Monday, August 3, 2009

A little more real

I saw a heartbeat today, and I cried. Then I went out an celebrated by buying a big box of saltines because the morning sickness has settled in. I feel fine when I'm eating, but 10-20 minutes after I stop, I start to feel hungover. I love it.

My husband is always making up names or tossing out as possible baby names some bizarre ones he heard somewhere... Mamalickaboobooday is one. I think we'll call this baby Ishkabibble until we meet him/her in person. It's one of C's favorites, and I like the ring of it. Little Ishka is measuring slightly behind what the RE expected... 6.4 weeks as opposed to the 6.6 they wanted, but not smaller enough to worry. Heart rate was a very healthy 117 bpm. I go back in 10 days for an 8-week u/s and final consult with the RE. If all is still going well, I'll be turned over to the care of my OB from then on.

I picked "my" OB/Gyn last year based on who had an appointment ASAP when we first discovered the root of our IF. I didn't give it much thought. I don't know if I should stick with her or look elsewhere... she seemed nice enough, and competent. I'm not sure how to screen an OB. Any tips on what I should ask or stats I should check? I searched online for the lowest cesarean rate in the area and found a small hospital with a well-regarded birthing center just 20 minutes from my house. Maybe I'll look for an OB wwith priviledges there.

I have a couple of u/s pics from this morning, but they're terribly blurry (I swear they gave me the worst ones of the bunch) so I'm not planning to post them. Maybe I'll get a better shot next week.

Heartbeat plus undeniable morning sickness = I'm pretty convinced I'm pregnant.

9 comments:

Sprogblogger said...

Oh congratulations! Isn't morning sickness wonderfully reassuring? :)

BB said...

Congratulations on seeing your baby! :) From what I have heard... a hospital where you give birth is also very very important (as you might have read, sometimes you might not even end up seeing your OB during birthing)... people harp about a good NICU... so look for doctors affiliated with good hospitals.

Eileen said...

Congratulations mommy! So happy for you. Can't wait to read all about your pregnancy journey.

IrishNYC said...

Congratulations again! I'm so happy for you! Enjoy every single minute of that morning sickness.

I picked my OB/GYN based on the hospital they were affiliated with We don't really have a lot of choices for delivery hospitals, so I wanted to make sure it was one I "approved" of. I also asked friends how they liked their doctor, but ultimately ended up with the one I did because my original OB/GYN dropped my insurance and passed me on to the one I see now. I'm happy with him.

For the morning sickness, I snacked on "Preggy Pop Drops" that I got in Babies R Us (you can find them online, too), and anything sour really helped. Sour Patch Kids candy, sour Skittles, lemonade. Oh, and ice pops, especially lime ones.

Kate said...

The sweetest feeling in the world for an IFer: Morning Sickness.

Congratulations :-)

Lisa said...

I'm so happy for you! There's an award for you waiting on my blog! :)

mekate said...

Heartbeat!!!!!
how magical, oh my my. Yes, it sure sounds like you are pregnant to me!

Thanks so much for the kind offer of the gonal-F. Especially a lucky batch. I think you could donate it to your clinic-- I will not be cycling this month on meds, and still have the follistim/menopur I did not use last time so i am set for now. You are so sweet to offer it. See if it can go to someone with no insurance coverage at all-- I have some for meds just not procedures/monitoring.

So very happy for you with this pregnancy, wonderful wonderful wonderful.

warmly,
kate

PJ said...

YAY! Congrats on seeing the heartbeat!

I emailed you, but totally YES on the GonalF! That's so wonderful of you!

:)

That girl said...

Congratulations! So happy to hear your news. Enjoy.