Friday, October 10, 2008

Ultra Sound #8

I went back in for my second NT test this morning. I really can't believe how much bigger he is from just Tuesday. It really is amazing how fast they grow. I'm going to miss seeing him every week, but once I get the bills for the 8 ultra sounds I've had I'm sure I will get over it really fast. He did cooperate this morning. It took him a while, but he finally let her get a few measurements. I'm fairly certain I felt the little guy during the ultra sound. The tech was pushing on my abdomen pretty hard and I had a sensation like someone had poked me in the gut at the same time he flipped over on the screen. It could have been my imagination, but I would be surprised. I haven't felt anything other than that. It's still really early to be feeling kicks. I got more pictures so I'll post those sometime.

I will get the results of this first part of the NT test in about a week. They did the measurements and pricked my finger to get some blood. Then in a month I have to go to my doctor for the second part which is a blood draw and I'll get the final results about a week after that. Hopefully everything is just fine, but if it isn't then we'll know sooner rather than later. The NT test checks for Downs Syndrome, Trisomy 18, Spina Bifida (which my neice has and the main reason I wanted this test), and a few other chromosomal abnormalities.

My next doctor appointment is on November 6th and I'm hoping for smooth sailing from here on out. No more bleeding, please. I still feel great. No morning sickness to speak of. I've had a few bouts of nausea here and there, but nothing that lingers. I am getting a small tummy. I have lost a pound over all, but I'm definitely pooching. My pants are getting tighter. I finally went last night and bought two pairs of maternity pants. The salesgirl asked me if I needed any help and I had said no, but I had no clue what I was doing. She came back up to me and asked me if this was my first. Am I that transparent? She helped me out and picked a couple pairs of work pants that I should be able to wear the whole pregnancy. I'm not wearing them today, but it's going to happen within the next week or two if I keep growing like I am right now.

Last night Russ mentioned how much happier I have been lately. During our battle with infertility, I did some major soul searching trying to figure out if the only thing making me depressed was my need for a child or if there was something else that made me unhappy. I kept second guessing myself about it. I shouldn't have let infertility run my life, but when all your extra finances are basically going to pay for treatment, it's really hard. I still have financial things I'm trying to work out and I still have some other stresses in my life, but I really am genuinely happy with everything as a whole right now. I feel like the battle to get to this point brought Russ and I closer together in the long run. It didn't seem like it at some points during, but now I am closer to him than I ever have been before. I'm happy and I'm content and I can't wait to meet our baby that we made out of love, even if it wasn't the traditional way. It felt good that Russ has noticed the change.

This became a long post again. I have had so much to say this week. I'll keep updating about our life and I'll hopefully have something else to blog about during the next month. I know my blog has been overrun with baby stuff lately. We have a hayride to go to tomorrow so I'll post those pictures sometime.

See Ya Blogger Buddies!


I Believe in Miracles said...

I love this post. I've been thinking a lot about IF overrunning my life lately... I feel with the IVF, I need to go through this season, take it easy and try. Especially since you are paying for the tests (extra income) it makes a big deal about the whole process.

I'm so glad to hear you are doing well and things are going smooth!!


Jackie. said...

I am so glad that everything is going so well for all three of you. It's pretty amazing how fast that little guy is growing in only a few months.

I can completely understand how you can let infertility take over your life. I can't imagine it not taking over with all of the investments in money, time, heart and process. It's like you don't even really make a decision for it to take over, it just does little by little. You have had the most wonderful result, and nothing could be better! Go, Lisa!

Courtney said...

I can definitely relate to feeling like infertility has taken over your life. It makes me feel great to read your post about how happy you have been lately. I'm trying so hard to enjoy my life now, but it is really tough.