I haven’t blogged in for-e-ver. Mostly because I have just been trying to survive day by day. The nausea was pretty constant. Couldn’t eat anything healthy. Craving fast food- which I don’t eat, ever- not to mention I’ve been pretty much exclusively vegetarian the past two years. Haha, no more! There was a brief period during which I only wanted Chick-Fil-A, which I oppose on so many different levels, but the embryo must be obeyed! I can’t remember the last legitimate vegetable I ate. Maybe some baby carrots.
Well, we saw our Captain Doctor for the last time Monday and got our first ultrasound. What a cool experience. The baby looks perfect and we saw the little fluttery heartbeat. The ultrasound she printed out for us doesn’t really show the little arm and leg buds, but we saw them on the monitor and the baby looked exactly like a little gummy bear!! It was the cutest thing.
My favorite moment of the appointment was after the ultrasound, when Jen asked the doctor if she could hug her. Our doc is awesome, very knowledgeable, but definitely has a very businesslike demeanor. Jen is also not the type to ask strangers if she can hug them! But she was so happy. The doc said that she loves giving hugs and gave each of us a great one. I will remember that moment forever!! It was so precious.
Even more precious, to me at the moment, is the recommendation the doc gave me for Sea-Bands. They are acupressure wristbands and they pretty much eliminated my nausea when I put them on. Between seeing our little human-in-progress on the ultrasound, and actually starting to feel human myself again, I feel like I am truly able to finally feel happy about everything! I was feeling kind of messed up that I wasn’t overtly happy yet. But now I am.
Jen is away, visiting her family for Christmas, and I am working two straight days on the ambulance. But it feels magical anyway.