Saturday, July 25, 2009

Home again, home again!

We're back from a wonderful two week vacation. Part beach vacation, part urban adventure, part wilderness experience (sans malaria). All in all, very enjoyable! But it is good to be home, too.

I am still pregnant. It feels weird (and wonderful!) to type those words because everything still feels very tentative. I had hoped for some definite morning sickness to signal that the pregnancy is progressing well, but I haven't had much. Weird thing to wish for, I know, but it's true. The most "morning sickness" I've had is a couple of days of not much appetite and one day of gagging while brushing my teeth, but mostly nothing to write home about. The only "real" pregnancy symptoms have been the frequent urination and fatigue. My breasts are also slightly sore the past few days, but it's subtle.

Monday we'll go in for an ultrasound. By then I'll be 7 wks, 6 days, by my calculations, so there should definitely be a heartbeat. I feel like it could easily go either way (how else could I feel after four miscarriages, I guess?!), but of course, we would be thrilled to see a little heart beating!

The whole Ph.D. being over hasn't fully sunk in either. After six years of work, it's finally - and seemingly suddenly - done. There were a couple of wedding invitations and cards sitting in the mailbox awaiting our return addressed to Dr. Will and Dr. Mo - funny to see! It will be strange at the hospital to have people introduce me as Dr. and have patients call me that. It will be awhile until it feels like that title belongs to me.

So a lot still to digest on both personal and professional fronts. But all wonderful goodness. I'm one pretty lucky gal.

I see that much has happened in Blogland while we've been away - I look forward to catching up with everyone's news over the next few days! It's good to be home!


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  1. Welcome home! Sending love and prayers that you get to hear your little grain of rice's heartbeat on Monday! Hope your trip was memorable and amazing.

  2. Yay! Glad you're home, glad you had a good time and thrilled that you are still pregnant! Welcome home!

  3. Welcome home!! So happy that you are still pregnant!!!!! I cannot wait to see your u/s!

    I know that you feel my pain - I am sorry that we have to know the fear.

  4. Welcome home and happy pregnancy! I am so glad to hear that you are still pregnant and will be rooting for you at the Ultrasound!

  5. Welcome home. You were missed.

  6. Welcome home and glad that all is going well.

  7. My morning sickness was very subtle throughout my pregnancy. I did not even find out I was pregnant until I was 8 weeks (due to annovulation and 4 failed IVFs which said that it couldn't have happened without treatment!) I felt sort of "yucky" ever morning, couldn't eat certain things, but never threw up! Yay for you guys!

  8. sounds like a fantastic get away, Dr. Mo, and very encouraging betas. I will be anxiously awaiting the little bip, bip, bip of his/her heart. Please don't put too much stock in the presence or absense or symptoms; I had no morning sickness and very little evidence of other symptoms. In fact, my only symptom was a Pavlovian response to all types of food. Can't wait to hear the news!

  9. Welcome home, doc! I think the fatigue is a very promising sign. As you know, I had NO morning sickness at all. Lots of us preggos don't.

    Can't wait for the results of your u/s tomorrow. I have a good feeling about a strong hb. If the u/s machines at your clinic have sound, get the RE to turn it on. It's one thing to see the heartbeat, but the sound ... still makes me cry.

    Would love to see you! Virgin mojitos?

  10. Cannot wait for your u/s update tomorrow!

  11. Wonderful goodness all around! Here's hoping tomorrow's ultrasound is perfectly perfect.

    Welcome home!


  12. Glad you had a great vacation...I can't wait to hear about it! I also can't wait to hear about your u/s!!!! I am praying for a big beautiful heartbeat!

  13. Welcome back Doctor! Good luck tomorrow at the U/S, I'll be sending you many positive vibes!!

  14. Welcome home and hoping for a wonderful u/s tomorrow.

  15. I am happy to hear you are home and had a great, much needed vacation. I am ELATED to hear you are still pregnant! That is such a wonderful thing to hear. I hope tomorrow you get your heartbeat! Thinking of you Dr. Mo!!!!

  16. Lots of good news! So glad you had a great trip, and looking forward to much more wonderful for the "Drs.!"

  17. Kinda stalking you with the refresh frenzy, hope all went perfectly today and I am simply crossing my fingers that all is well.

    thank you for your sweet support of me while I flail my way through the cursed 2ww.



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