Life, Pregnancy

A Little Flickering

Scratch all my whining from my earlier post. I’m ecstatic today…completely giddy.

Yesterday, I had my first doctors appt at Duke Perinatal. J and I went to lunch and then headed to our 2pm appt to see the doc. She was really nice and funny and answered all our questions and most importantly, she did an ultrasound. It was a little uncomfortable because she did a dildocam one instead of belly one, but the discomfort was well worth it.J and I actually got to see our little peanut shaped husib, with its giant head on the monitor and we saw its little flickering heart and heard the whoosh whoosh whoosh of the heartbeat! It was amazing! Words simply can’t describe the feeling. Unfortunately for it was a mobile Ultrasound unit so they couldn’t print out any pictures and honestly, I was so awestruck when we were looking at it that I even forgot all about getting a copy until it was all over. But we decided to do an ultrasound for genetic indicators testing in a month, so I’ll have another Ultrasound then again. Can’t wait to see the husib.
After that it was blood work and J and I were in a complete blissful daze. We spent all afternoon going like this:

N: Oh, did you see the heart beat
J: Yeah, and did you notice the head
N: yeah yeah ,and what about that noise
J: and did you see the heart beat?
N; yeah, can you believe that?

And so it continued in an infinite loop. J and I celebrated my calling my dad and then heading out for a yummy dinner, which to be honest J probably enjoyed more than me, since I was feeling a little out of sorts from my nausea. But we had to celebrate because according to J, its the single most important day in our lives yet.

Okay, so here’s the 8 week update:


Your baby is growing like mad, putting on about a millimeter every day and continuing to straighten out in the trunk. Though you can’t feel it yet, baby is moving those little arms, legs and (now only slightly) webbed fingers and toes like crazy.


How far along? 8 weeks
Total weight gain/loss: -2lbs
Maternity clothes? Not yet. My pants still fit, but I will have to get maternity dress pants for a conference soon
Stretch marks? No.
Sleep: Yes, but I have to force myself to go to bed late
Best moment this week: Seeing the husib
Movement: Way to early
Food cravings: Grapes, Ice cream and pasta and Izze
Gender: It changes every day
Labor Signs: Too early
Pregnancy Symptoms: Gassy, bloated and super nauseated after 3 pm
Belly Button in or out? Innie.
What I miss: Being able to eat dinner
What I am looking forward to: seeing the husib again in a month
Weekly Wisdom:according to my boss ” Don’t be a hero” during your pregnancy, relax and take it easy
Milestones: seeing the husib, listening to the heartbeat, feeling a little like a parent and gushing about how cute my peanut is.

1 thought on “A Little Flickering”

  1. Thanks for sharing! How exciting! CONGRATS! I pray all continue to go amazingly well!

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