Photo Op

I traditionally don’t like ultrasound pictures. For one, they mostly all look the same early on. Second, they look kind of creepy. I guess that all changes when it’s your little baby you’re looking at!! For those interested, here is a picture from today’s ultrasound.

He or she has a nice strong heartbeat and little arms and legs!! Was also wiggling all over the place and that was the coolest thing to see!! I am already soo in love!

Nine Weeks!!!

I’m not going to lie, time has been moving agonizingly slow since I found out I was pregnant at nine days past ovulation (or 3w3d pregnant). Today I am nine weeks pregnant and according to a pregnancy calendar, our baby should be moving it’s arms and legs now!
How far along? 9 Weeks!
Total weight gain: None so far.
Maternity clothes? Extremely bloated but most of my clothes still fit!
Stretch marks? No new ones, thankfully.
Sleep: Can’t get enough. Have trouble sleeping through the night with bathroom breaks and can’t stay asleep much past 5am.
Best moment this week: Hopefully tomorrow, during my third ultrasound!
Miss Anything? Tequila? haha! Kidding.. not much actually.
Movement: Gas?
Food cravings: Sweets! And potatoes in any form, especially mashed!
Anything making you queasy or sick: Just the occasional really bad migraine.
Gender: Hoping for a boy, but I think it’s a girl..
Labor Signs: Nope.
Symptoms: The need to drink a gallon of water a day (and all the accompanying bathroom breaks), acne, sleeplessness, sore boobs, bloating!
Belly Button in or out? Definitely in.
Wedding rings on or off? Both on.
Happy or Moody most of the time: Usually exhausted. Today has been a good day though.
Looking forward to: My ultrasound tomorrow afternoon and making it to “the double digits” next week!
Borrowed the idea for this post from a friend over at Lethal Swimmers. Thanks!!

Whining About Nothing

I have been to the Emergency Room twice for bleeding.. and had a total of three early ultrasounds so far. The first showed a grey blob, the second showed a grey blob with a heartbeat and the third, back on April 28th during my second visit to the ER showed a slightly larger blob with a heartbeat that we heard for about five seconds. I was supposed to have a follow up ultrasound to check for the source of the bleeding and spotting with my OB at my nurse’s screen appointment but when I went to that appointment they told me to “trust my doctor” and that they couldn’t do anything for me. Not exactly what I was expecting.

My dating ultrasound has been coming up fast; and it was supposed to be next Wednesday, my hubby’s birthday. He asked for the day off so that he could be there to see a baby (not just a blob – no offense to anyone that finds that offensive and no offense to the baby). I was really looking forward to seeing what he/she would look like at ten weeks. I was looking forward to seeing everything was OK before our trip to California that weekend… before I tell all my extended family. But after a call to the nurse’s line to report more spotting over the weekend, my ultrasound has been moved up to tomorrow.

Gah!! And the nurse said they had no intention of doing an ultrasound at my appointment next week anyway and that my follow up from my first ER visit at six weeks would suffice as a dating ultrasound. Lied to again!! If I had a choice about my OB care, I would change hospitals! But seeing as it is THE Military Hospital, I have to go there.

I know I am probably  just annoyed by this all because I’m overly emotional.. but still. Lied to, told to trust my doctors and not getting what I want = not a very happy me! I know, I know, I sound like a spoiled brat but I’m honestly just scared and worried.

*SIGHS* (This is a side note for an old friend :: SATELLITE!!!!!)

Anyway, expect at least one more post today. Promise I’ll be in a better mood when I write that one..