BABY UPDATE 2: Where’s my baby?
It’s my 6th week (1 month and a half) of sensitive pregnancy. I hope everything will get better after my 1st trimester. I had to go through a trans-V ultrasound a few days ago because I had spotting. The ultrasound is to make sure that my baby is safe after the bleeding. The Sonologist can’t see him/her yet though =( We’re trying again on my 2nd month. Hopefully he/she shows up by then. I want to see even just the tiniest sign of him/her! I just want to be sure that my baby’s still safe inside me. For now, there’s additional medication, and I was required at least 2 weeks of bed rest. I’m glad my bosses are understanding enough to let me take time off work for a while.
The black hole that you see on the ultrasound is a zoomed version of a 1-cm (diameter) sac where my baby is. He/she is still too small at this point. My OB assured me that I should not worry about it being too small, it’s still too early anyway. And I should not worry about anything at all! Physical, mental, and emotional exhaustion affect the baby. The 1st trimester is very important for the baby’s development so I should be really careful. The risk is bigger because I have “low uterus”, which is prone to spontaneous abortion/miscarriage.
By the way, it was my first time to have a trans-V ultrasound (you should get what “V” means!) The gadget looks like a huge electric toothbrush that gets stuck inside you. The insertion was a little uncomfortable, but not painful, but when the Sonologist started moving the gadget inside me, I almost asked her to stop! It was like she’s ripping off my insides. Haha. Oh well, I had to do it for the baby so, there you go. I guess this is the “moms-will-do-ANYTHING-for-their-baby” kind of thing =) I just tried my best to keep my focus and listen to her as she explains what is displayed on the monitor.
I’m having another trans-V in 2 weeks. I’m really looking forward to seeing him/her for the first time. Some friends have been telling me that trans-V ultrasound is not supposed to be painful. Hmm I guess I’ll try a different Sonologist My OB doesn’t mind, she told me I can have the ultrasound anywhere I want. I might try “In My Womb” at Mega. This one’s got good review =)