I’ve been MIA lately but I’m finally checking in to do the roll call. I love this set of questions! I had my second appointment last Friday the 6th and we heard the heartbeat (about 167) and everything seemed fine. The midwife felt my uterus from the outside and said if I walked in off the street with no clue how far along I was, she’d have guessed 16-18 weeks based on its size! So Poppyseed is apparently growing well in there! I also had blood drawn for the regular bloodwork and also for the NIPS (Verifi). The regular bloodwork all came back fine and we’re still waiting on the Verifi results.
How far along: 15 weeks, 4 days
Will you find out the gender? If you already have, what are you having? We will find out but we won’t tell anyone IRL so we can hopefully avoid being inundated with super gendered gifts.
Next appointment: March 27
What aspects of you and SO’s personalities do you hope your child inherits? DH’s kindness, generosity, and friendliness and my intelligence, curiosity, and self-reliance.
If you had to guess, what do you think your baby will look like? (certain features, hair/eye color) Well, my DH has 100% Armenian ancestry and he has black (super thick, curly if it gets long) hair, brown eyes, and pale olive skin. I’m your typical US American caucasian “mutt” with medium brown curly hair, blue eyes, and a pale but warm-toned complexion. I’m guessing dark curly hair, brown eyes, and light skin. DH’s sister who looks just like him recently had a baby with her fiancé who has similar coloring to me and our nephew has brown eyes but really light brown hair so far, so who knows! I really hope our baby inherits DH’s incredibly thick, lush, long black eyelashes and giant pretty eyes. It would also be super cool if s/he got blue or green eyes but I don’t hold out any hope for that! We are both 5’8″ so I hope if it’s a boy he inherits my family’s tall genes, lol.
Who have you told that you’re pregnant? All of our family and most of our close friends. We still have a few friends to tell in person or by phone/text before we post on facebook.
Feel free to post your most recent ultrasound or bump pic! Here’s me yesterday at 15+3, finally looking pregnant and not just chunky, haha 🙂 I bought my first pair of maternity jeans yesterday and I’m excited to try them out today!