Had the second ultrasound today, I was almost as nervous as the first one, I had no evidence that anything was going badly, but also no proof that anything is happening in there since the last ultrasound. Luckily we got in right away and the nurse at the lovely monitoring clinic got the dildocam in and after a brief second where we saw nothing (hadn’t moved it up enough I guess) she found the baby and was able to point out the heartbeat. I exhaled a huge sigh of relief and marveled at how big she looks now compared to last week. Heartbeat was strong at 174 and she is even measuring a day ahead at 8 weeks 5 days. She doesn’t really look like a baby at all, mostly like a blob, but definitely the cutest blob I have ever seen!
Here’s a crappy picture of the printout from my phone:
Overall I am feeling pretty good, nothing like I used to feel pre-pregnancy, but I’m able to function so I count that as doing well. I have some moments of pretty bad nausea (still haven’t thrown up) but it is manageable. Mostly I freak out a little bit when I feel like I don’t feel crappy enough, so when a bought of nausea hits it continues to reassure me. I am ready to go to sleep by 8 pm and wake up a few times each night to pee. I have had weird food cravings – the other night I demanded kraft macaroni and cheese and yesterday while driving past a taco bell I really, really wanted a bean burrito (which I haven’t had since college).
With the continued good news (it is still so weird to be getting good news after 3 years of bad news) I have decided to take a few more leaps of faith, however small. One, I have ordered a few Bella bands for my expanding midsection. As I can no longer comfortably button my pants, and I need to wear said pants to work and out of the house, I figured that with the good news today it was time to do something to solve this problem. Two, I have some gon.al f, cetro.cide, and a little men.opur left over from IVF #3 at my mom’s house. Would love to share these with any of you that are going into an IVF round and need these brand/type of medications in the near future (most of them expire at some point in 2015). Shoot me a comment or email with your details!