Monday, August 25, 2008

33 weeks

I love counting down the weeks now. I never thought I would ever say "i'm in my third trimester"... what a great feeling.

Anyway, I had to go in for an u/s today because of this GD that I can't seem to control. I haven't talked to my dr. yet, but the techs at the hospital said everything is looking good. He weighs in at 5 1/2 pounds at 33 weeks.... calculating that out by the end he would weigh at least 9lbs. Holy crap. I won't get my dr. full report until tomorrow, so until then I can at least smile that I got to see him today. I did start tearing up when we pulled into the hospital parking lot, I haven't seen my little man since 19 weeks.

During the ultrasound the tech kept showing me his full bladder saying, well he should be peeing in you anytime now... but we kept looking and he never did. He must be shy ;).

Monday, August 11, 2008

30 week check up

For my 30 week check up I had to get two tests – Gestational Diabetes and test for my RH negative factor. My bad news – my levels came back so high after the GD first test they called and told me to skip the three hour test and go straight to the Diabetes Management Center. I have GD and needed to get in there to start my new management diet. I’ve now been tracking my blood sugar and have changed my diet for 5 days, and I can’t seem to get it under control. One day my levels are good all day long, the next they are high all day and I am eating what I’m supposed to be eating in this “carb counting” diet they have me on. I hope I can get this figured out by diet and don’t have to get insulin shots, I have to go back on day 7 to go over my log with the diabetes center.

What scares me about GD – the complications I read. I have learned to quit reading google during this whole procedure, I was addicted during IVF and I have done pretty good to stay away from looking up every symptom..and I read over and over that severe complications are rare with GD, it still scares me. I made it this far with no problems, I just hope everything goes well. I am trying to hard to do everything I am supposed to with this GD for the baby. I hope the dr. and I can figure this out.

Good news – I haven’t created antibodies due to the RH negative factor, so I just need to get a shot of Rhogam in my arse next appointment. I was afraid I had the antibodies from my previous ectopics – but looks like the drs all gave me the shot in time, or the babies were negative also!

I’m now at my 31 week mark.. the countdown is on! 6 more weeks and I’m officially FULL TERM.

Monday, July 21, 2008

28 weeks and counting..

I have been a bad blogger since my BFP 28 weeks ago...time is flying now. I had my baby shower last month. I remember attending baby shower after baby shower always wondering if I would ever have one. I think most people just take for granted that they will get preg and have one. I dreamed of having a baby shower for many years, and to have one for me is just so surreal. It is a day I will cherish and remember for the rest of my life. I got EVERYTHING at the shower and have been spending many nights washing all the clothes and putting things away. We've also been working many nights on the babys room. I didn't want a "theme" room but I wanted the room just perfect. I spent many nights searching for the perfect bedding set, border, paint, furniture etc., we finally have everything and have been working hard on it. Every night I stop and stare at the room. If I'm not just staring in the doorway I'm in the room just touching things, staring at the crib, checking out his clothes. Everything still seems to be a dream even though I'm larger than ever and feel him kicking daily.

As far as pregnancy goes I really don't have many complaints. My back KILLS and my feet swell all the time, but other than that, it's been a good pregnancy. I am sick of people though, I am soo sick of hearing "are you sure your not having twins", and "your due when! OMG you are big"... and the many other remarks that I have gotten. I don't remember ever saying that to a pregnant woman, and I can't understand sometimes why these people don't think anything about saying it. At the same time, I really don't care because no matter how big I get, I'm carrying my dream and a little boy that I already love more than anything.

The thought of being in my last trimester is a feeling I can't explain, but I'm so grateful for being here!!

Sunday, June 1, 2008

It's a boy!!!!!

We found out we have a little BOY! I couldn't be more happy. The ultrasound was awesome, it was a half hour of checking every little body part to make sure all is well. At first he was in a position where the u/s tech couldn't tell what the sex was.. finally at the end he finally changed positions and she said it's definitely a boy!

Now we're busy rearranging bedrooms, getting rid of crap we don't need anymore and picking out furniture for the nursery. This is such a fun time, and as always we couldn't agree on a theme for the nursery so DH chose one and I chose one and we sent them to my mom to pick one out and surprise us at the baby shower. It'll be interesting to see if she has my taste or his ;)!

My feet are still swelling but other than that I can't complain about anything. I have had such a great pregnancy. This is truly a dream come true.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Too long...

It's been so long since I have been on here - too long actually. Let's see, things are going well! I find out Tuesday the sex. It's such an exciting time, I can't wait to get to see the ultrasound. I feel like I haven't had a peek at my little one since the beginning. I've been very lucky, I never had any sickness, but I have been getting swollen feet for a while now. My belly has grown very quickly also - but I'm lovin every minute of it. I've finally gone from just feeling fat to feeling pregnant and it is an awesome feeling.

I'm hoping everyone is doing well, I'm going to go now and check up on everyone!

Sunday, March 30, 2008


I finally made it to 12 weeks! What a milestone once I hit 13 weeks and am officially in my 2nd trimester! My next appointment isn't until April 15th, which seems like an eternity since my last appointment. I really miss the every two week appointments I had when I was still seeing my RE. This weeks symptom's are pretty uneventful, I'm not sick, my boobs are no longer as sore but I still feel tired all the time. I don't even have heartburn as much as I was. I guess what they say is true, you feel MUCH better after the first trimester.

Now I just wait till the next appointment. I want an u/s so bad, just to know everything is OK. I don't think I'll have one at my next appointment, I won't have another u/s until May when I find out the sex. Everything is going so sloowwww at this point.

Monday, March 24, 2008


Thanks everyone! My self diagnosis of bed rest worked, who needs dr’s? :). Actually, by Saturday afternoon I didn’t have any spotting at all, I think I just had a slight breakdown that morning. I wonder how DH not only puts up with me, but how he hasn’t committed me into the mental ward yet! I think now how I reacted on Saturday and it was slightly C R A Z Y!!!! I think IF I didn’t go through 4 losses and had to go through IVF for this pregnancy, maybe I wouldn’t be so scared over every little thing. I think it takes away from just feeling “happy” with no fear.

I wonder if the fear will ever go away or will I be this way the whole 9 months? I wonder when I became the glass half empty kind of person rather than the glass half full… I never used to be this way. I guess I am used to disappointment, and I’m waiting for it everyday. It’s strange to explain, I’m really not saying I look forward to disappointment, I guess I just feel like preparing myself or getting ready for it and never believing things can be right. So, the spotting led me to freak out and check for all other pregnancy symptoms, and of course they were all “gone” in my mind, is just the way I’m always going to be…