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24 July 2011

Six Weeks Today

and two days away from possibly getting a better idea of whether this pregnancy is likely to be a success or whether it's going to be another cruel trick my body plays on me - the scan.  I have been trying to remind myself that it may be too early to see a heartbeat...even with dildo-cam.  By my calculations I will be 6 weeks 2 days which is borderline early for a heartbeat.  In fact my FS told me to go for one "so we could see if there was a sac".  She didn't mention anything about a foetal pole, let alone a heart beat.  So we shall see.  The memory of my last pregnancy scan is still clear in my mind; in fact, yesterday was the EDD for No 3.  I'm sure I will be feeling quite ill on Tuesday.

Been too tired to blog lately.  Joe and I have been working late and I've barely had time to eat, not to mention cook dinner or blog!  I read that progesterone is the culprit for the chronic tiredness in the first trimester.  Well, it's not surprising that I'm exhausted then since I'm taking a double dose of progesterone pessaries!

As for symptoms, they seem to vary a lot, but there always seems to be one that's prominent, which I guess is reassuring.  Yesterday it was peeing all the time.  Today it's feeling exhausted and incredibly thirsty.  Still not much by way of morning sickness, although on Friday I did feel quite unwell when I didn't eat between about 9 and 1.  It seems totally counter-intuituive to eat when you feel nauseous but I know that's what you're supposed to do.  I can't help wondering whether it's the progesterone causing the symptoms (2 x pessaries per day) or the pregnancy itself.

Yesterday I went to the dentist and then Rachelle and her gorgeous twin girls.  They seemed to find my 'pillows' quite comfortable and both slept on my chest at different times.  They are beautiful but it seems ridiculously hard having 2 of them at once, especially when one of them has a set of lungs that convince me she will one day be an opera singer!

Well that'll do for now.  Fingers crossed for the scan.  Will update then.


  1. Wishing you all the best for you scan.. I hope you see a beautiful heart beat that puts your mind a little at ease! looking forward to the update x

  2. Sending over lots of happy, sticky vibes!! Thinking of u! Best of luck with your appointment!!

  3. Hoping that your scan gives you every reassurance that this is the one that sticks.

  4. I know it's really hard to feel positive - especially after so may losses. The fact that you have good strong symptoms is very encouraging and you should be thankful for that. Symptoms, especially strong ones, can indicate a strong pregnancy.

    I'm wishing you all the best for your scan as I know how completely stressful and nervewracking it was to wait for my mine. I also know that in your situation, all the encouraging words and support in the world can't take away that anxiety or the nervousness you feel. I wish I could say that it will all go away or that everything will be fine, but it's a hard wait.

    Just know that a lot of people are thinking about you, praying for you, and sending good vibes your way. I'll be anxiously waiting for your results right alone with you ;) If I can help in any way, please let me know. Thanks for stopping by my site - ICLW hugs to you!

    ICLW #104

  5. Hello from ICLW. I hope the scan goes well for you!