Between weeks 5-10 we had the chance to see and hear our little bean every week via ultrasounds due to my past history. The doctor's wanted to make sure all my hormone levels were right and that our little one was growing. While I was excited at every appointment (and a little nervous before hand), the most exciting appointment of all was at 10 weeks. Our sweet baby looked like a baby! With 10 fingers, 10 toes, kicking away and waving at us. It was unbelievable! I think that was the first time I really believed this was actually happening.
Everything has been pretty routine for the most part with some extra precautions due to my past. I've cut back my work hours because I felt like I was going to die everyday after work...one day I came home at 6:15 and was passed out and sleeping by 7. The nausea kicked in for me at 3.5 weeks and it's still going pretty strong. I miss uninterrupted sleep, champagne, staying up past 9pm and being able to eat healthy foods. I'm slowly starting to gain some of my energy back which is awesome, cause this house isn't going to clean itself and it is driving me insane.
BUT, the coolest part of this pregnancy so far has been feeling movements very early on! Around 9.5 weeks I began to feel very distinct flutters that I have never experienced in my life. Since my body is doing all kinds of weird things I decided I was crazy and making things up. The flutters have remained pretty consistent (especially when I'm very still or sitting in traffic) and are now getting much stronger. Our midwife confirmed that I was indeed feeling the baby when she was having trouble finding the heartbeat with the Doppler a few weeks ago. She asked me to point to the area where the flutters happen and there it was...baby was kicking away with a strong heartbeat :-)
Yesterday, as I watched the cutest little ones in their cute little costumes ringing door bells, yelling out "Twick or Tweat!" I was reminded of how long I've waited for this. For this season of my life. It feels like I've waited forever, especially for someone as impatient as me. Soon enough there will be a new season. A summer filled with a new tiny little person, diapers and spit up. A season filled with first holidays, babbling and so much more...and so many more seasons to come.