I am still shocked and amazed that this is really happening! Our ultrasound was scheduled for Monday but Hurricane Sandy had other plans. We live in lower Manhattan, in an evacuation zone, but decided to stick it out. With very little notice to evacuate, we weren’t prepared to leave. We had already stockpiled water and food here and there’s no way we would have been able to flee with two babies, our stuff, and food and water. We would have ended up somewhere that wasn’t childproofed and had less food and water. We took a chance and thankfully, we got lucky. Our building was one of very few that retained power throughout the storm. Our building did not flood although many in our neighborhood did. Watching the flood waters come in was very frightening, though. Anyway, we made it!
Our ultrasound was rescheduled for yesterday. It was shaping up to be a challenge to make it and I thought we were going to have to cancel. The boys both have croup — their ped made a house call since her office is still closed from the storm. And it was Halloween, but their costumes didn’t make it in time since I changed my mind at the last minute and Sandy disrupted everything. Plus, subways are out so how in the heck were we supposed to get to the doctor? Aaaand our nanny couldn’t make it into the city, so who was going to watch the boys?
We decided to screw Halloween – we’ll do our own Halloween next week when the boys are feeling better. We called a car service, packed up the whole family, and headed up town (round trip ended up costing us $100 due to traffic!). In went the dildocam and TAAA DAAA! I’m pregnant with a singleton! Saw a little heartbeat beating away at 129 bpm. As of yesterday I was 6w5d which puts me due on June 21, 2013! For about one month, I’ll have three under two. 🙂
It was a huge hassle to get to the doctor but at the end of the day, I am so grateful I know what’s going on in there and even more grateful that entire family got to meet the new baby at the same time. 🙂
So far I’m feeling pretty normal. Bloating and gas come and go. Red pimples on my face – the kind you can’t pop that stick around for a few days. Some days I’m exhausted. I don’t expect many symptoms since I had zero with the boys. Yippeeeee!