Monday, November 19, 2007

The 2 week wait

Now that I'm pregnant, I still can't get away from the 2 week wait. Every 2 weeks I get an u/s. Which means that I feel great for about 3 days after the good results, then stress out for the remaining 9 or 10 days til the next one. I'm really freaking out about the wait I'm in right now. The next u/s is on the 30th and I will be 12 1/2 weeks at that point. I just need time to fly by til then and let this 1st trimester be over. I've had pink throughout this pregnancy after doing the deed and after doing bathroom business - sorry for the t.m.i. I've had it a few times over past few days and I just need some reassurance. So today, I rented a fetal doppler system so that I can start to listen to lefty's ticker from home. I even next dayed it, and it will arrive tomorrow as Lefty turns 11 weeks. Now I'm hoping that I can actually pick up something on it this early. All the info says I should be able to hear it sometime between 8 to 12 weeks, but I'm not sure. Anyone had sucess with these things? And how far along were you when you could start hearing things?

4 comments:

Natalie said...

My midwives used those at every appt. and you should definitely be able to hear a good strong heartbeat by 12 weeks. They don't try earlier usually because it is too hard to tell (and at the birth center they won't even start seeing you until you are 12 weeks along) so I don't know what the chances are of hearing anything earlier than 12 weeks. Have fun with it and let us know what you hear!

Fertilize Me said...

I hear this post ..i understand the constant 2 ww feeling ... it's overwhelming really

jill said...

Don't FREAK out if you can't find it is my only word of advise. With LG, they tried to find his heartbeat at 12 weeks by doppler at the dr and didn't find it right away... tears, flashbacks, etc... then they took me for a sono and "ahhhhhh...." sigh of relief, he was swooshing around happily in there. Now that whole tirade may have freaked you out every bit as much as if I had said nothing at all but yeah... just don't freak out - easy, right? ;) I totally understand that paranoid worry feeling and also know that on the other side of it is all the good stuff and love you have for the little gal/guy!

Amber said...

The Dr's could hear the Pea from 7 weeks on, but she was wiggly. The Bean, though, has been seen and not heard the entire time. My Dr says with my "high risk" situation he's not even messing around with a dopplar. But I am totally with you in that NEEDING to have a constant connection to Lefty. I'd be the same way - Great Minds, you know.