Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Freaking Awesome

I just got back from my OB appointment - and it was great. I was pretty nervous at first, I have to admit. I was fine all of the way until I was sitting in the room. Then I started feeling nervous. Usually Aaron has been with me - this is the first doc appointment in maybe a YEAR that he hasn't been there with me! The doc came in, and was very sweet - and talked to me quickly - and said we were going to try and get a heartbeat with the doppler. But - not to fear - if we couldn't hear with the doppler she would take me right over to u/s.

So I held my breath. And she quickly had me listen to my heartbeat. And then shifted a bit, and we heard the baby. I cried a little - and then laughed, which had the doppler make a horrible noise - and then the doc laughed.

Good times.

I've actually LOST a pound - which is shocking to me. We talked quickly about my weight concerns, and she made me feel much better. She even admitted to gaining 60 pounds with her first pregnancy. Oh - and I'm off the progesterone as of today! Hurrah!!!!!!

I scheduled my next appointment for next month, and then my big u/s at 18 weeks. That is on July 7th. I can't believe it is so soon! Of course, we aren't finding out the sex - but it'll be really neat to see the baby looking like a real baby. Only 6 weeks. Seems like time is flying now.

33 comments:

Fertilized said...

CONGRATS!! SO excited for you

Chas said...

Hearing the heartbeat is so wonderful. It's amazing how that little sound gives such relief!

Meghan said...

Glad everything went well. Hearing the heartbeat is just the most amazing thing, I never get tired of it

DD said...

I still get a little weepy when I hear that heartbeat.

And good for you for not finding out the sex. While the curiosity is killing me, it'll be fun to have that ultimate surprise.

Sarah said...

Yay!

Morrisa said...

Awesome update! Glad to hear all is going well!

KatieM said...

Yay for hearing the heartbeat! My doppler last week was so scratchy, but you could definitely make it out =) I'm counting down the days until my BIG u/s too...which is ironically at 18 weeks (18w3d) as well-June 30th. However, we are finding out the sex...I didn't have a preference, but DH feels like it would bring him closer to the baby (although I'm not sure that is possible) while I'm still pregnant since he doesn't get to experience everything I do.

I'm just excited to have an u/s that doesn't just require the dildo cam ;-)

seeryusfam@msn.com said...

NCLM...

Congrats on your pregnancy! I wish you all the best...

Jen said...

Congrats! 6 weeks isn't very far away at all...it's hard to believe how quickly time has flown by. Oh and a doc who gained 60 pounds while pregnant, that's excellent. At least you know that you won't get tons of patronizing weight gain lectures.

Malloryn said...

Congratulations! I'm so glad to hear that everything went well.

K @ ourboxofrain said...

Congrats! I love hearing the heartbeat, even now that I can feel regular movement (it's nice to be reminded that it isn't just my insides shifting). And ditto Jen's comment -- it'll be nice to avoid those generally-unnecessary weight gain lectures. (Do people *really* see pregnancy as a license to eat for two? In my experience, people gain/lose what they're gonna gain/lose.)

Kim said...

Great news - good heart beat and bonus of being down a pound! lol We didn't find out the sexes with the first two and didn't want to with #3 - but he has other plans. Apparently flashing was something he learned in-utero! Don't tell him but I preferred finding out in the delivery room! So happy for you! NCLM

Hokie said...

I love IVF success stories!

That is VERY exciting. I hope I lose weight when I get pregnant - kidding! I meant the heartbeat of course...

Hope said...

It must be exciting to hear that heartbeat, makes it all more real! Love success stories of women who have struggled. Congrats!!

shawna said...

It all sounds so exciting! I am so glad that you got to hear the heartbeat. It must have done wonders for your nerves.

Kenya said...

Sounds great CeCe

amysue said...

Yay! I love hearing all this great news. I'm unable to knit for a bit but will resume my task as soon as I can!

Lucia said...

Freaking awesome indeed. I remember the moment well, with both kids, and I had no trouble getting pregnant.

A big-time belated happy anniversary to you too! I still feel that way about Grant after 27 years.

ms.bri said...

Here from NaComLeavMo. Very happy for you! Hope you get less tired soon.

Geohde said...

Cece,

That IS awesome :)

J

Momma Mary said...

Yay! Yay! Yay! Great news!

Sam said...

Wow - how exciting! Not having children myself and being deaf - I am wondering what this sounds like? Is it a low sound, high, fast, slow...? Can you explain!?

Wishing 4 One said...

Very cool!!! Glad it went so well. I so wish to hear a heartbeat(s) inside me soon, other than my own! (((hugs)))

kcmarie122 said...

So glad your appointment went so well! How amazing to hear that sweet little sound!

Congrats!

Wishing you lots of patience until the next ultrasound!

seriously? said...

Here through NaComLeavMo. Congrats! Wishing you all the best.

Calliope said...

hurrah for being OFF the progesterone!

so glad it was such a good ob visit.

& because I am trying to be an Iron commenter at least ONCE I am flashing you the Nacomleavmo gang symbol now

momofonefornow said...

Congratulations! There is nothing better than hearing your baby's heart beating. Someone bought me one of those fetal heart monitor things when I was pregnant. Huge waste of money! We never could tell if we ere hearing his heartbeat or not. The one at the docs office is awesome though. Congratulations!

B Boys Mom said...

How wonderful!!!! I gain 60 pounds each time and I have 4 kid's. I lost it each time. Just enjoy.

La La said...

Yaaay for little heartbeats! I know exactly the horrible sound you are talking about, I shifted my body a little while the doc was listening to the wee one's heartbeat's last time and it about deafened us. Yikes.

Baby Step said...

This is great news! God, NCLM has kept me so busy I can barely keep up with the blogs I usually swing by.

Mme. Meow said...

Good luck to you and yay for not finding out the sex. It really is so much fun when you find out :o)

(here through NaComThingy)

~S said...

that's awesome that you got to hear your baby, how amazing.

JuliaS said...

Congrats on a great visit!

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