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Today I am six weeks along! Every day that goes by makes me feel a little less worried. Today we had our first ultrasound! The RE said that we may not see a heartbeat because it’s a little early, but we DID! It was amazing. I teared up a little. We saw the gestational sac, the yolk sac, and our little poppy. He or she is measuring at 6 weeks 2 days. Already an overachiever! We saw the little flicker of the heartbeat and we even got to hear it. It was 109 beats per minute. My RE wants to see me again, and if the heartbeat reaches 120 beats per minute she will send me back to my OB. My next ultrasound is a week from today!

How far along? 6 weeks

Total weight gain/loss: ZERO! I’m so proud of myself!

Maternity clothes? Not yet, but they sound like they would be really comfy right now. I will probably just stick with my BeBand for now.

Stretch marks? Not yet!

Sleep: I’m always tired, but sometimes it’s difficult for me to fall asleep.

Best moment this week: Seeing the heartbeat on the ultrasound!

Movement: Not yet!

Food cravings: Not too many really. The main one is Kraft Macaroni and Cheese.

Gender: No clue yet

Labor Signs: None thank God

Belly Button in or out? In!!

Wedding rings on or off? On

What I miss: My clothes fitting

What I am looking forward to: Seeing the baby again next Friday!

Weekly Wisdom: Eat when you’re hungry!

Milestones: Heartbeat of 109bpm

Poppy is now the size of a sweet pea.

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Today I freaked out again about having another miscarriage. It was not pretty! I used my last pee stick and I feel better again. The line came up immediately and was very dark. Hopefully it makes me feel OK until my ultrasound on Friday or I’ll have to buy more pee sticks!

I had lunch with my friend on Friday, and she told me that she’s pregnant too! I was kind of expecting it and I’m so happy for her. She’s 11 weeks along. So she’s about 5 1/2 weeks ahead of me. She’s due in December. She’s at the pukey stage right now, so she’s been feeling worse than I have. She’s had two ultrasounds already. It’s nice that we’re pregnant together. Now my sister-in-law just needs to get pregnant!

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5 Weeks!

I’m officially 5 weeks pregnant today! I’m now past the point when I had my last two losses. I’m feeling pretty good about things now. I will do this pregnancy survey thing every week for fun and so I can look back and see how I was feeling each week.

How far along? 5 weeks

Total weight gain/loss: None so far. Yay!

Maternity clothes? Definitely not yet, although I am wearing a BeBand (Target exclusive Bella Band) because I’m so bloated already.

Stretch marks? No more than the ones I had from puberty.

Sleep: Definitely doing a lot of that. I’m trying to take naps during the day because I feel exhausted in the afternoon. Actually, I already feel like I could take a nap, but I’m meeting a friend for lunch in a little while.

Best moment this week: Just making it to 5 weeks is awesome!

Movement: Hahaha not yet. Way too early!

Food cravings: So far I’ve only had cravings for cheese doodles and nachos. Both of those sound disgusting now though.

Gender: Definitely have a while to go before we find out.

Labor Signs: Way too early!

Belly Button in or out? In! Out is so gross! Hopefully since I have a really deep belly button, it stays an innie.

Wedding rings on or off? On

What I miss: Nothing much yet. Most things don’t sound very good. I will probably miss sushi eventually though.

What I am looking forward to: Seeing the heartbeat on the ultrasound next Friday.

Weekly Wisdom: Constantly worrying about having a miscarriage does no one any good. It’s best to keep busy so those thoughts don’t drive me crazy.

Milestones: Made it past the dates of my last two losses!

Here’s a picture of my 5 week bloat. I’m not a skinny girl to begin with. I can’t wait until I have a real bump.

And here’s how big my little “Poppy” is:

He or she is now the size of an apple seed!

Today I am pregnant and I love my baby!

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Today has been a pretty awful day for me. I’ve been so nervous and worried all day today. I just can’t stop worrying that I’m going to miscarry again. I’ve never had a good pregnancy experience, so it’s really hard to stay positive. It doesn’t help that I had four hours at home by myself with nothing really to do. My husband called me when he was on his way home and I just broke down crying. He ended up picking up some pregnancy tests for me. I immediately peed on one and the line came up right away! The pregnant line was darker than the control line! I feel a bit better now. I’m sure I will freak out until I see the ultrasound on the 28th. Of course, then I’ll freak out until I’m 12 weeks. I hope I can eventually chill out and just enjoy my pregnancy.

Anyway, today I am 4 weeks and 5 days. I’m meeting a friend on Friday (I will be 5 weeks) for lunch. She and I were pretty good friends when I was in elementary school, and we were neighbors for about 10 years. Our families have been friends for 19 years. She had a miscarriage last November, so we have been getting together to talk about everything we’ve been through. It’s nice having a friend who understands everything. Last time we got together (April 8th) she said that her period was late but she was too scared to test. Well, since then, she has been posting some things on Facebook that make me wonder if she really is pregnant. She told a friend that she couldn’t get together because she has been feeling nauseated. She also has some friends who have been asking her how things are going and then adding a wink-y face. If she is pregnant I would guess that she is about 9 or 10 weeks. I’m wondering if she will tell me on Friday and if that’s why she wanted to meet. I decided that if she tells me that she’s pregnant, I will tell her that I am. If something happens, I would tell her anyway so I don’t mind telling her early. I’m kind of excited for someone outside of the family to know that I’m pregnant. I want to shout it from the rooftops, but I don’t want to have to “untell” everyone should something happen.

My ultrasound is in NINE days!! I can’t wait! I just want to know that my little “Poppy” is doing OK.

Today I am pregnant and I love my baby.

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My second beta came back at 189!! That means that it tripled! We are so happy. I started crying on the phone with the nurse when she told me. Today I am 4 weeks 1 day pregnant. I have an appointment for an ultrasound on the 28th. I will be exactly 6 weeks at that point. I can’t wait to see our little poppy seed on the monitor! My estimated due date is January 21, 2011.

I am still feeling the constant hunger and nausea. I’ve been pretty tired and bloated too. I already bought a Bella Band (a stretchy band of fabric that you wear over your unbuttoned pre-pregnancy pants) so that I can be more comfortable.

Today I am pregnant and I love my baby.

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My first beta (HCG blood test) came back at 53.3. I’m pretty happy with that number. According to The Betabase, it’s right around average. I have my next draw tomorrow at 10am. They usually call me sometime after 2pm to give me the results. I’m very nervous. I’m just praying and praying that the number doubles!

They also tested my progesterone, and it’s at 19 now. It was at 12 a week ago! Apparently the suppositories are doing their job.

I’ve still been feeling hungry and nauseated at the same time, and I get heartburn pretty much every day. I definitely don’t mind the symptoms though!

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OMG!

Well, I forgot to post about my blood work results. My progesterone was a little low, so my RE told me to start progesterone vaginal suppositories. They aren’t fun, but they’re really not that bad.

My RE told me to test on Wednesday (tomorrow), but of course I’m impatient so I tested today. It was freaking POSITIVE!!! I’m so excited! I’m nervous of course, but I’m feeling pretty good about it. I had some spotting on Thursday May 6th, so I’m guessing it was implantation spotting! I’ve been feeling hungry all the time and occasional nausea. I’ve also been really tired. I’m going to test again tomorrow and then call the RE. I really hope this is my sticky baby!

According to the due date calculator I used (I told it that I ovulated the day after my trigger) my estimated due date is January 21, 2011! July 9th will be the 12 week mark.

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