of catch up and use this as a bit of a diary)

April 19: 3w3d

Figured I was going to be out another month, but decided to test anyway, just to know. Saw a very faint line appearing and didn't believe it. Woke up the husband who had stayed up too late the night before and was all "Hey, do you see a line there?" and he was all "yeah." and I was all "okay, cool, you can go back to bed" and he turned over, but then came out a few minutes later to where I was taking pictures with the cat like "Wait, does that mean..." and I was like "I think so."

Fortunately, I got a darker line two days later, and what I have learned is called a "dye stealer" three days after that, so there was no doubt then!

(yes, I'm back to the green blobs! I don't look near as good as I did on my wedding day)

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April 27: 4w4d

Bebe (my husband's last name starts with a B, so Baby B -> BB -> Bebe - honestly I stole it from someone else) was as big as sugar(?), a poppyseed, a grain of fleur du sel sea salt, a waterbear, a speck of sawdust. And I found a week by week prenatal yoga series, which I've seen doing ever since because I'm like that apparently).

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May 3: 5w3d

Bebe is the size of a sprinkle, a lavender bud, a peppercorn, a BB pellet, a dot snail. And for me, it's starting to feel a bit more real, even though no one would see me until almost 8 weeks because of Covid, so there was a lot of anxiety if it was even real, especially with my lack of symptoms. I also thought maybe I needed a more formfitting dress to show body changes, so I added a second outfit.

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May 9: 6w2d

Bebe is the size of a chocolate smartie (I couldn't find any), a chocolate chip, a Maine blueberry, a popping firecracker, a ladybug. I'm wondering about this morning sickness I'm supposed to be getting that hasn't shown up. Is this even real?

And I totally bought white chocolate chips because I wanted to eat them more.

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May 14: 7w0d

Bebe is the size of a jellybean, a berlingot candy, a wee raspberry, a dice, a Brookesia micra chameleon, and my appointment is finally coming up! I had finally told my parents a few days before this - I'd wanted to wait until after my appointment, but the perfect opportunity came up, and we would tell my husband's parents the next day when we moved into our house (this was the day before the move).

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May 20: 7w6d

Finally see the midwife. They do an ultrasound and there's a Bebe inside with a strong heartbeat of 170! OMG it's real and happening. I was so convinced they were not going to find anything at all.

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May 21: 8w0d

Bebe is the size of a gummy bear, a cerise confite, a wild strawberry, a 2x2 lego block, a Denise's Pygmy seahorse. And now actually has some hands and feet! Crazy that something so tiny had so many working parts.

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May 28: 9w0d

Bebe is the size of a cola bottle candy, a canapé, a southern pecan, a jacks, an Eastern tailed-blue butterfly, and since I couldn't find cola bottle candy, also this candy corn that was about the right length!

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June 4: 10w0d (I'd been getting better at my Thursday pictures)

Bebe is the size of a chocolate, a petit four, a kumquat, a lego man, a cardinal tetra fish

at 10w5d, I went in for my nipt blood draw, and while they didn't do an ultrasound, they fount a strong heartbeat of 160 on the doppler, so things were still good as of then! And now I have to wait until July 9 for another appointment. :gaah: So hard to wait and just assume everything is going well.

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June 11: 11w0d

Bebe is the size of a fortune cookie, a profiterole (cream puff), a brussel sprout, a poker chip, a bee hummingbird. And...
Congratulations!!

Morning sickness didn’t ever kick in for me till 8/9 weeks.🤪
It never apparently kicked in aside from some food aversions. My mom said she never really got morning sickness, but everyone said you were supposed to with a healthy pregnancy so...idk!!! I'm also apparently finally starting to get a bit of bloat going on there.

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Nipt test results came back normal/low risk last night btw. So that should be most everything until this Thursday!
 
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