Nine weeks is a "dangerous" week in my mind. You see, even though we thought we were pregnant until our 11 week OB appointment, the baby actually stopped growing at 9 weeks, 5 days. For that reason, I fear this week a bit more than the others, even if, statistically speaking, the sixth through eighth week are the most likely for fetal demise. Statistics have not been our friend so far, but I am hoping so much that this is our time.
In that vein of positive thinking and as we enter this ninth week, I present to you . . .
Nine Reasons Why This Pregnancy Is Different and Should Result In A RLB*
1) IVF - We've never done that before!
2) Lovenox - I don't even feel the needle stick anymore.
3) Perfect heartbeat - and that's not just a gushing mother saying it's perfect. The ultrasound tech used that very word herself to describe out little one's 174 bpm heartrate at 8 weeks, 1 day.
4) Still measuring ahead - At 8 weeks, 1 days, the baby measured 8 weeks, 3 days, or measuring exactly one week bigger than at our last scan.
5) Pregnancy vitamins - oh, and a baby aspirin that I take each day with those, too.
6) Zofran - sometimes it helps, sometimes it doesn't, but I haven't had to
7) Pure and utter faith - getting stronger with each week that passes.
8) No spotting - despite my incessant checking.
9) Constipation - sorry, Ladies, this blog is not for the faint of heart. This is a new symptom to my cache of symptoms. I have not had this in other pregnancies, or at least not to this degree. Prune juice has become my new best friend! I figure anything different in this pregnancy has got to be a good sign. Right? Right.
*Real Live Baby