Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Shrinking pants...Part II

Whew, it's been a crazy couple of weeks and I just realized this morning while sitting in a staff meeting at work that I've fallen terribly behind in every aspect of life, including laundry, blogging, e-mail, etc. Hopefully, this all day sickness will end sooner rather than later and my energy level will return. I cannot stand the sight, taste or smell of ANYTHING ginger because evidently I overloaded on ginger products during the first 6 weeks of the morning sickness. Now I've moved on to bread (preferably toasted with a taste of butter) and chocolate milk. The food snob in me just hates any products containing the dreaded high fructose corn syrup, so I've made a concoction of cocoa powder and organic sugar that is pretty tasty and hopefully healthier than the processed and prepared chocolate syrups and hot cocoa mixes.
So, on to other things. "Peanut" appears to be chugging right along into a healthy little 8 week old "kidney bean". We saw the heartbeat at our last RE appointment and Dr. Patel kept exclaiming "beautiful, beatiful". Which made the hubby and I laugh because he has an extremely thick Indian accent and it comes out sounding "booful, booful". He said my chances of miscarrying are 4% and there was nothing more he and his team could do--I have a perfectly healthy pregnacy!!! After a rousing round of handshakes, hugs and congrats we found ourselves standing outside of the RE's office clutching our our first official "pregnancy goodie bag" and wondering what we're going to do now that I don't have a calendar overflowing with blood tests, ultrasounds, precisely timed medication schedules and those horrid, horrid progesterone injections. I guess we'll adjust to being a normal expecting couple, but I still feel lost without the constant supervision and care that our RE gave to us over the last 4 months. I'm feeling like perhaps there is no such thing as a "normal" pregnancy after IVF?!!! Now, here's hoping that I don't drive my new OBGYN bonkers...

1 comment:

  1. So glad everything is going good for you and I hope the morning sickness gets better for you. I was so worried since you had'nt updated in a while. Such a relief to see your post. My first ultrasound is tomorrow and I am hoping to see a nice heartbeat. I have no symptoms so far so that kind of worries me a bit.


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