Monday, December 21, 2009

2 More days 'til Our 1st Ultrasound!!!

Finally!!! The week of our first ultrasound has arrived!!! It's been 18 LONG days since we first learned that IVF #2 worked and now our appointment is just two short days away!! This waiting has felt like an eternity. I am just so anxious to see our little miracle with my own eyes!!

For most of this wait I haven't been feeling very "pregnant." The only real symptom of note has been fatigue. (But who isn't tired during the winter when it's freezing cold outside and the days are the shortest of the year?) I did throw up one morning but I'm convinced that was because I took some vitamins on an fairly empty stomach which could make anyone sick. Since then I have had no real nausea to speak of. I have been hungrier, but that ALWAYS happened around the holidays!! I've mostly just felt like myself, which is what made me the most nervous.

I know in early pregnancy a lot of women really feel nothing, and its completely normal. I also know I should be grateful, and I am, for the lack of unpleasant symptoms. It's just a little unnerving to have very little physical reminders of this newly established pregnancy especially when I knew my sister to be VERY aware of her 3 pregnancies during the first trimester. She was sick daily practically the whole way through the first 12 weeks, so there was no doubt about whether she was still pregnant.

Me, on the other hand, not so much...which is great, but also fills my mind with question marks! I almost went out the other day to buy a home pregnancy test just to take it so I could see the confirmation, "yes you're still pregnant, Cilla!" Feeling like that might be going overboard, I opted not to.

Over the weekend, things started changing and I'm FINALLY starting to feel a little bit more "pregnant." It's my boobs that are giving it away!!! They are SO SORE, HUGE and very HEAVY! I'm normally a DDD size, so you can imagine what I'm dealing with now that they're even BIGGER! Yikes! Rolling over in bed has become a painful operation unless I'm very careful. I'm busting out of my bras and when I take them off at the end of the day it's like nothing I've ever felt before. I feel like gravity is working overtime on just those two parts of my body. Ouch!! It's wonderful!! It means that I really am pregnant and that my body's going through the changes I have been wanting so long for!

13 comments:

  1. YAY I am so excited to hear the results of your ultrasound!!! I can't wait!! What a great early Christmas present! I know what you mean about symptoms -- even now I don't have a whole lot of them. Just a general queasy feeling and the growing boobs (which is awesome for me b/c I barely fill an A cup, so you can imagine how happy I am lol).

    I know it's gonna be a busy time but try and post if you can!!! I will be checking! =)

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  2. I am so relieved that you talked about your lack of symptoms. I am 5 weeks pregnant (I haven't announced it on my blog- it's a secret), and I haven't felt different at all. Maybe a little more fatigued...

    I can't wait to hear about your ultrasound!!!

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  3. WooHoo! I'm so excited that u/s week is finally here! I can't wait to hear how it goes! I'm living vicariously through you for another week! :-)

    I had to laugh at the boob comments. I'm a DDD, too, and have started to feel that same bustnig to get out at the end of the day feeling. I'm not sure if my boobs are actually tender or if it's just that they're outgrowing the bra! LOL! Either way, the thought of anything larger than DDDs has me a bit stunned, grateful, but stunned! :-)

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  4. Glad the bb's are giving you reassuring symptoms. I'm sure your u/s will go great.

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  5. Well I'm definitely not a DDD but my bras are all too small now too, and it really hurts my poor nps to wear one- OUCH! I'm so excited for you for your u/s!! It sounds like everything it going along beautifully and your little nugget in there is doing well!! Confirmation will be heavenly though :)

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  6. I can't wait to hear about your appointment and see an u/s pic!

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  7. I totally get what you mean about not feeling pregnant because of the lack of symptoms. I almost bought another test too! Even now at 15 weeks the only thing I've got going is the huge hunger! Sorry about the boobs, but at least it's something :)!!

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  8. I'm excited to read the results of your ultrasound!

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  9. So excited for you!! Those symptoms are sounding like it's little babies way of saying "I'm really here!!!"

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  10. hopping good news!

    Merry Christmas!!!!

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  11. How exciting for you! Holy boobs batman! I can only imagine what that feels like! I just started reading your blog, so I came along at the end of your TTC journey and begining of your pregnancy motherhood journey! Can't wait to hear about your first appointment tomorrow! Let us know how you make out!

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  12. Thinking of you...hope all is WONDERFUL tomorrow! Can't wait for the update! :-)

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  13. I can´t wait to hear your ultrasound results :)

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