Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Pavenzia Update!

I am now 12 1/2 weeks pregnant...which means I am in the second trimester! Woo-hoo! I know this doesn't mean a whole lot, but I am enjoying all the milestones.

First, great news! I got back my test results from the Nuchal Translucency Scan (which checks for Down Syndrome and Trisomy 18). The odds of the baby having Down Syndrome are 1 in 1,100 and the odds of Trisomy 18 are 1 in 100,000. I am happy with the results!

In other news, I am still feeling so awful- tired and nauseous all day long! I was on a McDonald's kick for awhile, but that was weeks ago.

Now the only thing I can keep down is Taco Bell. Seriously. Every day I get a bean burrito, a seven layer burrito and a caramel apple empanada, and an extra large unsweetened iced tea.

If I eat that, I feel better. Not great, but better. If I don't eat it...well, things get bad really fast!

Mr. Mustard told me it was gross to eat Taco Bell for lunch and dinner. So, instead I had Thai Food and it made me sicker than I have ever been in my whole life! I was was just awful.

So now, if I need to have Taco Bell for lunch and dinner, I am going to let myself! It's survival!


Paprika has been so interested in the baby. We have been going to the library a lot lately, and when she saw this book, she just had to bring it home. It is so cute and talks all about the baby's development on her level.

It says things like that the baby can see light if it is shined through the tummy. So, now every night she shines a flashlight on my tummy to say "hello" to Pavenzia.

She really really wants to go to an x-ray (her words) to look inside my tummy to see Pavenzia. I am thinking of scheduling an elective ultrasound at a private place in a few weeks to let her come and "see" the baby.

I do not want her coming to my doctor's appointments (even though they do an ultrasound basically every time) - because 1) it's an hour drive to Beverly Hills, where I have the appointments, and 2) if they found something wrong at the doctor's appointment, I wouldn't want her to be there for that. The stakes are just too high...and I feel so fortunate that she was not at our perinatologist's office when we found out the terrible news about the twins.

Plus, Mr. Mustard and Ginger would get to see the baby, too. Mr. Mustard has not been to an ultrasound yet because he is home watching the girls on the days I have my appointments. So, that would be so neat for Mr. Mustard and Ginger to be there, too.


So, we'll see. The good thing about doing a quick little elective scan is that we might find out the gender a little earlier! And yes, I do want to find out! The downside is that we would have to pay for it, which seems a little silly when I will be going to the doctor's office soon after for a scan. So, I am up in the air about it!

I know everyone thinks I am having a boy...what do you think? I put up a little poll on the sidebar, and we can all take guesses and see who is right! :-)

In the big scheme of things, these are all very little details to be concerned with, I know that. I am hoping for a healthy baby, and with the Subchorionic Hemmorage still hanging over our heads as a threat to the baby's life, I guess thinking about little details is proving to be a nice distraction.

Plus, should anything happen to the baby, I do think it would have been nice for Paprika, and Mr. Mustard, and Ginger to get a peek.

So, that's the news here at 12 1/2 weeks! As far as I can tell, Pavenzia is just cooking along nicely. I am resting as much as possible with a busy 22 month old, a 4 year old, and a husband who works all the time! :-)


Sheila said...

This post makes me so happy!!!
Baby Dear is already a member of the family and Paprika has once again staked her love claim on her sibling.
I just have the happiest feeling :)

I also think only a boy could have you craving take out like you are. You are soooo correct to eat whatever you can tolerate. I think our bodies definitely send us signals for what they are needing. I say keep baking your little baby burrito with TexMex if that's what BD wants.

Ellena said...

I'm praying for you and your sweet new baby (who I'm going to guess is a girl.) I hope you feel much better soon, just remember it's for a wonderful cause (:

Sheila said...

I've been feeling boy with this baby till last night, I had a dream it was a girl with strawberry blonde hair.
She had adorable baby curls too.

We'll just have to wait and see won't we?

RB said...

(From Badger to Paprika)
I got to pet two sharks at the zoo this week with my gramma! I hope you'll come back to our town soon. I loved seeing you last summer. It is cool that we both petted sharks.