Saturday, November 17, 2012

Work, Baby, Exercise, Childcare

I started our family blog a couple weeks ago but when I went to log into it the other night to fix it up a bit, I couldn't find it anywhere. So weird!!!! I was using Wordpress so not sure what is up with that. I will figure it out soon. I really want to document Logan's life better.
  • Work: I started back to work full-time on October 29th. I am doing OK but miss Logan tons!!!! Everything we talk about at works seems so meaningless. I wonder if that will change?! I have to work because we need the insurance, I work for Parks & Recreation (yes, like the show but way more fun). My benefits are amazing, not amazing as in, they pay for IVF, but everything else is covered. I am looking ahead to our next FET, which insurance covers the meds for that and all the blood work and ultrasounds during those first 13 weeks.
  • Baby Logan is amazing! Everyday, I mean everyday, we can't believe it. We just love him so very much. Logan is a BIG boy, he is currently wearing 6months onesie. I don't know his exact measurements but he weights about 18lbs and is 26 inches long.  He sure doesn't look like a 3 month old. I recently purchased 9months Christmas sleepers.  Sleep is going GREAT!!!! I think is he almost ready to sleep through the night. We read several books and did Babywise. I know there is a lot of controversy out there about it but we really didn't follow it exactly, we let Logan set his own routine after a little guidance. Basically the schedule goes like this: Eat, Play, Sleep. From the time he eats until he sleeps he is usually up 1.5hrs then he takes 2-3 hour naps. Right now he is waking up one time around 4pm to nurse and then sleeps until 8am sometimes 9am. This kid loves to sleep! Breastfeeding is going well, I don't enjoy the pumping at work some days I have long meetings and get really full, not fun!
  • Exercise: After the first week of work I didn't think I would be able to ever run again. It was hard trying to figure out a schedule between the 3 of us, but I finally did it. For the last 2 weeks I have been running on Tuesday/Thursday @ 6am and Saturday/Sunday around 7-8am. I am finally running 3 miles without stopping. I do weights twice a week. It feels great to slowing getting back to the old me! I still don't fit into my pre-pregnancy pants but we are getting there! 
  • Childcare: My husband works from home so he is doing the daddy daycare thing. He wouldn't be able to do it if Logan didn't sleep more than half the day. We know that won't last forever so we plan on getting a nanny 3 days a week.
I promise I am reading all of your blogs! I will also post a post-baby body pic soon!

Friday, October 19, 2012

Back To Blogging!

Well, Logan will be at 11 weeks on Sunday. I can’t believe I have a 3 month old (almost) and I have to go back to work in a week. I just breaks my heart. I have been terrible at posting. I totally plan on starting a family blog here very soon! I will keep you all posted. I promise I will post more. I still follow along and need to comment more. This blog helped me through some really tuff times and I want continue on now that baby is here. Also, we will be planning for another FET sometime next year!

I meant to post this pics weeks ago, this is how big I got, no wonder I only made it to 38 weeks. I was about to burst! I still have 10-15lbs to lose, I think once I stop breast feeding it will come off a lot quicker. Who knows?! Maybe not?! I didn’t start taking pics until 10 weeks, I wish I would have taken one sooner but I just couldn’t, I remember being so scared to take one at 10 weeks. 

10 weeks
20 weeks
30 weeks
37 weeks

Sunday, August 26, 2012

3 Weeks Old

Baby Logan is 3 weeks today! Wow, time sure does fly by! It's so nice having time off from work, it will be very hard going back! We still need to figure out childcare, my husband works from home so he will bring him at least 4 times a week, roughly 5 hours a day. I will pick him up.
Right now we are still figuring out how to sleep at night. This little night owl has his days/nights mixed up. I need to start reading some books. We plan on reading Baby Wise, anyone else have any suggestions for books or sleeping better at night, let me know! He sleeps great and eats great...during the day. We try to keep him up but he fall into a milk coma every time, nothing works to keep him up. We even strip him naked, which he hates but seems to settle into when he's tired.

