Thursday, March 24, 2011

Still here- still pregnant I hope

I am just hoping and praying that everything is going well. I have my first OB appointment next week but I don’t think they do an U/S so I have to wait even longer.

We saw the specialist last Friday and they didn’t see anything out of the ordinary so that is good. Still measuring a couple days behind.

Got our Doppler but I can’t find the heart beat. I am not very worried about that (yet) because I know I have a tilted uterus and it would be hard for me to find the HB this early. I will try again this weekend.

I hope this post doesn’t sound too negative. I am just having a hard time being super happy about this pregnancy because I keeping thinking of the missed miscarriage I had at 10 weeks. I had no idea that the baby had died and the U/S was the worst thing I have ever been though. I don’t think I would make it if that happened again. I guess I am trying to protect myself a little bit.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

9 weeks

Just got back from my weekly U/S at the REs and everything is looking ok. Still measuring behind but consistent growth. I should be 9w2d and he measured 9w0d with a heart rate of 187. The RE is still not worried about the size of the little guy so I guess I’m ok.

I am not good at seeing the baby on the screen and being able to tell what is what. Today I was staring at its head thinking how cute the little guy was then the RE pointed out the leg buds coming out of what I thought were the ears. I guess I can’t tell the difference between the head and the rump. I felt kinda like Rachel in Friends when she had her U/S if you remember that…! We did get to see the baby moving – that was really cool!

The past two U/S the RE has been a little bit concerned with the amount of fluid surrounding the baby. He said it could just be the angle and probably nothing to worry about but he did refer us to a U/S specialist to get it checked out. So I am currently waiting for them to call so I can make an appointment!

At 9 weeks I have officially graduated from the RE… I will see this specialist next week and then I have my first OB appointment on the 31st. The RE did say that I can go back to their office anytime in the next two weeks if I need to see the heartbeat for some reassurance. I will sure miss the compassion that we received from everyone at the RE’s office.

Anyone have any advice on the purchase or rental of a Fetal Doppler? I have heard great things and think I need one! Can you suggest a brand for me to check out?

My symptoms seem to be lightning up a little. Not as nauseous – it really depends on what I eat. My boobs ache at night but are feeling better during the day. The past two days I have had a touch of a headache but its either allergies or I need to drink more water. I hope the lack of symptoms is not a bad sign.

I am also finished with my estrace and my progesterone lozenges.  I will continue with the progesterone gel for another two weeks!  

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Holy Moly...I have 100 Followers!

I am amazed that I have 100 followers. (I remember being amazed that I had 10 followers in the beginning!) Thank you for all being there to support me along this crazy emotional ride! I just want you all to know that I talk about my bloggy friends a lot and I love this community.

I am working on a little surprise since I now have 100 followers…we will see if it comes through!

Friday, March 11, 2011

Another US

I had another US yesterday. I think things are progressing alright. I am measuring small still but I had a good amount of growth between the two appointments. At least it’s consistent. I am measuring 8w0d with a heartbeat of 178. I go back in next Wednesday. I am really getting used to these weekly appointments. My RE keeps telling me to call my OB to get scheduled but I am just not ready to yet. Maybe after my 9w appointment.

Symptoms: this week I am starting to have bouts of nausea. If I don’t eat then I am nauseous, if I eat too much than I am nauseous….etc…oh, and nothing spicy - It doesn’t sit very well. The bloating still continues so I am not sure how long I can keep wearing my normal jeans. Might have to start unbuttoning them soon.

Also, my boobs ache at night. I have resorted sleeping in a sports bra. Not very sexy but it works! I am also having very vivid dreams that are making me not sleep very well. I think this is caused by all the progesterone. Still only getting up once a night to pee…

I am praying that this is it but I am still so scared of another miscarriage. My first mc was a missed mc at 10 weeks. I just need to make it past that milestone so I can stop with all these crazy thoughts.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Holding my breath again…

I went in today for another US today (7w2d). The RE immediately zoomed in on the little heartbeat so that made me happy. He did all his measurements and the baby is measuring 2 days behind. He was not worried at all and kept saying that everything looks great. So, I am not really sure what to think at this point. The weekly US were supposed to ease my mind…not make me crazy (crazier). I guess all I can do is wait until next Thursday and pray that the little bugger keeps getting bigger and stays healthy.

The only symptoms I am having are constant hunger and very sore boobs. I have not had any nausea yet. I have a feeling it’s coming though!


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