Friday, September 28, 2007

J Is Here!

J is finally here! He arrived on Tuesday and things are going well so far. He is a great kid. Today we are registering him for school and he will meet TM's parents (who are so excited). He has already started to make friends with the neighborhood kids and seems to be having a great time. I am so happy that he has joined our family.

Yesterday was the 2nd OB appt and I am so glad that we switched. It was a great appt and our Dr. was super nice. The practice is well organized and right near my house. I couldn't be happier with the switch. We had another ultrasound and all is well. The baby's heartrate is great. I guess that there is an old wives tale that the higher the heartbeat the more likely the baby is a girl. So the Dr. joked and said that she liked to guess the sex and that she guessed a girl. It was surreal to hear that and see the baby jump all around. Like this was actually happening. I am serious when I say that if I didn't "know" that I was pregnant, I would have no idea. My symptoms have mostly gone away, I have lost some weight, and sometimes I actually forget and have to remind myself to take it easy. The crinone and estrace are no more, so I am not forced to get up early and remember my meds. This has been the longest that I haven't been on meds in two years. Kind of weird.

Monday is our 1st trimester screen. Once that is over I think that all of this will seem more real to me. I am worried but hoping that everything is okay. I keep thinking, "what if". In fact, we haven't told too many people because I want to know that everything is okay before we do.

I worry about everything. I truly thought yesterday that it was over, that I would go in for the ultrasound and the heartbeat would not be there and that we would hear the "I'm so sorry" speach. I get myself so worked up, convinced that something is always wrong with something. Not rational, and I know that I am being unrational, but I can't seem to shake it. This is not just with this situation, but with everything. Is this person mad at me, did I do everything right at work, what will we do if this happens. It is so frustrating. I wish that I could turn off my brain sometimes and just rest. It is exhausting worrying about everything all of the time.

So, like Scarlett, I am going to think about that tomorrow (hopefully).

13 comments:

Fertilize Me said...

YAH YAH YAH!! ALL great news

dmarie said...

Congrats on the arrival of J! So happy to hear everything is going well. Sorry for all the worry. I'm loving the Scarlett line though :) Gonna have to try that myself!

Hopefully see you at the next GTG :)

JJ said...

YAY! Welcome to J! I am sure you all will enjoy being a family=) Glad things are going well-and I love Scarlett's philosophy: Ill worry about it tomorrow=)

Schatzi said...

Woohoo! So glad to hear J arrived and things are going well. Also very glad to hear the US went well and you are happier with this OB... one less thing to worry about:-)

Foreverhopeful said...

Wow... I'm glad everything (J, Ob, your baby) is going so well for you. So so happy for you....! Enjoy this moment and yes don't worry about things for now. Everything is going to all work out.

My Reality said...

I am glad J has made it and is adjusting well. Congrats o the strong hearbeat!

Shelby said...

Yay! I'm so glad J is finally here! Glad things are going so well with baby too! So exciting!!

Drowned Girl said...

Hi sweetie. Read your comment on my blog about the high nuchal measurement at the Ob appt. I'm wishing you good luck for Monday.

The NT should be below 3mm. I'm thinking if the Ob is a non-specialist, their measuring will be slightly off anyway.

I know it's hard not to worry, but I'm betting things will look a bit brighter after Monday. After all you've gone through, any little hiccup is sure to be a huge worry.

xxx

Here is a link to an OB-Ultrasound site with information, charts(CRL), information about the diagnosis of Down etc(chart on age risks) and a short quote re, nuchal fold measuremnets. http://www.ob-ultrasound.net/ "The nuchal skin fold is increased in cases where skin oedema is present. And this occurs in Turner's syndrome, Down's syndrome and a number of chromosomal abnormalities. Between 10 to 13 weeks, the normal nuchal fold is less than 3 mm and after 16 weeks it should not exceed 6-7 mm."

ultimatejourney said...

Welcome, J!

I'll be thinking of you on Monday.

Meghan said...

Hope everything goes well this morning and you had a great weekend with J!

Karen said...

I'm so happy J has arrived and also that your 2nd OB appointment went so well and that the switch worked out nicely. Sounds like everything is going really well! I hope the 1st trimester scan went well today.

peep said...

Double congratulations! I hope your next scan relieves you of your worries.

Leah said...

Are you alive? It's been weeks since you've posted. Please post or email me an update to let me know how you are doing. I trust everything is great and you're simply overwhelmed with J's arrival and gliding through your pregnancy. Just wanted to let you know I was thinking about you...