I tried to use the Doppler tonight- no luck. There were some brief seconds I thought it was getting something on the screen but couldn't focus on it or hear it at all. I didn't freak out or anything. I would have obviously preferred to hear it, but it's early, I know that.
And about 20 minutes after that, I hit a milestone- first barf of this pregnancy. I've definitely been gagging my head off for weeks, and there was a day in the car I really thought it was going to happen, but so far it hadn't. I'd even gotten to the point where I'd stopped running to the bathroom because as much as I gagged, I just didn't puke.
But tonight it hit me and I thought "um, that feels like it's really coming" so fortunately I decided to play it safe and go stare at the toilet water for a few minutes. Good thing I did. And man, I really did feel better afterward. Honestly, I don't think I've felt this un-nauseated in weeks. Puking is no fun, but it was a bit of a relief.
My NT scan is next Thursday, so we should get a very long, very good look at the baby then. I'm really hoping to hear the baby on the Doppler before then, but even if I can't, that's not a REALLY long time, so hopefully I can hold it together until then.