9+2

9 Weeks and 2 days into this pregnancy and I am already shocked at how fast it is going.  Maybe because the next time I see my doctor I will be 12 weeks and that seems like no time at all and then boom it will be time for an anatomy scan and viola I am packing a hospital bag.  It sounds crazy but I have done this before and it seems to go that fast.

We had our initial doctor appointment ….wait…I didn’t post about our scare.  Back it up, sister.  So we had our ultrasound at 7 weeks and all looked great.  That was a Friday.  Then at 7+2 (Sunday)  I woke up bleeding.  Bright red, scary blood.  Yet I didn’t super freak out.  I had a hemorrhage with the twins so I bled a lot with them and I did FREAK OUT!! But this time I didn’t.  I wasn’t cramping or having any pain.  Just a lot of blood. So at 2:00 am I called the fertility clinic answering service.  My doctor called me in 5 minutes and said I had two options.  He said I could go to the OB ER and have an ultrasound or I could come to the office in the morning.  I kinda knew those were going to be my options and had already decided if I miscarrying, it wouldn’t change at the ER and I would rather be with the people we love at our clinic.  So I decided to wait.  Our fave ultrasound tech called me at 7:30 and said “come now- I will get you in” so we did.  Sure enough- healthy baby heart rate and a hemorrhage which they told me was not big but was positioned right near my cervix which probably caused the large amount of bleeding I saw. I was put on bedrest the remainder of the day and told I could return to work tomorrow.  I did just that and the bleeding stopped.

What scared me more than the bleeding was my progesterone level. At my appointment that Friday, it was 15.2 which is lower than they would expect but he didn’t change my meds.  Three days later it was 14.1 which made me super anxious.  He increased my progesterone to suppositories in addition to the shots I am already on.  I have been a wreck about my level.  They said they would expect it to be around 30.  UGH> Stressed!

My first inital appointment with my OB was on a Wednesday when I would be 8+5.  I knew I wouldn’t see my OB as the first appointment is just a nurse appointment.  Ironically Karen had her annual that Monday and I asked her to order a progesterone check so I could sleep again.  She agreed and said she wouldn’t be too concerned unless it was under 10 but agreed since it was dropping that it was worth checking.

Wednesday came and since it was the day before Thanksgiving we took the babies to our amazing friends who have become family.  They watched them after we went to breakfast so we could go to the doctor without them.  We sat in the waiting room and showed pictures of the babies to our nurses and staff we came to love.  They called us back and we went over all things pregnancy and then they sent me to labs.  My progesterone came back at 40.1!!! Praise the LORD!!!!!!!!!!  I am so excited.  More excited because my blood draw with my fertility office is Monday morning and I am pretty sure he will take me off the shots or the suppositories and I can’t wait!!!!  Secretly hoping to be off the shots.  I am over em!  So we will see!

We had our ultrasound at our appointment and baby looked great.  Starting to look more and more like a baby and heart rate was 179! GAHHH! Girl?  I am not ready for another diva lol. I yell daily at my belly ” BE A BOY!!!”  🙂 Of course we would be thrilled either way but I would love Landen to have another guy around !

I go back in three weeks to actually see my doctor!  I am so excited. I LOVE HER!!!

As far as an update on me- I feel great!  I have spouts of nausea and tums are my besties but I can’t complain.  This 5 day weekend has been paradise!! I am thrilled to have 3 1/2 weeks until Christmas break and enjoy some much needed time at home with family.

xoxo

A

We also went FB official on Thanksgiving 🙂

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7 weeks 3 days!

Already failed at updating on my weekly date! I normally will do it Friday morning at work but we had our ultrasound and Friday at 10:30 and I wanted to wait.

So clearly since I’m posting that I’m 7+3 it means our ultrasound went well! We got there and I did blood work which was not a good draw. My arm is actually still tender today. Never have an issue and normally can’t even feel it but that sucker hurt!

Went right to ultrasound with our favorite tech and her firsts words were “well good news! There’s only one!” And I responded “but there is one??” And there was. A beautiful sac and baby and heartbeat at 142. I cried. That little flutter is enough to melt your heart. It’s truly miraculous!!

We have officially and unofficially graduated from the fertility clinic. We call tomorrow to schedule with our OB but we go back to the clinic for blood draws at 9 and 11 weeks to monitor med changes if needed. Still on PIO and estrogen patches and pills. PIO is a PIA and I’m counting the seconds till it’s over. I’ve been pretty nauseous and puked a bit. No consistent time of day tho.

Today we had friends over for friendsgiving and enjoyed our three day weekend. Now a 4 day work week and a 2 day week for thanksgiving !! Yes please!!

Holidays are my absolute favorite!!!

T Minus 1 day

Ultrasound day is tomorrow!!! I am a hot mess with mostly excitement.  Everytime I worry that I am not pregnant, I throw up so that helps keep me positive.  With the twins I bled early on due to a subchorionic hemorrhage.  I was terrified and it made it so hard to get to the ultrasound.  This time has been easier in that I have had no scary moments.  I just have been on and on with symptoms that make me want to pass out and throw up.  Oh pregnancy.  But then I am reminded how much I appreciate them when I woke up this morning and felt halfway normal.  That was real scary.  Then I got up and started feeling crappy again so that was encouraging again.  Hopefully our first selfie comes together and we are all happy and healthy.

xoxo

A

6 Weeks Today

Something about being 6 weeks pregnant makes me feel so real.  4 and 5 weeks sounds like pretend pregnant. Like it’s still up in the air to me. But 6 weeks is on our way to being serious.

