I have made it safely to the third month… YAY! However along with it came the morning sickness….UNYAY!! I have felt completely horrible the last few day. I mean awful, nauseous all day and night. . I have found that if I eat a little something right when I wake up it helps the day go a little smoother. I must continue to eat something every 2 hours or forget it. Nothing helps it go away though, not ginger ale, Sprite, crackers, nada! The only time it’s completely gone is when I am sleeping, but when I am sleeping my bladder wakes me up. Lately it’s been 5-6 times a night. Ugh! Ok I am done whining.
Yesterday I saw my OBGYN, well one of them. The Drs at West Coast OBGYN rotate shifts at the hospital so each appointment I will have a new Dr. This way I will meet each one of them before delivery time. It’s such a different experience than with Dr. Garzo. It almost seemed like a cattle call. Sign in, pee in a cup. Undress waist down. Ask a bunch of questions. Ultrasounds. Out you go! I got a lot of info on genetic testing and cord blood banking to read through before my next appointment. Which might I add isn’t until 4 weeks away, and the nurse said this was my last ultrasound until 8 weeks away. So it’s just me and my pregnancy books until the end of October. I am sort of tempted to buy a doppler on ebay so i can reassure myself that the little one is still going strong inside me.
I am hoping to get the nuchal translucency screening at 12 weeks. This test “can help your healthcare practitioner assess your baby’s risk of having Down syndrome (DS) and some other chromosomal abnormalities as well as major congenital heart problems.
The NT test uses ultrasound to measure the clear (translucent) space in the tissue at the back of your developing baby’s neck. Babies with abnormalities tend to accumulate more fluid at the back of their neck during the first trimester, causing this clear space to be larger than average.” Let’s see how hard it is to schedule this since everyone needs referrals and everyone tends to forget to send them.