If all goes well today, BJ will start spreading the news. I will tell my parents tomorrow. My step mom will be off work tomorrow so I know that she and my dad will be together and I will have them put me on speaker phone.
Our appointment is at 1:15 ET. I’ll be walking into that office as a pregnant lady for the first time ever. The last time I was there it was about a month or so after our loss. I saw the Nurse Practitioner that time and had to relay the whole story to her. She was very kind and was sad with me (at least it felt that way).
Today is a different story. Today we are pregnant (baby’s fine, baby’s fine, baby’s fine) and BJ will be with me. I will need to give a history and I will have to tell her that we did DE IVF. We live in a small county and my husband knows everyone (practically) and I really don’t want to be gossiped about. I’m going to ask her to keep that on the down low. I want our child to be able to tell whomever she/he wants about how he/she came to be. I don’t think it needs to be broadcast to every tom, dick and harry that feels like spreading some office gossip, you know? Hopefully, after this initial appointment it won’t be brought up again. I’m 36 so there is probably some extra testing that I can bypass since the egg itself was not of advanced maternal age.
I’ve looked at a couple of tickers to see what the baby should look like now and WOW! What a difference from the little gummy bear that I saw a few weeks ago. My apps on my phone pretty much compare the baby to fruit so it’s not that easy to get a mental picture of what’s going on in there. The ticker that shows the baby is amazing to look at. I so hope that we get to have an u/s today. I really want to see the baby and see it moving around in there…as well as hear the heartbeat. I’ve only seen the heartbeat on the screen so hearing it would be wonderful.
I don’t usually blog from home but given that this is a really big day for us I’m going to break that rule. BJ will just have to find something to do while I pop back in here to let you all know that baby’s fine, baby’s fine, baby’s fine.
Fingers crossed for a great appointment and a great update.