Monday, March 19, 2012

(Uneventful) Graduation

I promise this will be the most uneventful graduation story you've ever heard. Lately I'll gladly accept ordinary occurrences with open arms, so it may be unremarkable, but very welcome!

Here's the deal: Our RE wanted us to come in for a 8 and 10 week ultrasound. Due to my (sometimes) hectic work schedule, an 8 week ultrasound wasn't possible so we postponed it (with the RE's blessing) until week 9. Hence, our next ultrasound was scheduled for week 11 (this week).
Since I'm a veteran at the infertility game (been playing for over 3.5 years), I know enough to not go with the flow, but rather question when I think something is not correct. We asked our RE if an 11 week scan was necessary or if we should head over to a regular OB (by 11 weeks majority of infertiles are scooted over to an OB). Our (amazing) RE, Dr. Scotchie, didn't feel an 11 week follow up in Chattanooga was necessary based on our 9 week ultrasound, so she released us into the OB world. She left us with a fantastically encouraging voice mail and even left her personal cell phone number in case we need anything. What doctor gives out their personal cell phone number? This lady (and the clinic) have been PERFECT. I can't speak highly enough about them!

One phone call and we were set free to go out into the OB world. There were days/weeks/months I never thought we'd get here. Does the surreal feeling of pregnancy ever go away if your an infertile?! We gathered a list of suggested OB's, did some research and I scheduled an appointment! When I called to make the appt, the receptionist asked if it was for OB or GYN. I had to pause to think about this....holy crap, I'm actually making an OB appointment! Wow....it has come to this?! Our first appointment is tomorrow. I have no idea what to expect, but I'm hoping for an ultrasound!! Wish me luck!! I hope I know how to behave in a regular OB's office...

The weekend with the in-laws was fabulous!! The weather has been gorgeous! We got a lot of work done on the house, had some quality time soaking up the sun and having fun together. They were excited about the new grand kids and it was thrilling to be able to talk about being pregnant!

I started to get a bit cocky about the morning sickness....I had a day last week I was so sick I didn't move off the couch, but after that marathon of sickness I started to feel normal again. I was able to eat meals for the first time in weeks! I felt decent while the in-laws were visiting and started to think that the morning sickness could be over? Could it be subsiding? We did an early morning airport drop off this morning and I warned the hubs he may need to pull over because I wasn't feeling great. I managed to make it home without needing to pull over, but as soon as I got out of the car I started gagging. I exclaimed, "What should I do?" C replied, "Go in the grass!" So there I was at 6 am, puking up my banana bread, cantaloupe, pineapple and apple juice I had for breakfast in our front lawn. Classy. Maybe the morning sickness is not done with me after all. That's what I get for my arrogant thoughts. For the most part, I'm feeling much better. I'm able to eat meals again, so I can deal with an occasional puke.
**FYI-I had those acupuncture pins in my wrists that were supposed to help with the nausea. The marathon morning sickness day I ripped them out because they didn't seem to make a difference for me.**

Does anyone have any suggestions for books about twins? I figure I should start reading up on these kiddos since we have no clue what is going on with babies, let alone TWO babies.
If you have any suggestions for other (non baby related) books to read, send them my way too. I'm in need of a good book to read.

Off to the OB tomorrow. I can't believe this is happening...

5 comments:

Jill said...

Congratulations on the graduation! I got the book When You're Expecting Twins, Triplets, or Quads. It's pretty good except I think the eating/weight gain recommendations are a bit over the top. I also got Do Chocolate Lovers Have Sweeter Babies. It's not about twins but is full of fascinating pregnancy information.

MaryMargaret said...

Awesome! Graduation is a such a huge step. I hope you get an ultrasound, too. Because twin heartbeats are often hard to differentiate via doppler, I get ultrasounds at every OB visit (and at every MFM visit), so these babies are getting a ton of face time. I hope you are as lucky!

Jules said...

I'm sorry, but the image of you puking your breakfast in the grass is just CLASSIC! :-D Glad to hear you had a wonderful, uneventful transition to your OB. Yay!!!

Nichole said...

Wonderful news!!! I would ask Ashley for any suggestions for twins. Her blog is serene. She seems so together with her two little beautiful girls: http://calmlyandchaotic.blogspot.com/

Bry said...

Collin should be used to pulling over so people in the car can puke in the grass. Maybe you should have never made fun of me. Karma Amber... Karma. :)