Saturday, May 25, 2013

We're Pregnant!

We had our quick checkup with Dr. G today and Baby is growing perfectly! We tried for a profile shot, but it wouldn't exactly cooperate. This was the best we got. I think it's beautiful regardless. :)

Monday, May 20, 2013

12 Weeks! Wow!

I'm 12 weeks today. So thankful! What a crazy, emotional, exciting 12 weeks it's been. It still doesn't really feel real, other than the small pooch I am beginning to develop, which is going to be really cute for swimsuit time this weekend. I'm not complaining, just saying!

All of my prenatal bloodwork and urine analysis came back normal, so that was relieving. I was worried about being anemic, but Dr. G says we're all good!

We have about a week to decide if we are going to do the NT screening (screening for down syndrome and a couple of forms of Trisomy). I am really torn with this. I feel like if the results come back remotely abnormal, it will send me off into another world of worry and anxiety, but I also want to know if something is going on with our Baby so we can better prepare for it. 
Other than that, we are just working on finishing up painting what will be the baby's room, and also researching daycare options, should I go back to work. I'm still praying daily (sometimes hourly!) for Baby to grow strong and healthy. We welcome your prayers for Baby as well.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

11 Weeks and Dr. G

Today was our 11 week sonogram and also our first appointment with our new doctor, Dr. G. LOVE HIM. He sat down with us and went over all things pregnancy, went over our history, and really seemed to relate to our trouble getting pregnant and our miscarriages. He answered every single one of my 18 questions I had written out to ask him before I even had a chance to ask them. He addressed things like not worrying if your symptoms fluctuate or completely go away, and to not listen to what "everybody else" felt when they were pregnant. Obviously I know these things, but it is really hard to not worry about every little thing when you are pregnant, so just hearing him say this was so funny/helpful. I'm really, really glad we met with him, and am excited about him being our new doctor.

Our sonogram went great. Baby is measuring 11w2d, right on track, and its heart rate is 163bpm. We got to hear it again and it is just an incredible sound. We also got a sneak peek at its "parts" and Dr. G says he is 70% sure it's a BOY! He said really it could go either way since it's so early, but he did see what he thought was a pee-pee! I saw it too, and thought the same thing! Our gender scan will be at 18 weeks so we have a while before we find out for sure.

I asked Dr. G when we could feel comfortable telling people about our pregnancy, given our history and all (if it were up to me I think I would just wait until the baby was here!), and he said that this Monday I'll be 12 weeks and (knock on wood) we could go ahead and tell family, friends, Facebook... whoever. BUT I'm not scheduled to go back to see him until June 12th, so I was really concerned that something bad would happen without any signs between 12 weeks and 15 weeks when I go back, and I would have already told everyone I was pregnant. Dr. G didn't want me to worry, so he will be meeting me at the office next Saturday, 5/27, to do a quick sonogram to ease my mind. Just another example of him being great!

One quick thing I learned today- As you all know based on a previous post, I carry a mutation of the MTHFR gene. This mutation is genetic, so Dr. G told me that I need to let my younger sister know that she should be tested for this as well so that preventative measures can be taken when she is ready for kids. I had no idea about this, so I thought I would share for those of you with the MTHFR mutation- you might share that info with your sisters to hopefully save them some heartache in the future.

11w2d, more alien looking than Baby :)

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Mother's Day

Mother's Day has been a very hard day for me for the last few years, and for some reason, even though we are 10.5 weeks pregnant, it's still really hard. It brings so many emotions of the struggles and tears that it took us to get here. And on top of that, we aren't out of the first trimester "safe zone," so I am still so afraid that something will go wrong with Baby. There is a tiny piece of me that wants to be happy and excited that this is my first real Mother's Day to celebrate, but I just can't celebrate yet. It's too soon. I'm not ready.

Happy Mother's Day to my Mom, Grandmother, Mother-in-law, and all you Moms out there. And Happy Mother's Day to those of you that are still trying to become a Mom, whether it be through treatments, adoption, surrogacy, or whatever. I know how hard this day is and I hope you can set aside the pain of infertility and know that you are appreciated.

And thanks to my boo for my flowers and my Snoogle. I already love it. 

Thursday, May 9, 2013

10 Week Sono & Graduation Day

We graduated from our RE today! What a bittersweet day! From now on we will see our regular OB, which is a whole different story. My OB is retiring, so we have to find someone new. He along with Dr. P gave us some references, so we are going to meet with a couple to see who we like best.

On to Baby... WOW! It's getting so big (I mean, it's only like an inch and a half long but that's big to me.. bigger than last week!) and we heard the heartbeat today! And I think it had the hiccups! It's already soooo cute and I can't wait to see it again!

Tuesday, May 7, 2013


I have not had many symptoms this whole pregnancy. My boobs have been sore off and on, I get nauseous occasionally, and I'm pretty tired (but I was always tired before!). Last Thursday, at 9w1d, all my symptoms left me. I wasn't worried because this has happened almost once a week and they always return. But they haven't returned. I'm so afraid something is wrong. I know there is nothing I can do to control this situation, but I'm scared. We go back to the doctor tomorrow for our 10 week appointment and I'm just praying that the baby is in there doing flips. I have read online that at 9-10 weeks, the placenta starts to take over and it's very common for women to lose all their symptoms. But I also know this can be a sign of miscarriage. I'm trying to remain positive and hopeful about tomorrow's appointment. Stay strong little baby!!

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

9 Week Sono

This is so unreal. We saw Baby again today, and it was dancing around! It would be really still and then do a little jiggle. I obviously can't feel anything yet, but it was so amazing to see on the screen.

At 9 weeks pregnant, I'm still so afraid that something will go wrong. But every day that goes by, I get a little more excited that this baby might actually be part of our family in December. I'm still not really having many symptoms. I occasionally get nauseous (but no puking yet), my boobs are tender on and off, and the newest symptom is the fatigue. It usually hits me in the afternoon and my drive home from work is usually a blur because I'm just out of it. I'll take any and all symptoms that want to come my way, but I'm thankful that this has been pretty easy so far. 

We are continuing to take it day by day and are continuously praying for our baby and our family. 
Baby's head is at the bottom- 9 weeks