We did not find out the gender today, but we did get to see all the organs and everything (other than gender, as I said)…

Littlest was showing the fact s/he does belong in this family – being completely stubborn, blocking us from getting all the heart pictures (that has been the big concern due to the fact a heart defect runs in my family, as due murmurs and the fact my lupus can cause heart problems for Littlest as well). Also, when we tried to get face pictures s/he kept turning away and/or using hands to block us from getting many good face pictures lol.

Everything looks good! S/he’s small at this point, but other than that everything looks good, and the size isn’t a big deal at this point, though we do now have an extra appointment with the perinatologist beyond what was originally expected … we go back in 7 weeks or so. The doctor isn’t too worried about anything at this point, but does want to follow the size and make sure that growth does start happening properly.

I have not been told to go on bed rest, but I am to take it as easy as I can.

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I’m sleepy and hurting and too distracted for a good post right now, but did want to put up that WE HAVE A HEARTBEAT! I’m still not entirely convinced this is going to work… too many miscarriages, but that is a good sign that it’s in my uterus and there is a heart beat. My ovaries didn’t want to cooperate and there was pain due to the endo around my rectum and bowels/back of my uterus, so there is definitely some endo stuff going on (not a shock), and I have the corpus luteum cyst which is probably adding to my discomfort….. so it seems to be the endo, cyst and adhesions combining with normal pregnancy movement to cause the pain. Neither of us (Johnny or I) are surprised by this, but it is a relief to know that’s what is happening.

So to sum up – there’s a heartbeat! Also, my endo and complications from the endo/surgeries and the pregnancy are conspiring for pain.