Thursday, February 26, 2015

8 Weeks 1 Day

Woo, this baby is kickin' my butt already! I'm pretty nauseous most of the day/night and throw up at least once a day. Though I haven't gained any weight - actually lost 3 pounds since this all started - I'm getting really bloated. I'm actually sitting here with my jeans unbuttoned! The good news is that they say all this sickness means the baby is super healthy. And this morning's ultrasound confirmed we're 8 weeks and 1 day and the little jelly bean's heart rate is up to 181! There doesn't seem to be a change in my boobs yet but I'm sure that'll come. 

I'm working on a project to tell my family we're pregnant. So excited to get started this weekend!

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

6 Weeks and 6 Days

This baby is certainly making his or her presence known to momma! Morning sickness (I want to know who coined that phrase... liar!!) is in full effect. It typically starts while I'm getting ready for work, eases a bit after breakfast, and lasts until just before dinner. I've been searching for remedies and today I'm happy to report that I am trying the Jolly Rancher remedy. I'm at work and after vomiting up my lunch in a public bathroom, I was ready to try anything. So far so good! Maybe baby will have a sweet tooth like momma.
Hubs says major morning sickness means it's a boy and I don't have the heart to tell him that Dr. Google says it actually means it's a girl!

Friday, February 13, 2015

Woah Nausea

My appetite really picked up last night and after a full plate of spaghetti and meatballs and a few pieces of bread I felt awful. I was so gassy and bloated. Unfortunately that carried over to today and now nausea is added to the list. We'll see tomorrow if it was the pasta or the baby making me nauseous. Morning sickness finally here?

Just in Time for Valentine's Day

Our first ultrasound was yesterday and we got incredible news! Our baby is measuring perfectly at 6 weeks and we saw the heartbeat!!! 98bpm... how's that for a Valentine's Day present? It really took my breath away to see that tiny, blinking little grain on the screen. I couldn't stop smiling and I think hubs was pretty moved too. That little grain of rice and his or her yolk sac are my baby!!

We met with the doctor afterward and he said everything is absolutely perfect, and after two more weeks of ultrasounds at the fertility clinic we graduate to our ob/gyn!

Wednesday, February 11, 2015


I am normally a pretty patient person (thanks Grandma) but I'm going crazy waiting right now! I'm waiting to start feeling pregnant (know I'll regret that one) and waiting for our first ultrasound tomorrow! 

So far I really don't feel any different. Not really tired, not really any nausea to speak of, no food aversions or cravings. It's still early but I think I will feel a little less anxious about a healthy pregnancy when I start to feel pregnant. Granted, when we had the mc I was exhausted and nauseous all the time so maybe different is good. Only 25 more hours till the ultrasound!!!

Thursday, February 5, 2015

ARTIFICIAL Insemination

I'm starting to understand why it's called artificial. Because it doesn't feel real. The first time we got pregnant I was elated! I was glowing and smiling all of the time but we lost that one. This time around I'm almost afraid to be happy or to get too invested. I really feel positive that this will be a healthy baby but still I am reserving my emotions. 

On a happier note, the nurse called with our 3rd beta results. We're up to hcg 1429 and pg 38!! AND...... we get to go in next week for our first ultrasound! I'm really hoping that next week's appt will make me feel better so I can start to relax and enjoy the fact that I'M PREGNANT!! I hope hubs can make it but when I asked him earlier he was pretty stressed and sounded unsure about the schedule. *sigh* 

Monday, February 2, 2015

Movin' On Up

Blood test came back and we're trending in the right direction! HCG is now at 460 and progesterone is at 32. I go back on Thursday for another beta. The nurse hasn't told me how many blood tests we'll do or what's next. All she said was to continue my medication as usual (4 estrogen patches every other day, Crinone 2x/day, and progesterone in oil every 3 days) and continue diet and exercise restrictions. 

Baby, I'm trying my best to make a nice home for you. Please stay and continue to grow!

Sunday, February 1, 2015

We're Pregnant!!!

The blood test was 7:30am Friday and I was going crazy all day waiting for the phone call. I snuck out of a meeting to take the call and knew (or hoped I knew!) right away that the nurse had good news. She just sounded positive, and since I've received that same call 3 other times with bad news, I know the difference. I was right... she said, "I have good news for you. Your test came back positive!" I started to cry I was so happy.

I still can't believe it's real and feel like I'm just waiting for them to call back and say they made a mistake. My HCG is around 130 and progesterone is 29 so the numbers look good. I go back in tomorrow for another beta to make sure the numbers are going up. I couldn't be happier and am so thankful to God that he has blessed us with this miracle.