"Self pity is our worst enemy, and if we yield to it, we can never do anything wise in the world."
- Helen Keller1880-1968, Blind and Deaf Educator

Saturday, October 3, 2009

9 weeks, 5 days- another milestone

I was wanting to post my u/s pics but I can't get my scanner to work. My hubby said he'd work on it but, if I wait for him to fix it, I may never blog again.

The u/s went well- baby is right on target, heart still beating- yippie. I also made it past another milestone. Last time, I developed a blood clot at 9 weeks, 2 days. Well that day came and went- no bleeding. I am so thankful that this pregnancy has been so different from the first, in so many ways.

Like my morning sickness, aka all-day sickness. I have been feeling like yuck yuck all the time and somehow love every minute of it. I went to the acupuncturist on Monday and she did some points to help ease the nausea. It worked like a charm- amazing- and yet I was scared shitless that something was wrong. Finally, on Thursday, the queasy feelings began to creep back in. I've decided that I'd rather be sick than worried.

My first OB appointment is Monday. All I want to know is when can I have another u/s?

I guess the next few milestones for me will be the end of the first trimester and then getting to the 24 week viability point. Last time around, my water broke at 17 weeks, 2 days and Sally Ann was born at 19 weeks. I keep telling others this- past performance has nothing to do with today. I do believe that- I just need to keep reminding myself. I deserve to be happy. I will be a wonderful mother.


onwardandsideways said...

You WILL be a wonderful momma. And this is a whole new ballgame, so keep the wind at your back and your eyes on the prize.

Very happy to hear your u/s went well. It is such a joy to see that little person wiggling around, huh?

End of first trimester is just a little ways away. May the days pass quickly - grow, baby, grow!

Lorraine said...

You're right, of course, about past performance - but it just the fear of a repeat performance that looms over every appointment.

I know there are no guarantees in any of this, but it is wonderful to have some kind of hint that things may not be so bad again. I'm glad you didn't have any clots, that things look good, and that you're happy to have the nausea to reassure you!

Natalie said...

You DO and you WILL. But I find myself holding my breath through milestones too, even though this pregnancy is a totally different one. and yeah... I decided I'd rather be sick than worried, too.

Kami said...

Yes, you will be - and are.

Glad things continue to look well and you are finding ways to enjoy this pregnancy and remind yourself it IS different and there is every potential you will have a live, healthy baby soon.

Cara said...

This is a different experience and yet you are a wonderful mother to both your girls.

Can't wait for the pics!

areyoukiddingme said...

I can tell you from experience - the blood thinners will really ramp up those pregnancy symptoms. It's kind of a good thing though - it's reassuring. I'm glad you made it past a milestone, and I wish you continued good news (and ultrasounds!) at every appointment.

Jane G said...

Delighted to hear that all is well with baby. And you will be a wonderful Mommy!