Category Archives: first trimester

>OB appt. – updated with scan pic

>Was so amazing!!! The nugget was moving all around, the doctor said it looked like it was sucking its thumb! It was the first time it really looked baby-shaped. So cool! Will post photo when DW is home and can scan it. Doctor said my EDD is 12/29 based on the baby’s measurements so I also picked up a week. He also said that at this point, the miscarriage risk is less than 5%. Yay! So excited! It was a much happier and more information-filled visit than I was used to with my RE. I liked the OB, too, and he’s not even going to be my regular one. I see her next time. Another happy-making event? I’m DONE with the estrogen shots and progesterone inserts!!! This is the best Monday ever!

Next up:

  • Blood draw and glucose test (early!) 6/19
  • 1st trimester screening 6/25
Here’s the nugget:


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>wacky thoughts

>We watched a Bela Lugosi movie last night called White Zombie in which a young woman was turned into a zombie on her wedding day. By the end, she was back to her old self and I swear to God the first thing that popped into my head was, “Well that can’t be good for the baby-making! Alive, dead, alive again!” The wild and wacky mind of a woman who has struggled with infertility. You people are the only ones with whom I would share that particular weird thought 🙂 Hey, at least I can find some humor in it, right?

I stop the progesterone inserts and estrogen shots on Sunday 6/14! Then I have my first OB visit on 6/15 and first tri screening on 6/25. Time finally seems to be moving again.


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>misc., pg and other

>This is a mish mosh of stuff that I’m wondering about or that is going on.

Bras and pregnancy
So, I’m totally busting out of my current bras (a problem I never needed as I’m decently endowed normally). I’m wondering if I should just go buy new ones that fit, or if there are special bras for pregnancy that kind of “grow” with you, if you know what I mean. I feel like that is probably a stupid question, but before I go investing in new bras, I figured I’d ask. I’m also wondering how often I’ll have to do this. I’m only 2 months along and am already in need!

DW’s uncle passed away last week and we attended the memorial service yesterday. It was really sad. He was 66 and died suddenly of heart failure. There may have been some malpractice involved, which just makes it all the harder.

State of me
I finally threw up this morning. First time! I think it was a combo of m/s and eating my cereal too fast. I didn’t feel sick at all but while I was brushing my teeth a little gagging happened and then there it was. Ew. I practically inhaled my breakfast so I’m going to try to slow it down 🙂


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>graduation (updated with photo)

>We had our last ultrasound with our RE this morning. The nugget looks great and the heart rate was 170 BPM. Only two more weeks on estrogen and progesterone! I made an appointment with the OB for 6/15 and an appointment for the first trimester screening on 6/25. I’m a little bummed that the OB I wanted is on maternity leave so I am starting with another doctor in her office. I also couldn’t tell for sure, but it sounded like they do the old rotating doctor thingy, which I’m not so keen on. I’ll find out when we go on the 15th.

So happy that things are progressing nicely and SO ready to move on to the OB. We took a picture of the u/s screen (stupid old-school machine that doesn’t print) so hopefully it turned out and I’ll share soon.

Go, nugget!

Here’s the pic:


Filed under first trimester, heartbeat, nugget