I am pretending that my appointment this past Monday was my first prenatal appointment. The whole gang came with me to my doctors appointment. We scheduled the next appointments, she wrote orders for my blood work, and she did an abdominal ultrasound.
The babe is measuring well. By my count I was 8 weeks 2 days, and by CRL (crown to rump length) he was 8 weeks exactly. The 2 day variance is normal (they consider up to 5 days normal) and could be explained by my short menstrual cycle. The heart beat was strong, and we were able to hear it which was exciting.
The kids didnt know what what going on, until I showed them on the screen and explained that Mommy was going to have a baby. Elliott’s eyes lit up, and he smiled a HUGE happy smile. He insisted on having a copy of the US picture for his room. Spencer was indifferent as a 2 1/2 year old would be 🙂
I will be 9 weeks on Friday, Aug 31st. This week makes me feel a little nervous since last time our baby stopped growing at 8 weeks 6 days, although we didnt discover that until 11.5 weeks along. And while I know in my logical mind that it is not reasonable to think a loss would happen again, and certainly not at the exact same time. My emotional mind is taking the reigns these days…
Regardless, we are moving along! I requested another appointment for 2 weeks–just to put my mind at ease. To line up with the blood work and next steps–I go back in 2.5 weeks. It feels like forever! But, there is no reason to suspect anything will go wrong. I still feel crappy with pregnancy sickness. I havent had any spotting or cramps. And the babe has a strong heartbeat and is growing according the US.