I hope every one is doing well today. I have been MIA for a day or two. So many posts! I really love this group. I have been reading, but too sick to post.
I had a huge scare yesterday.....I woke up and had a slight bit of spotting. I have NEVER spotted during a pregnancy that I carried full-term. The only time I spotted was the one I miscarried. So I totally freaked out. I called the u/s place and begged to get in yesterday. They squeezed me in at 3:30pm. I was a wreck the entire day. I couldn't eat anything...I can't eat when I am stressed. That of course, made my nausea worse. I got to the appointment, and got in fairly quickly. She started out trying to do it abdominally. She found the gestational sac, but at first it only measured 7weeks 4days. I freaked even more, because I knew I was 9 weeks 1 day. So she does it vaginally, and she is measuring this, that and the other thing. She told me that I ovulated from my left ovary, she could still see the corpus luteum cyst.
Finally, she focuses on the fetus, there it is!!! She is looking and looking, and I had to ask, "Is the heart beating???" She says "Oh, yes...see that flicker right there? That's it" YAHOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I almost started crying. The heart rate was 180. Then, the baby started moving! It was amazing. I have never had an u/s this early, but I am so relieved to have the option now, when I was so scared.
My dh was so wonderful too. He had no worries, he said it would be fine. He has such confidence!
Well, I got home last night, and was soooo naueous. I ate dinner, but I felt horrible the rest of the night. I laid in bed watching tv for the rest of the night.
Sarah, i am so sorry you are feeling so awful. I hope you feel better after the first trimester passes. Oh, and that is a great pic, and funny I pictured you with short dark hair! :LOL
Robin, Happy Anniversary!!!! Your night out sounds like fun to me.
Dh and I usually go to the resturant at the company he works at for our anniversary. It is a VERY high end place. Dinner for just the two of us runs at around $150....and that is after his 50% employee discount and the complimentary wine the give us. Dh is well liked at his company.
Tabitha, I hope you feel well for the show today. I would LOVE an organic bed! Someday.....Oh, I also will try to check in on a chat one day....when I don't feel like I was fluched down the toilet then plunged back out! :LOL
And to everyone talking about landlords and birth......I *believe* that there is nothing a landlord can do if you birth in an apartment. It is a matter of your privacy. It is not illegal to give birth at home, period. People may say it is illegal to have a homebirth, but I know that in CA that is not true. It may be illegal for someone to attend a homebirth (lay midwife, for example...may be considered practicing medicine without a license....that sort of thing), but parents have the right to give birth where they choose. Check out the laws in your state....I am sure I read on a site a while ago, though, that it is not illegal in the US to have oyur baby at home. It is just a matter of who is leagally allowed to attend those births. But regardless, your landlord/manager has no right to tell you you can not have a homebirth. This is my experience owning a rental unit and managing an apartment complex for my MIL for 4 years.
Okay, it is Saturday, and we have errands to run....I will be updating my sig line to include a pic from our u/s yesterday too.
Taks care everyone!