i have had so much going on lately, far too much for me. having a lot to do makes time move slowly. i haven't spent so much time outside of the apartment in a long while.
i was hired at target, hmm, the week before last? which of course meant i had to get a new driver's license (with my new last name), which meant i had to get a new birth certificate... it was a huge headache but my name is officially changed through just about every avenue necessary.
i worked thursday-saturday (yesterday) and wow. i am extremely out of practice when it comes to being on my feet for long periods of time. i've come home each night aching all over. but hey, i've got a job, i shouldn't complain.
as for baby news, there isn't much to tell. my next doctor's appointment isn't till december 2nd, and that's the big anatomy ultrasound. i'm definitely showing now, but based on the amazement i get from everyone when i tell them i'm pregnant, people are still just assuming that i spend a bit too much time in front of the fridge. sigh. where can i find one of those "i'm not fat, i'm pregnant" shirts?
on the other hand, andy and i have been doing a lot of cooking lately, and i just recently made my first batch of from-scratch cookies. but i swear, it's the baby.
doctor's visit went well. the ultrasound was first, and the tech didn't really say much of anything. i don't think she would have given me any photos if i hadn't asked for them, and she explained exactly nothing. i'm glad that i did my own research on the NT scan and could more or less identify what i was seeing. she didn't even tilt the screen all the way towards me; i think andy saw more than i did as he wasn't on his back.
following that was the blood test part of the screening (just a finger prick, which i can handle) and then a visit with the midwife. i liked her a bit more than the actual doctor (who i didn't see at all today), she was more cheerful and warm. she brought in her doppler and found the baby's heartbeat literally IMMEDIATELY. it was awesome, i've heard so much about having to search for a heartbeat but it was just instant, as soon as she pressed it against my belly.
anyway, onto the pictures!
if you can get past the terrifying halloween teeth, you can see that the baby has its hand in its mouth. :3
i am repurposing this blog. it is now an "i'm pregnant, let's talk about the weird things related to that" blog rather than an "i only post here when i'm alone and having a panic attack" blog. i deleted a few of the older posts, but not all of them because well, that's me.
we have officially announced that i'm pregnant and our friends seem about equal parts excited for us and weirded out. that's okay i guess.
i am 13w3d today and at 11 o'clock i have a doctors appointment. i opted to do the nuchal translucency test, but not because i think my baby is at risk of a chromosomal abnormality; andy had to miss the last ultrasound, and i want him to see the baby. i suppose i should go get dressed and whatnot.
i will leave you with a photo of my barely-there bump, taken at 13w: