Thursday, June 26, 2008

Ultrasound results take 2

I had my 2nd ultrasound today. It was much cooler than the first b/c we actually got to see "Peanut" move. And now Peanut actually kinda looks like a baby not just a blob. The nurse didn't count the heartbeats, but we did see it flicker on the screen. With all the moving, she said there was no doubt there was a good heartbeat. But anyway, here's the latest picture:

Wednesday, June 25, 2008


I'm supposed to go to my step-sister-in-law's wedding in August. I'm trying to decide how big I'll be by then. Will I need maternity wear by 15 weeks? Or should I be okay with loose fitting normal clothes. I looked at my friend Nancy's belly picture comparisons. But she's on the thin side so I'm not sure how it will be for a plus size pregnancy. Any ideas????

Monday, June 16, 2008

I created a new site

It's a site so that I can see the progression of belly pics and ultrasounds. It's also a place for me to put all my other baby related pictures. I've already set my sidebar belly pic to link to the baby pic gallery. The overall site is If you scroll down you will see the links to my photo galleries.

Saturday, June 14, 2008

8 weeks

Well, the morning sickness really hit me hard this week. I actually had to take off a couple days from work b/c I just couldn't move without feeling like I was going to hurl. So I called the nurse and she gave me a prescription for Reglan. It's helped a lot. I'm still a bit nauseous here and there, but am doing better. I actually had the energy for a bike ride and taking the dogs for a walk last night.

Thursday was Josh's and my 4th anniversary. We had planned on going to a Japanese steakhouse, but he came home from work with a migraine so we went last night instead. It was nice to get kinda dressed up and go out. My 8 week pic is actually 7w6d, but I felt pretty so I went ahead and made Josh take it a day early. After dinner we went to Blockbuster to rent some movies. We ended up getting "Semi Pro," "The Other Boleyn Girl," and "The Assassination of Jesse James." We started watching "Semi Pro" but it was incredibly stupid so I went to bed.

I also had my first official appointment with my doctor yesterday. The u/s appointment I had last week was with the nurse. He did his routine exam and gave us information about a couple of prenatal screenings for spina bifida and cystic fibrosis and maybe some other stuff. I think we're going to do it. Not that we would get rid of a child if there's the possibility. I'd just want to prepare myself. He also said that my lab results from the previous week were good. He's going to be out of the office the first couple weeks in July, so I'm going back to get another u/s in 2 weeks. I can't wait to see my little peanut again!

Monday, June 9, 2008

7 weeks (oops, this got kinda long)

I don't even really know what to say here. I'd feel like the biggest traitor to the IF community to even think about complaining about anything pregnancy related. I LOVE being pregnant and I know how extremely lucky I am. But, OMG, this morning sickness thing is for the birds. I'd thought the nausea was bad before. I know other people have said they didn't get it until around week 7, but I thought I'd started it early. But I've been miserable since Thursday. I didn't even feel like getting out of bed for most of the weekend.

Okay, so enough complaining. A friend of ours suggested that while we still are good with finances, we should start buying diapers before we get strapped for cash. So we actually bought diapers and wipes this weekend. I know there is still so much that can go wrong, but this is starting to feel real and I'm getting really excited about it.

I think we also came to a conclusion about going back to work after the baby is born. We figured that it will cost us about $500 a month to have our "peanut" at the daycare where I work. That's just a little more than Josh's car payment. He's planning on re-enlisting in October and should be getting enough of a bonus to pay it off. So we should be okay on that front. As much as I'd love to stay home with my baby, I really don't know how we'll be able to really make it if I don't work. So I'll probably take off about 6 weeks until the baby can get into daycare and I feel well enough to go back to work.

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Eat or Sleep?

That's the question. I left work early today b/c I was feeling so nauseated. If I eat something, it will probably make me feel better. But everytime I think about eating something, I want to hurl.

And I'm soooo tired. Just sitting here, I feel like I could go to sleep. If I want to sleep, I should go to bed. But I'm just too tired to get up and go to the other room.

I could watch something mindless on TV, but Josh likes to turn off the power strip to save electricity and I forgot to turn it on when I got home. So again, I'd need to get up. And then there's all the stuff I need to do like clean the living room, put together the bookshelf I bought 3 months ago, put together the crib and changing table, etc.

= /

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Ultrasound results

Okay, I would have posted earlier, but I'm just now getting the chance. The appointment went really well. The nurse (who I just found out is certified in RE) did my u/s, took family history and ordered lab tests--they took both blood and urine samples.

The u/s showed just one embryo which looked just like it should. We were able to see the heartbeat (128 bpm). The really cool part was that they had this technology that took the flashing of the heartbeat and transferred it to sound waves so we could actually "hear" it. So very cool. The only problem is that I have a corpus luteum (sp?) cyst on my right ovary. But she didn't seem to think it was a big deal.

Well, without further ado, here's what you've been waiting for:

Oh, and Josh has decided the baby looks like a peanut so that's what he's named him/her.

Monday, June 2, 2008

Wednesday's u/s

Okay, so I'm pretty nervous about my u/s on Wednesday. I've got all these what if's going through my head--what if there's no heartbeat? what if it's twins? what if I imagined it all? what if it's ectopic? what if there's some other problem, I haven't even thought of yet? So here I am trying to maintain some balance of calm when I get this email from my sister (trigs):

"Just to get your wheels turning before the appointment, I have to tell you the story H. and D., friends of ours from church in GA. H, conceived last year on Clomid (Her first child, (then 4), was a natural surprise, her second child,(then 2), a Clomid baby). Soon after a confirmed blood test, her husband D. had to go away to AZ on business. While he was gone, a little cramping and spotting sent H. rushing to the emergency room where the doctor assured her that everything was ok and ordered a "just in case" u/s to check for twins (high progesterone levels, I think). What they found was

(are you ready for this?)


Yes, SIX!

Imagine having to call your husband across the country to let him in on the big surprise!!!!! Anyway, as, I guess, is the natural order of things, H. and D. ended up giving birth to two healthy babies, a boy and a girl."

As if I wasn't freaking out enough as it was!!