A blog about babies: the babies I lost, the babies I never had, the baby who made me a Mama.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

9 weeks; or, A Happy Day

I've been feeling a little poorly in the tummy today, which explains the delay in updating on this morning's appointment as well as the brevity of this post.

Today was great! Smudgie looked wonderful in there--perfect, the new OB said. He was measuring 8 weeks 6 days (we're 9 weeks today, so that's great) and had a speedy, amazing heart rate of 175 bpm which we got to hear again (love that sound). He still looked more like a blob or a slug than anything recognizable as a person, but the doctor pointed out where his head is and where his tail/feet must be. And we saw him move! He did this little convulsive shimmy, like he's trying to grow faster for us. Keep going, Smudgie!

We really, really liked the doctor we met today. She was kind and laid-back, which was great. She took lots of time to talk with us before and after the scan and was extremely understanding of our anxiety. We're very happy with this practice and wound up canceling the second appointment--I really didn't want another pap smear, breast exam, etc. So we have an OB!

I cried in the exam room while I was waiting for the doctor and nurse to reappear. And I couldn't look at the screen until the doctor told me everything was fine. I don't know when or if I'll ever head into an ultrasound feeling anything less than utter dread. I do so hope I get the chance to find out.

Next appointment (bloodwork and a quickie u/s) is in a week. We're going to tell our parents this weekend.

Thank you, thank you, thank you for this baby. I'll do everything I can to help him grow big and strong.

19 comments:

  1. SO, so happy you had a great ultrasound and found an OB you liked. next ultrasound smudgie will look like a baby - it's amazing.

    Congrats!! Have a good time telling your parents!

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  2. I'm glad you had a good day, and I'm thrilled to see you are feeling positive enough about this pregnancy to add little Smudgie's due date to your blog.

    Keep going lady; you're doing a fabulous job!

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  3. Yay, so glad everything went well with your appointment!

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  4. So awesome!!!! I hope you're feeling a little less poorly, too!

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  5. Awesome!!!! I'm so very happy that you are in this place :)

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  6. I'm so glad Smudgie looks good and that you're so happy with your doctor!

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  7. So glad everything went so swimmingly! Wow, 9wks already! Grow smudge grow!

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  8. Fantastic news-- I can't wait to hear how it goes when you tell the parents!!!!!!! <3

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  9. Yaaay lil smudgie! Great heart rate. Sooo glad you had a great ultrasound today. I've done most of my appts on Fridays and those made the weekends sweeter, not to mention more relaxing : o)

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  10. so glad you found an OB you liked and that all is looking good :)

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  11. I'm just SOOOO happy for you! I can't even describe!

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  12. Happy, happy, HAPPY day! I am so thrilled for you, Slopie.

    And YIP on only having to wait ONE WEEK until the next appt. I like this OB. :) xoxo

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  13. Tears!! I love this strong little baby, just keep growing :)

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  14. So glad you had a great appointment AND you found an OB you like! Two great things.

    Keep growing strong, little Smudgie!

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  15. I LOVE hearing about your wonderful ultrasounds, Sloper! It makes me so, so happy, my friend. Cheers to uneventful end to your 1st trimester. It's SO close. I can't wait to read the post when that day comes. Enjoy and savor telling your parents this weekend :). xoxo

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