Saturday, May 11, 2013

17 week update

(Caroline, this picture is for you!)  At 17 weeks I am definitely showing that Chirphead is within me.  I frequently feel like I just look fat rather than pregnant, but in yoga pants the baby bump just pops.  

This week we got another batch of test results back, and everything continues to be normal.  A few weeks ago we found out that our risk factor for Down Syndrome and other trisomy disorders (21/18) was as low as it possibly could be.  This week, we had the alphafetoprotein (AFP) screen, and our risk of spina bifida and other neural tube defects is also about as low as it can be.  Each time we hear that our Chirphead is healthy it is a huge relief!  

My pregnacy symptoms continue to be "normal" - Aches/pains as the uterus grows, exhaustion levels that would be reasonable even if I didn't have CFS and I cry really easily.  (I have always cried easily, but now I cry at REALLY stupid things... Poor Keith!  He has been a great sport dealing with these new emotional levels.)  


And here is a cute Indy picture with his newest toy, ROPE.  (A fake rubber rope that we thought would last longer than the fibrous variety, but it already has some cracks in it.  This pup loves to destroy "indestructable" toys!)

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