Blog posting will probably be far and few between for the next couple weeks if I continue to feel the way I have been feeling. The minute Andrew goes down for a nap, I have been crashing too. In fact, an hour before his nap time, I find myself staring at the clocking, willing it to tick away! So Tired!
As exhausting as it is, it's a great sign that things are moving along as they should be.
We had our initial doctor's appointment Tuesday afternoon. It involved a pelvic US and while everything looked great, I am not as far along as we expected. I thought I was around 7 weeks and turns out I was measuring right at 4 weeks, 5 days as of Tuesday. (It's crazy to me that they can be that specific). So I'm 5 weeks along now and while I don't know that I would have originally shared the news had I known that, I'm glad I did. Who knows... the extra prayers could just be making all the difference :)
Side note: I know people mean well, and I do appreciate concerns, but if one more person tells me I shouldn't have shared this early, I may scream. Yes, I'm painfully aware of what could happen, thank you!
The midwife I saw on Tuesday was wonderful! She took over an hour with me before sending me off to labs to discuss all of my worries and concerns. To ease them all, she put in an HCG count along with the rest of my labs and a repeat after 48 hours to make sure they were doubling. I got those results in this morning.. they are more than doubling and on the higher side of average. Amen!
Also, since that was supposed to be the US where we could hear the heartbeat, and she knew how much hearing that heartbeat would ease my fears, she set us up for another one in about 3 weeks. We go back in on July 1st to hear that sweet sound. While I know it's still possible, chances of miscarrying go down to under 5% once you do hear the heart beating. I'm looking forward to that reassurance!
So thank you, Ms. Woffard at WBAMC, for caring. That attribute is not as common as it should be. Now, if you'll excuse me, I still have a good hour and 1/2 left of nap time and the house is already as clean as it's gonna get. I think I'll rest my eyelids.