Well Happy Thanksgiving everyone! I truly hope that you are finding time to be with your families or loved ones over the next few days. We did Thanksgiving with my parents yesterday and it was amazing. Delicious food and the best company ever...doesn't get much better! Today we are off to Nick's dad's, then Sunday we are going to Nick's moms. This is the first year we have managed to only do one Thanksgiving per day, and I gotta say, it is moving to the top of my "things to be thankful for" list! It was so relaxing to not have to rush out the door or to have to watch what I eat so I can eat this all again in two hours. We just cooked, then ate, then watched a couple movies (man, where was I for Iron Man, that movie is pretty damn good!). It was a perfect day. We are so blessed with three amazing families and I am so happy we have time this year to dedicate to each one of them!
So, in case you are wondering what is number one on the "things to be thankful for" list it is this sweet baby C (shocking). We are now officially in the second trimester and all sorts of thrilled about it. The baby is now the size of a peach (I think we are going to be in the fruit analogies for a long time...) and is rapidly growing everyday. Lots of very interesting (to me) biology stuff is rolling with the baby, like there are villi in the intestines which have now migrated into the body (they are formed in the umbilical cord) and the baby's voice box is formed, along with the gallbladder which is now producing bile! I assume these little facts don't amaze you like they do me, but I will go ahead and share them anyways! Basically everyday that passes the baby is becoming more and more of a little person!
As for me, I am great! I may have put a pound back on, but I can't tell for sure. My scale keeps giving it to me, then taking it back. I have decided to just let my doctor keep track of my official weight gain, which will have my start weight at my ten week appointment. At that point I had lost the five pounds of the IVF weight, so it seems like a good starting point. I realized at Thanksgiving yesterday that I no longer have the nausea like I might die if I over eat, and can totally gorge myself of whatever I want. Good to know with the holidays here! (also, maybe not the best thing to know...) Apparently my uterus is on a growing spurt and has now filled my pelvis and has moved up into my abdomen. I think that's about it. I am thrilled to be in the second trimester because it is closer to having out baby, and the chances of miscarriages drop down once again. I am so lucky that I feel so great, and honestly am just so, so Thankful!