Thursday, August 30, 2012

Almost a graduate

I just got word that I don't need to go back for another ultrasound until my own doctor orders one.  I get to see him in just over 2 weeks for my first appointment.  I will be just shy of 12 weeks.

The absolute best news from the fertility clinic, though, is that I have a date for stopping my meds - graduating!  It is 9/16/12!!  That means only 17 more stinkin' shots!  YAAAYY!  Oh, I am counting down the days, for sure!  My tush hurts quite a bit.  Hopefully my afternoon and evening sickness will subside some after getting off the meds.  I've been quite miserable the last week or so.  I'm afraid I will really pack on the pounds, since I seem to need to have a hard candy in my mouth constantly or eat small bits every hour or so.  The plus side is that I didn't end up gaining any weight from the meds like some women do.  I think I've gained a pound or two so far.  Whew!

Hubby says I will be late for work the first morning that he doesn't have to give me my shot.  He seriously wanted to bet me.  Hey, even if I am, I won't care!  :)  I will sooo enjoy getting that half hour of uninterrupted sleep back...and NO POKE!

Friday, August 24, 2012

Another U/S

I had another ultrasound this morning to check out the SCH.  It's still there, unfortunately.  I don't know if it's smaller or not, as I had a different technician.  Baby is growing though, measuring right on at 8 weeks 5 days.  The heartbeat today was 172.  I'm thinking this is in the girl range!  We will find out soon enough though.  G&M want to find out the baby's gender!  Now, that will be different.  We didn't find out with our kids.  It may be strange knowing what I'm carrying.  LOL.  Not much else going on.  I'm guessing I will have another ultrasound to check on the SCH in a week or so.  Have a great weekend!!

Thursday, August 16, 2012

2nd U/S

I had my second ultrasound this morning.  I was nervous, like always.  You just never know what you are going to see on that screen.  She began and I immediately saw the heartbeat flickering!  I was so relieved!!  It was beating at 155 beats per minute.  That's a nice, strong heartbeat.  Now, remember the sac was measuring 3 days behind what the clinic said it should be.  Well, not any longer.  It is measuring right at 7 weeks 4 days, with a due date of 3/31/13!!!  YAY!!  I'm so thrilled for G&M! 

The tech did see a small subchorionic hemorrhage (SCH) but didn't seem concerned.  I've never had one before.  She said most just get absorbed by the body and others just have a bit of bleeding.  I haven't had any bleeding/spotting yet and I'm praying it stays that way. 

So, our journey keeps moving forward.  I'm grateful for G&M for being so supportive, even though they are soooo far away!  I wish they could have been here today.  I am truly blessed to have them in our lives.  Please say a little prayer that all keeps going well for lil baby and me, but most of all, for strength and faith for G&M to be able to endure this journey from a distance.  I know it can't be easy.  I keep them updated as much as possible.  This lil tater is theirs, after all!!  :)  I just can't wait to give him/her back.  I truly dream of that moment.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012


I know I've mentioned before about not being a morning person.  Having to do my shots in the morning make that even more evident.  Hubby's alarm goes off.  I'm a light sleeper, so I partially wake as well.  He gets up, goes to the freezer and removes the large ice pack.  He comes back into the bedroom and waits for me to stretch, grunt and whine while I roll over onto my back.  Did I mention I don't like to be woken up??  He hands me the ice pack.  I put it under the opposite side of my tush that got the shot yesterday morning.  He leaves the bedroom again.  I fall back asleep. 

The door opens once again about 5-7 minutes later and he turns his bedside lamp on.  This is when I have to wake up (again) and flip over onto my stomach, grunting and whimpering about my sore tatas the whole time.  He gives me my shots while I am lying down instead of standing.  I find it keeps my muscle from tensing up so much.  He proceeds to wipe the area with an alcohol pad and poke with this finger to find the right place.  Then, calm, slow breathes and...POKE!  Some days I truly can't feel it at all.  Others, umm, yes, it hurts and I wince and try not to cuss!  My left side has hurt for a couple weeks.  I think he hit a nerve one time.  It's extremely tender.  I tend to do a couple shots in a row on my right and then one on the left, because it hurts so much.  Only like 5 more weeks of these nice 1.5 inch needles getting "jammed" into my hiney every morning!  Yay!  :)

Oh, second ultrasound tomorrow!!  Praying to see one beautiful flicker of a heartbeat on that screen!

Friday, August 3, 2012


I had my first ultrasound this morning.  Like I said before, G&M were not able to make it.  I'm supposed to be measuring 5 weeks 5 days today.  The technician measured the sac at 5 weeks 1 day.  She said the sac can sometimes be a bit off because it was an embryo transfer and not just regular conception.  I'm not sure if that's true or not.  We were able to see the yolk sac and a fetal pole.  No hearbeat yet.  She said she figures I will be back in 2 weeks to see the heartbeat then.  She didn't give me an official due date.  She may be waiting for the next ultrasound.  So, yes, it's only one little one in there.  YAY!!  G&M are officially going to be parents!  :)