Wow, I haven't posted in awhile! We've had 2 appts with Dr. Lesorgen since I've updated. On 2/15 we had another ultrasound and the baby was beautiful! He/she is starting to look like a baby, not just a blob. We saw the arms/legs, it was amazing! The hpm was a strong 170 and it was still as amazing as the first time to hear. The baby was measuring one day ahead, which is great and measured 17mm! Amazing what a difference a day makes!
We also went to our graduating visit with my RE on 2/25. We had to wait a little extra time because I wasnt told that my ultrasound was external, so I had to fill my bladder...boy in the end I was about to explode! I couldnt believe that the baby was already big enough to be seen externally and hear the heartbeat again :-) Again it was a strong 170bpm. We didn't get to see much this time since external is much harder to see and with a little extra, I'm sure its tougher, but I saw the flicker of the heartbeat and heard it, so I didnt care about much else! He/she was measuring 26mm, again one day ahead of schedule! So, after all went well, including my prog level, though I am weary, I graduated to my reg OB. Don't get me wrong, I will forever be thankful to Dr. Lesorgen and Linda, well and I guess Christine (the U/S tech), and I love them, I just wanted to be able to be a "normal" pg patient. Of course the person that made this all possible is God and I thank him every day. On Monday 3/3 I will have my first appt with Dr. Rauthauser, so I will keep you updated.
For now, I'm simply nauseous, hungry, tired, etc. I've been vomiting a lot, but hopefully it will get better. My heartburn is not too bad and I hope it doesnt get any worse! But it doesnt matter, I will do it for this baby!
Friday, February 8, 2008
Well, we got to see our baby today! It was absolutely amazing! We got to see the little flicker of the heartbeat and we also got to hear it! It was a good 130 beats/min and Derek says it sounded like a train according to Derek. The baby is measuring right on schedule and is 8mm long. It was truly phenomal. The gift of life that God gives us is truly incredible!