Sunday, March 8, 2009

Ready for Thursday

I am counting down the seconds to our ultrasound on Thursday. Sometimes my mind wanders and thinks back to our slow-rising hCG numbers. I try to avoid it and remember that I have nothing to compare it to. I also stare at this *below* and see we are considered "normal." I will be 5 weeks 5 days on Thursday. We won't likely hear a heartbeat, but all I want to see is that beautiful teeny-tiny baby.


Symptom-wise, I am still super tired. My boobs are more sore than they have ever been. I am still bloated and swear I have a belly already. I plan on purchasing the Bella Band next weekend.

This still doesn't seem real. When will it seem real?

I have been slacking in the blog world lately. I promise to pick it back up and catch up on everyones lives this week. :)

19 comments:

Kahla said...

Going through IVF always makes it different. We know way more than we should and that makes up terribly cautious!!! I can't wait to hear about your ultrasound, I hope the time flies by for you! It would be really unlikely to see a heartbeat that early (w/Chase was saw it at 6w5d and w/this Pumpkin at 6w2d), but I bet you'll see a yolk sac! Keep us posted and good luck!

Evan Nicole said...

Yay for the countdown!! I can look at it and see how long for me minus 1 hour!!!

Jay said...

Symptoms are good, they should help put you at ease. Don't think too much about the numbers, as long as they go up, your fine. :) It will seem real when you see that little bean on the screen, blessings!

Stephanie said...

Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers!!!!!

jill said...

i think i'm more excited for YOUR first u/s than i was for my own!!!!! your symptoms sound just like what mine were ... and now we have a perfect, precious 14 month old princess to show for it! so so so so excited for thursday!!!

Jennifer said...

I can't see your countdown ticker, but you need to add a pregnancy ticker so i can remember how far along you are ;o) I am a little over 22 weeks, and it still doesn't feel real for me yet. I think the infertility aspect makes it different. It wasn't like this with my first pregnancy. I am doing the nursery, buying pink clothes, and feeling the baby kick, but it hasn't set in yet that this is going to happen for me. I guess I am still waiting for something to go wrong. I think once I have Madelyn in my arms then I will take a deep breath and say, "this is real now." Make sense?!?

Mush said...

Scans are great and I'm always excited and nervous each time I have one.

I don't think it feels real, until you can feel it moving around inside. Even when you see it on the scan, it is still hard to relate to.

Look forward to seeing the scan pictures. x

Mimi said...

I can't wait for your ultrasound so you can see your little bean!!! Congratulations again! I am so very happy for you!

Kami

Ace said...

You have great symptoms! Except I got to the point where I didn't know if my boobs were truly sore or if they were sore from me squeezing them to see if they were sore!

Can't wait to hear about the ultrasound!

All Things Family said...

Congratulations! I checked in from a friends blog....it'll feel real after you see it on the ultrasound...at least that's when it felt real for me.....and when you can feel the baby move! That's the next time it felt real!

LucieP said...

ooh the symptoms are sounding good!

Hopefully Thursday will be here before ya know it!

When will it feel real....you'll have different stages...when you see the baby...when you hear the heartbeat...when you find out what you're having...when you feel him/her kick...when you're up at 1am, 3am, 5am, and 7am....!

Tiffany said...

Yah for the countdown. For me, it still doesn't seem real. So, who knows when it really does. For me, maybe it won't be fully real until I am holding them in my arms. I am SO excited for you! I thought of you on Saturday... we went to Baby Gap (DH's idea) and they had a little bib with a peanut on it. It was too cute, they also had a Pumpkin onsie, which of course made me think of my pumpkins. I think of you often. Big big hugs!

paige said...

i'm a lurker :) just my .02c - i think it's a good idea to buy a belly band - even this early - i found with my last couple of pregnancies that the bloat lasted pretty much until i started to show for real :)

amanda said...

praying for just some peace. and all your symptoms will seems like a thing of the past when you're holding that precious baby(ies)

Emily said...

Ahhhhh! I've been away from blogging for way too long and I missed the Big Announcement!!!

Congratulations and I can't wait to see ultrasound pics when you get them!!

Ashley said...

I can't wait to see your ultrasound pics!!! Good luck honey!!!

DB said...

Erin- I'm here to tell you...mine never felt real. I woke up every morning to feel my belly and make sure I wasn't waking up from a dream!
Can't wait to hear how it goes Thursday.

Stacey said...

Only 2 more days. I can't wait to see the ultrasound pictures.

Mrs. Hammer said...

I love the countdown! I'll be praying for great news on Thursday for you both! You must be on pins and needles!!!