Monday, July 23, 2012

Fast Forward to U/S #2

I started a post a few days ago that I thought I saved, but sadly it's lost in the blogosphere somewhere.  We had our first ultrasound on 7/17 and we were thrilled to see a little tiny heart beat.  We were in awe, even though I had started feeling the nausea set in, until you see that beating heart, it's anyone's guess how the 1st ultrasound will go.  We were asked to come back a week later - which was today, where if everything went well, we would "graduate" to our OB.  One week later, here we are, graduated and onto our OB.  R and I made a very decision over the last couple of weeks, we decided to change OB practices so that we could deliver in the community hospital that is a mile and a half from our home, vs. staying with the OB whom we love at GW.  As much as we wanted to stay with her, and that practice, the practicality of delivering a few minutes from home vs. an hour away just won out.  I want things to be easy for R, who will be juggling Smiley, our dog, our families, if G_d willing we make it to our March due date.  So I did some research and asked my RE about the practices who refer to them, and picked a group that has a great reputation.  I go in on Monday 8/6 for an ultrasound, and the next day we go in for our initial appointment.  Another beloved 2ww :)

The nausea has really set in at this point, I struggle with talking too much about how difficult it is, because I don't want to complain about something that so many people would give their left arm to have - and I know that feeling of want!  I just want to be able to function without always feeling so sick.  I was able to get some Zofran today from my RE's office, and I'm hoping that that will do the trick, I took it when I was pregnant with Smiley, I had horrible nausea for 16 weeks with her, I imagine I may be in for a similar ride. 

So we're still in the game, I'm so grateful for having made it this far.  Keeping hope alive that this little bundle will stick around for the long haul :)


  1. That's wonderful! I'm so happy for you!! I hope the new OB's office works out. I don't blame you for wanting to be closer to home. Especially now that you have so much more to juggle. And I hope the nausea gets under control! Not a fun thing to deal with for sure, even if it is for a wonderful reason.

  2. I'm so happy for you....seeing that heartbeat is the most amazing thing. As I'm getting ready to cycle again, your blog has given me hope....I hope the new OB is fabulous and you have a healthy happy full term pregnancy!

  3. So happy for you! I struggle with complaining about pregnancy symptoms, too. With #1, I set the (somewhat artificial) guideline for myself that I could complain about the symptoms themselves, I just couldn't complain about being pregnant in general. The fact is, even if it's all worth it, the nausea is really hard. So don't feel too bad. I hope it gets better soon, though.

  4. So glad to hear that your pregnancy is going great! Except for the nausea - that part seriously sucks. Hope it gets better soon!!!

  5. thank you so much for all the support, ladies, I know that the nausea is a good thing, but boy, it's not easy! I know I will get through it, I did it once before. I'm more concerned about the pregnancy itself being viable, than anything else. Baby steps (no pun intended :)
    xoxo to you all!