Sunday, January 20, 2008

10 Weeks Today

The first thing D said to me when I woke up this morning was "Guess what today is?" I knew right away. "10 weeks!" I exclaimed.

So we're at 10 weeks today, only 14 days shy of that beautiful 12 week mark. I'm still clinging to that date, even though my doctor said that we're safe at 10 weeks. Apparently with all the new technology that is available now, 10 weeks is the new 12 weeks. That's all well and good, and believe me - I am so beyond grateful - but I'm still holding (most of) my breath until February 3rd (our 12 week mark). Something about that goal is really important to me, even if it is just a number.

Yesterday D and I got into a stupid fight because I was being anxious again. We went to see the movie Cloverfield. Truthfully, I really didn't want to go at all, but D really wanted to see it and he's been working so much lately, I thought I would just suck it up and spend some quality time with my husband.

What I didn't account for was the noise.

Cloverfield, in case you don't know, is a very VERY loud action/horror movie and let me tell you - there were several times in the movie where the sound was so intensely loud, I could feel the vibrations going right through my body. [80-year-old woman commentary: Did it really have to be so loud? Why can't we just enjoy the movie at a reasonable level? Sheesh!] Well I started getting worried about Scrappy. Not so much about the noise - I know the baby's ears aren't developed yet - I was more concerned about the vibrations. I tried to muffle my abdomen with my coat and I tried to sit in such a way (very uncomfortable) to make it so the least amount of vibrations came through my body. All in all, I was miserable and I couldn't wait to get out of there. I kept squirming and being worried and getting up and coming back (don't worry - I'm not THAT person...We were in the back corner so none of the other moviegoers were affected by my up-and-downiness) and D started getting really frustrated with me. When the movie was over (finally!) he was really worked up. He was mad at me for worrying about "yet another stupid thing"...and "why did I come in the first place?" I apologized like a million times, but he was having none of it. We walked home in silence and it was a lousy afternoon.

So I pose this question to you all: Was I being ridiculous to be worried that VERY loud noise and vibrations could potentially harm a fetus? Please be honest, I promise I won't get upset either way. I just want to know if I was being stupid or if I had a point.

In any case, D and I finally reconciled a couple of hours later and he has agreed to be more patient with my pregnancy-charged-over-protective-craziness and I have agreed not to bring my concerns up with him for a while. He needs a break from it, I think.

It's a beautiful feeling to know that I'm already one-quarter of the way through my pregnancy. I am so so SO excited to meet my little one, mid-August just can't come soon enough.

10 comments:

Barb said...

I have no idea if that's a valid concern or not, but I HATE those kinds of movies, so I'm kinda with you. ;)

Xbox4NappyRash said...

I have no idea to be honest, but I doubt very very very much that it would cause any harm at all.

I think the most harm could be for yourself, you need to try and enjoy this as much as possible, stay relaxed and that will pass to the small one.

Stay positive!

Fertilize Me said...

Happy 10 Weeks- My dr's office told me the same thing - 12 is the new 10. I also found that hard to believe.

Regarding the movies- IMHO those kind of vibrations are not the vibrations that you should be overly concerned with. It's more along the lines of wooden rollercoasters, riding a horse, or a really rough boat ride.

But, with all of that said - your concerns, be them real or less than practical, you will find yourself more cautious then those "normal" pregnant women. And you will find yourself having more of these thoughts.I have found myself quite anxious over things that later seemed quite trivial - but at that time felt like an extremely real possiblity of causing harm.

Be kind and gentle to your mind and these thoughts, But do not allow them to control you. Its's a hard line to walk - I am still tryig to find that balance.

Sending you lots of hugs and warm thoughts

Ally said...

A huge round of applause for your 10th week of pregnancy, Hilary! :) You and Scrappy both deserve our congratulations!

Future Mommy said...

Happy 10 Weeks!

Yeah, no idea if vibrations hurt or not, but it never hurts to be cautious!

christina(apronstrings) said...

yeah, 10 wks, 10 wks, 10 wks. you go girl.

Kristen said...

OMG, this is too funny - DH and I went to see Cloverfield this weekend and I felt the SAME way! I walked out of the theater and told DH I hope the baby's ears aren't developed yet because we may have caused the poor thing to go deaf! I had on two layers of clothing and my jacket over my lap to do my part against the noise. And I didn't think the movie was at all worth it IMO.

Oh and happy 10 weeks - we are almost there, girl! XOXO

Melissa said...

Congrats on the 10 weeks mark!!
I have not a clue about the sound vibrations on the fetus, but if you are worried you cannot help what you feel! So sorry it turned in to a scuffle for you and your hubby, that sucks.

Road Blocks and Roller Coasters said...

Congratulations on 10 weeks! YAY! Double-digits are very exciting. :)

I don't know if it's irrational or not anymore. I find that I worry about the strangest things lately, so that doesn't sound like the most irrational thing I've ever heard, no. I worry about the elevated pulse and anxiety I get watching horror or suspense movies affecting the baby. So, go figure. We all have our little quirks, I suppose. :P

Hope all continues to go beautifully!

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