My Little Belly Dancer

7 Dec

Hello there Shmaby!

The Shmembryo is no longer an abstract blur. Today at the NT scan we saw a little wiggling baby. We saw legs, eyes, ears, arms. Everything. And the Shmaby was moving around like crazy! Backflips and stuff.

It was surreal.

Shmerson and I were both in tears by the end of it. Amazing.

It looks like we have about a 1:3000-and-something chance of Down’s. Tomorrow I go in for my first trimester bloodwork.

And I also get to ditch the progesterone.

Wow. Wow. Wow.

(Check out the new and improved “Shmaby” page for a pic!)


On another note, I really wanted to thank you all for your amazing comments on my last post. Your comments were so supportive, and really helped me snap back into reality. I had a long talk with my shrink yesterday, and we realized I really need to look into changing my meds. So off to an appointment with Dr. Happy Pills tomorrow! We shall see.

For today, I am in awe.

14 Responses to “My Little Belly Dancer”

  1. Heather December 7, 2011 at 18:00 #

    Nothing like a scan to cheer you up! But I hope the happy pills help too… Good luck with all the bloodwork. Congrats on ditching the progesterone. I had my last intragam injection on Sat and my merticorten and ecotrin meds are almost up. Almost there at the 12 week mark. And you too, girl.
    Going for my 12 week one on Friday – wish me luck.

  2. missohkay December 7, 2011 at 18:33 #

    Yippeee! I was wondering what to do when Shmembryo was no longer an appropriate name. Shmaby it is! Congrats for today and good luck with the happy pills so you can perhaps have more days feeling like today.

  3. Rachel @ Eggs In A Row December 7, 2011 at 18:47 #

    So happy.

  4. Rebecca Pallack (@RPallack) December 7, 2011 at 20:18 #

    Yay! Baby pictures. Definitely not a squiggle now. 12 weeks isn’t that far and the first hurdle will be cleared.

  5. babycrazxykiwi December 7, 2011 at 20:51 #

    Yay! Looked at the pic and what a lovely sight that is!

  6. Esperanza December 8, 2011 at 00:26 #

    How amazing. Congratulations.

  7. chon December 8, 2011 at 01:40 #

    oh hon I am so happy for you!! and happy you are going to speak to your therapist. the piccies were devvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvine. xxxxx

  8. Emily December 8, 2011 at 05:11 #

    I am dancing around!!! I am so happy you two had a moment! I hope each day brings you more and more peace and joy and celebration with Shmerson! So so happy! Congrats! Love the new pic!

  9. slcurwin December 8, 2011 at 05:30 #

    I like Shmaby, sounds like shmaybe. Non-commitally cute. Could be a shmoy or a shmirl, it’s a shmaby. Ya, I should go to be now. Congratulations on seeing your own little monster.

  10. jjiraffe December 8, 2011 at 08:48 #

    Yay!! Good news, all around. 🙂

  11. Artistmouse December 8, 2011 at 11:10 #


  12. cattiz j December 8, 2011 at 17:41 #

    Great news, how amazing to see so much details already! So glad you have someone to talk too. Hope the switching of pills will help.

  13. sassyntubeless December 8, 2011 at 23:13 #

    yay yay yay!! *happy dance* so excited for you!!

  14. Kristen December 9, 2011 at 12:08 #

    Love the picture! And you are almost out of your first trimester…so excited for you!!!

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