I must apologize again for not returning for such a long time, but I have a good reason this time. There has been so much that I've wanted to blog about but I couldn't/shouldn't. But I feel safer now in saying that I am now officially 8 weeks and 1 day pregnant!!!
With the busy month I had in July I can assure you that this came as quite a shock. I was feeling off and kind of sick for a few days so my darling husband suggested I take a test. I thought it was a bit early but we had 2 left over from the month before so I took it. I was completely floored when it came back positive.
In my past when I do finally get the positive pregnancy test it's not usually until after I have had a weird period and then start to get the weird symptoms, usually around week 6. So I was totally stoked when I got this one before my period was even due!
Then came the awful waiting period of blood work to make sure my HCG levels were rising appropriately. I was freaking out a little when they didn't call me back right away but then I realized that's a good thing. Last time I had a pregnancy gone wrong they were phoning me and updating me and rushing me into the doctor's office the very days the blood work was being done. They finally got a hold of me 2 days later to let me know that my levels were rising properly but that they started out a little low (enter panic mode now) so they wanted me to do even more bloodwork.
After the 3rd round of blood work, which was on a Tuesday, I didn't hear back from them until the next week when I had my first ultrasound. I decided to take it as a good thing that they were not getting in touch with me. My ultrasound went amazing. The technician confirmed that it was in the right spot and consistent development wise to where I was in my pregnancy at the time (5 weeks 6 days). When I had my follow-up with the fertility doctor they said that because there was no heartbeat yet they wanted to repeat the ultrasound the next week. This made me panic a little more again but when I looked it up it was actually very rare to see a heartbeat that early.
The next Monday I went for my 2nd ultrasound and THERE WAS A HEARTBEAT!!! 124 BPM!!! Never been so happy in my life! The technician even showed us, my husband could see it, I was too teary eyed. But it was amazing all the same.
So now we are officially in baby mode, which means I alternate between being amazingly happy and terrified every 2 minutes, but I'll take it :)
I have been released from the fertility program and wen I went to see my regular doctor to set up a prenatal file she said she hasn't seen me this relaxed and tranquil since she's known me.
I did find out I have a small perigestational bleed but that just means I have to take it easy and no heavy lifting. I can handle that.
As far as the fun symproms go I have had some nausea and a lot of heartburn, but nothing worse than that yet and now that I'm past the 8 week mark hopefully it stays that way.
Fingers crossed :)