Monday, November 16, 2009

Life Goes On

I'm not sure what to write about these days.

I feel a bit like a kid in a candy store, not really believing that my parents let me go in. I've googled a few things about pregnancy, like what kinds of medications I can take and how much do maternity clothes cost anyway? I feel clueless, timid, anxious.

I also feel crampy. Which I've been told is normal. It was really alarming for a few days, but now that it's been going on for over a week, I'm ok with it (not that I LIKE it). So far it is my only symptom, though. Who knew that being pregnant would feel exactly like having my period? The only difference is that the cramps are much more sporadic and feel a bit like indigetstion, too. I think I'd rather have some mild nausea.

So the big question - the ultrasound! The clinic originally told me that they'd schedule an ultrasound for 7 weeks, and when I called to schedule it, my coordinator suggested a date that was 7 weeks 6 days - which is 8 weeks as far as I was concerned, and there was NO WAY I was going to wait that long. I actually had to argue with her about getting it earlier, and she gradually moved up the date until it was 7 weeks 1 day, complaining that that was too early.

Whatever. I am not putting up with this clinic anymore, I am telling them what I want and they are going to do it. I paid a LOT of money for that privilege.

The ultrasound is December 3. Two weeks and three days from now.

Another freaking two week wait, but so worth it this time. Of course I'm terrified of something being wrong, or of having crazy multiples (which seems unlikely since my betas were not crazy high), but I'm so hopeful to see one or two little beans.

And in the meantime, I have to try to get used to saying the "p" word.


  1. I'm sure the nausea will come eventually :).

    It seems like everything happens in two week increments, right? Can't wait to hear about the u/s :).

  2. Isn't it funny how, when we are trying to get pregnant it consumes all of our thoughts, but then when it finally happens we are so stunned that we can't really think of what to say? Hang in there, and enjoy that kid in the candy store feeling!

    Btw, good for you for sticking to your guns with the clinic! Just think, a few more weeks and you graduate to an OB.

  3. Still so excited for you. Glad you were able to get an ultrasound sooner than they wanted. I remember all to well wanting to get in there as soon as possible. Heck, I would still love to have an ultrasound at this point. Congrats again!!

  4. I'm glad you told your clinic what was going to happen. You deserve to have an early ultrasound! I'm so excited for you! The cramps are weird, I never enjoyed them either. Can't wait to read about your ultrasound! Sending you SO much love!

  5. Keep practicing...I'm just now feeling safe saying it. And still haven't told everyone. :-)

  6. Hope this next two week wait goes by quickly.

  7. I can't believe that an RE clinic is making you wait so long, boo for them. good for you for sticking to your guns and making it earlier. at that point you should be able to see a HB! congrats again!

  8. Bring on the morning sickness! So excited for you!


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