Today I had another ultrasound to see the baby. I have been nervous for days about the scan. The only thing that has been reassuring is that "morning sickness" kicked in at 7 weeks. And then I threw up (for the second time) last night, so I was reassured that things must be progressing with baby - so I slept great (with incredible dreams).
At my 6w3d ultrasound I didn't see anything but a tiny blob. I couldn't see (or hear) the heartbeat... I couldn't make anything out. But the doctor saw what she needed to and that was enough for me.
Today's scan was amazing! As soon as Wandy was in place, I saw the baby. And it was a REAL baby! And I immediately saw the heart beating. And then I heard the heartbeat. 170bpm. It wasn't moving around but its right arm was waiving. I saw several angles including the back (spine developing) and side. I honestly believe that the only ultrasound you can really make out is your own. Or maybe because I saw it live on the screen, it's easier for me to make it out in the picture now.
Morning Sickness I won't complain about it. Tied in with the fatigue it makes me feel "off" most of the day. But it is also reassuring. On the days it's lighter, I tend to worry a little (hence, my good night of sleep after throwing up last night). I also have a crappy appetite. Nothing sounds appealing although I find myself wanting a burger fairly frequently. But I also have a sweet tooth now, which is unusual for me.
My Refrigerator It finally bit the dust. It's been threatening since early this summer but it's been doing well the last month or two. This weekend I realized that it is not nearly as cold as it needs to be. I bought a thermometer and it was only 55 in the fridge (the freezer is fine). I had the repair guy out today and he couldn't find anything wrong other than cleaning the coils. That didn't do it - so I know I need to replace it (and had to throw just about everything out). I went to Home Depot tonight and found one that I want that fits my awkward (limited) space. It's more than I want to spend and can't be delivered until after Christmas.
I'm going to look a little more - since I'm going to see my family for Christmas, I can live without it until then but it makes my already difficult to please appetite even more difficult, as I can't keep milk, OJ, cheese, etc. Cereal & OJ has been a staple... oh well.
Hormones My estrogen is good so I get to decrease my patches to 1 every other day (rather than 2). My progesterone is fine but they are not decreasing anything just yet... still taking the 3x/day suppositories.
OB My first OB appointment is tomorrow. I don't know what to expect, so we'll see!