This third time around I am feeling good. At first I had only a few early pregnancy symptoms but nothing that affected my daily life. Then I started really feeling the fatigue and still currently do. At about 6 weeks the "morning sickness" began. When pregnant with my son and this time I have been fortunate to just experience the nausea and not the frequent run to the bathroom sickness. The nausea has subsided now but the food aversions is still going strong as well as the heightened sense of smell. So symptom wise I'm doing good but experiencing more than I did with the molar pregnancy. I keep hearing that is good news.
The ultrasound I had at 6 weeks showed an embryo with a good heart beat with a 121 or 128 heart rate. This time both Ben and I saw the baby's heart beating. It was pretty terrifying for me having that first ultrasound. As many of you know that is how they discovered that our second baby was no longer living. I was very afraid of the same thing happening again. Thankfully that was not apart of the Lord's plan that day and it turned out that everything with this baby is going well.
Emotionally being pregnant this time has its ups and downs. I feel better now than I did before because I think each day gives me a little more hope. Most days I try not to think about the baby too much and try to stay busy. Fortunately with my crazy almost 2 yr old running and playing he keeps me quite busy all day. I'm very excited for this summer with him and watching him really be able to play and take advantage of his age.
I am no longer seeing a np at my doctors office. I am now seeing only doctors because of my high risk from severe preeclampsia with my first pregnancy. That actually makes me feel more at ease knowing they are watching closely.
I actually had to change doctors in the early days of this pregnancy. My old doctor with the molar pregnancy could not handle my high risk health. It was a terrible appointment when I discovered this but thankfully God has moved me back to the doctor I was seeing when I was pregnant with my son and who delivered him as well. I feel at ease being there now. I originally left there back in the day because I added medicare to our insurance and the desk women were not very kind to me regarding that issue. I'm sure some of you who have ever had to go onto medicare understand how vicious doctor's offices can be about that stuff.
It's been a bit hectic with this pregnancy so far with my old doctor and just nerves but I feel pretty good and hopeful. My next appointment is June 6th. I'm not sure when I'll have another ultrasound but I hope I get one soon!