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Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Ultrasound Update

We are still in the unknown right now of what is going to happen. We are still hopeful that miracles will happen and everything will be ok. We are praying hard for them.

We saw the gestational sac yesterday, but I also have a small amount of blood that has pooled in my uterus. The doctor thinks that the blood along with my initial slow rising HCG levels may mean I am about to miscarry.

We repeat another ultrasound next Monday. The good news that we take from yesterday is that it isn't ectopic like last time.

Today I have felt the most nauseous since I found out I was pregnant. I got some sprite about 7, and then crawled back in bed and ate 2 crackers and slept another half hour. This morning was the first time I thought I might actually throw up.

Now we pray and wait some more.

Friday, June 14, 2013

Stocking Up

I have a lot of diapers already, but my goal is to have 3,000 on hand by the time the baby gets here. I'm almost 1/3 of the way there. I am estimating going through 10 diapers a day over the course of a year. I'm sure there will be more or less here or there, but I am just averaging. Of course I have to have a control-freak spreadsheet to track them all!


Wednesday, June 12, 2013

In Memory of Sadie

Yesterday was the 3 year anniversary of my golden retriever Sadie's death. She was such a good dog, and I know she will be patiently waiting for me at the Rainbow Bridge, just like she would the door every time I left the house. I hate that JC never got to meet her.

 This was Church laying with Sadie when he was just a kitten.
 Missy, Mom's dog on the left and Sadie on the right.
 Between my Mom and I, we had 6 goldens this Christmas. We took one photo with the 3 obedience dogs and then struggled to get this photo with the "non-obedience" dogs.
This one were the obedience-trained puppies.
Sadie, Church and Mocha. You can just barely see Mocha at the bottom, he blends in with the bed.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Great News!

I waited 6 days to have my HCG tested again and it went from 136 to 1055.

We were honestly going to be happy if it was above 550 so we are thrilled with 1055. It is now doubling every 48 hours like it should.

I AM DONE WITH BLOOD WORK (for now)!

I have an ultrasound next Tuesday to make sure it's not ectopic again. It will still probably be too early to see a heartbeat.

I am feeling really good about this pregnancy. We have passed the point where I started bleeding with the last ectopic.

As far as symptoms, I have had some nausea in the morning. Not throwing up, but feeling like I need to eat something so I have been having some cereal at home. I used to just eat when I got to work. The veins throughout my boobs are definitely darkening and noticeable. I am still having hot flashes at night and am getting up to pee twice now.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

HCG update

5/30 - 34
6/3 - 105
6/5 - 136

Doctor wants to repeat again on Friday but JC and I are discussing waiting a week to test again. No need to stress out about something that isn't necessarily the most accurate test in the world.

A lot of message boards have stated that this test isn't that reliable anyway. In Europe, they don't even do this test and just wait for the first ultrasound.

The bottom line is we are not out yet. The nurse was positive today and said that it was good that the number was still rising.

Monday, June 3, 2013

Not Taking a Day for Granted


This cycle I did injectibles of gonal-f with IUI and we got a big fat positive Thursday, May 30. This was exactly 2 weeks post-IUI. My doctor brought me in for blood work and were a little concerned that my HCG was only a 36 (they wanted to see it more than 50). They like to see these numbers double every 48 hours, but since that was the weekend, I had to wait until this morning to get blood drawn again.

I decided we would buy several different tests and kept taking them each morning leading up until today. Today it had went up to 105. It's not doubling at a 48 hour rate, but rather around 60 hours, but I had researched that 48-72 is considered ok. We are definitely still falling in the lab reference range.

I'll re-test again on Wednesday. So one hurdle has been cleared, but it seems like another one is around the corner. I am not sure when I will be able to relax and feel at ease until I am holding this baby in my arms!

Our due date is February 6, 2014.

We should be able to go for an ultrasound around June 12th (because of my history of ectopic), but it will still be too soon to see a heartbeat.

As far as signs, I have been making more trips to the bathroom and have some nausea, especially this morning. Hot flashes! These have been happening at night although I did have one this morning at the hospital. Sore boobs - this has been ongoing the last two weeks. My sense of smell is heightened with cigarette smoke being the #1 gross smell (not that I ever liked the smell before).

We are going to start celebrating because TODAY I am pregnant, and I don't want to take a single day that I am pregnant for granted.