Monday, March 26, 2007

Thanks, I'll take that as a compliment.

I was worried too. Right up until the last minute. In fact, I'm still worried (apparently this is how it goes- a moment of relief, then worry until the next milestone.) The nurse didn't call it the heartbeat scan. It was just a very, very early heartbeat. Barely visible. Not exactly out-of-the-woods territory. A relief? Yes, of course. I saw growth. Growth is good.

I asked about restrictions, as I've been on light duty since ER (no heavy lifting, housework, sex, etc.) and P is getting antsy to celebrate this event (and I detest not being able to vacuum regularly.)

Me: So, am I still on all restrictions?
RE: No intercourse, what else do you want to do?
Me: Um...

So I vacuumed on Saturday and spotted on Sunday (after not spotting since my positive hpt in the fourth week.) I had serious DBTs. I killed the baby by vacuuming the living room. I huddled on the couch most of the day. My symptoms were subsiding and along with the spotting and the barely-there heartbeat, I was feeling pretty doomed.

I feel better today. Somewhat.

Mostly I'm just posting this so that I remember that it happened and hopefully someone will remember that it happened to me if it's happening to them and that it's normal. I think. I hope.

7 comments:

Cat, Galloping said...

sounds to me like an excellent excuse to turn vacuuming duties over to P for the duration. ;-)

Sarah said...

it is so nerve wracking, isn't it? i keep going through the same things in my head. and then i'm fine. and then i worry. and then i feel silly. i think i would like to just nap until the second trimester.

Irish Girl said...

Yeah, no more vacuuming for the duration!

And please no more DBTs. I think optimism suits you much better :)

I'm mentally noting all of this rollercoaster ride for my future reference should I ever need it. Thank you for sharing.

Hang. In. There.

Angie said...

My doctor said that positive thoughts are best for our babies. Please keep that in mind! And no more vacuuming!

Karen said...

How are you doing now? Are you feeling better?

r.a.w. said...

Thinking of you...

Mrs G said...

I think worry is a mother's job, so you are getting in early!

Best of luck with the whole pregnancy, I will be follwoing your progress. :)