Thursday, January 5, 2012
8 weeks Check-in
Had my 8 week ultrasound and blood work done this week. Things are looking great. The embryo measured 8 weeks, 2 days, so right on schedule. We were able to see the heart beat and hear it too. His heart rate was at 174. Next week, he will graduate and from 9 weeks on he'll be called a fetus.
My blood work was great too. So great, that they are starting to ween me off the meds. Dr. Kolb took me off the delestrogen shots that I had to do every three days for the last several weeks and he took me off the lozenges. I still have to take all my different vitamins and daily Progesterone shots and I'm down to three, instead of four suppositories a day. If you're interested, I did a blog entry about my daily medications/vitamins over at The Next Family site. Feel free to check it out.
I have one more ultrasound scheduled at 10 weeks, then I'll be sent to my OB. So far, no food cravings or aversions that I've noticed this time around. I am feeling good, pregnancy wise. Minimal morning sickness, like always. Although I am pretty tired. This is pretty right on for the first trimester and then with what is going on in my personal life, it makes total sense. I am looking forward to the second trimester, when my energy usually returns!