Today I am 14 weeks - can't believe how fast things are going. My belly is definitely protruding now, and many people have asked me if I am pregnant in the last couple of weeks. We did decide to go public with the news last week, and it's been both scary and fun telling people. I do have some lingering worries about "jinxing" the pregnancy by telling people, but I'm trying not to stress too much.
We got our results from the NT Scan, and we came back fairly low risk. We could have been lower, but the results were in a range that we felt comfortable saying we wouldn't do an amnio. There are two other blood tests for Down's that I will do next week, one of which is fairly new. Apparently between all three tests (NT, plus these two blood tests) your certainty rating goes up to 99%, so that's the option we are going to go with. I just don't want to risk miscarriage with the amnio.
I saw my OB a few days ago for a monthly checkup. She did a very quick ultrasound and we saw both hearts beating nice and strong. Her eyebrows went up a little when she saw my weight gain (6 pounds since the last appointment!) She said I was still fine but I should aim for more like 1/2 lb to 1lb weight gain per week (not >1lb!)
Luckily I think my appetite is starting to diminish a little bit, so I'm hoping I won't need to shovel food in my mouth nonstop in order to avoid feeling sick anymore. I'm not feeling a whole lot more energetic - still pretty darn tired most of the time - so exercise is still a challenge. I asked my doctor to check if I had anemia, as I've been feeling unusually tired the last couple of weeks.
Other than that, it's been a pleasant week. We've had a couple of guests in town and lots of social activities, which has been a nice change of pace from my relative isolation in the first trimester. I've also just finished planning our last vacation until the babies come - we're going to San Francisco to see my brother, then Yountville for a day to visit some friends and eat at a Thomas Keller restaurant, then Yosemite for a few days. I'm excited, it's been a while since I've left New York. I want to see trees and mountains and sky...
I hope everyone is doing well. A couple of you are due any minute now and I'm eagerly awaiting your first baby pictures!