Tuesday, December 20, 2011
First off, let me apologize for my absence and rest assured that all is well!!!! (Praise the Lord)!!!!
Our little Firecracker is doing amazingly well and is due in JULY! July 11th!!! We're now 11 weeks along and inching towards the end of the first trimester!
At 9 weeks I had a second visit with Dr. Katz and everything looked great! The heartbeat had increased from 150 bpm to 170 bpm and I even got to see the little wiggle worm dancing on the screen! It was amazing. At the end of that visit, they let me know that we had officially graduated - meaning no more progesterone, no more estrogen, no more meds - just prenatal vitamins and an adorable graduation present...a sweet little "Made in Charlotte" onesie for this little one!
The only negative is that I have had CRAZY, C-R-A-Z-Y "morning sickness". That title is really a misnomer since it literally strikes at all times of the day and night. Dr. K put me on a medication called Zofran and it definitely helps, but doesn't eliminate the nausea entirely. Still any relief is good news for me and here's to hoping the nausea magically disappears somewhere in the next couple of weeks as I've heard so many mommies claim.
I had my first prenatal appointment with our OB yesterday...man that was a LONG visit...nearly 2 1/2 hours! But we got to hear the heartbeat again and that made me feel better! Dr. Bale is our OB and he said that as much as the nausea stinks, it is a good sign that my hormones are doing the right thing, so I'll continue to look at it as a blessing :)
So I apologize again for being M.I.A., it's been such a "delicate" time that I've kind of been afraid to post anything. Starting to feel better and better and looking forward to our little firecracker's arrival in July!