I had my last scan with my RE yesterday and the little peanut looked perfect. Heart beat at 149, measuring spot-on at 7w4d, and looking so much bigger than last week. It was so odd to say goodbye to everyone, promising to write or visit after delivery. It feels so far away, so surreal, amazingly unfathomable, I just kind of smiled and made promises that I hope I’ll get to keep. I remember this day with Leopold, but it was a bit different because he was a spontaneous pregnancy, it felt as though the clinic was a bit less invested, you know? But this time, I was more of a standard infertility case, 3 IUIs with no luck, one IVF, and finally, amazingly, pregnant and it’s seeming to stick.
The hematoma was GONE as of yesterday which is great news, one less thing to worry about. My ovaries are still big but have shrunk a bit. I’m feeling much more confident about the pregnancy, but still holding my breath until we’re safely into the second trimester. The due date is October 13th, which happens to be my husband’s birthday. Leopold’s due date was May 25th, 4 days after my bday. It all just seems to fit that the due date is right around Carlos’ bday. We will each have a little birthday twin 🙂
I’ve been feeling: tired, anxious, nauseous. Usual first trimester stuff. I kind of annoy myself in the first trimester, either I’m cranky but relieved because I feel like crap, or I’m worried and anxious if I feel good. No totally happy moments for me.. I had been trying to keep up with my old diet, but it’s just not working with the way my stomach has been feeling. I don’t really puke in the first tri, but my stomach is uneasy and most foods that I normally love make me want to hurl. So I’m back to eating diary and bread for now, but hope to get back on the wagon when I’m feeling better.
My first doctor appointment with the OB is March 14th. This will be the longest wait so far in between checks (2 weeks) and I hope I can keep the crazy at bay. I’m generally good provided there is no bleeding (I had some light pink spotting last night that had me a bit freaked, but thankfully went away. I’m thinking it was just irritation from the ultrasound wand).
So, good news! We graduated from the RE and Stanley still looks great!!! About 5 weeks left in the first trimester, one day at a time…