Yesterday (the 19th) I had my “first OB” visit for this pregnancy! It’s the first time in three pregnancies that I have made it this far, and I am feeling nice and sick so I’m hopeful that all is still going well. It is still too early (8.5 weeks) for the heartbeat to come up on doppler, but I get another viability scan (heartbeat peek!) at 10 weeks.
Other than our discussion of my lymphoma diagnosis and accompanying complications, it was pretty uneventful. She was happy to hear that chemo is being pushed back for now, and we talked about options for managing the pregnancy and birth if chemo does get moved up again. I love my OB! She is incredibly supportive and openly shares her faith, so I have an OB who says “God knew exactly what He was doing when He gave you this baby, even if it seems like the timing is all wrong or you wonder why NOW.” And, “You’re going on the prayer chain.” 🙂 I do wonder how many prayer chains I am on now! I know of at least six.
Back to her in four weeks, blood work and ultrasound in the meantime, pretty much the standard. I am feeling sick enough to feel sick but not so awful that I can’t eat, thanks to Zofran. I’m not to the exhausted stage yet but definitely enjoying my naps on the days I get them! That, however is nothing new. 😉
And finally, another shout-out to my husband for his amazing dedication to our family and to his other responsibilities, for the ways he perseveres and makes me laugh and makes me cry (good tears!) and loves us all into the bargain. Love you!