WEEK 13

 

10/11/12-10/17/12

This week it seems my nausea has disappeared, as well as some of my food aversions. I was able to eat eggs (& actually enjoy them) for the first time in 3 months! We had our 1st trimester testing this week — which is an optional noninvasive evaluation that combines a maternal blood screening test with an ultrasound evaluation of the fetus to identify risk for specific chromosomal abnormalities, including Down Syndrome, Trisomy-21 and Trisomy-18. Our test results were “excellent” and concluded that there is a VERY LOW risk. As a part of the test process, we had our 2nd ultrasound¬†and saw our growing baby who now resembles an alien. Baby Becher’s book collection has officially started this week, thanks to our friends Devon & John – who gave us The Hungry Caterpillar – which just so happens to be Craig’s favorite child-hood book! And I can’t forget to mention that this week was the first time a stranger has commented on my belly, acknowledging my pregnancy. We were at the NC State Farmer’s Market (which is AMAZING year round for all of you NC-ers) and the woman I was buying apples from asked me, “When are you due?” I should have expected her reaction, when I responded, “not until April” she then said, “oh wow, are you having twins?” ha.

Nope, not twins, this has been double & triple confirmed! I’m just showing very early, but I’m not complaining, my little peach has lots of room to grow!