The pudding club

It’s been almost a week since I was on here…that’s not like me.  I have been hiding from the world a little bit.  It’s been a really hard week to get through.  My first scan looming over my head.  Would there be a baby?  Would there be a heartbeat?  I’ve had lots of lovely messages wishing me luck – but all I wanted to do was curl up and sleep, avoid polite conversation, time to fly.

Thursday morning I felt numb to the world.  Fortunately I was busy at work so the afternoon appointment came around quickly.  Chris met me at the clinic, he was already there in the waiting room, patiently waiting for me. I felt sick to my stomach.  This was it!  We didn’t have to wait long before we were called back.  The nurse took my vitals (weight and blood pressure), then we went into the ultrasound room together.  I sat up on the bed and before I had to time to wonder more about the possibilities my doctor walked in.  I don’t really remember what she said to me, but like I had been all week I’d had enough with the small talk.

As soon as the ultrasound wand was in me we could see my extremely hyper stimulated ovaries….I had many huge follicles still – like two times the size of the ones I am used to seeing during stimulation phase.  My doctor exclaimed my ‘hyper’ situation, and I said, yes, I have been feeling them 😦 And then she found a sac, zoomed in and there was a little blob on the screen!  I was holding my breath as she found the heart beat – and there it was 144 beats per minute (BPM).  I just cried.  She measured the size of it and it was measuring 2 days behind at 7 weeks 2 days, I was technically 7 weeks 4 days, but she said that was close enough!

As I sobbed, Chris asked what happens next and my Doctor said we now graduate to my OBGYN!  Oh…I don’t have one since we moved to the US and went straight from our family doctor to the fertility clinic.  Then Chris said we need to find one near our new house…to which I corrected him and he said – “no, we got the house today!”  I couldn’t believe it, he was telling me right there that we got the house we wanted and he had the call from our realtor an hour or so before the appointment.  Cue even more tears from me and excited happy doctors & nurse in the room.  What a day for good big news.  I hugged my doctor and nurse and thanked them with tears running down my face!  It was surreal as I walked out into the waiting room with my face red from tears, I am sure people couldn’t tell if it was good or bad news I just received!!  And that was it…we left our clinic realising we wouldn’t be back too soon.

Finally I’m in the pudding club – for real! I’ve been in a bit of shock, but I am embracing the pregnancy now.  I believe it is happening.  This is our time.  We have even agreed to give the blob a nickname – Rocky – our little fighter.  It also looked a bit rock like on the scan 😉

I realised I needed to find an OBGYN quick that works with the hospital we wanted to give birth at, so I did my research and made my first pre-natal appointment in the ‘normal’ world.  My first appointment and next scan will be at 10w2d – a little later than they like, but it was the earliest they could fit me in.  I’ve also been allowed to switch to progesterone oral capsules (but taken transvaginally) – these little things cost over $380 for 1 month’s worth!  Completely different to the progesterone in oil which cost only about $90!!! But I am sure it will be worth it so I don’t have to inject myself whilst travelling again (I’m off to Turkey tomorrow – not looking forward to this trip at all).

This week has been such an emotional roller coaster – and yet on the face of it, it has been easy…we have no complications.  Just when we thought this was the end…

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36 thoughts on “The pudding club

  1. lovingthemarriedlife says:

    This made me cry! I know this feeling all so well! I too was ready to give up hope and somehow this little boy found a way to nestle in deep and stay with us and now I’m almost half way through the pregnancy! miracles do happen! HUGS such wonderful news I am so excited for you!!!!

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  2. notpregnantinrezza says:

    Oh wow!!!! So very happy for you! Congratulations you’ve worked so hard to get to this point. I felt totally shocked as well at the idea of suddenly having to organise an OB. Wishing you all the best and looking forward to seeing the updates xo

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  3. Amy M. says:

    Hooray!!! I’m glad you found an OB right away, and that you got to graduate so soon! We had to wait until after 8 weeks and 2 scans before they released us. I hope you like your OB! And congrats on the house as well!! Will you be moving far from where you are right now? So much good going on right now! Welcome to the club! *hugs*

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      • Amy M. says:

        B’s cousin lives in VA Beach, and we’re hoping to go there some time this summer. Maybe I’ll see if you’re around, maybe we can meet up for lunch or dinner or something!


    • thegreatpuddingclubhunt says:

      Hehe! Yes! It is an old English slang term for being pregnant. It has several potential originations, one being that a pregnant woman looks like she has a ‘pudding’ tummy (think of a round figgy pudding that you see in old Victorian Christmas scenes).


  4. Pip says:

    So so pleased for you, you have been such An inspiration throughout our journey and So positive and strong through all the tough times. It is so wonderful to hear you can now smile and celebrate as you look forward to the future with your little one. Congrats also on the house move, one special day! X x

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  5. Nara says:

    Ah I’m so happy for you Dani! Have been looking out for news. I’m so glad it’s good news! Congratulations on being a fully paid up member of the pudding club! ☺️ xx

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  6. ashleykyleanderson says:

    Yay for Rocky! I’m in love with him/her already! 😍 And yay for the new house! So much good news and I completely agree that this is your time — and Nara’s! I’m excited that you guys will get to go through this happy time together. The next time you see your little one they will be able to move arms and legs and will look so much more like a baby than a rock. 🙂 I hope the in-between time goes quickly for you. xx

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