Hi everyone! Sorry I have been away for awhile, I did do a couple posts on the "February 2011 Babies" board, but basically I've been preoccupied with morning sickness. It started on the holiday weekend, with extreme nausea throughout the day, with sporadic bouts of headaches and vomiting
. It doesn't help that my husband has been out of the country since June 29th and we don't really have family or close friends out here.
But I've started to feel better and have made some changes to my diet and my medication schedule that have made it more bearable.
I'm so behind with everyone, so no personals until I can catch up on all the reading. But I do hope that everyone is doing well and taking good care of themselves.
I did get to catch PA_FAs post earlier and as I read it I thought I was reading my own thoughts:
PA_FA wrote:I just want to make sure my baby is ok. I have this totally irrational fear that I'll miscarry. I have no clue why I think that since it has never happened to me. I mean heck, I have never been able to get pregnant. I just have a hard time believing that I can really be this lucky. I really just want another scan. This is horrible. UGH...do you think we'll all feel better when we can feel the baby/babies moving every day?
I've been feeling that way for the past week or so, you would think the morning sickness would be my reassurance but not being able to see, hear, or feel them, I just want to make sure they're okay and doing well. So, last week I called my OB and asked what can be done for a highly-anxious, IVF veteran, first-time pregnant desperate woman and she agreed to have me meet her at her other office this Thursday for a U/S. (I'll be 9 1/2 weeks. Otherwise I wasn't scheduled for an U/S until Week 20!) I knew I liked her!
I'm going to talk to her about what I can do for the future because once a month appts is too few for me.
Also, I want to thank everyone for their feedback, comments, and opinions regarding my questions on screening and diagnostic testing. My husband and I decided to go ahead with the screening since it's non-invasive and would give us information plus an extra U/S, however it turns out that the scheduling didn't work out. The screening happens between Week 11- Week 13 Day 6. And that is exactly the time frame that I will be out of town and the tech only does the screening U/S every other Tuesday. Oh well. My OB says that we can screen during the second trimester as well with a Level II U/S.
So, despite my unfounded fears, anxiety, and nervousness - I'm assuming my little embryos are growing big, strong, and healthy! And I'm glad that I only have to wait until Thursday morning to take a peek at them. Everyday, I hold my lower abdomen and quietly say, "Grow embryos grow" and "Healthy happy babies"!!