Thursday, March 19, 2009

Released from the RE...and other ramblings

Well folks, you heard it here first: My baby is going to be a gymnast, or an acrobat, or...well...hyperactive ;). The instant Dr. L started the u/s, we saw the top picture of our little monkey just chilling out and a nice strong heartbeat (168 bpm). Then, we saw a little wiggle and a wave hello to mommy and daddy. Then monkey started showing off and flipping all around. By the time we were done, the head was on the left and the butt was on the right--completely opposite of the first picture we got! Dr. L was laughing with us and made a comment about what an active baby we had. I think that's a good thing!

The scanned u/s doesn't look all that great, but it is a big week for our growing baby! Monkey is no longer an embryo, but a fetus. And is starting to look like a human...maybe mom will stop calling it butter bean now!

We have officially graduated from the RE. Time to move on to the obgyn. Of course, I am so excited to be released b/c that only means one thing...I have a baby growing inside me!! But, it was so bittersweet. It is a pretty small practice, so I've grown to love my Dr. and my 2 nurses over the past couple of years (years-yuck!). Everyone had tears in their eyes as we all hugged. My Dr. recommended me to an OBGYN (my regular doctor left the practice while we were undergoing treatments) and will be writing a letter to her and setting up my first appointment. I was so glad to hear this. I don't expect special treatment, but I do hope the doctor is understanding of everything we went through to get here! Okay, and I wouldn't mind a little special treatment!

I also get to stop all of my medicines. Yahoo-NO MORE SHOTS! ::sigh of relief from my boo-tay:: Well, actually a couple more shots, but there is an end in sight. I had a little bit of progesterone left over, so Dr. L said just to finish off the vial. Sunday should be THE END. I'm so thrilled, I can hardly stand it :)


stacey said...

YAY for graduation, a fetus, and being done with PIO!!!!

Rachel said...

amazing amazing amazing. All of it! Fetus-hood, leaving the RE, no more PIO!!!

I love that you're almost out of your first tri! I counted 13w3d as the big day but the second I hit 12w I knew I was in :) hee hee.. you're just a week away!