Sunday, January 27, 2008

Nine Reasons Why

I have a new reason to love Sundays. Sunday is the day that my little widget on the left changes to reveal a new "baby" for the week. I have been trying to think of a nickname for our tiny one, and Widget keeps coming to mind. Like most nicknames, it isn't one that I set out to find, but it seems to be sticking.

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


Amy said...

Congratulations on your upcoming mommyhood! I am happy for you and yes must admit VERY jealous. I wouldn't be me if I didn't speak my mind!

I wish you a RLB! I wish you happiness and peace.

Thank you for commenting on my blog, I appreciate it! Take care.

Anonymous said...

It sounds good to me!

peesticksandstones said...

What a great list! I'm forever making similar ones in my head for all kinds of things.

Sounds like there are a lot of reasons to be very optimistic. Hang in there, and start thinking baby!

Polka Dot said...

It all sounds good!

Anonymous said...

Widget is looking very baby-like this week! I think your list is fantastic, you're almost out of the caution-zone and soon you can just take a deep breath and soak it all in. :)

Ally said...

Katie, I love your happy updates. They always, always make me smile. The love you have for your little peanut comes through so loud and clear and it's a joy to read.

K @ ourboxofrain said...

Yay for nine happy thoughts with which to enter week nine. (I hit week 7 today and the constipation just kicked in -- that part sucks!)

Many happy wishes for a RLB!

Geohde said...

Glad to hear that things are still gestating just dandy. With you on the abject fear! Or maybe the abject fear is just me....



Anonymous said...

Sounds like all is going well. I know how hard it is not to worry but don't let that worry rob you of this wonderful and precious time you have with your baby right now.

I'll keep a little prayer for you that everything keeps going well.

Tracy said...

I'm so proud of you for being positive!!! And you are right, on all counts!

Laura said...

Yay! Those are some great reasons.
Cute the nickname! :)

Jen said...

Katie, I love that you keep a positive attitude even when it is tough. Like the sidebar on celebrating is wonderful. Hang in there...I'm sure week 9 will fly by very smoothly.

Road Blocks and Roller Coasters said...

Yes, those are all fantastic signs. Hoping and praying that things continue to go well! :)