Monday, December 12, 2011

8w3d

*Pregnancy Discussed*

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!

18 comments:

  1. Great news! Must have been surreal to hear the heartbeat and see him/her.

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  2. How amazing! I am currently waiting on my first u/s. This is hard. I am so happy things are going well for you! How nice to at least go down on the estrogen. I am pretty sure that is what is making me so bloated. You probably have a few more weeks on the progesterone. Soon enough your body will be doing this on its own

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  3. Yay for a heartbeat! Hope your appt goes well tomorrow. That stinks about your fridge. Is it cold outside where you live? You could get those UHT single packs of milk with the straw. Horizon Organic does them for kids. It does not have to be refrigerated.

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  4. Woohooo! What a beautiful little baby!

    My first OB appointment was pretty anticlimactic - especially when they made me pee in a cup for a pregnancy test. (Really, the copies of the beta quants and the ultrasound I had in my hand weren't enough?) But then the ultrasound for the nuchal fold at 11weeks??? A.maze.ing. Suddenly there's a nose and a chin and a little belly - so incredible.

    I'm SO happy for you! (And I think maybe you left your water bottle here - I keep forgetting to email you and ask if you did!)

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  5. So wonderfully exciting! And what an incredible way to start the holidays :) (minus the fridge part)

    just so happy for you, BB!!

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  6. Woa! exciting! I can totally see the little baby button on the ultrasound photo.

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  7. So wonderful BB! I am so happy for you!

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  8. this is all such wonderful news! well, except for the fridge. maybe you'll find one that goes on sale after christmas?

    I love those gummy-bear ultrasounds. So good to hear baby is growing & you have reassuring morning sickness.

    sending you lots of love, inB

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  9. Fabulous ultrasound. I completely see the baby. Sorry about the fridge- that sucks. Take care of yourself and rest when you need to. Your body is building a human. :-)

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  10. Yay! Isn't it just the best when it gets this real?

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  11. I have a repairman here right now trying to figure out what is wrong with my fridge as it too isn't working as it should be.

    Glad to hear and see that your pregnancy is going well. Keep strong and healthy. Good luck.

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  12. Best present ever, I would say. It's a baby in there and I couldn't be happier for you. :)

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  13. OMG, I am so happy for you - you are giving me hope!

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  14. I too am just so happy for you! You are so right about only being able to make out your own u/s pics...I never could until I saw my own!

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  15. Just catching up on your blog. Great that things are progressing so well :)

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