Monday, June 7, 2010


After my whole ER experience and everything, I started having some light pink spotting last Wednesday. I was so so scared, it reminded me of what happens before I start my period. That mixed with not seeing the baby in a month, my anxiety level was through the roof. I called the doctor and they squeezed me in for a quick ultrasound and thank god everything looked perfect. He actually had a difficult time getting a picture for me because the baby was so active.
Now fast forward to today, I had my regular appointment along with my NT scan. The scan went great. The baby kept sticking his/her hand in front on her face and was even putting his/her hand in her mouth. It was the most adorable thing I've ever seen. The baby wasn't cooperating well for the measurments so the tech poked my belly which made the baby jump. Again, so cute! We were able to get all the measurments we needed and the scan looked great, now we just have to wait for hte labs. We were also able to hear the heartbeat with the doppler which was pretty cool. I've got to say, I am not sad that the first trimester is nearly over. I am feeling SO much better lately, and I feel a little better being more "out of the woods." I'm so excited for what's to come, shopping, finding out the gender, more shopping :) Well, here are some new photos. One is from 11w4d when I had the spotting and the rest are from today 12w2d.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Well that was fun

I haven't updated in a couple weeks, but I really didn't have too much to say. I've been having all the normal morning sickness, and exhaustion most people experience in their fisr trimester. But, no real complaints, I've just been so happy to be pregnant. Starting about midnight on Monday I started throwing up a lot. At first I just thought that morning sickness was really kicking my ass that day. But into the afternoon I still couldn't keep anything down, not even water. My sister was sick also, so I thought I'd just caught a bug. I called my OB, and I just thought he'd probably call me in some antinausea meds, but they told me I had to go to the ER for some fluids. I waited a couple more hours to go and ate/drank something hoping it'd stay down. When I didn't, and I started to have a little cramping I finally agreed to go. There is absolutly nothing I wouldn't do to make sure that the baby is okay. When I got there my blood pressure was really high, and I also had a UTI. They gave me fluids, blood pressure meds, zofran, and IV antibiotics. The blood pressure meds instantly made me feel hot, dizzy, and like I wanted to crawl out of my skin. I've never felt like that before. Tim grabbed the doctor and they gave me some IV benadryl. I don't know if it helped, but it knocked me out. We got home about 10pm and I went right to bed. I slept like a rock all night. This morning I still feel really wierd and a little out of it, like I just want to sleep all day. So that was our adventure last night...
I am 10w4d today and had my first OB appointment last week. I loved him and the office they are all really great. They were really interested in our IVF process, and treated me like a "special" patient. Our next visit is at 12 weeks, we have an NT scan and will get to hear the heartbeat with the doppler. I can't wait, I feel like that visit will be a huge milestone for us.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Ultrasound Update!

Today was my last ultrasound for the fertility doctor and I was released to the OB! We did the last PIO last night (won't miss that!)and I'm tapering down the estrogen pills and will be done with those in a week or so. Today's ultrasound went great (once we got in there), the machine was broken and we had to wait an hour and a half. It was worth it though :) I was so surprised at how much bigger the baby looks in just a week! You can actually tell which end is the head now. It measured right on track. I can't believe how much better I feel after today, it feels more and more real every day! Our first OB appointment is next Monday, but I will have to wait quite some time now for another ultrasound. I am not looking forward to that, I've been so spoiled by these frequent peeks. Here is an updated picture!

Monday, May 3, 2010

7 week ultrasound

It went really good! The heart rate was 136, the tech said it was perfect and our litle blob meaured right on track! Putting last weeks picture and this one next to each other I can't believe the difference a week makes! Here's another pic! In the first one the little cicle on the left in the yolk sac (it's "food")everytime they say yolk, I think of a baby chick! The 2nd pic is just a different view. (I know the pics are really small, they get a bit bigger if you click on them)

Monday, April 26, 2010

2nd ultrasound!!!

Today is Tim's birthday and mine next week, and we could've gotten a better gift. We got to see and hear our baby's heartbeat! The heartrate was 113, which they said was perfect, and everything looked great! I am 6 weeks 2 days today and our due date is about December 17th. We are so excited and I finally feel like this is actually real! Here is our first picture, the arrow points to the baby. I know it's just a blob, but it's our blob :)
(if you click on the picture it'll get bigger)

Monday, April 19, 2010

First ultrasound/update

Today we had our first OB ultrasound. I felt like I did right before I took the pregnancy test. Sick with worry,not wanting to know the truth yet no matter what it was. I wanted to remain blissfully ignorant for a little while longer. I knew that wasn't a possibility. We got the the office early and they were waiting on us. I'm glad things moved so quickly, it didn't give me time to sit in the waiting room to ponder. The tech asked me if they had a guess how many babies were in there, I told her I'm pretty sure just one because of my beta levels. Again things happened so fast I didn't have time to worry. I wasn't even looking at the screen and she said right away. Yup there's one! Then I could look! We saw the gestational sac and yolk sac. She said everything looked great. The only thing that worried me a little was that the sac measured a few days behind from where it should be. She didn't seem worried at all, and said "congratulations, looks like you're going to have a Christmas baby!". I heard from the nurse at my doctor's office and she said my beta is up to 2275 (we "needed" it to be at 1700). That made me feel a hell of a lot better. She said that when the sac is so small it easy to measure it a little off, and that I'll probably be just fine. I'm a worrier though, and I think with everything we've been through I'm just waiting for the bad news to come. Tim is so positive and sure that everything will be just fine. Most of the time I love that but sometimes I just want to smack him and say "shut up and let me freak out, I'll be fine in a few minutes." Our next ultrasound will be next Monday (Tim's bday). We may or may not be able to see a heartbeat by then. For now we have just another week to wait!

Monday, April 12, 2010

Beta #2

Is 139! I doubled plus a little bit! I feel like I can least for now. That is until I start worrying about the first ultrasound (which is 4/19)! Wow I think this is actually happening!