Well today we had our third ultrasound. I have to tell you guys, I am literally on cloud 9 right now!! Remember, at first I was only cautious about my positive test, and then cautiously optimistic, and then terrified after my first ultrasound, followed by cautiously optimistic after the second and then followed by a whole lot of sick-sick-sick with pretty much no emotion. But today? Now? I am REALLY AND TRULY EXCITED!!!
Why, you might ask?
Well, this helped.
Seriously, the appointment was amazing. The baby was just RIGHT THERE, dancing around, kicking, punching and just being alive and doing things! At one point I think I said, "It's a little life."Which, retrospectively, sounds entirely cheesy, but now it's not just a little blob, it's a little, moving baby. MY baby. Our baby. Holy shit. I am officially excited.
Oh, and the doctor had been measuring the baby five days behind my estimated due date based on ovulation. Today, she said "Ok, ok, I'll give it to you. You're right..." And she moved my due date back to my original estimate of Halloween. My husband said, "Do you feel validated now?" Yep, honey, I do.
The rest of the appointment went well. She offered me some Zofran for the nausea, which I refused. I think I'd rather just deal with it naturally and don't need extra side effects of any medication right now. I also told her about getting so sick after the horse races. I told her as a joke. But she looked at me like I was crazy and said, "Um, how about you don't do anything like that any more? that is WAY too much! Just stay close to home." Thank you doctor, for validating my extreme fatigue and laziness.
I'm going to call and schedule our NT scan for sometime between 12-14 weeks. The scan will be 3D - is this typical?? - and they will give us a prediction on gender! Woo! So excited!
Anyways, that's where I'm at right now, super excited, feeling that "high" that I expected to get when I first got the pregnancy test, and just oh-so-happy. I'm going to enjoy this feeling.