Got the second beta results back today. We needed 100, we got 168!! We're ecstatic! It feels much more real now that I know that everything is moving along just as it should.
Interestingly, Hubby and I have done a bit of a role reversal in the last couple days. Those of you who have read my blog for awhile will know that I'm a bit of a worrier. Pregnancy, however, has brought out a slightly different side of me. I've decided that I want to enjoy this pregnancy day-by-day...take each day as it comes because every new day we're pregnant is better than the last. I don't want to be an obsessed and worrying all the time. What happens during this pregnancy is already according to plan. And, whatever happens, I am still a mommy. In this moment, I am a mommy! I want to celebrate it today, not wait 9 months to celebrate! It's a very new way of looking at things for me. That "one day at a time" thing is very tough for me!
My dear, sweet Hubby, on the other hand, has completed our total role reversal by taking it upon himself to run the many non-happy ending scenarios through his head to figure out what we would do and how he would support me if it were to happen. He has become the Type-A worrier! How did that happen? On the one hand, I find it sweet...in a macho, protector sort of way. But, there are two issues with his line of thinking. First, it is keeping him from living in the moment and enjoying "Little Beaker" (a play on petri dishes and Muppets). Second, Hubby's depression already fills his brain with enough dark thoughts. It makes me sad that our happiest of occassions is giving him reason to fill it with more. I hope that his half of our role-reversal is short-lived.
Our first ultrasound is scheduled for 12/31...what a great way to ring in the New Year! It seems like four weeks is pretty early to see a heartbeat, but the nurse told me that we should be able to discern gestational sac(s) AND see a heartbeat. I hope she's right!
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