During the OB visit, I understood how strong pregnancy hormones are in that they reduce the ability of the stomach to empty its contents at a very much more slower rate explaining the conglomeration of symptoms I have. I was given reassurance with regards to that, and the doctor even said that babies who cause nausea and vomiting are usually those who latch on pretty strong. To curb my nausea and vomiting, I was advised to take doxylamine (sleep aid) and vitamin B complex, other than diphenhydramine (Benadryl) which I had been taking for the past weeks. At the end of our visit, the doctor ordered an ultrasound just for baseline and to make sure that there's only one and not two (or more) babies inside ;)
Sheer bliss! That's what I felt when I saw the black and white reflection of the 7.7-cm miracle inside my tiny womb. I couldn't describe how happy I was to have caught an early glimpse of our first bundle of joy, and I will never forget how amazed and dumbfounded I was of God's greatness, realizing that behind all my weird and difficult symptoms the past 10 weeks, He has a wonderful masterpiece in progress. Something tells me that the next 30 weeks of my pregnancy are going to be extra exciting :)
"Before you had a name or opened up your eyes,
Or anyone could recognize your face
You were being formed so delicate inside
Secluded in God's safe and hidden place...
You are a masterpiece, a new creation He has formed
And you're as soft and fresh as a snowy winter morn
And I'm so glad that God has given you to me
Little lamb of God, you are a masterpiece...
- Masterpiece by Sandi Patty"