Monday, June 09, 2008

Ultrasound update

I had a very bad feeling going into this ultrasound for two reasons: (1) some weird cramping I'd been having and (2) my lack of debilitating, soul-crushing, will-to-live-ending nausea. So I steeled myself for the worst, and when the ultrasound cam was first showing nothing but endometriomas, I wasn't even that surprised. I mean, hey, maybe the embryo had implanted in my appendix or something.

But then there it was -- one clearly visible sac, and then a clearly visible heartbeat. The stats: heartrate of 130, measuring perfectly on target at 7w1d. Due date: 1/25/09. I hate January, so it would be nice to have something good happen then. My husband's flights were cancelled yesterday and then again this morning (fucking Midwestern weather), so he actually got to go to the appointment with me.

While in the waiting room, I did read Conceive magazine, and, let me tell you, I really wished it was Infertile Whore.

Regarding my nausea, it comes in waves and prompts vomiting about once a day. I occasionally feel totally fine, particularly if I've just had a cup of genmaicha green tea, which sounds disgusting and which you're really not supposed to drink while pregnant because it interferes with folate absorption or something, but it works magic on my tummy. I feel worst in the late afternoon/evening and best in the early afternoon. On the HG boards, some women have HG hit them as late as 8w, but I'm crossing my fingers that I just have normal m/s, which is NOTHING compared to HG. I realize it's annoying to have people say shit like that -- like, "Oh, I'm sorry you have a cold; I also felt bad when I had CANCER." But that's what I feel like right now, just comparing my experience now to my experience last time around.

Next up: I am scheduled for a CVS on July 2.

10 comments:

Jess said...

Glad things are looking good!!!

TLB said...

Wheeee! So glad things are going well--both the lively little sac and the regular, non-soul-crushing m/s. So*ren is well on his way to having an adorable sibling.

Kim said...

Good news!!! Congrats! Glad to hear the m/s is manageable.

Kymberli said...

I'm so glad to read that things are looking well! I hope the m/s isn't too hard on you!

Heather said...

Congratulations!!!

My Reality said...

:)

Brando said...

Congratulations! I wish I was in IC so I could toast you in person and smoke stinky celebration cigars with your husband in your backyard.

Larisa said...

Wow! Glad things look good so far.

Thalia said...

oh sounds fabulous. Phew! And phew re the vomiting too, let's hope it stays that way.

Still Standing Strong in A Bloom of Hope. said...

Good to hear that you love Infertile Whore! :) I designed it whilst Jen was the brainchild behind it all! :)

I have endometriosis as well. I just found out, actually and had them removed. :(

Anyway, good to know that things are looking positive for you..