Things seem to have been going well. I haven’t had much morning sickness which I worry about but my hips…oh my hips. They’ve been super sore and painful. I’ve also had night headaches and joint pain. I often worry if these are bad signs. I hope not.
Our 8 week ultrasound was on Wednesday. I was really nervous. We’ve never made it to 8 weeks before and I was so scared there was going to be no heartbeat.
We got to our appointment early but we were the only ones in there. Apparently they were all waiting for us. We went in the room and our doctor and one of the nurses came in. I told them I was scared and they said I’d be ok. The doctor put in the ultrasound probe and we saw the baby but neither of us saw a heartbeat.
The doctor flipped a switch and….we heard the most beautiful sound in the world! Our baby had a heartbeat and it was strong and fast. I looked and my husband and told him that’s what it was. He didn’t know but when I told him he got tears in his eyes and just hugged me. He is not an emotional guy but this really got to him.
We listened in and then looked at the baby. The baby has a big head and tiny little arms and legs. They kind of looked like flippers. The doctor measured the baby and it measured 3 days ahead which we were good with. The heartbeat was 176 beats per minute. They told us everything looked great and the baby was measuring right where it should.
I was so happy. My husband was ecstatic too. I can tell this was what he needed as he now keeps referencing the baby. I think he was too afraid to before. I understand as I didn’t even want to think about it prior to this appointment. I felt great Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday but then I woke up yesterday and started worrying again.
Yes, we’ve made it further than we have before. Yes everything looks good but I know that doesn’t always mean it’ll end up good. I’m hoping that the baby will continue to grow and thrive. Our next appointment is at 10 weeks and then we have our first OB appointment at 11 weeks. We still haven’t told anyone. After our 11 week appointment (if we make it that far) I’ll feel ok telling my parents. I think we’ll wait until 12 weeks for everyone else.