were the words of Dr. R at my 8 week ultrasound. These words were music to my ears! However, soon after that I was in tears, which was completely unexpected!
Thursday night at 3am I woke up with a horrible migraine. This was the third one this week! I tossed and turned in bed til about 4, then decided to head down stairs and read, so I didn't wake my sleeping husband. I googled headaches in early pregnancy, found that it was "normal" with the high amount of estrogen floating in my body. There is nothing I could do about it. No amount of Tylenol helps! I finally fell back asleep at 440am and slept til 715.
C woke up and said I should cancel our appointment since I wasn't feeling well and because Dr. R said we could skip this week if we wanted. After calling my mom (who is a Labor and Delivery nurse!), she said it might be best to go in since I'm having headaches. I moved my appointment to 9, C decided he couldn't go because he had a client coming in, so I went alone.
Regardless of feeling like crap, I was really excited to see the babies. I knew from looking at my friends recent u/s that at 8 weeks, the babies would start to look like babies. Dr. R got the babies on the ultra sound and this is what I saw... two beautiful babies with distinguishable features and hearts beating faster than ever!
"Perfect, Perfect, Perfect..." replied Dr. R. He gave me a hug and said this would be our last appointment. He wanted my OB's phone number so he could send her a letter explaining her new patient... ME! In Dr. R's embrace, the tears began! I couldn't explain why I was crying... at first!
After getting dressed, I left the room and was welcomed with a "congratulations" by all of the nurses. The tears continued falling. I realized then that I graduated, and that is why I was crying... tears of joy! I am no longer an infertile patient, but a patient moving on. I am ready to embrace this pregnancy a normal pregnant woman would... with an OB!
Here is what they left me with...
Our precious Twins at 8 weeks 1 day