COLE'S GUNNA BE A BIG BROTHER!
I had my 1st apt at 8 weeks. The dr was SO understanding, he & the nurse both apologized for everything we had gone through with Cole. They are watching this baby very closely. Because Cole had a Birth Defect where his brain didn't form all the way, I have to take HUGE amounts of Folic Acid. We will be doing genetic testing at 16 weeks...which I don't know if I'm ready for. Then a different/more in depth ultra sound at 18-20 weeks. They did an ultra sound at 8 weeks which showed the heart beat & showed that baby is growing "on time". This week, we got to hear the heart beat again...which was a RELIEF!!! Both of us thought maybe I had miscarried....not for any reason other then we are PARANOID. And...I'm NOT feeling good at ALL. I wasn't this sick with Cole...but the dr said being nauseous is actually a good sign.
It's like we're having a child for the first time. I can hardly remember being pregnant & I certainly don't remember how to care for a baby....I feel like I never got to enjoy having a baby because we were too busy playing "Mystery Diagnosis" and in & out of the hospital etc. So hopefully we will get to enjoy it a little more this time around. It's weird to thing this baby will be out of diapers & talking before Cole....and out of a crib before him too!