Other than that we couldn't be more happy! We comment everyday on how amazing he is and how amazing CC.RM is! Seriously without them we wouldn't have this little guy. I just can't get over he was  a frozen embryo!

I am feeling so much better and I am healing well after the c-section. I had a dr appointment the other day and I am cleared to start walking and doing light weights and cardio, no abs or course. Yesterday I went for a 30 min walk and it felt great!  I am in no rush to lose the weight, have lost 18 of the 33 lbs so far. I don't own a scale and will only know my weight loss when I go to my appointments. I typically base my weight loss on how my clothes fit and right now, I only fit in dresses and yoga pants! I noticed I am more hungry now than I was when I was pregnant, so that worries me. At 6 weeks I am defiantly going to beef up my workout routine and eating plan. Easier said than done!

Here are some newborn pics we had taken.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Birth Days...

I have put this off way too long. Here is his birth story. It all began Friday, August 3rd at 1:45am, I guess that would technically be August 4th.

When I got home from work that day I was feeling very tired and just wanted to rest. I was having some pretty hard braxton hicks at work, at one point I even thought about laying on the floor in my office to have my belly relax a bit. When I got home from work around 4pm I kept going pee like every half hour that night and even told my husband I think I keep peeing my pants because I changed my under 3 times, they were wet. That night around 1:30pm I woke up with the urge to go #2 so I walked downstairs to the bathroom as I didn't want to wake my husband. I was peeing and heard a pop sound. I thought that seemed like a weird bone to pop. Anyways, my urge for #2 went away after I sat down. I just peed again and went to bed. As soon as I laid down, a big gush came out and I knew my water had broken. I woke up my husband at around 1:45am and let him know what had happened. We couldn't believe this was it and this is how it was happening. He was 2 weeks early! Once I stood up from bed a lot of fluid came out, just like in the movies, thank god I wasn't in public. We finished packing our bags, thankfully I didn't have much to pack, my husband on the other hand had nothing pack except for the things I had packed for him. Nothing happened after my water broke until about 3pm, then the contractions started. They started out as menstrual cramps, easy to breathe through, at that time headed to the hospital.

Triage: We arrived at 3:30am, I was hooked up to monitor me and baby. Contractions were getting stronger and closer. The sad thing was I was still only measuring 1cm, that was too be expected though because of the scar tissue. The nurse tested my fluid to make sure my water did break. The nurse also had to do an ultrasound to figure out what position he was in. That was extremely uncomfortable, laying on your back, during a contraction. She couldn't find his position so I had to wait for another nurse to come in and figure it out. He was head down, slightly crooked and sunny side up. I hated triage, they kept wanting me to lay down and I just wanted to stand up and walk around through the contractions. I finally just told them I needed to stand up and move around. I couldn't wait to move to our own room, I was sharing a bathroom with another woman and she was screaming bloody murder, I am not trying to be mean but when you are in labor and someone is screaming at the top of their lungs it was very irritating. I remember telling my husband he needed to ask to change rooms but that was about the time we were switched to L & D.

L&D: We were moved to labor and delivery after about 1 hour after triage. They hooked me up, asked me tons of questions and prepped me for an epidural. I asked about being dilated further along before the epidural but they said it was fine to have it now. Little did I know I would be in labor for 28 hours and getting that epidural so early turned out to be a mistake. Once I got the epidural it was basically hurry up and wait. Not much happened, we waited until 5am to call family and friends to let them know what happened. I was able to rest and watch some Olympics. I finally started progressing around 12pm on Saturday, August 4th. I was 4cm dilated and then 2 hours later I was 5cm. Since my water broke they only checked me every 2 hours. At that point we were thinking we would meet this little guy that evening. I think it was around 10pm that night I was finally 9 but I remained that way until 3:30am. At that point they were giving me the highest dose of pitocin to increase the contractions and the pain was so bad I had my husband get the nurse to turn off the pitocin.  The nurse turned down the pitocin, but not off. The epidural was not strong enough at this point and I am not a big fan of pain. I dealt with the pain for the next 3 hours, my doctor came into to check me again and said she just doesn't think the baby can fit through the canal. At that point we decided a c-section would be the best option. I agreed, I was so exhausted and didn't even know how I would have the energy to hold him once he arrived.

