Today is our last visit with Dr. Thie. After this, we are no longer considered special infertile people but just part of the normal pregnant population which is a milestone of sorts I guess. I am both excited and nervous for this appointment. Obviously I am very excited to see the baby and the growth that has occurred since our last little peek. I am excited to make sure that he or she is still okay. I am nervous because I have gotten used to checking in on the baby and am afraid to leave this special doctor with her frequent ultrasounds for a regular doctor. I did buy a Doppler machine to use at home but I am not sure how far along I will need to be before I will be able to hear anything, especially considering I am not starting out a skinny girl.
The visit was quick and smooth this time. Dr. Thie herself came out to take me back to the ultrasound room and after a brief pause to let me get undressed and covered back up on the table she did the ultrasound. I was literally SHOCKED by how much bigger the baby is! I am so used to only seeing the blobs (1st pregnancy was all blobs, this pregnancy was blobs so far) that to be able to clearly make out a head, a body and even tiny little arm and leg buds was AMAZING! And then the most important thing, that tiny little flicker in the middle of it all that said I am still here mommy, my heart is still beating, don't worry :) It was an awesome experience. To top off the awesomeness, I will soon be switching from Progesterone in Oil injections (OUCH!) to progesterone suppositories which I will need to stay on until 12 weeks. From experience, the suppositories are messy and not the most fun, but my booty needs a break from being treated like a very large pin cushion. Without further ado, here is the picture of our sweet baby. Today the baby measured 8w4d along, so two whole days ahead :) You just keeping growing in there big guy (or girl).