Thursday, October 16, 2008

Good bye 1st Trimester

Well this week marks the end of the 1st Trimester, only one more to go.....I'll give everyone a minute to catch on.

For those who do not know we will probably have the babies sometime between 27 and 30 weeks, so there will not be a true 3rd trimester. Not much to report this week, we did get back the test results for our nucotranslucency (genetics testing). Basically they take a few measurements and check for nasal bones to see if any of the babies are at a high risk for down syndrome or Trisomy 13 and 18. The good news is everyone is fine, no worries and no further testing needed. We really were not sure if we wanted to do the tests because we really weren't sure what we would do if the results were bad. Now we are glad we decided to as it is one less thing we have to worry about.

We did start tying to register last weekend, and I stress the "try". The saying "You don't know, what you don't know" never had so much meaning. I never realized there were so many different types of bottles, nipples, pacifiers, etc. Not to mention AJ is only good for about 1 - 2 hours before she needs to eat or sleep. So this will be a multiple week process but hopefully we can get there.

Below are more pictures of AJ and her ever growing belly. My mom requested some that showed more then just the belly, so here is your request and dedication....
She has gained 7lbs, which I guess is good. 63 more to go and only about 15 weeks to get there, so 4lbs per week for you math majors out there. We also started to measure the belly this week and I was a little shocked to find she is now 3 feet around. I would give you here before measurments but I like walking so I will just leave that tidbit out.

I probably won't post again until our next sonogram which is a week from Monday. Hopefully we will have the sexes by then so be sure to check back!





10 comments:

Misty said...

COngrats on getting thru the 1st trimester. I'll call you soon, but hopefully next weekend ya'll can come on over! You look great! By the 15th week, I looked almost full term (though I'm really short!)
Keep those feet up, drink your water, & eat, eat ,eat!

Lindsay Francuck said...

Amy-Jo- You are the cutest pregnant person ever!!! You look adorable, and so very happy! Way to go...

Jana, Toni, and Cara said...

You are so adorable and I think you have grown since we saw you last weekend....keep up the good work!

Anonymous said...

I'm so happy your genetic tests came back fine. Amy-Jo you look so cute. I sure hope your morning sickness goes away soon. I miss you both so much and am praying for you and those babies all the time. I hate being so far away.
Love Mom (Dena)

The Gerwer Babies said...

Looking good girl!! You are about to start feeling a lot better, you know before you start getting really big :) EAT EAT EAT. I was slow on the weight gain in the first trimester but really picked it up in the second.
You look beautiful by the way and i love that shirt.
Great news on the test results!
Let me know when ic an come see you or you can come see what 9 month old, toy stealing, quads look like (its really cuter than it sounds).

Aunt Connie said...

Amy-Jo and Brandon we are thinking of you and the babies always...

Love Aunt Connie

Jessica said...

Amy-Jo--You look adorable! Glad that everything is going okay! Remember if you need anything, I am only 4 1/2 hours away!!!

Crystal said...

Amy Jo and Brandon,
I am so HAPPY for both of you! I am so happy that everything is going ok! I am praying for both of you and the babies. I can’t wait to see and talk to you!!!

Crystal

Anonymous said...

Hey super six, the news is so good, I just knew you were going to get your 2 girls and 2 boys, what a joy. I was so excitied after you called, I had trouble sleeping. I called everyone in our phone book and gave them the news. lol Everyone is so happy for you all. Know we love you all and here for you.
hugs, love----Nana & Papa

begley said...

Amy-Jo and Brandon How wonderful so excited everyone is doing great! You are so adorable, Joe says HOW COOL!! Love you guys thinking of you and sending huge hugs and kisses!!

Love, Uncle Donnie, Aunt Michelle, Joeman and Joepup