My belly and the word are both out. I have told my close friends, family, and my boss. I have booked childcare. Random colleagues are coming up to me to wish me congratulations. Presents are starting to appear in the mail.
Apart from the few moments of terror and fear, I am mostly starting to feel a little bit excited. Cautiously optimistic, sometimes. I am now officially in my second trimester.
Frustratingly, I am still having trouble finding a consistent heartbeat with my cheap eBay doppler. I am trying not to worry too much, as even the tech couldn't get a good abdominal scan at my last ultrasound with her fancy-pants machine. I have my next check-up in 11 days.
Finally, I will not be able to make it to my next IVF support group dinner. I have not yet told any of the ladies my news, as I do not see any of them outside these events. Should I send an email? Should it be individual or reply-all? What should it say?