First of all, our little Nombie is doing great. He's measuring at 18wks 5days (1 day ahead) and about 9oz right now. Lots of wigging during the ultrasound, and got a great profile shot. I think he favors A- a lot. A- doesn't see it, but he hasn't looked at as many ultrasound photos as I have either.
The clot is a bit smaller, less than a centimeter now. The OB said I can get around more, take walks if I want, but to take it easy and make sure I don't over do it. So, no more bed rest! YAY!!! She wants me to stay on pelvic rest for now though.
My random glucose test came back good, so I'm still on my Metformin and seeing how that goes. My thyroid is under control too, so that's great. And the AFP came back good, so Nombie's risk of spina bifida and other neural tube defects is very low.
I should have my anatomy scan in two weeks, still waiting for them to call with my appointment time. The OBs office only does level 1 scans, so they're sending me to the hospital for the level 2 scan. I don't really understand the differences but I know level 2 is better, so I'm cool with that.
I'm still not in maternity clothes yet, I know my belly is sticking out more but all my clothes fit. Shirts may be getting a little snug, but not by much. I do favor stretchy skirts instead of jeans, but I still fit my jeans. As for my weight gain/loss this pregnancy, I initially lost 5lbs, and have since gained 4lbs back. I fluctuate 2lbs each appointment though, I lose it and gain it back, you know, the normal fluctuations... so I haven't even really gained anything yet either. My OB is happy with this, so I can't complain but I'm wondering when/if I'm going to be in actual maternity clothes.
Things are looking much better at this point, and I'm starting to think I might have a baby this Christmas. Which is such a weird feeling... I mean, this might really happen.
I bought a maternity shirt the other day, and a onsie (I got it for free actually)... and feel conflicted about that. On one hand it made the pregnancy more real, but on the other hand is was very scary. I felt like I was going to jinx it, that I'm going to waste money on this stuff and then not need it because things went wrong, etc... But I did it, I took a leap; a small leap, but a leap nonetheless.
A week and a half until 20wks, then Nombie will be "half baked"... still counting down until 24 weeks though. Just a month and a half more... I think I'll breath a lot easier if we can at least make it that far.