Today we had ultrasound 3. It is really cool to see how much our baby changes even within the time span of a week. I am 9+4 so he still kind of looks like a blob but is definitely growing! His heartbeat measured at 175 which is a little higher than last time and also right where it should be. This appointment was much shorter than last week since I did not have nearly as many questions. I still do not have any symptoms. I am starting to accept that I may just get through trimester 1 without any indication of being pregnant (minus our ultrasounds).
Next week I am scheduled to have blood drawn for genetic testing for our baby. I have already been tested to see if I carry genes for CF, Fragile X, and a few other things (I am not a carrier luckily). We did PGS testing of our embryos so some of this new test will be repetitive. Even so, PGS is not 100 percent and this new test can pick up things that can not be detected by PGS. I am surprised that they can run a genetic test with a blood draw this early. Has anyone else done this? My doctor said that some people choose to test and some do not. Everyone is different but we decided we want to know everything possible.
Life outside of baby stuff is starting to get more normal. I am beginning to relax a bit more although I think I will be somewhat nervous throughout the whole thing. I got behind on my work for the first few weeks after I found out I was pregnant. I am starting to get caught up which is good because my dissertation will not write itself!
We did have a traumatic event happen on Friday. My husband and I were walking our dogs (you can see pictures of them here. They are both small. Out of nowhere, a dog that is about 70 pounds or so attacked our older dog, Cali. My husband was able to pull the dog off of Cali and wrestle it to the ground. Somehow he did not get bitten. Cali was in bad shape so we took her to the doggie hospital where she had several stitches and a drain put in. The vet said if my husband had not acted so quickly, she would be gone.
I have been so focused on my pregnancy and have forgotten how precious my furbabies are to us. We have had Cali for almost 10 years and she is like a child to us. I do not know what I would do if something happened to her. I am so glad she is ok!
I hope everyone else is doing well. I know lots of people are enjoying progressing pregnancies and many others have experienced recent frustrations with failed transfers. You are all in my thoughts! I love my blogging family 🙂 – Jennie