Weeks eight and nine were fairly uneventful. Tina was still experiencing moderate morning sickness and general lethargy but was otherwise normal.
Week 10 was a milestone because we visited the doctor for her first trans-abdominal ultrasound. It was quick, painless, and revealed that our baby has a face and a normal heartbeat! During week ten, Tina seemed to be feeling just a tiny bit more like her old self, which is almost right on schedule with what all of the literature describes.
Week eleven has also been very uneventful for Tina. I, however, became a full-time employee of a very successful web publishing company this week! This has been exciting for me, as it’s allowing me to take my career out of the freelance market and into the professional world. As for the family, I’ll just say that I’m making major money, which will allow Tina to take an early retirement in February when the baby comes. I know she’s excited now, but I also know she loves her job and will in fact miss working.
Tina and I are anticipating the 12 week mark, which will be the official start of the second trimester. Hopefully she will feel more like her old self for a period before things get more difficult.
Also, it’s worth noting, Tina has been allowing me to take a weekly picture of her belly to track “the bump”. So far, there has been no significant change.
Next weeks schedule: Genetic testing, another ultrasound, and the beginning of the second trimester. Wish us luck…Cheers!