Now for the good part.

I’m definitely pregnant. The midwife couldn’t get the heartbeat with the dopplar, so she pulled up baby on a basic ultrasound. Baby wiggled and flipped, they did see the heart beating briefly amidst flipping, so we know it’s doing great, we just didn’t get to hear it this trip. Next visit will be a month from now. 

See:

The dark oval-ish shape is the amniotic fluid. Placenta is the squished splotch just above that.

Baby’s head is the lighter splotch nearly dead center. Arms just to the left of head, and legs tucked to the left of arms. The top image baby has hands either side of chin.

It was adorable and mushy making. Made me happy, and I’m finally feeling like I’m on track again.

I’m down to about 228lbs, and we reviewed what all went on with Ian, and thus how I’ve been doing so far with this one. We talked about diet, thyroid challenges, exercise, how much weight I lost with Ian, and how with the thyroid stuff I had so much trouble after his birth. We talked about progesterone levels and maybe needing to use some cream to help with that. We also talked about working proactively to avoid the post birth fall off I had with Ian. I love having such an excellent midwife with such a broad knowledge base. 

She even brought up the new jobs’ insurance, saying that if I do a deposit, she can run birth costs thru insurance and I may or may not need to pay anything else later. So awesome! I love my midwife!

Needless to say I’m great in general (minus the homeschool group stuff), and really looking forward to the next prenatal appointment for heartbeat sounds.

No news to report otherwise, but I’m hoping I’ll hear something soon on other topics. Be well my dear readers!

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