The last time (the only other time) we did a 9w ultrasound (last year) we discovered our missed miscarriage, so for us, this was particularly symbolic and really scary. So to see everything looking well felt simply miraculous.
My urologist visit yesterday was actually great, and I cannot believe I am writing this sentence.
The guy and I are in complete agreement-- if no need to intervene, don't. So we aren't. But. Kidney stones are more common in pregnancy, and I do have some more, and it is more common to pass them (higher volume of urine, larger ureters). So, he told me I need to be prepared for more episodes, more trips to the ER, maybe..... and unless there is an obstruction, an infection, or uncontrollable/persistent pain, the treatment is usually conservative which is to say, heavy narcotics and anti nausea meds as needed. If the other bad stuff happens, then stents would be considered but they are not without their own risks, complications and downsides.
Then, I met with my GP for my previously scheduled annual physical, and she said, ohmygosh look at your cute belly! It's really popped right out!
Yup. see me nekkid, you can't miss it. See me clothed? You would suspect a serious long term doughnut binge. She is a great person and I feel so incredibly lucky to have her as my doctor. She really gets me, and that matter to me so much. And, I just truly like her. She is a family medicine person and will be my baby doctor too (she said yes!).
Me, how am I... tired enough to feel sick with it. I know it is good, I KNOW it, it is just hard. Like a fatigue ultramarathon. But sunday we are at week 10. Week 10. I am so hopeful now I worry about my heart. And ifallgoeswell, a few more weeks maybe and the acute debilitating exhaustion may wane a little, taking with it the nausea... which would be great. I will not miss either one (if I have a working doppler).
The exhausting weekend last weekend knocked the stuffing out of me. And I am having a hard time just realizing that I need to be even more gentle, go even slower, expect a little less...