Saturday, January 26, 2013

8 Weeks & 2 Days!

Okay, okay I admit it I have been a really bad blogger. Bad! A lot has happened in the past two weeks and boy do we have to fill everyone in!

SO what has been going on?!

We had an appointment with our IVF doctor today to get another ultrasound I was so excited and not one tad nervous. Its amazing my nervousness has calmed down dramatically. We were running late to our appointment and trust me this never happens. I was already excited enough it didn't help! We arrived and our favorite nurse Melinda walked us back to our usual room #3 and we waited for the doctor to come in. Finally before you knew it I was laying down waiting for the wand and we saw the most beautiful thing ever. A beautiful baby peanut. Measuring beautifully at 8 weeks and 1 day! The doctor said this is perfect because each baby has a give or take of 6 days for growth so the fact that our little peanut is growing right on target is awesome! Grow baby, grow!

Then.......we heard the heartbeat! I instantly fell in love and the beautiful sound that we heard was the most amazing thing ever. The doctor said our BPM were around 165-170. Perfect!

We then got up and got two huge hugs from both the doctor and the nurse and he said "congratulations"! We then got released and this is the last time we will see him until we are ready for baby #2 which will be a long, long time from now, LOL!

So now we are off to our OBGYN. We will be working with my OBGYN that I have been seeing for a year already. We love her and feel comfortable with her. Our next appt will be in two weeks which we will be 10 weeks & 1 day!

Our little peanut sure is growing! The first one was taken at 4 weeks 6 days and bottom one is 8 weeks!

How far along? 8 weeks & 2 days!
How big is baby? Green Olive! 
Total weight gain/loss: None!  :)
Maternity Clothes: I had to give in.....I bought a pant strecher because mine are starting to feel a tad snug.
Have you started to show yet? Not yet
Sleep: Off and on
Best moment this week: Hearing the babies heartbeat. Best music to my ears. So in love!
Miss Anything? I have had a large craving for soda....ugh! LOL
Movement: None
Food Cravings: Nothing. Food is just so blah. 
Anything make you queasy or sick? Nothing yet
Gender prediction: A girl
Symptoms: Tired some nausea otherwise awesome!
Major purchases this week? Maternity pant saver!
Looking forward to: Our next ultrasound at 10 weeks!

Sunday, January 13, 2013

6 weeks and 2 days ultrasound!

I can't believe it! Were here! 6 weeks and 3 days pregnant! Feels amazing if you ask me! The past week I was getting nervous and excited for our ultrasound on Saturday because I was scared there was going to be an empty sac with no heartbeat. I talked and prayed to our baby(ies) that they would stick and grow. Before we knew it time had come and we were sitting there in the same room we had become familiar with during our follicle scans. My nerves had hit through the roof and before we knew it we saw the beautiful sac with our baby we had longed for a long time. We are pregnant with one baby! The doctor said everything was just perfect and beautiful and then we saw the heart flicker beats of beauty. My heart skipped a beat looking at the baby and the heartbeat flickering. I am so in love. We are so in love. We were able to breathe a sigh of relief and the doctor hugged us both and said congratulations! We were given our EDD of September 5th, 2013! Approx 33 weeks and 4 days to go or 7.5 months!

Our next appointment with our RE is in two weeks when we will be 8 weeks pregnant! I do believe this will be our last appointment with him :( After that we then are discharged to our OBGYN which we already have picked out and the hospital we are going to be delivering at.

How far along? 6 weeks & 3 days!!
How big is baby? Blueberry (How cute!)
Total weight gain/loss: None :)
Maternity Clothes: None, but my pants are fitting more snuggy. 
Have you started to show yet? Not yet
Sleep: Started to switch. Some days I have amazing sleep other days I have horrible sleep. I did get my snoogle in the mail and it has helped with my side and neck issues. 
Best moment this week: Looking at our beautiful babies heartbeat. One beautiful flicker!
Miss Anything? Yes, yes I do.....Honey Mustard, Mayo and Turkey Deli sandwiches! 
Movement: None
Food Cravings: Milkshakes and smoothies.
Anything make you queasy or sick? Nothing yet but I do have food aversions. Food is just not the same anymore!
Gender prediction: a girl :)
Symptoms: Tired, Lower back pain, cramps, bloated and more tired!
Major purchases this week? Doppler machine!
Looking forward to: Our 8 week ultrasound to see our little peanut growing!

It wont let me post the video of our sonogram and we didn't get any pictures because he does everything through a flash drive! Im working on it!

Friday, January 4, 2013

5 Weeks & 1 Day Pregnant!

I know I have been so bad at blogging! Would it be okay to blame it on my constant tiredness?!

Today I am 5 weeks and 1 day! Time sure is flying by if you ask me! We are still on cloud 9 and not sure we are getting down any time soon. We were soooo nervous and excited to get our first Beta and when it came back at 108 we were relieved and excited. Then we were told to come back on Monday for another Beta. That wait was more nerve-wracking than the first! We were not even fixed on a number but more of the fact that it was going to double. We then got the call after many hours of waiting that our beta had doubled and even a little more to 349!

Everything has been going great. I still continue on my twice a week acupuncture appointments because they help with relaxation and help minimize the risk of miscarriage. I love our acupuncturist! Did I ever mention that she told us we were pregnant before we even tested. On Thursday, December 20th we went for our weekly appt and she felt my heartbeat on my wrist. She said "it feels great girls!" I felt the heartbeat she was talking about and it felt weird, like pearls rolling through my blood. Well after that we felt great! The next day towards the evening I felt menstrual like cramps, lower back pain and sorry for the TMI but loose stool. Exact symptoms I feel a couple days before I start my period. I literally sat on the toilet waiting for it to start. I thought it was a bust. Then after four hours it went away. Suddenly something told me this was the  our embryos implanting. The next day like clock work I felt the exact same "period like" symptoms.  A couple of days later my symptoms were a nagging headache, pulling, light nausea, and tiredness. I napped two-three times within a day. There was just not enough sleep to make me happy. 

My symptoms continue off and on. I had a horrible pregnancy cold. It started with a sore throat, runny nose, and ear ache. It went away after a couple of days, I have lower back pain and period like cramps which tell me that everything is going great. Tiredness continues daily and I just started feeling bloated the past day and a half!

How far along? 5 weeks & 1 day!!
How big is baby? Size of a sweet pea
Total weight gain/loss: None! Which is a good thing! LOL
Maternity Clothes: None, but I sure am getting bloated. 
Have you started to show yet? Not yet
Sleep: Isn't sleep amazing?! I could nap anywhere. Im just trying to make sure I lay on my left side only. This has been hard for me since I am normally a right side sleeper. I will do anything to keep this pregnancy!
Best moment this week: When my wife texted me this morning and said "Our babies are the size of a sweet pea!" She was SO happy and excited!!
Miss Anything? Honestly, nothing yet. LOL
Movement: None
Food Cravings: Turkey, Turkey, Turkey, and more Turkey!!! YUMMO!
Anything make you queasy or sick? Nothing yet
Gender prediction: We will be finding out how many babies we have growing in my womb in a week so as of right now a boy and girl!
Symptoms: Tired, Lower back pain, cramps, bloated and more tired!
Major purchases this week? Snoogle pillow!
Looking forward to: Our ultrasound to see how many are growing and their heartbeats <3

Wishing everyone lots of baby dust and happy and healthy pregnancies! 

Off to bed! LOL

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