Friday, July 9, 2010

6ish weeks

Hi gang,

Have been trying to keep up with your blogs and posting comments when I can! Been so busy with work , I've barely had time to scratch myself.

So my calculations were that I am 6w3days today. This morning I went for an ultrasound (mainly just to set my mind at ease that it was in the right spot!). The scan was booked for 8.30am so at 7am I had to empty my bladder then drink 1.5L of water before 7.30am. That simply wasn't going to happen! I tried my best but I felt like I was drowning! I managed about 1.2L by 7.45am and then hopped in the shower and got ready. Basically went straight in for the scan once we got there. Goo stuff on and it was go. The chick tells me I have a retroverted uterus. Apparently 25% of women do. It means it points towards my back rather than to my front making it difficult to get a picture. I could see where this was going. Some of  you may want to stop reading now coz I'm about to venture into TMI territory.

She explained that she needed to do a transvaginal ultrasound instead which frankly is like a dildo cam. So gross. Anyhoo, from there we could see the gestational sac and the yolk sac and the 'blob' which is apparently what will be the baby! The blob measured 3.8mm which puts it at 5w6days and had a heartrate of 93bpm. So far so good. Still some time before we make it through the dangerzone and announce it to the world but it's a relief that everything (aside from my uterus) is where it should be.

We're telling my sisters tonight as it's one's 30th bday party tonight and she's already made a big song and dance about  how we better be getting a taxi so we can party on. Sadly my party days are over til March! Then Sunday my 2 sisters, a friend and I are off to bali for 5nights. It'll be sweet - even though no cocktails! It'll be nice to be out of this ice cold weather Perth has been having the past few weeks!

Generally I'm feeling fine, except that about 2 or 3pm a wave of exhaustion hits me. I've had a few spells of dizziness and yesterday arvo felt very queasy for a couple of hours. Hence, pretty much zero exercise in the past week. After bali will try to get back into it though!

Hope everyone is going well!


  1. Bet it was exciting to hear the heart beat :-)

  2. Everything you just mentioned? I remember it well. I too had a retroverted uterus (can't remember which pregnancy tho lol) but no problems happened: all was good. Tiredness is perfectly normal, now just wait for the morning sickness. This is so exciting!!

  3. I have a retroverted uterus too - don't worry about the dildo cam you will only need that for your early pregnancy scans - when the baby is bigger they will just use the normal thingy

    I am so excited for you!!! We have began discussing whether we stop at two kids or go for the third (I know I'm a sucker for punishment LOL) Will the cluckiness ever end - I'm guessing no

  4. Congratulations on your news, Em! Have just come across your blog .. and am working my way through reading it. Loved seeing your wedding pics. Helps me feel like I can dream of what might be ahead someday - wedding and babies! And gosh, I hope I look that beautiful on my wedding day. Miss Dee

  5. Got the clothes today, thanks HEAPS! Have just blogged about them. ;)