Yesterday we had our heartbeat ultrasound. I was terrified. I didn’t sleep hardly at all the night before. I woke up cranky and irrationally angry. My husband didn’t understand why I was so upset at first. He was so confident everything was going to be okay.
And it was. Blobby has a heartbeat, 160 bpm. We got to see and hear it. S/he’s measuring right along perfectly. I was 7w3d by last menstrual period and s/he measured 7w5d. The doctor was great and we didn’t have a room full of interns this time. The doc called hubby “dad” which made him light up. I’m so glad he was able to be at that appointment. And they gave us copies of a couple of the ultrasound photos to take home for the first time. I sent scans to my parents and my mother-in-law who were all thrilled to see them.
And I have graduated from the Acute Care Clinic to the regular OB. Next week I go in for the four hour hospital OB orientation. They are treating me like a regular pregnant woman now.
Tomorrow my husband has his foot surgery. I am pretty stressed about taking care of him during the recovery period. He will be home, on the couch pretty much, for a month. I’ll be doing everything for him. I’ve done it before but not while pregnant. My energy has been so low, I’m scared about having enough. I actually asked people on Facebook for help with meals, which I don’t normally do. But I couldn’t say it was because I’m pregnant so not surprisingly I have gotten very little response. But any help is greatly appreciated. And my mother-in-law is coming back out for a few days next weekend to help too.
My new big goal is to work on my fitness. Obviously I can’t go crazy but I need to be a bit more active. There is a small pond in our housing complex with a path around it. I have no idea how long the walk is but it’s a decent little walk. I figure if I make at least one loop around every day that will be really good for me. And when the weather is good and I feel up to it, two or three loops would be great. I have yet to break out the prenatal yoga DVD that I bought during optimistic times, but I have a feeling my MIL will be having me do some yoga when she’s here. I want a healthy pregnancy and I want to be healthy when this baby gets here. Now that I’m actually starting to believe this baby is really going to be here one day.