So I told my wonderful, brilliant, glorious RE (Dr. T) that I canceled the nuchal screening that we had booked. I thought I should let her know since she was the one that suggested that we get it done. I explained to her that since the test had no preventative value, and really wasn’t truly diagnostic (only offering statistical information), D and I decided - after much deliberation - to decline.
Dr. T then kindly offered to give us a regular “quickie” ultrasound next Thursday instead. Just for fun. Now, I don’t know if this flies in the face of my newfound “trust” in my pregnancy (see last post) or not – but I am not the kind of gal to turn down a free ultrasound. I will be 12 weeks and 4 days at that time, and if all goes well (knock on wood), I think I can actually finally TRULY relax. And I must admit, I am excited to see our little Scrappy again. At 12 weeks and change, he should be looking like a real baby and not just a bowling pin!
Now I would like to address the issue of my “bump”. I am currently experiencing something that I think is really weird. For the last few days I’ve really started to notice my belly growing. I don’t know if it’s what I’ve been wearing or what – but my mum, dad and coworker also noticed. But today, it seems to be gone. Again, I don’t know if it’s what I’m wearing that makes it seem smaller, but it really seems as if it’s disappeared. Not for long I hope! I’ll keep you all posted with updates on this – I know you’re all at the edge of your seats wondering how Hilary’s bump is progressing…
Another issue to address: Heartburn. I have never, EVER experienced heartburn in my life. And now, I think I’m having it for the first time. It feels like a tightness in my throat – accompanied by a sort of “hotness” and pain. It kind of spans down to my clavicle area. It hurts to swallow. Never having experienced true heartburn before, I can’t be certain if that’s what’s going on. But I think so.
Lastly, I have one more issue to address today. At my last visit with my OB/GYN, my doctor said that she would like me to go off of my Metformin AND my low-dose Aspirin at 12 weeks. She immediately saw the panic in my face when she said it. I have been on Metformin for so long (I loves me the Met) I’m afraid my body will go into some sort of shock if I stop taking it. I asked her if I should taper down and she said no, I could just stop. I don’t think I can handle just stopping so I am going to taper down anyway. Cold turkey just freaks me out. The low-dose Aspirin, while I don’t love the idea, I can handle stopping. I must say, it will be VERY WEIRD to only take my prenatal vitamin every day. Very weird indeed.