Well, I’d be surprised that I still have any blood left…..I hate getting blood taken and they must have taken about 5 viles! And…I typically pass out if I don’t lie down, but they didn’t have a bed available (this was just the lab at Pennsylvania Hospital)-however, I did well The lab tech was great….almost painless!
Took two urine tests!
Went into the doctors suite before all of the above though…..got a sense as to what I’ll look like in December! Wow….lots of mammas ready to pop! Went back for initial interview with a nurse, then met the doctor in his office-LOVE HIM! So nice and reassuring…..then had the EXAM…pap, breast, etc…..then the ultrasound! I asked them if thye’d really be able to see anything since I was only 6 weeks (which the dr said he would have rather have waited to see me at 8 weeks just to make sure that all is still well in 2 weeks-he brought up the 20% miscarriage rate up until 8 weeks…..now very worried and nervous….told him I’ve been on such a rollercoaster..now that I’m happy, I hope nothing goes wrong! He said…look on the POSITIVE side….80% do NOT miscarry! So..we’ve got 2 weeks to wait!) and there it was….a small little bean. That’s it! But, he gave us pics of the ultrasound. Within the next two weeks, it really will grow and it will be about the size of a silver dollar on the ultrasound then. I’m going back in two weeks-4/25 to have the next scan and by then, he’ll have my blood work and urine lab work results in. They ran, since they heard I had cats….they usually come up in some type of conversation-a test to screen for toxoplasmosis (something like that) that you can get from scooping litter. Most women have had this already and it is just brushed off as a flu or virus. Not harmful unless your pregnant.
So…the next two weeks will be a waiting game…I knew that I’m still early and that I could miscarry but hearing it from a DR made it more scary. I just want it all to be fine…there haven’t been any miscarriages in my family..I’m hoping all is fine! Still going ahead and telling my parents this weekend! Saturday when my mom opens her bday gifts (which really is today) she’ll open one extra…same with my dad…..trick will be to get them to open them together…..they’ll open up the bibs Now, we’ll have the ultrasound pics to show as well! Even though it’s just the size of a lima bean! Oh..as we walked out after meeting again with the Dr after the ultrasound to go over my LIST of questions, he gave us a First Pregancy book...very nice, current and thorough
Well, that about covers today…..hope the afternoon flies by as do the next two weeks!