Saturday, May 31, 2008

6 week update

Symptoms: about the same as last week. Fatigue, tender breasts, lower abdominal pain, nausea.

Appointments: I have my first appointment on Wednesday, where I'll also get my first ultrasound.

Total weight change: up 1 pound

Purchases: I'm really trying not to buy much, but I can't help checking out the baby aisle at Walmart, Target, Penny's, Sears, etc. And darn that eBay.

I got this more masculine diaper bag for Josh for about $14:

I also got this Noah's Ark bassinet for $45 (we're doing a Noah's Ark theme):

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

5 week update

Symptoms: Sore breasts, exhaustion, lower abdominal pain, nausea. I've thrown up once, but I'm thinking it may have more to do with the chili cheese tots rather than pregnancy.

Weight change: gained about 1 or 2 pounds

Purchases: We bought our crib and matching changing table. I know it's a bit early, but knowing us, it will take 2 or 3 months to get around to putting them together. We spent about $250 at Target. We got the convertible crib. One of the cool things we liked about it is that it includes a mobile that will somehow vibrate the mattress and has a night light. This is what it looks like, but the color may be a little different--I think this one is honey, but ours is cognac. I had a hard time finding a pic online:

Monday, May 26, 2008

funny story

So last night, I read the 5 weeks update on baby development. I showed it to Josh. One of the things it mentioned was "Your baby is about the size of a sesame seed, and he looks more like a tiny tadpole than a human."

So later, I was lying in bed and started having some cramping. Josh looked at my belly and said, "You better stop that, Tadpole, or you're grounded. If you keep doing that you'll spend the next 8 months in there."

Monday, May 19, 2008


I went to medical today and got a +blood test!! It was just a qualitative test as opposed to a Beta, but it still means pregnancy. I also got my referral to the OB I was seeing for infertility. The nurse has already set me up for an u/s on June 4. Also, we couldn't wait to tell people so we went ahead and told our parents last night and have started telling other friends and family.

Oh and I just wanted to thank you all for your love and support! I really appreciate it.

Sunday, May 18, 2008

15dpo (trigs?)

A few days ago I started spotting, but then it went away. This morning made 15dpo so I decided to take a test. I knew I had a IC somewhere that I had gotten free when I bought my preseed on eBay. I thought I saw a faint line, but figured it was probably an evap line b/c I wasn't sure if there was any real color to it. But it was the only test I had.

After going to IHOP for breakfast, we stopped at Walmart to pick up some stuff including tampons. I decided to go ahead and pick up some hpts anyway. I also bought some water. We went to Best Buy afterwards and I went to the bathroom there not thinking about saving it. When we got home, I decided what the hell and POAS anyway. I didn't have much pee and I'd finished my water on the way home.


We're not telling anyone IRL until after I can get a blood test and u/s. So please don't say anything on myspace or anything like that.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Relay for Life

I've decided to take action against cancer by participating in the
American Cancer Society Relay For Life(r) event right here in my
community. Relay For Life(r) is about celebration, remembrance, and
hope. By participating, I am honoring cancer survivors, paying tribute
to the lives we've lost to the disease, and raising money to help fight

Please help support me in this important cause by making a donation. It
is faster and easier than ever to support me by making a secure,
tax-deductible donation online using the link below. If you would
prefer, you can send your contribution to the mailing address listed

Whatever you can give will help - it all adds up! I greatly appreciate
your support and will keep you posted on my progress.

To make a donation online, visit my personal page

To send a donation, make all checks payable to: American Cancer Society
3228 College Hills
San Angelo, TX 76904

Monday, May 12, 2008

Grasping at straws

I've had a sore throat all weekend. So I went to see the doctor today. He did a strep test which was negative. But before he gave me antibiotics, he wanted to make sure I wasn't pregnant. So he did a blood test. Of course it was negative. I'm only 9dpo, so it's still possible implantation hasn't occurred yet, right? I know, I'm reaching, but I really don't want to give up on this cycle quite yet =/

Sunday, May 11, 2008

My 2 year anniversary and Mother's Day

I knew it was getting close, but how ironic that Mother's Day is my 2 year TTC anniversary! And since it's Mother's Day, I decided to PIAC just for the heck of it. I had gotten some freebies when I ordered some pre-seed. Of course it was a BFN, but I figured it would be. I'm only 8dpo. If you look at my chart, you'll see that my temps have been kinda crazy. But it's only b/c I've had a very light fever. So who knows what's really going on.

I posted this on myspace, but since there are some mothers who may read this, I'll post it here as well:
I just wanted to wish all you mothers a happy mother's day. I hope your kids and husbands/significant others make you feel completely loved and adored. And when your children are getting into trouble and making you want to pull your hair out, I hope you remember just how lucky and blessed you are to be a mom.

happy mothers day

Monday, May 5, 2008

Setting myself up for heartbreak

Since this is the first cycle I've gotten to actually try this year, I feel like I'm really vested in it. I've got a feeling in my gut that this is it. But in my head, I know that it's probably not. I guess I'm just back to feeling almost like a "newbie" again with all this hope. I just hope I'm not completely devastated when AF shows in about 10 days.

Friday, May 2, 2008

My new baby

No, I'm not pregnant. But I do have a new "baby." I got it Wednesday night. I'm so excited! I love my baby. Now I just need to come up with a name for her.