Friday, April 18, 2008

So... the date will never make sense

The ultrasound today (we actually got to bring home a picture) showed me measuring seven weeks 1 day. This makes sense with my hormone levels and symptoms last week. But it doesn't make sense with the start of my last menstrual period. Given my history of irregular cycles the difficulty in dating didn't phase the nurse practitioner or midwife. And other aspects of my exam today confirmed the seven week date, so... it will never make sense, but we'll go with that. Which means... due date... December 4th.

As I found out that I got into Vanderbilt on February 8th, 2008. And I found out we are pregnant on April 8, 2008. Who wants to put money on a birth date of December 8, 2008? I'm not really superstitious, it would just be cool. This is truly a charmed year.

Everything looked good at the appointment today. We spent quite a bit of time with a nurse practitioner on a health history and on pregnancy education. They gave us a goodie bag too. I had a full pelvic exam and breast exam and they took something like 8 vials of blood. I met with one of the midwives briefly, one who was primary on a birth of an acquaintance, actually a birth in which my sister assisted. She was charming. She's going to look into midwives in the Nashville area for us.

So, we saw the baby again today. We saw the heart beating again today. And I puked this morning! I hate vomiting; it has been a rare part of my life story. But, once I got over it, I've been happy about it the rest of the day!

So, right now, I believe it. We are pregnant. Wow.

11 comments:

Sneaksleep said...

Your face in the photo from the previous post says it all! I am sooo happy for you. And you know, if it IS born on December 8th, that's also Bodhi Day, the celebration of Buddha's enlightenment. It would be a very charmed day indeed!

KnittinPreacher said...

You look so thrilled! December 8th would be amazing for you!

How do they know exactly how many days? That's impressive!

PK said...

Somehow... I can almost... almost imagine you smiling... even as you puked. I know that sounds strange... but I've got a gut feeling (no pun intended)... that the smile was there... even if it didn't feel like it at the time.

Wyldth1ng said...

I just happy for you.

esperanza said...

Hooray for puking. Well, for what the puking means, anyway. And even more hooray for that teeny tiny little heart beating away. What a lovely sign.

LittleMary said...

maybe someday i will be so excited about puking:) you make me laugh!

Juniper said...

more woo hoos coming your way! and that PHOTO is so GORGEOUS! thanks for sharing it.

Magdalene6127 said...

Yeah, Juniper's right. Gorgeous, happy. Praise God.

Rev SS said...

Love the picture, and I'm putting my money (and my prayers) on Dec 8!

Desert Mama said...

i know someone who said she had never been happy to puke until she was pregnant (also after awhile with infertility, actually). Then, she couldn't help but smile.
Glad you are able to believe and enjoy it now.

Jon said...

This is very interesting. It didn't happen with us, but I know many women have spotting even after becoming pregnant? For Emily, first trimester kind of sucked and then the second one was better. It will be interesting to hear your experience.