I have been mostly lurking, though I have been keeping up with everyone's progress. I'm glad to see mostly positive news so far!
Re: Morning sickness... Every experience seems to be different, both in healthy pregnancies compared to miscarriages and from one baby to the next. That's very frustrating sometimes. I want constant reassurance but it's not like I can get an ultrasound every day even if I wanted to. I am finding some comfort in my morning sickness, even though it's starting to ease a bit at 8.5 weeks. With my miscarriage the morning sickness stopped very abruptly at 6w6d. I remember going to Target to buy ginger ale and saltines feeling like crap, but it had passed by the time I reached the check out, never to return again. An ultrasound a couple of weeks later confirmed that we lost the baby right around then. But I've heard it's also common to have an experience like xakana's. I'm trying to go with the flow and not obsess.
I had my first appointment and ultrasound last week. Everything looks good, baby measured exactly where I thought it should three different times. We saw a heartbeat, though I was bummed that we couldn't hear or count it. (A tech probably could have, but it was a quickie ultrasound done by the midwife for free.) But the midwife said it looked perfect to her. She was very reassuring and understanding, which was excellent since I am switching from my OB's office to a birth center and I had never met this midwife before. I am REALLY looking forward to my next appointment at 12 weeks when we will probably hear the heartbeat on doppler and I'll be so close to the second trimester.
I sometimes feel guilty that I can't get more into this pregnancy. I want to appreciate every day that I have this baby inside me, but in trying to do so I was driving myself a little crazy. It's been easier for me not to think about this baby too much, at least until my next appointment. This PAL thing is a lot harder than I thought it would be!
Hoping for continued good news from all of you!