Each week keeps passing by and I can hardly believe that I'm still pregnant and things are going so well.
The movement that I "thought" was the baby, most definitely was! And has been increasing in frequency and strength. Yay! Grow baby, grow!
Also, I was so blessed by my friend Amber, who offered to let me borrow her fetal heart doppler! On those days where I've been too busy to notice any movement, I use it to reassure myself that he or she is still alive in there! It is just wonderful.
I had a regular OB appointment Friday, the 15th and everything went well. Although my doctor is of course strongly urging me to get the flu shot. Now normally I have no problem with this except for all the stories I've read about women losing their pregnancies last year after receiving the H1N1 shot. So this year, with it being a combined flu shot I have some reservations about getting it. My OB was very persistent..."pregnant women are the highest risk category", "there is no statistical evidence to link the H1N1 vaccine to miscarriages or autism", "we had women in the hospital from this, women died!", "1 in 3 women miscarry anyway"....okay got it. But I don't want to be one of the ones to miscarry! So the dilemma is: am I better protecting my baby by not getting the flu shot or by getting it?? Would LOVE to hear your comments on this...especially if you are pregnant- what did you do?
The rest of the appointment was fine..heard baby's heartbeat on doppler. Doc is guessing it's a girl...just for the fun of guessing. My anatomy ultrasound is scheduled for October 29th (JUST 2 WEEKS away!!!), so I can't wait to see if this baby is healthy and of course (hopefully) find out the gender! I've gained 6 pounds in 6 weeks (which quite frankly I'm happy about seeing as it is the ONLY weight I've gained this far which had been making me nervous).
It's strange to think that a year ago on October 15th, Rob and I attended an "October 15th" Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day service in Raleigh, as we remembered and mourned the loss of Mary Grace and our other babies. And a year later I was celebrating the new life thriving in me, and celebrated our family and life in general by attending the NC State Fair.
Last update is that my last progesterone check was 44.2 at 14 weeks 2 days which is very good. Dr. C has now bumped me down to just 100mg 2x/week instead of the 200mg 2x/week I was on.
And yes, I'm overdue for a belly shot....I'll take one soon! I promise!