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Motherhood after Infertility and Parenting a child with ASD

Graduation Day

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Today was the day of my first OB appointment. I finally graduated from the RE. It has only been 2 weeks since my last ultrasound but I was really hoping I would have another one… no such luck!

The appointment itself was very uneventful. Pap smear, breast exam, 4 vials of prenatal blood work, flu shot (which I was very reluctant about but Dr. L said that it is very safe and recommended), blood pressure, weight and the slew of questions they ask. 

I did talk about my concerns that I feel virtually normal (I know I should be ecstatic but it really worries me). Dr. L tried to reassure me by saying that only 50% of women experience pregnancy symptoms and since we saw a heartbeat at our ultrasound the risk of miscarriage is down to 2%. Ok well I would feel better if I actually got to hear/see our little blob but only 3 weeks till our 12 week scan. I have the day off of work for the ultrasound so it will be perfect. 

Here’s hoping that these 3 weeks go by super fast!!

6 thoughts on “Graduation Day

  1. Congratulations on your graduation 😉 My mom had 3 kids and never had any of the pregnancy symptoms…she was like 6 months pregnant with me, but had no clue. She had had just my sister and was surprised that her belly didn’t go away. So, she went to the doctor (back then you only went once you had a belly I think) and he said to her “I’m not surprised your belly is not going away. You are 6 months pregnant” 🙂 I hope that will ease your mind just a little bit 🙂

    • Thanks girl! That’s reassuring because everyone I know in person has always had symptoms. It’s hard to imagine not having them! After everything I went through to get here I want to FEEL pregnant 🙂

  2. Ahhhh!!! So excited! I know these days and weeks are hard. Hang in there 🙂 Don’t worry about symptoms. Mine were really only present when I was on the progesterone supplements.

    • Thanks hun 🙂 I am on crinone but from what I read, that doesn’t give you as many symptoms as other progesterone supps or the pills. She told me to continue them till 12 weeks which I am perfectly ok with 🙂 It’s nice to know you didn’t have many symptoms either!!!

  3. Congratulations! I’m right behind you by just a few days (my OB appt is Friday).

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