Warning: This is a pregnancy post
We went in for our 8 1/2 week ultrasound today. I was nervous, as usual. I’ve been reading far too many blogs and online forums and I find myself thinking too often about the sad stories that I read from time to time (feels like all the time).
When I was called back for the u/s, I wanted to literally run towards the room, tear off my pants as I went and leap onto the exam table. I wanted that wand inside of me and I wanted it NOW! I was so desperate to see our little Blueberry (actual size = green olive). But alas, my slow a*s nurse left me to take my time undressing and then anxiously awaiting for what felt like forever (likely about 3 minutes).
Well, Blueberry is doing great. She’s 1.85cm and has a HR of 160bpms. She turned andfaced directly at us, resembling the cutest little teddy bear, with a round belly and short little arms and legs. She was beautiful.
Today we graduated from the fertility clinic! Well, I have to continue with weekly blood tests until I’m off my medications, but as far as Blueberry is concerned, next time we see her (which is just a week away!) will be at our general OB!
My labs all look great (estrogen and progesterone) and my subchorionic bleed is completely gone, so I get to begin tapering off of my meds tomorrow (yippee!!!). First to go is one of my 3 progesterone suppositories per day. I will also reduce my estrogen patches from 4 to 3. I’m so excited to get off all this crap!
I guess I would say that I am feeling excited more than anything else these days, but I certainly have not let go of my 1st-trimester-anxiety. At times, I wish I was feeling every pregnancy symptom in the book, although if I were, I know I would regret saying that. I just wish Blueberry could remind me she’s still doing ok in there from time to time. I have been feeling a bit tired this last week (fell asleep on the couch mid-day Saturday), and although I wouldn’t say I’m suffering from nausea, I feel like I’m often on the verge of it. Does that make any sense? Like, I just feel kinda funny in my belly (throat actually) – a lot like how I feel after a big night of drinking. My most pronounced symptom is definitely that I get full very easily. It’s obvious my digestion has slowed way down and it takes awhile for my food to settle.
Anyhoo, that’s about all I have to share. Hope you all had a good start to your week and that you aren’t suffering in 97 degree weather like we are here in Denver!