So I had a consult and ultrasound today and I'm 9 weeks tomorrow. The baby is measuring great and the heartrate was great and I am assured that there is only one baby! I went to see my OB after the peri and he decided to try and use the doppler to hear the heartbeat, even though I'm so early. He actually said he never tries this early, but since I am "so skinny", we may be able to hear it. Have I mentioned how much I love my OB? I'm pretty sure those words and me haven't been in the same sentence since about 7th grade or so. And we heard it. :)
I have a detailed ultrasound scheduled for June 11th and then my cerclage is scheduled for June 25th, right before I am 14 weeks. I am trying not to be nervous about it, but I am. I have to get an epidural for the procedure (not excited about that) and I'll be at the hospital for probably half of the day. I have to rest after the procedure and it usually causes some cramping and spotting, which is really going to freak me out. There is also a 1-2% chance of miscarriage, but I know that the benefits outweigh the risks for me.
My peri explained things really well to me today. She said if there was a scale on the strength of the cervix from 1-10, 10 would be the woman who had a really long labor and it took a ton of contractions for her to dilate, which means she has a really strong cervix. A 6 would be a woman who bragged about having such a quick and easy labor because she dilated so quickly, which really just means her cervix is a little weak. A 1 would be a woman who's baby literally almost just 'falls out' around 16-18 weeks with no warning (sadly I have friends that have had this happen). She said I'm about a 3. Well, not great, but I guess a 3 is better than a 1.
Here is my 9 week bump. Not the easiest to see, but it's pretty obvious in person. In fact, we went to pick up wine today and the lady asked if we both were tasting, then looked at my belly and said 'oh nevermind, I guess you're not tasting'. Haha...I'm totally showing at 9 weeks.
Sunday, May 17, 2009
I'm 8 weeks today! It seems like I just found out the other day, so this pregnancy is going by fast for me, which makes me happy. I've been really really sick this time around...nothing like my other pregnancies. I feel sick pretty much all day and this started around 6 weeks. I haven't actually thrown up, but I feel like it all the time. The last few days haven't been as bad as usual, but I still don't feel great. Definitely not complaining though...I'll take any symptom. I'm just so grateful to be pregnant again. Pretty much everyone that knows thinks I'm having a boy, so I am very curious to see if everyone is right.
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Well, here we are again...pregnant. Moms who have lost a baby sometimes call their next baby their 'rainbow baby', because a rainbow comes after the storm, hence the name of my new blog. The rainbow is also a promise from God, so I am holding on to that. I am currently 7 1/2 weeks pregnant with a due date of December 26th. We had an ultrasound last week and saw the heartbeat, so that was encouraging. My cerclage will be scheduled for the last week in June, and then I will be on modified bedrest, with weekly ultrasounds to check on everything. We are praying for a wonderful Christmas this year. I'm trying to be positive but am freaking out.