C-Section: Logan Drew was finally born on August 5th at 7:37am. I was so scared to have a c-section, because of the break through pain with the epidural. I also didn't trust that they were going to numb me completely. When people say having a c-section is the easy way out, they are truly wrong. Laying in an operating room, while someone cuts you open to deliver your baby was not easy. You can hear and see everyone in the room. I couldn't even see what was happening in the lights above me. I looked a few times but turned my head and closed my eyes while my husband held my hand. When they were ready to pull him out my Dr. let me know, there was a lot of pressure and then all of a sudden a very loud screaming baby boy. It was amazing finally seeing him, my husband was still able to cut the cord and went with him to get cleaned up. I laid there until they fixed me up and I was ready for recovery. We declined the eye ointment and Hep B shot. We did get the Vitamin K shot.

Logan Drew weighed 8lbs 4oz and was 21 1/2 inches long. I am grateful he came 2 weeks early otherwise he would have been 9.5 lbs. He was so smashed in the birth canal, he came out with the biggest cone head and his nose was bruised from being pushed up against the birth canal. He also had bruises on his chest, arms, back and legs. Poor guy, wish I would have gotten the c-section sooner.

Recovery Room: Once wheeled into recovery, I was shaking like crazy, they gave me a shot of Demerol and the shakes went away. Logan was laying under a warmer with his eyes wide open. We started breastfeeding and he caught on pretty quick.

Hospital Stay: The staff was amazing, I appreciated the stay and glad they were there to help us. I was in so much pain from the surgery. Getting up to go to the restroom for the first time was pretty intense. I really never knew how much recovery there is with a c-section.  We were able to spend some quality time with the lactation consultants during our stay, which helped a lot, Logan would latch on, latch off and get frustrated but they came in to help him with that and we are doing great now. Logan had jaundice so he was constantly checked and we did have to feed him some formula to help get rid of the jaundice and because his birth rate fell to 7.9lbs. After that first day of breastfeeding he would not eat for about 10 hours. I felt so bad for him. He is doing great now on his own.

We are home and I am so thankful for my husband, without him I don't know what I would have done. He has changed 99% of the diapers and even helped me change a few times. I can finally move around a lot more but try to take it easy because I want to heal quickly from this surgery. We are so grateful for this little man. He is truly amazing! Today is the day he was created in CO one year ago. I remember all the tears on that day and now I can't get over holding our little one.

Here we are in recovery. 

Sunday, August 5, 2012

He's Here!!!!

I will tell you all about it soon!!!!!

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

38 Weeks

I have been so behind on posting. I will be 38 weeks on Thursday, then just 2 more weeks (hopefully) until we meet him. We still do not have any names picked out. At this point I told my husband to pick 3 and I will pick 3 and we will decide when we meet him.
The weight gain has leveled off a lot! I have not gained any weight in 2 weeks. I have gained a total of 33lbs so far, I think I will hit the 35lbs mark before baby comes. Still on the higher end I know. My belly button is still in and I think it will stay that way. My hands and feet only get really swollen when I go for walks. My belly still looks crazy big, almost everyone I see/meet (yes strangers) tell me I am not going to make it to 40 weeks. Well, we shall see.
I was 1cm dilated & 50 effaced last Wednesday at my Dr. appointment. I know that doesn't mean much to a lot of people. I was so excited to hear that news because I have been so afraid my cervix wouldn't do anything because I have a lot of scar tissue on it. I hope it keeps progressing on it's own. My Dr. is aware of the scar tissue and she said she could break through it if my cervix gets stuck but she thinks I should be OK. I have read many horror stories about women who have had the leep procedure (what I had done) and their dr.'s suggesting a C-section because the cervix doesn't dilate. My dr. did say it may take me a while to progress in the beginning. My goal is to have a healthy baby and a vaginal childbirth.
I started packing the hospital bags this past weekend. The baby room is finally painted and we are ready to finally furnish it. I am not too worried about even getting a crib yet because he will be sleeping in our room for a couple months. We do have a car seat, clothes, diapers, pack n' play, bouncer and a few other items purchased so we will be fine if he decides to come early. I am still working and plan on working up until the big day. I have a lot of work to do until then so he is not allowed to come until after August 8th.

