Monday, May 21, 2012

A twitchy gummi bear

That's what my husband said after our ultrasound on Friday: "omg, there's a twitchy gummi bear in there!"

(sorry for the posting delay - we went away for the weekend after our appointment on Friday.)

We were 8w6d for the appointment on Friday. He's grown a bunch - about 3/4" long, all four limbs visible, and every 90 seconds when he wakes up, he twitches. So very cool - and unexpected: we've never had a good second ultrasound so we didn't realize we'd see movement already. Heartbeat is 177bpm and he's measuring exactly on target.

So relieved. Of course immediately after the appointment I fall back into that weird, abstract world where the fact that I'm pregnant seems hard to believe since there's no real external validation. My symptoms are minor - primarily that I feel queasy if I don't eat every 2 hours. I'm finally sleeping better, which is awesome, and at least partly due to the improvement in my allergies.

(incidentally I went to visit my doc to ask about allergy meds, and told her I occasionally used but dislike my netipot. She recommended trying the Neilmed nasal rinse system which I have to admit is much easier and less like water boarding yourself. I use it in the shower and it rinses all the gunk out.)

Next appointment is with my ob, on May 31. We deliberately did our first two ultrasounds with the RE because the second ultrasound was the bad one for our first two pregnancies, and we wanted to change things up this time around. :) but I've traded email with my
Ob and he's super excited for us.

My tummy has been getting smaller as I wean off the dexamethasone (only one more tiny dose on Wednesday) which is ironic. I look less pregnant now, but it should make it easier to tell when my belly starts growing.

And Saturday will mark the end of the IM shots of progesterone and estradiol valerate. Very exciting! Lovenox continues to 6/9 along w suppositories.

Sending love out there to those who need it. There are a lot of pregnant ladies out there but also some sad setbacks, and you're all in my thoughts.


  1. What a fantastic heartbeat! I am so happy that everything is moving along wonderfully and your symptons are very mild, that is awesome!

  2. I just stumbled on your blog. Congrats on the second ultrasound. I'm anxiously awaiting my first next week!

  3. So very excited for you! I remember this time clearly last December and it is such a wonderful feeling to know it worked! :) But believe me, even now at 30 weeks, I still have a hard time believing I am really pregnant. I have a belly, a baby that moves and I doppler every day to check the heart rate, and I still cannot believe that we will have a little baby in our arms soon enough. It is still so surreal. Enjoy the pregnancy - it goes by so very fast!

  4. A twitchy gummy bear! Fantastic! I'm so happy for you!!!

  5. so excited for you :) sorry didn't get back to you about lunch :( work has been hectic.. sigh!! i will email you soon xoxo

  6. Such wonderful news! So so happy for you. Enjoy every moment!

  7. Yeah! Many prayers to a healthy gummi bear!
    Have a Suneday!