Let’s start with the madness- we listed our house last night.  It had to happen.  We are out of bedrooms. We are going to build our forever home and we are so excited about it!! We are meeting with our builder tonight at 3:30 to start the process however here’s the kicker- we will have to rent first.  We will rent while they build our house after we sell our current home.  I hate the idea of renting. HATE IT. Like a lot but I know it will be a short term situation.

I have a girl at work that wants to look at our house.  It will be a blessing and a 10,000 dollar curse if she buys it.  Regardless of her mentioning it we still went ahead and listed it.  If she buys it and we wouldn’t have needed a realtor, I will be pissed we paid the extra to have one but timing is everything right now so we had to get it on the market.  My ULTIMATE goal is to sell, rent, and move in to our home before the baby comes.  That is a long shot but if we sold within the month, it COULD happen.  I am telling myself it won’t happen just to be prepared and will be thrilled if we move before the baby comes.

Here is the bumpdate… Hoping to stay up to date on these weekly

How far along: 6 weeks!!

Baby is the size of: a pea with a beating heart!

Total weight gain: I just weighed myself this week.  Being on shots and hormones makes me wonder what we will see in increases and decreases.

Symptoms:

  • Nausea has begun! Mostly in the morning after about an hour of being awake and around 3-5 pm.  No fun but reminds me all is going well in there.
  • Had headaches weeks 4 and 5 but nothing since.

Food cravings: None – carbs- mostly because they settle the best.

Things that make me queasy: Nothing specifically

Maternity clothes: Nothing yet.  Although I am so bloated from the meds.

Sleep: Good! I am exhausted at night. I don’t even look at my phone. I hit the pillow and it’s over

Purchases for baby: Nothing from us but a friend bought a teddy bear 🙂

Purchases for mama: Nothing yet- maybe some herbal teas this weekend.

Best moment this week: Knowing we are 1 week closer to seeing a heartbeat and breathing a breath of relief.

Miss anything?  Not yet!

Looking forward to: Growing the bump, baby getting bigger, getting out of 1st trimester, announcing on FB….I could go on for days! I am also increasingly excited about telling my students!

The Bump: Nothing from this baby. Still normal clothes and just a medication bloat.  I do feel bigger as the day goes on.  Lots of leggings 🙂

We told some family and friends and have kept it from others as we wait for the ultrasound.  I can’t believe we are in this place.  A baby, a master’s degree, 2 moves ahead, and oh, the holidays are coming.  WOW. Life 🙂

I was on a roll!!

I was posting and keeping up with things so well!  And then I forgot to post yesterday’s second beta.

Having to wait 4 days instead of 2 to find my doubling time felt awful at first.  However Karen was gone this weekend so I was a single mom who had zero time to even think about it.  She arrived home Monday and yall- single mamas are my real life heroes.  There is no way I was made for that life.  It was tough.

Tuesday morning came and I went to the clinic.  I hadn’t POAS since my first beta but not because I didn’t want to.  I just didn’t have any and therefore I was not in the position to.  I was confident I wasn’t pregnant and this was all over.

I am very much pregnant. Second beta came back at 1,044.  136% increase over the first and a doubling time of 39 hours.  Ultrasound is scheduled for November 9th.  I am soooo excited but soooo in denial!!! When will it feel real? When I am barfing? No symptoms is weird!!!!

We are telling some really close family tonight and a few more this weekend and the rest will wait until after the ultrasound.

Baby S coming in June 2019!!! !

It’s here…..BETA DAY!

How come once your 2ww is over it feels like it flew?  When in the midst of it….literally seconds feel like decades and it’s exhausting on all fronts.  Life is silly like that.

Karen left for Florida last night and the kids and I had an action packed evening of a family night at school and baths at Gigi’s house and then they came home and got to bed an hour late at 8:00.  They slept through the night and I am hoping that continues as Karen is gone.

We woke up this morning and since my blood draw wasn’t until 7:30, we had a little extra time.  They ate breakfast, got dressed and we were at daycare making it look easy at 7:00! I grabbed Chikfila for breakfast and was at my appointment by 7:25.

Blood draw and viola.  Now we wait.  I tested this morning after having a very small amount of brown spotting last night.  I know it’s normal and brown is fine but it is always a little scary especially after having a chemical pregnancy back in the day.  But this morning I had nothing and all has been fine all day.  I barely even noticed last night.

They will probably call after 1:00 today and my stomach is in knots waiting for that number.  What has me more in knots is that my favorite nurse said we probably wouldn’t get a blood draw on Sunday to see it doubling.  We would probably have to wait until Tuesday. WWWHHHATTTT.  I will die!!!

So I am anxious to hear how that all unfolds.  I haven’t heard from the bank either which looks like it will be next week.  Rats.

Beta number to be announced as soon as the phone call rolls in!

xoxo

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