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Only 6 To Go

We experienced out first trip to L & D last Thursday afternoon at 33 weeks. I had not been feeling well for about a day and half. I couldn't eat, I was feeling nauseous and I was having very bad back pain. I just thought it was the AZ heat (113 that day) and the fact that I am having a large baby. Thursday morning my back pain got so bad I took Tylenol and it didn't help at all. The sharp pain would come and go and last for a few minutes. I left work early because I couldn't take it anymore. I called my OB and she had me go to the hospital. They hooked me up and I was having contractions. They monitored me for 3 hours and gave me a shot to stop the contractions. They also did the NP test. I haven't heard the results yet assuming I will at my next appointment. The contractions were nothing to be concerned about, my cervix is still closed. Thanks goodness, I can't wait to meet him but I really rather have him stay in there until August.
Since last week I still have been having pretty bad back pain. Not the shooting pain, just steady back pain. I try to regulate it with a heating pad, Tylenol and getting in the pool.  I even bring a pillow to sit with at work. Braxton Hicks are also in full force, they get so strong that I have to lay down. We only have 6 more weeks to go. I have definitely started to count the weeks, I have loved being pregnant until this back pain kicked in. Now, I don't know how I am going to make it another 6 weeks. I keep reminding myself how grateful I am to feel this pain, if this is what it takes then this is what it takes. For the next FET I going to make sure I am not 9 months pregnant in the middle of this AZ summer.

Friday, June 22, 2012

8 X 4 = 32

Yep I am 8 months pregnant, 32 weeks. All I can say is WOW! It is weird telling people I am 8 months pregnant. Everything is and has been going well. We finally took a tour of the hospital and registered for some childbirth classes. Now all we need is a name and to do the nursery.

Here I am either before or after yoga, not the best pic especially that shadow on the wall but you get the idea on how big my belly is. Believe it or not I don't have any stretch marks. Sure hope that doesn't change these last 8 weeks. I think I am up a total of 30lbs.

Thursday, June 14, 2012


We had a 3D ultrasound earlier this week and it was pretty amazing to see! She did a few measurements to see how big he is and let's just say he is not going to be a small baby. Right now he is weighing almost 5lbs, coming in at 4lbs 14 oz. I knew he was big but not that big. She did a few bone measurements too and his femur is measuring at 35 weeks and I am 31 weeks today. He is head down already, sitting right on my bladder. I literally go to the restroom every hour and get up 4 times at night. We are very grateful to be in this situation no matter what size he is. The good thing is I get to see him again next week for a growth scan at my dr. office. I need to post another belly pic so you can see the size of this thing, it's huge! 2 people have asked me if I am having twins. Makes me so happy about our decision on only putting in 1 embryo, not that I don't think about that other embryo all the time!
Let me update a little about my weight gain, well, I have gained 25lbs already and counting. My OB thinks I will gain 40lbs. I don't feel like I eat any more, in fact I know I am eating less. It so hot in AZ that we don't make meals at night, we eat pretty light. Oh well, it will be a fun challenge getting back into shape before the next FET.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

