1st appointment finally!

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1st appointment finally!

I felt like the day would never come, but I finally got in to see my OB yesterday at 11 weeks, and it was a great appointment! I'm at a different clinic this time because our insurance changed, and they do things pretty differently than the OB I had with my first pregnancy. I wasn't expecting to get an ultrasound at the first appointment, but she did one! It was so fun to see the little bean on the screen wiggling its stubby arms and legs around! And we were able to see/hear the heartbeat too (157bpm). She said everything looked great and I was measuring on time. I'm just so relieved and thankful to know that there's actually a tiny baby in there and all this vomiting isn't for nothing. She gave me a new medicine to try for the vomiting, too, so I'm hoping it helps...today has been a little better. Some days I'm throwing up as often as 6 times, and I just can't cope with it much longer. I gained a few pounds initially and have since lost it and am back to my pre-pregnancy weight, but she said they don't worry about vomiting unless you lose 10% of your pre-pregnancy weight and can't hold anything down.

I would share the ultrasound pics, but we don't have a scanner. And I'm sorry I haven't been posting much. I do still check on here pretty regularly, but I'm just barely making it through the day...sometimes I don't even check my email or respond to phone calls. I do the essentials like preparing food and changing DS's diapers, and that's about it. Can't wait for 2nd trimester when I can get back to everything I usually do!

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I'm sorry your little one is giving you such a hard time. I hope your new meds work wonders and you can get up and around soon. That's great that your appt went so well and you got to see your little one. I sware they are waving at the screen at this point. Smile You are almost there a couple more weeks and the first tri will be done for!

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I am SO sorry you are so sick....I seriously don't know how you make it through the day!!!!

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That is wonderful, Amanda! But not the part about being so sick. Really hoping for some relief for you soon. Congrats on seeing your little bean!

P.S. I don't have a scanner either. I took pictures of my u/s photos with the flash off in good lighting. When you're feeling up to it, give it a try so we can see! Smile

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I know exactly how you feel...I had to wait til 11 weeks for my first appt too. Feels like forever, doesn't it! I'm so glad your appt went well. Hope your new medicine is working and that you start feeling better.

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I hope your feeling better! So glad you got to see your little bean.

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Wow, 10% of pre-pregnancy weight sounds like a lot! I hope it doesn't come to that. Good luck getting some relief.