Houston, we have a heartbeat.
10 weeks 1 day.
I managed to work myself into such a tizzy this morning that I had elevated blood pressure, left with a massive headache and am now so tired I could fall asleep here at the kitchen table and it's barely 11am.
Turns out I was worrying for nothing.
Everything is fine.
Btw, this was NOT an actual ultrasound appt, this was just my first prenatal appt, so the ultrasound WAS NOT ACTUALLY THE MAIN EVENT.
Honestly the ultrasound was crap, it was one of those tiny portable ones and she did an abdominal ultrasound without my bladder being full. I couldn't see a damn thing, though Dom says the little bugger was moving around like crazy =)
But I don't really care because I got to hear the heartbeat on the Doppler.
And I cried.
I have got to stop crying in Dr.'s offices.
Even happy tears are embarrassing.
Huge difference between these appts and the RE appts, they did no measuring of the baby at all. We had a heartbeat and that was all anyone was concerned with.
Guys, I feel LIKE A FERTILE. Is this how pregnant women with no fertility issues get treated? It's so...lax. It's like you're pregnant, congratulations, here's a packet of info, there's the heartbeat, see you in a month. Less pampering, less specialized care, not sure how I feel about it.
Anyway, next up is my appt with my midwives who will be assisting with my home birth IF ALL CONTINUES ON THE PATH OF FANTASTICNESS in the next week or so. I should get to hear a heartbeat once again...can't wait!
Aw look, there it is...actual excitement, it worked it's way in through the layers of grief and anxiety...at least for a moment, no guarantees on it lasting ;-)