Today marks the beginning of another week. The Seventh Week, to be exact. This is monumental for so many reasons. I have only made it this far once before. That pregnancy made it to 11 weeks, but in the beginning, the heartbeat and growth were a bit slow. This baby's little heartbeat is anything but little, making it more likely to survive the first trimester and beyond. In honor of this wonderful occasion, I present to you a list.
Seven Reasons Why This Pregnancy Is Different and Should Result In A RLB*
1) IVF - We've never done that before. We know the egg was good, the sperm was good, the embryo was good. That's good.
2) Lovenox - Let's say that it was a rare blood clotting disorder that has ended my other pregnancies. Well, the daily shot of Lovenox that keeps my stomach a rainbow of colors should keep those clots at bay.
3) That beautiful heartbeat - At 6 weeks, 2 days, the baby's heartbeat was a rousing 119 BPM. That's above where it even needed to be for it's gestational age.
4) Measuring perfectly - At 6 weeks, 2 days, the baby measured 6 weeks, 2 days.
5) Pregnancy vitamins - I took these last time, but due to my overwheming "All Day Sickness," I couldn't keep them down consistently. This time, I have a different brand, that seem to stay down better.
6) Zofran - Or as I like to call it, my Miracle Pill. In my last pregnancy, I refused to take the medications prescribed to me because I didn't want to hurt the baby. After poor Gummy Bear died, I decided that I wouldn't be that way again. It made no difference. So, I take my pills. My appetite is still pretty nonexistant and I have moments of nausea, but it is way more controllable and I can keep food and beverage down.
7) Pure and utter faith - This one is dicey. I had really positive thoughts about my pregnancy with Gummy Bear. However, I have decided to put this on my list, because without it, I would have no hope, and that is what is keeping me going.
*Real Live Baby