30 Weeks, Only 10 To Go!

Here we are at exactly 30 weeks! Only 10 more to go! I am currently sitting in the doctor's office doing my 3 hour glucose test. Yes, I failed the first one. I knew I would. It's not too bad, I brought my computer to help pass the time.
We are both super anxious to meet this little boy. No, we still don't have any names pick out nor have we even started on his room. We will start hopefully this weekend. I'm not too worried about it. I know it will all come together. I sure hope he doesn't decide to come early though.
We were home for 9 days, it was nice to see family. We have not been home in almost 2 years because we were dealing with infertility stuff. It was finally nice to see everyone. We had our family baby shower and I had some maternity pics taken. My husband's sister is an amazing photographer so I wanted her to take the pics, it may have been a little early but we really wanted her to take them.
I only have 1 shot to share right now, it was taken in South Dakota.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

26 Weeks

I can't believe I haven't posted in 5 weeks, time seems to be flying by. Everything is going very well with the pregnancy.  I am pretty sure he is going to be a big baby. A stranger asked me the other day if I was 7 months pregnant, um, nope, almost 6. I don't mind people telling me how big my belly is, it just makes me happy to know he is growing.

So many things have been happening. We moved into a new home, we are still settling in and still need to start on the baby room. We are going back to the midwest for 9 days in a couple weeks and I am hoping when we come back we will get motivated to set up his room. We still have nothing for him, not a crib, nothing. We don't even have any names picked out, not even one. For some reason I don't love anything. I like everything but I just don't love it. I sure hope it comes to us when he is born.

I try to exercise at least 5x's a week and have been going to prenatal yoga which I really have been enjoying. But let me tell you running while pregnant is NOT fun. I miss running so much but as many times as I have to go pee when I run I rather just walk. Seriously on a 2 mile run I will pee 4 times, pulling your pants down behind a bush, while pregnant, is not that fun. I do enjoy the elliptical, walking and some pregnancy DVD I got from Target.

The only complaint I have is not being able to see him more. I haven't seen him since 18.5 weeks and I am currently 26 weeks today.  We plan on scheduling one of those 3D ultrasounds in a couple weeks and I can't wait. I will post another pic again here soon so you can all see this big belly!

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

21 Weeks & A Pic

Tomorrow I will be 21 weeks. It still seems so surreal to me. Things are going well and I feel like I am really behind on preparing for baby. We have nothing, a few outfits, but that's about it.  I did start a family blog but have not been very good at updating that. I will share when it get's a little TLC. We are busy packing and getting ready to move at the end of the month so things have been hectic. Here is another pic of the bump, it was taken at 20.4 weeks. I don't like how I am laughing in this photo but my husband seems to like it. He's the one who takes the pics.


Wednesday, March 21, 2012

A Belly Pic

I do take pics every week. I am one of those who hates having their picture taken. I instagrammed this on photo, I think it makes me look better. The belly really grew a lot this week!
 I am 18 weeks in this pic and tomorrow I will be 19 weeks.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

It's A...

We had out anatomy scan and measurements today and it's a BOY! I was super anxious today and couldn't wait. I just had this feeling it wasn't going to be in the correct position today but it was. It really changes your thoughts once you find out what it is. Not in a bad way, I just feel like I know him better so much more already.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

It's Been A While

I have written several posts but have not posted them. I am not sure why. I will be starting a family blog hopefully this week. All of our family lives in the midwest and they really want to see my belly and follow our progress so I will post the link on here if you all would like to see some pics too. It will have way too much information on it so don't feel like you have to follow along.
I am in the second trimester, 17 weeks tomorrow. I have a lot more energy and I am feeling a lot better. Things are going pretty well and I am glad to report things have been pretty boring.  I am walking and doing the elliptical several times a week and it feels great to exercise again. I am going to try to start running at least a couple miles a week as long as I feel ok, otherwise I will just forget about running until after baby is born.
Lately, I am really starting to enjoy it, not that I didn't enjoy it before. I especially enjoy seeing my belly grow, that means baby is growing. We find out the sex on March 20th, we can't wait. I have yet to purchase any baby stuff and probably won't for a while. We are moving into a bigger home in May so we don't want to purchase stuff then move it all. Bad timing on moving but we need something bigger for baby and family & friends.

