Pregnancy Week 8

Love Life and Lollipops- Pregnancy Week 8 Ultrasound
Week 8 Ultrasound
  • Anxiety overload!  Friday I went to see Risa for my first ultrasound to check for the baby's heartbeat.  I may have given myself an ulser with all the craziness I put myself through (of course I'm kidding, but my stress levels were scary).
  • Stomach pain trumped my nausea this week which meant that I only puked once or twice (good), but I was on the toilet the rest of the week with "other" stomach problems (bad, really bad).
  • I was so tired I could barely keep my eyes open, but the stress I was experiencing wouldn't let me nod off to sleep.
  • I couldn't breathe!  My heart was racing (Risa says it was a combination of my body producing twice as much blood, hence my heart pumping even harder, and my anxiety...a bad combo!).  Unfortunately, apparently, it's kinda normal.
  • I didn't realize it was anxiety plaguing me until mid-week which means the first half of the week I spent trying to figure out what the hell was wrong with me.  Then my friend Erica stated the obvious.  The epiphany was relieving and worsening...
  • Friday came along and everything was fine!!!  The relief was immediate.  Walking out of Risa's office I could breathe!  And then a deep exhaustion fell over me.  I slept for 3 hours that afternoon (not like me).
  • Here's what I found out: my chance of miscarriage dropped to 8% (that made me feel good).  The baby had a healthy heartbeat and there was only one in there!