January 18, 2012

And I can Relax for another Week

I had my ultrasound today. Baby is doing well. She is now measuring 1 day ahead and I'm officially 11 weeks. Apparently this is also the date my OB will be using because they don't care about ivf dates and instead use LMP. The baby was extremely active and it was really cool to watch. I also finally got a stomach ultrasound! Now I can relax until my NT scan......

January 16, 2012

Where I'm at Now

As you can see, I've changed up my blog. I added a ticker (I was a little worried about doing so) but I always hate going to someone's blog and trying to add in my head where they are currently at in their pregnancy or ttc history.

As far as the pregnancy, I'm feeling pretty good. I've had a few random times where I've thrown up. I'm actually starting to think it's because of my prenatals--I recently switched. I'm also starting to feel less tired then I was previously. So, so far so good. I had my first appointment with my midwife last week. I was pretty underwhelmed. I guess I expected a little more depth to the appointment but it was basically me peeing on a stick to confirm pregnancy. This week, Wednesday, I go back for a dating ultrasound and next week I will go in for my physical (I'm hoping this appointment will be a bit more substantive). I've scheduled our NT scan for the end of the month. So, lots of exciting and terrifying appointments coming up.

I find myself not really remembering that I'm pregnant most days. I only start to get nervous and anxious when I have an ultrasound appointment coming up. So, I'm feeling pretty nervous right now. I guess I'm still waiting for the other shoe to drop. I can't wait to get out of the first trimester. Even though I know it doesn't remove all risk, it's a milestone I'm looking forward to passing and I think my anxiety will lessen a bit. Have I mentioned I'm extremely type A--that probably doesn't help either. I also just ordered a doppler. I've used it once and I think I found a heartbeat. I hope it will be reassuring in the weeks to come.

Other than that, not much is new. I started classes again last week so I'm extremely busy again. This is also my busy time at work...so between that and school my days are pretty full.