Saturday, February 11, 2012


I finally graduated from CCRM on Thursday! We are very excited.  Like I said before I am so happy to not have to do the weekly blood draws, they were a huge pain mainly because I always did them before I went to work to avoid anyone wondering what I was up to.
Today I am 13.2 weeks. The bump is growing but it is pretty small right now so I will post pics when you can tell it's actually a bump and not me eating too much. I finally told everyone at work and all of our friends & family know. Next week I have my monthly OB check up but those are pretty boring. We won't get to see this one again until 18 weeks at the anatomy scan. We can't wait to find out what it is!

Here are my results after a week of no hormone support.
E2: 1805
P4: 23

Friday, February 3, 2012

Off All Meds

I finally get to stop all meds. I am so super excited. I am not even scared anymore. I am so excited to not to have to remember to take them, I don't have to go to the pharmacy anymore and I most importantly don't have to have weekly blood draws! I guess I should say I have 1 more blood draw next week to make sure everything still looks good. Numbers keep going up. I don't officially graduate from CC.RM until after next weeks blood draw.

E2: 1261
P4:  31

It's February, that means there are a lot of ladies getting ready for PUPO! So excited for you all!

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

NT Scan

Today I finally got to see our little one again and boy has it changed! It finally looks like a real baby. Unfortunately, my uterus was having a contraction the entire time and it was smashing the baby in the corner. We tried everything to change it's position. I laid on my side, they tilted me way back, they had me release some of the water I drank and nothing. Needless to say they couldn't guess on the sex. Oh well, we still enjoyed every minute today. We did get to see him/her clapping it's hands as well and banging it's head on my uterus, what a sight to see. Today's heart rate was 171. Baby was measuring 12 weeks today and I am 11.5 weeks today. Today was pure happiness. I can't believe what is happening inside my uterus and I can't wait to meet this little one!

Thursday, January 26, 2012

11 weeks

I know my posts are lacking and are not too exciting but thought I would still update. I had my labs tested again today and everything is looking good. My nurse said I should be done by next week with everything so that is exciting, yet scary because I don't have too much faith in my body sometimes. February is a big month for a lot of you out there and I can't wait to follow everyone along!

E2: 1015
P4: 22

I will go down to 1 vivelle patch every other day and continue with the 1 suppository nightly until we check labs again next week.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

10 Week Lab Results

Here are my results from my labs this week. I like to post this stuff because I found it very helpful to look back at other blogs to see where they were at. Also, I know there is another FET in the future for me so I want to be able to compare.

Estradiol: 917
Progesterone: 20

Both numbers went down so I am not making any changes this week. 2 patches every other day and 1 suppository at night. I am assuming by 12 weeks I should be off  all support.

I finally bought a belly band the other day and wore it to work with my jeans yesterday and it was awesome. My jeans felt normal, they weren't falling off from being unbuttoned and held together with a hair tie. I folded it over as I didn't like it over my belly.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

10 weeks

Every week brings me a little bit more reassurance that things are likely going to be okay. I’m still not feeling the best, the worst of it is usually at nighttime. I am very tired when I get home from work and nauseous. I feel better in the mornings and afternoons. Sometimes I go to bed so early just so I can wake up feeling better.  I keep telling my husband that I am really grateful to feel this way, and hopefully once we get out of the first trimester I will get some actual food cravings!

I had my hormones tested this morning. Right now I am currently on 1 progesterone suppository daily at bedtime and 2 estrogen patches every other day. I think once I am off the meds I will probably feel better too.

