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I’m PREGNANT!! I have literally wanted to shout this information from the top of Lombard street (was in San Francisco during my 6th week) but George and I decided that it would be best to wait until we had our second ultrasound and closer to our 12th week before we told the world. When we say the “world” we really just mean Facebook. I have tried calling some family members individually and we have told some close friends, how could we wait till 12 weeks to tell them? There was just no way that we could, we were too excited and of course when we would be out to dinner with friends they were picking up on my lack of drinking anyway.
Meet our gray blob – otherwise known as Baby!
George and I have already fallen in love with our little gray blob and he is convinced that blob is actually a boy. Of course we won’t be finding that out for another 13 or so weeks. I had been to the doctor every Monday for the past month getting blood drawn and now doing the normal pregnancy testing so I’ve been able to talk to our beloved Dr. Caligaris numerous times. We have had some smiles on our faces and you can tell that he is almost as excited as we are about this pregnancy.
We will be taking some extra precautions this time around with an additional ultrasound (u/s) at week 11. Last pregnancy we went from 6 weeks to 20 weeks without seeing the baby and then of course at our 20 week u/s we found out our tragic news about Baby Girl Herron. At our week 11 u/s the tech will be able to see the baby’s neck and check for cystic hygromas (Baby Girl Herron had 3) and at that point they will take some blood from me to check for any early signs of chromosome disorders.
So how are we feeling?
I would be lying if I said that George and I haven’t had any worries at all but at the same time how can we worry when we literally have nothing in our control? Both of us will go through a roller coaster of emotions and we share the responsibility of worrying. It has been nice that neither one of us have been “worried” at the same time so the other one can normally talk some calm and sense into each other. Plus, Dr. Caligaris went the scientific route with us and explained yet again how rare our last pregnancy was to experience. Rare but obviously not impossible. However, he again assured us that if we were to search our last pregnancy on the Internet we would probably find one or two cases where this occurred multiple times but it was SO rare. Cali also threw the “out of our control” card and we will have to essentially let this roll and see how it goes. I’m optimistic and extremely excited!