Waiting for the first ultrasound....!
Totally understand how you're feeling, holliet. After a mc in April at around 6w I promised myself I was going to wait until 7 weeks for an u/s but woke up at 6w3d with breasts that were suddenly not sore and completely freaked out and called the doc who agreed to have me come in right away. It was the best decision I ever made and the reassurance I really needed at that early stage when you're basically relying on faith alone that you're still pregnant. We saw the baby which measured right on schedule and the fetal heart rate was 118 bpm. Of course that gave me something new to obsess over as I was slightly worried that it wasn't higher but still it was better than waiting and wondering. Now I'm counting down the days until my 8w4d u/s so it never really ends!
Best of luck in passing the time and just know that more than likely, everything is just fine! I have to keep telling myself that there's more of a chance I'll deliver a healthy baby 8 months from now than there is that I'll have another miscarriage. It's so easy to be doubtful when your first experience with pregnancy ends in miscarriage. Happy and healthy 9 :)
Just thought I would chime in here and say I am feeling very similarly! This is my first pregnancy and I have my first appointment on Thursday the 11th, too! I've been going crazy the last few days and feel like I've convinced myself that something must be wrong (I have very few "symptoms" and in the past few days feel like I've lost the ones I used to have!) and maybe I've had a miscarriage and just don' t know it yet :( I don't even think I will get an ultrasound on Thursday, but hope at least they will do the doppler or something to reassure me. I wish I could just calm down and trust....
Argh...hate feeling like this, but just wanted you to know I'm right there with you. Here's hoping the 11th is a good day for both of us :) Sending good vibes your way....
thanks for sharing, it helps to hear others going through similar stuff! I'm definitely doing an ultrasound, because I need to see what's going on in there!! I go through the same feelings, like, grabbing my boobs to make sure they're still sore! or checking in, do I still feel nauseous? etc... it's enough to drive you crazy, right?!
lets keep positive until Thursday!!
I love that I'm not the only one who feels my boobs to see if they are sore or looks in the mirror to see if my nipples are still larger! :) The last few days they haven't been as sore as they used to be....really hoping that doesn't mean anything!! Can't wait for tomorrow to get this agonizing over with.
Holliet, make sure to update after your appt tomorrow! I'll be thinking of you!
Holliet, how did your appointment go? I hope it went well.
I had mine today, and also ended up having an ultrasound. My midwife suggested it and they got me in for their last slot of the day. I wasn't expecting to have one, but am actually really glad that I did it because it was such a relief! Everything looked good and on track! Though the tech said over and over that she really wasn't the one to be reporting and that the radiologist would send the report in a few days. Still, she said that from what she saw, everything was good. The baby was wiggling around a lot and we could see its little feet and arms! So much fun :)
I'm really disappointed, and sad.... a whole lot of emotions going on right now.... my dr wanted me to get bloodwork today and Saturday to check the hormone levels.... or maybe I screwed up my dates or something... but I'm pretty sure it's a miscarriage. so frustrating!! not sure how to process all this yet.