So our home doppler arrived on Friday. We got the Hi Be-be doppler and it says it is supposed to pick up a heart beat "as early as 10-12 weeks". We tried it at 10 weeks and 3 days, no heart beat (except mine!). I know that it was mine since it was only between 60 and 70 bpm. But why the heck can I hear my heart beating in my pelvis? I don't know maybe a vein or something? Anyways, now after trying it 3 times (twice at 10 weeks 3 days and once 10 weeks 4 days) I'm not freaking out yet but I'm realizing that maybe this "comfort toy" we got will end up causing more anxiety! I'm already a bit panicky since since my u/s on Tuesday I have started feeling better, my boobs hurt much less, i have way more energy (I even biked to work on Thurs and Friday and Joe and I went to the gym yesterday and tomorrow we are planning a big bike ride!) . I haven't felt this good in 2 months! So, couple that with the lack of heart beat finding and I'm starting to feel "not pregnant". I'm trying to tell myself it is still early to find the heartbeat, and i'm almost through the first trimester so maybe that is why my symptoms are improving. I just hate not knowing what is going on in there and I thought this silly doppler would solve all of my problems! Silly me! I did luckily move up my OB appt to May 31st when I will be 11 weeks and 6 days. I want to go then because I only have progesterone suppositories for up to 12 weeks and I don't know if I can just stop them at 12 weeks or if we have to wean off of them or what. So I need some OB opinions! Also hoping I'll get him to teach me to use my doppler and get an u/s as well. I'm really excited for that appt. Apparently it is going to take up to 2 hours so i had to take a half day off work...I just told my boss it was a follow up appt to my "problem " a couple weeks ago. We have started telling more people the big news! It's actually pretty fun! Joe told one friend, I told one friend and we told our parents and siblings and a couple aunts too. I feel silly telling though because I don't feel that pregnant (aside from the fact that my pants are becoming very uncomfortable!). The worst thing I hate to hear so far: "oh ya, I can kind of tell.." or "ya, its kind of showing in your face!" WTF! How is my face showing? At only almost 11 weeks pregnant the last thing I want to hear is that you can tell I'm preggers. I can't wait for the actual baby belly to bust out! Dying to be pregnant and not just fat! ahhh.....so many wonderful things to look forward to!
Anyhow, I need to get back to marking my 235 IB math exam papers! UGH! Luckily tomorrow is a holiday in Canada so I have an extra play day to make up for all of the marking I did this weekend!
Enjoy Victoria day all of my Canadian buddies! And US buddies...next week is your turn!!!
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