It has been 5 days now since the news of one fetus not making it to the heartbeat stage. The sadness has passed and I am elated to have one healthy baby. We are gearing up to tell our families this weekend and we couldn’t be more excited. I go in for my first real prenatal visit next week where they will listen to the heartbeat, do the dreaded weigh in and measure my belly to make sure things are on track.
It has been 10 years since I was pregnant and things are so different. I am not as tired as I was with my first two, but I seem to be having strong food aversions, not necessarily sickness, just picky about what I want to eat. In addition, throughout the day I have had these weird twinges in my lower belly, likely my uterus growing and expanding, but I don’t recall having that before. I also lost 3 pounds since I found out I was pregnant, but I am sure I will make up for it throughout the pregnancy with plenty of weight gain.
The biggest thing on my mind is the news article I just caught the tail end of on the Today Show. They are now able to do Uterus transplants so that women with infertility issues due to their Uterus can have a better chance of getting pregnant…What??? As I sit here and ponder this, I can’t help but wonder if this would have been available for Sara and Derek earlier this year, would they have chosen that route or would they have done the Surrogate path.
Here is the article if you are interested in learning more