I have been so tired and honestly have not had the energy to post a follow up. We saw the gestational sac, the yolk sac, the start of a fetal pole and a teeny tiny heartbeat! We actually measured ahead by about 4 days, which was great! We constantly measured behind with Buddha (Love you, Buddha!) and it was always a cause for concern for me. I do have a picture and I promise to post it soon, I just have to find the time to scan it in and upload it.
So far, I have been doing really well. I am exhausted, emotional, hungry and nauseous all at the same time, but I wouldn't trade it for anything. And to be honest, my nausea hasn't even been all that bad. It seems to flare up at night and is pretty light during the day. I did throw up for the first time today, but luckily, I was in the shower so clean up was a breeze, haha.
Ben has been amazing. He always makes sure I have everything I want or could ever need. I'm on pelvic rest still so he has really stepped up helping around the house, which I really appreciate. He has always been helpful, but he has really made the effort to go the extra mile lately.
So you are up to date. I am still spotting a little every day, but it is likely from the progesterone I have to take twice a day, which is known to cause spotting. It's always light pink to brown, so no need for alarm, but I hate it and wish it would stop.
Ben and I are leaving for Columbus, OH on Monday to see Elton John and Billy Joel in concert (AHHH!). My dad is awesome and is nice enough to drive us and my Aunt Terri and Uncle Dan are super awesome and are letting us stay at their house for a few days. I get so tired so easily that it will be really nice to not have to worry about driving at all and I won't have worry about staying at a hotel in an uncomfy bed. We are so ready for this little break from reality!
Please keep us in your prayers as we travel (and pray for the spotting to stop!). As always, leave me a comment or e-mail me with any prayer requests you have for yourself or your family!
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