Friday, March 9, 2012


6 weeks and 6 days
We had our second ultrasound today and Bean ("W" just sounds too harsh) is doing well! We even had a chance to hear the heartbeat...a healthy 131 bpm...and saw it fluttering on the exciting! Dr. Lee is very happy with our progress and said Bean is growing at a healthy pace and we can relax and enjoy the pregnancy...we've passed our biggest hurdle. I'll fully believe it on April 21st...the start of week 13. :) Honestly, I feel more confident in this pregnancy than I'm willing to admit. I guess I'm afraid I'll jinx it or something, but for now the anxious feeling has passed. I feel relaxed and ready for whatever happens. For now I just have to keep taking my shots and Crinone Gel and we'll do another ultrasound on March 20th.

Sadly, my body isn't as relaxed as my mind is. My butt is sore and feels calloused from the never-ending shots, my boobs are fine as long as I don't make any sudden moves or move in general, I'm completely exhausted and morning sickness has set in. Not your typical sick to your stomach kind of morning sickness though. Instead, I can be eating, feeling fine and then the next second everything feels like it's stuck in my throat and if I take one more bite, it's all coming out...projectile style. :p Not fun, but better than feeling nauseous all day. My sense of smell is definitely heightened as well...I can smell things from across the room now...literally! As easy as it is to complain about all of it, it's also reassuring. I'm going through the same things that women have gone through for generations. Feels pretty great actually...sort of like a rite of passage. :)


  1. Hi Christina,

    You don't know me but I found your blog through the wte forums.....I just wanted to say from one woman to another, how proud I am of you for hanging in there. I know what its like to go through a life long illness and still try and gain health over your own body and try and give life to another. Your blog gives me hope.....I'm so happy for you!!!!! May God bless you, your baby, and your whole family with health and happiness.


  2. Thank you so much Chanell! I'm so glad you found your way to Curly Bones and found some hope in it. Thank you for your kind words and please feel free to keep in touch and keep reading. All the best to you and yours!