Tuesday, January 1, 2013

10w3d & Happy New Year!

Sorry this is such a late update!  I really need a new laptop battery and plan on ordering one TODAY.

This past Saturday marked 10 weeks into my pregnancy!  I am feeling so much better with less morning sickness, exhaustion, & sore tatas.  I so hope that this is the end of first trimester maladies.

Here's me on 10 weeks, in MATERNITY clothes!  Even though I've lost weight, I'm feeling really bloated and my regular pants just weren't cutting it.  I can assure you that's NOT a baby bump, just my regular stomach, and I'm letting it all hang out.  I don't care anymore!  I look about 5 months pregnant.

Week: 10
How Big is Baby: From TheBump.com-Baby is the size of a prune!

Weight Gain: -5.2 lbs.  Up .2 after Christmas
Gender: Still hoping for a boy
Names: We have a boy name picked out, and we're not sure on a girl name.
Symptoms: I am feeling pretty good!!  Still urinating a lot, but no more morning sickness!
Sleep: Horrible, since I get up so often to pee
Movement: Too early
Maternity Clothes: I purchased some maternity clothes!  Even though I've lost weight, I am so much more comfortable in maternity pants.
Food Cravings: I HAD to have Chinese for dinner last night.
Food Aversions: None anymore!
Stretchmarks: None that weren't already there, but my stretch mark oil should be helping!
What I'm Looking Forward To: Hopefully scheduling my NT scan this week!
What I Miss: A glass of wine with dinner & sleeping through the night.
Next Drs Appointment: January 21st
Best Moment of the Week: Picking up baby's HB on my Doppler at home yesterday!

Saturday, December 22, 2012

9 Week Pictures

Not that there's much to see!

There is nothing that wasn't already there.

9 weeks

I'm 9 weeks today!  And apparently a very bad blogger, but I promise to get better.

I had my first appointment with the doctor yesterday and another ultrasound.  The little baby isn't so little any more!  I can't believe how much he or she has grown in the past 3 weeks.

You can see the head on the left, and two little arm buds!  It looks like the legs are tucked in because you can't see them, and that huge bulge is my bladder.  Ugh, yes, my bladder.  I have been getting up to urinate about 5 times a night, and at least a dozen times a day.  I assumed this was a normal part of pregnancy, but as it turns out, that's a bit excessive.  The urine I gave my doctor on 12/11 came back clear of anything, but I had to give another sample yesterday and they're going to monitor it.  Basically, that's a hyper distended bladder and every though I FEEL like I'm emptying it when I go to the bathroom-I'm not.  An hour later I feel 'full' again.  I hope this can be resolved soon because sleeping hasn't been very fun.

I decided to do my Bump Survey on Saturdays since that's when my weeks start.  I'll update with a 'belly' (food baby) picture later.

Week: 9
How Big is Baby: From TheBump.com-Baby is the size of an olive!

Weight Gain: I've actually at -5.4 lbs.  Between the Metformin and no more wine, this isn't surprising and my doctor is okay with it :)
Gender: Chris will probably try and give it back after delivery if it's not a boy.  (I'd like a boy too!)
Names: We have a boy name picked out, and we're not sure on a girl name.
Symptoms: Dry heaves, frequent urination, fatigue, random acne, and that's about it enough
Sleep: Horrible, since I get up so often to pee
Movement: Too early
Maternity Clothes: Still in normal clothes, which are actually fitting great because I've lost 5 lbs.
Food Cravings: I had a moment on Thursday where I had to immediately make homemade mac n cheese.  It was a first for me.
Food Aversions: Coffee, yuck.
Stretchmarks: None that weren't already there, but my stretch mark oil should arrive the day after Christmas.
What I'm Looking Forward To: Christmas.  My mom AKA Santa told me she bought us a dishwasher for Christmas and I cannot wait.
What I Miss: A glass of wine with dinner & sleeping through the night.
Next Drs Appointment: January 21st
Best Moment of the Week: Seeing the baby yesterday with Chris & my mom there!!

