It’s been a rough few weeks. Just like last time, the “morning” sickness is kicking my tail. I’m so happy to be pregnant and I’m so thrilled to be having this child… … … but I wish I could bypass the sickness part. As Micah gave me my PIO shot this morning, I told him “I would take these shots every day for the entire pregnancy if I could just not be sick – can’t I trade?” It’s just not fair – after everything we go through to have a child, couldn’t we have easy pregnancies?
OK – enough whining! Things seem to be going well. I’m a little worried about our last ultrasound though. A week ago, the baby was measuring a little ahead at 6w6d. (I was 6w4d) This week, the baby was measuring 7w0d (at 7w4d). The nurse that did that measuring wasn’t concerned about this week’s measurement. She said these machines could be off of several days to a week. And she was able to measure the heartbeat at a healthy 166bpm. She said all is well.
But when I got home, I started looking at the numbers. Last week the baby was 9.1mm and this week it was 9.9mm. She MUST have measured wrong, right? Did my baby really only grow .9mm?? It’s supposed to grow that much every day, not every week! Yet, I don’t think baby stopped growing. There was definitely a strong heartbeat – and the blob looks bigger this week. I’m hoping it was just a mistake. I’m trying to not stress – the nurse wasn’t worried. But then again, a different person does the ultrasound every week – so maybe she didn’t realize there was little growth. Micah’s not worried because the nurse said it was ok. And I’m still really sick – getting worse – so that has to mean that everything is progressing, right? I’m trying to be positive. I can’t believe that God would bring us this far to have the pregnancy fail……
On another note – part of my sickness is due to sinus issues – I’m super stuffed up and there’s a ton of (TMI alert) post-nasal drip that I keep swallowing. I’m sure that’s contributing to the ‘gonna-puke-any-minute’ feeling. I keep thinking it’s going to get better, but it’s not. I’m wondering if it’s time to go to the doctor and get an antibiotic. (I don’t have an OB yet, so it’d be from Urgent Care.) I’m a little afraid b/c it’s so early in the pregnancy. I really don’t want to take drugs that could potentially affect my baby. But I also don’t know if this infection will take care of itself. I’m so torn…..
So, that’s my update. Thanks for keeping us in your prayers!