Sunday, January 11, 2015

From embryo to fetus

I'm 9w4d now and I feel mostly the same except for being tired nearly all the time.

I was off work for 11 days over Christmas/New Years and it was a wonderful break. I was able to sleep late and take naps when I needed to.

Getting back to work was a bit of a shock to the system to be honest. Around noon most days I'm ready for a nap.

I don't have much to update on my little energy thief. I don't return to the doctor until this coming Friday.

After a long talk with our new OB, we decided to use him for delivery and he'll see us along the way but, we'll also be seeing the high risk MFM doctor.

We're going to work hard to avoid having me deliver where Ryan and later, Nathan, were born. It's a fine hospital, best in the area in fact but, I had a son die there and I just don't know that I can ever feel comfortable there again.

However, they do have the best NICU in the area so, if there is trouble, I'll be told I have to go there. And, if there were to be trouble, I wouldn't have it any other way of course.

But, it's much too early to have those conversations. I'm not even close to being out of the first trimester.

The good thing about having two doctors at two different practices take care of me is that I'll have ultrasounds every 2-4 weeks depending on how the scheduling works out. Both doctors will do an ultrasound at every visit.

Otherwise, life is normal. I had pretty bad hyperemesis with Ryan and Nathan but, the nausea has been completely bearable in this pregnancy (makes me wonder if it's a girl).

However, 9 weeks is much too early to think about such things. I am really just taking it day by day. I can easily get busy at work and go an hour or more with the fact I'm pregnant not crossing my mind at all.

I guess it's not truly hit me full force yet. Maybe after the next appointment when we've seen the baby again it will really stick with me.

As I stated before, it's hard to not expect things to still go wrong.


  1. I'm so glad you'll be getting so much monitoring, and am jealous of all the u/s you'll be getting. I hear you on the not thinking you're pregnant. For quite a while during Lucy's pregnancy, I tried to forget that I was pregnant. For me, it was a self-defense move, because I was so scared that something bad was going to happen.

  2. The good thing about all the monitoring is you'll be able to check up on your little bean so much ! I hope that you won't have to deliver at that hospital, no one can blame you for not wanting to. One step at a time<3

  3. Just getting a chance to catch up on blogs. CONGRATS!