Saturday, December 1, 2012

6 Weeks...in NOLA!

We made it to our honeymoon and I am so excited! This comes after we've been married for 6 months, but it's no less special.

Thursday morning, I had more spotting with cramping. Because this is the second time, my OB wanted me in for an ultrasound after getting another beta. In retrospect, I was measuring 2 days behind which is probably why my betas were a little low. So in I went for an ultrasound, measuring at 5w5d (when I thought I was 6w)....AND WE SAW A HEARTBEAT!!!! I can't believe it. How lucky am I? I got 2 beautiful little pictures to take home, and baby is currently .24cm small :)

We leave for our cruise this morning and will be back in a week; then we have another 2 nights in NOLA! I am so excited and feel like I can relax and enjoy knowing that we have a teeny tiny little heartbeat in there! This pushes my EDD back to July 27, which is just fine with me, and I'm 6 weeks today!

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Long overdue post

I'm so sorry I have been so bad at updating.  Between some stress at home with my in-laws and a laptop that no longer holds a battery charge, I have been unmotivated to sit down and type. On Tuesday, November 13, my HCG level was 15.  This is low.  You're only considered pregnant if you have a level of 5 of above.  The testy nurse at my ob's office said "Yes, you're pregnant, but this number is REALLY low."  Gee, thanks for the reassurance.  They ordered a second draw for Thursday.  At this point, I was done dealing with this nurse who had been nasty SEVERAL times, so I called another practice for a 2nd opinion.  I was told that they couldn't see me until December but that a nurse might be able to call me the next day.

Thursday I get my results and the number doubled (like it's supposed to) to 30.  The evil nurse says "You're pregnant, nothing more to worry about, see you around 10-13 weeks. Shortly after I got those results, a nurse from the practice I intended to switch to said "I pulled your results from the hospital and the doctor would like to get a 3rd draw on Monday."

Monday, November 19th,  I made the jump to 259!  This really solidified this pregnancy for me, and how I felt that the new practice was much more sensitive to my concerns and PCOS diagnosis.  Also, they put me BACK on the Metformin, which my old ob's office told me to stop taking as soon as I got pregnant.  New ob (Dr. M) said that staying on it through the first trimester actually helps lower the risk of miscarraige in women with PCOS.

We leave for our LONG OVERDUE honeymoon in 2 days-I can't wait!  Jamaica, Cayman Islands, Cozumel, and New Orleans-here we come!  We get back Dec 10, and Dec 11 I have my first appointment at my new ob's office, and Dec 21 I have my first ultrasound!

Tuesday, November 13, 2012


At 3 weeks & 5 days today, I had some spotting.  I had a little bit of light cramping yesterday afternoon on the same side as my follicle had been on so I was hoping it was implantation cramping.  Today at work, I wiped and had some spotting.  I freaked out and called my ob's office, who sent me in for a quantitative HCG test today, and another one in 48 hours to see if my numbers have risen.

Please keep your fingers crossed & say a prayer for me.

Monday, November 12, 2012

Today I am...

3 weeks & 4 days pregnant.

I never expected this with my first cycle of Metformin, but I feel so, so, so incredibly lucky.

I tested Friday morning and got a negative, Saturday morning and got a negative.  This morning I woke up and tested at 5am and brought the test back to my nightstand, set the timer on my phone for 5 minutes, and read a 'negative' in the dark (light from my iphone) 5 minutes later.  I got out of bed 30 minutes later, carried the test into the kitchen, and saw this:

I know that evaporation lines are definitely a possibility when you read a test outside of the time limits, so I tried very hard not to get my hopes up.  Instead, I bought a box of First Response Early Result tests on my way to work and held my pee for 2 hours.  When I was about ready to burst, I took my purse into the bathroom at work and got this:
It's faint, but it is so there.  So there.  Today I am pregnant, and nothing else except for that is important.  I can't worry about tomorrow when I have this beautiful today.  It's so much easier said than done, but I would like a low-stress pregnancy; I know it's important for me and the baby.

I plan on telling my immediate family at Thanksgiving next week :)