We have the big NT scan scheduled for Jan. 31 and don't ask me why but of course I am nervous and scared. Although we did do CCS and it has a 90% accuracy rate. I can't help not to think about that 10%. I know I need to relax! 

Saturday, January 14, 2012

2nd Ultrasound

I had an ultrasound yesterday and it was amazing. I didn't even have to have the dildo one, they did everything from my belly. We got to see our little one moving around, it's little arm buds and heart beating. It's just an amazing sight. I was 9w1d for the ultrasound and he/she is still measuring 1 day ahead. Heart rate was 167. Yesterday's ultrasound made me feel a lot less scared and worried. I know I am not out of the woods yet but with each passing week I at least feel a little better and especially after seeing him/her move around, that just made my month! They gave me a birth date, Aug. 15th.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

First OB Appointment

It went well. I didn't know what to expect. Not much happened today, not even an u/s. I got to pee in a cup, and have more blood work.  She did check my cervix and she said it looked great. So I was happy about that. I was so super sad that I didn't get to see anything today.  She did get a fetal doppler out and she found the heartbeat so it was nice being able to hear that at least. I think she was more excited about it than I was. It's so hard to get your hopes up, will that ever change? CCRM called me today while I was waiting for the ob to come in. I told them I need to get an ultrasound so I am scheduled tomorrow at a Simon Med place. Not my first choice but it is covered by insurance. My ob did mention my uterus is rather enlarged. I don't know how to interpret that. I wish I asked more questions I am not a very detailed person. Sometimes I just go with the flow a little too much. My next appointment is in 2 weeks.

Here are todays results for my labs.
Estradiol: 1150
Progesterone: 26.5

Both numbers continue to go up so I am going down in the meds. I start going down to 2 vivelle patches and 1 suppository on Jan. 17.

Friday, January 6, 2012

Starting To Wean

I get to start weaning of the meds. So exciting, a little scared but way more excited. Each step closer to feeling more "normal" during this pregnancy makes me very happy. Both of my numbers went up a lot from the last time I had them checked and I really think now that the spotting was from low progesterone.

Here are the numbers:
Estradiol: 1088 (instead of 4 patches every other day, 3 patches every other day)
Progesterone: 23 (instead of 3 suppositories daily, down to 2) This is the one I am most excited about!

I get me levels checked again next Thursday to make sure we can continue with the weaning process.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

So Grateful To Be Here

8 weeks that is. With every passing Thursday I am ever so grateful because it marks a new week of this pregnancy. Sure I am still fearful it can all be taken away, I think that is mainly due to the spotting. So far things have been going pretty well. I am not showing by any means but most of my pants don't fit, too tight. I have to admit they were tight months ago from gaining a few pounds for IVF and lack of exercise.  Fortunately, I have some "fat" pants from years ago that I am able to use until I really need to purchase maternity closes.

As far as morning sickness goes. Well, I have not been puking but I am nauseous all day long. It's hard to eat 3 meals a day. The thought, sight and smell of any food just makes me sick. We can't even cook anything at home because the smells make me feel even more sick. My stomach is always growling at me. I usually can only fruit and toast and nothing with sugar! I have a huge sweet tooth so not having or wanting anything sweet is not normal for me. Needless to say I have not gained any wait, I actually lost a few pounds but I think that is due to losing muscle from not exercising in so long. I don't mind the daily nausea at all, it gives me hope that I am still pregnant. I sure can't wait though to start enjoying some food again. I keep telling myself it will be very soon!

I did email CC.RM regarding the spotting and if I could switch to the PIO shot and they said I could but it would be better if I could just finish with what I am doing now since we are close to weaning off the meds. I have my labs checked today. So I am going to suck it up and finish with the suppositories. I am trying to not put them near my cervix when I insert them. I have a feeling I am not going to be changing my dosage for at least another week.

Next week I have 2 ultrasounds one that CC.RM orders and the other is my first visit to my OB.

             In the mean time this is how I fixed some of my pants so they fit. I got the idea from pinterest!