That’s right, it’s been that long already.
I went in Thursday August 22nd at 8am to do one final ultrasound with my RE. The tech did some exploring before the doctor came in to be 100% sure that there was just one little gummy bear in there. There was definitely only one. We saw a big sac with one baby, that already closely resembles a baby. It was amazing. I love seeing the baby and the heartbeat…..just wow at 179 beats per minute! But the exact moment that I feel in love was when I saw my little gummy bear wiggle. That’s right it moved!!!! I saw the little arms waving and the head bobbing. It literally made me gasp it was so beautiful. The doctor even said “well if that isn’t the cutest baby I’ve ever seen, look at all of the movement, and it’s so photogenic too!” I choose to believe he doesn’t say that to everyone, because darn if I don’t believe it was the cutest baby I’ve ever seen as well. Although, I may be a little biased. After the appointment, I sat down with the nurse and got my graduation packet. There was information to continue taking one estrace and two endometrin daily until September 1st. I was also told to schedule and appointment with an OBGYN by 10 weeks. Well, I am one step ahead of them and scheduled an appointment for Wednesday August 28th. So, I asked for some discharge information to pass on to my OBGYN. I also got some information on early pregnancy…..lol as if I haven’t researched early pregnancy symptoms for the last 6 years. It was still a bittersweet moment to say goodbye to the most amazing doctor I’ve ever met. He listened to our concerns, modified treatment plans based on our history, and never stopped modifying until he saw progress. I truly attribute our success to his perseverance and attention to our case. I hugged him and told him to expect to see us back when we are ready to try again. He asked us to drop in so he can see the progress of the pregnancy and to please bring in a picture when we finally meet our little gummy bear. It’s sad that REs put all of this work into getting women pregnant and don’t get to see the progression beyond the first 10-12 weeks.
I am just so unbelievably grateful to finally get to say that I am pregnant and that the baby is healthy. I loved the wording on the discharge paperwork “viable singleton pregnancy.”
-nausea (extreme if I don’t eat)
-lack of an appetite (tummy growls, but I have such an aversion to most foods)
-exhaustion and muscle aches
-minimal abdominal cramps
-shortness of breathe