...to the OB! YAY! I got released from my RE today and have my first appt with my OB on Monday! I am so excited. I love my new(ish) OB and can't wait to see her again. She listened to me when my prior OB brushed me off, referred me to an RE and now, a few months later, here we are!
So obviously, I had my last appt with our RE today. We got to see AND hear Baby's heartbeat! I cried. The ::whoosh whoosh whoosh:: was such an amazing sound. I laid on the table and just thanked God over and over again for such a blessing. We got to see Buddha's heartbeat, but never got to hear it, so that moment was just so unreal to me. Ben was smiling so hard I thought his face might crack. Baby is still measuring 4 days ahead which moves my due date up to February. We are having a little love bug! I lost 7 pounds from last Tuesday until today, but it didn't seem to concern my RE or his nurse, I just have to make sure I am getting enough protein and water in a day and I'm good. My blood pressure looked awesome (but it always does), so that was also not a concern. I am still on pelvic rest, but that is no biggy. Ben is really helping me so much every day and picking things up where I am not able to. The only "bad" news (if you can call it that) is I am not allowed to go to camp next week. I have gone the last 2 years and really enjoy going, but this year neither one of my Dr's think it is in my best interest or the best interest of Baby to go to camp, so home we will stay.
We are both so over the moon excited right now. I know we still have a long road ahead, but I am starting to let myself enjoy this pregnancy more and more. My symptoms still come and go as they please and that is just fine.
Monday I was in the shower, rinsing my hair, thinking about our trip to Columbus (more to come on that next post) and then, all of a sudden, I barfed all.over.the shower. I yelled for Ben, who ran to the bathroom to find me naked, soaking wet and covered in vomit. So sexy, right? Luckily, the water was still running so we rinsed all the vomit down the drain, I got re-washed and rinsed and then he bleached the shower after I got out.
This morning, it struck again. I was brushing my teeth, thinking about our U/S, wondering what I am going to do this weekend and up comes a familiar feeling. I start dry heaving in the sink (all while crying because it hurt so bad). Poor Ben always just stands there and rubs my back and talks me through it all. I seriously dry heaved for a good 5 minutes before I could catch my breath. But from then on, today has been smooth sailing. I'll take the worst nausea, fatigue, barf sessions-anything, as long as it leads to a healthy baby.
So now you are caught up! Ben and I went to see Elton John and Billy Joel on Tuesday night in Columbus and had an AMAZING time. We had the best trip, my aunt and uncle were so accommodating, my dad took us anywhere and everywhere we wanted to go, we ate at some amazing restaurants and just really enjoyed ourselves. I'll post more on that whole trip next time, but right now, it's time for a NAP!
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