Week 12 and Counting

12 weeks. 3 months. Sounds so real! Yet I’m still feeling the same-old, same-old, which I guess it actually an enviable thing and probably shouldn’t complain about that too loudly! I’m not even feeling the need for my afternoon nap, which unfortunately puts me in the running for doing house-related activities with Mike. We are trying to do some sprucing up around the house in order to get it on the market in the next few weeks. The latest project is repainting the picket fence, which is the most tedious thing ever and I highly recommend outsourcing it in future endeavors. We are also looking at updating the carpet and “wood” floors in the hopes of a quick sale but we’re still weighing out the actual cost benefits. It’s all very exciting though because the driving force with all this new-house business is this little tiny thing growing up and changing everything!

The big thing this week is we’re doing first-trimester screening. This is a non-invasive test using ultrasound to check for the risk of Down’s syndrome and other chromosomal abnormalities. I’ve gone back and forth on doing this test. If the screening results come back negative, then we can finally exhale that cautious breath we’ve been holding in since Day One because our baby is most likely in good shape. If they come back positive, it’s a cause for concern but it’s still not a for-sure answer–it just tells you that there may be something wrong and further testing would be needed for a true diagnosis. I’m just so ready to celebrate this thing and I’m so tired of logic and practicality holding me back! In the end, what really tipped the scales is that it’s another opportunity for an ultrasound picture and who am I turn that down???

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