Monday, April 19, 2010

Catching up and reflections on Week 10

I've missed you bloggy friends! 

It's been so busy the last few weeks with travelling and work and just life in general and I'm trying to catch up on your blog posts so please bear with me!  

Also - sorry if this post will also be a bit scattered and random as there is so much to catch up on :)

So here we are at the tail end of week 10 and I'm still feeling great. I think the morning sickness fairy decided to spare me after all?   Other than that, I've been tired a lot but that hasn't stopped me from enjoying the beautiful weather we've been having here. I just love spring! My tulips are *almost* ready to show their beautiful colours and the cherry blossom tree in our backyard is in all it's blooming glory. 

 Trip to Montreal for my bday and Ottawa for work went great.  Blue skies and sunshine the whole time we were on the road - and even with all the bio break stops we managed to make good time - it's about a 5 hour drive away from where we live.  We loved Old Montreal and my hubby scored on the 'best' smoked meat sandwich while I devoured the best poutine in the city. Thinking about it right now has me drooling over my keyboard.

Here are some pics of our adventures:

Ottawa was nice too, and although I was there mainly for my work event, we still managed to sneak in a massage and a nice birthday dinner for me (Indian food yum!).  So I had a prenatal massage, and, if you've ever had one, you'll know what I mean by when you saw the 'special' table with the cut-outs, my one eyebrow immediately went up like - you want me to lie down on that?! 
Basically there are cut outs in the table for your boobs and your belly - since I don't have much of one yet, it was fine, but my boobs still felt a bit squished because the table is not exactly one size fits all. All in all, the massage went great - I did ask for the masseuse to avoid my feet because a) I'm squeamish and b) someone once told me not to get a hard core foot massage during pregnancy - don't really remember why but it stuck with me! 

So we got back home Wednesday last week and I had my next scheduled appt with the specialist on Thursday.  DH couldn't come with me because of all the time off already that week, but I was fine with going on my own since it wasn't an ultrasound appt.  The doctor was pleased with my progress and was ready to release me back to my regular OB - and told me to get my 12 week pre-screening book asap! I can't even believe 12 weeks is next week - still can't let myself think too far ahead but it is just unfathomable (sp?) to me that I'm here right now.  As for the refill of my low dose thyroid med - my family doctor came through in the end and I didn't have to miss a day - I picked up the refill when we got back and now I'm set for another few months. Oh and in other exciting news, I am now officially off of the prog supps!  At first I was scared to stop by after hearing Dr. L say that I'm more than good enough to get off of them now - I felt that I was in good hands and that my body will take over for the remainder of this pregnancy. This is me trying to stay faithful! :)

I am so thankful for this pregnancy and the renewed sense of hope and life it's brought into our lives.  Hubby and I look at each other with a knowing smile these days and I know that we're both hoping and praying that this baby will end up in our arms in November. Long way to go but I hope the end of the 1st trimester comes and go swiftly.  It's been so great seeing DH begin his bond with Sprout - a few days after we saw baby on ultrasound for the first time, he sweetly whispered 'goodnite Sprout' as we drifted off to sleep. Made my heart smile, I tell ya!

I've told my bff,  a few of my co workers and a small group of our friends (including a couple that has been ttc), but the majority of our close friends still don't know.  We have a big gathering this coming weekend for all the April birthdays (hubby's included) and we don't often get together anymore and I'm debating whether or not we should say something or just wait it out until the upcoming weddings in May.  A part of me wants to tell them but another part is still holding me back - as if some 1st trimester jinx will get me if I let the general public know.  I guess I'll see how I feel near the end of this week - I don't know if I still fit into that t-shirt we had made though! ;0) 


  1. Sounds like a wonderful trip! Great pics. So funny about the prenatal massage table, I've never seen one of those. How exciting to slowly be sharing your special news! Congrats on the upcoming 12 week milestone!

  2. So glad to hear things are going well and that you had a wonderful trip. I bet the massage was great even with that weird looking table, LOL. Go with your gut in telling people though I know it is a back and forth decision to make.
    Keep the faith!

  3. I'm so happy to hear such a great update from you, Wendy!! Looked like a wonderful trip, and YAY for the massage. GL telling everyone!

  4. I envy Quebecers and their food. Real poutine is a rare treat! Looks like a great trip overall, and nothing but good news since then. I hope this last week or two flies by! I"m sure you'll feel better when you can wave good-bye to the first trimester.

  5. Glad you had a good trip/birthday! I think it would be great for you to share your news with everyone in person. So happy you are doing well.

  6. I am sooooo happy for you!!! And I think you should share your happy news because I think you are finally getting your turn to be a great mother very soon! Can't wait to see more pics of your lil "sprout"!!

  7. 12 weeks is truly just around the corner - and it's wonderful that you've been released to your OB. That's such great news.

    And I LOVE Montreal smoked meat (especially Schwartz's)! Sounds like your tums had a good time, too. I didn't know that about the prenatal massage tables...I'm smiling a bit, thinking about a table with strategically placed cutouts:)

  8. I'm so glad that you had a great trip! And I'm equally glad that everything is going so well with this pregnancy! I'm praying for you!

  9. It looks like you had a great time! I'm glad you're feeling good!

  10. Wendy, I have heard its safe to go off the suppositories at 10 weeks. I went off at 13, but I hadn't had my first appt this time.

    Yay for 10 weeks!! what is the official due date? I am also psyched for the lack of ms for you. That's awesome. I am due late Nov. I think we are about 2 weeks apart. So close :)