So I have some time to actually say a few things to you guys. Yay!
violet - I'm sorry you are feeling so sick too. I saw it as a good sign the first trimester, but it sure is miserable. I did complain about it quite a bit, even though I had experienced a loss where I felt pretty much zero nausea. It helped me get through it to complain. Did you get your painting finished? I wouldn't worry about it especially if it is no-VOC paint. I have been painting a ton, and it is not with no-VOC paint. We painted one room with that stuff and I find it much harder to work with. My hubby does the not well ventilated areas (closets) but I am helping out elsewhere. We are almost done with all of the painting! Hopefully soon. Hope your ultrasound Wednesday brings you some comfort.
MAnna, hope the ultrasound shows your little one with a big strong heartbeat. Was your vacation wonderful? We had such a great time at the beach, bittersweet to come home.
Rainey, I know what you mean about not being superstitious, but when something feels similar to a past experience it is certainly within our realm to think everything will go the way it did in the past. This is a different experience, and has nothing to do with others pregnancies. I hope that you will be able to go through this experience with your baby sis, what a wonderful gift to have cousins so close in age!
stacey, I'm glad you survived the ILs and that things are going well for you so far. We went pumpkin picking this past week, the kids had a great time! Hope you stay well the whole time.
zub, sorry about the busted anniversary. :( My hubby and I also started dating right around our wedding anniversary, we've been together for 15 years and married for 7. Hopefully you guys worked it all out. I understand completely about not handling stress well. Mine doesn't either, and his anxiety starts bleeding onto the rest of us which drives me crazy! Hoping for a great scan for you on Thursday, I think already being on zofran is a good sign that things are developing well in there!
milk - I'm sorry you weren't able to get an extra scan in before Wednesday. I hope you are filling your days and are doing ok waiting for time to pass until you get a peek to see what's going on in there.
ek, how exciting to actually hear the heartbeat instead of watching it. "they" say once you hear the heartbeat on doppler the chances for a m/c have dropped to such a small percentage. I know you have been on the wrong side of the odds before, but I seriously can't imagine you ending up there twice! Start imagining yourself holding a newborn in April, because I think that is what is going to happen!
camera, I remember you doing the baking soda old wives test early on - did it show boy or girl then?
This is going to be a slightly stressful week for me. I'm glad I have my midwife appointment to look forward to, because on Thursday I am taking the kids to the dentist by myself. Ack. DS has several cavities that need to be filled, we are doing round 1 (of 2). We go to a holistic dentist and my hubby has had lots of work this year with him and said he is so good with the shots that he can't even feel them, so I feel confident in that category. But my dd on the other hand.... she fell on her balance bike in august, then again about 4 weeks later. She busted her lip so bad the first time I almost took her to the ER until I remembered I had taken her to the ER before for something similar and they can't do anything really for mouth trauma like that. Her lip looked bad for a week or so, but her teeth appeared fine. I noticed about 1.5 weeks ago that her tooth was turning brown. When we got back from vacation I called the dentist and he isn't sure what is going on. He said if it turns yellow then it is healing itself, if it gets browner the nerve is likely dying. Sigh. It only hurts when we brush, but it was bleeding one day around the gumline at brush time too. So I talked to him again and he said we won't know anything until the xray, but if it was his daughter at 4.5 he'd want to save the tooth. The baby tooth helps to nourish the permanent tooth, and it also provides a place holder for the permanent tooth. I want to save the tooth, but he said it might be something like a root canal on a baby tooth. If it turns out the tooth is not doing well, it is a procedure he will do on Thursday, not schedule for a later time. So I am stressing. I can't do anything about it at this point, I am just worried.