Thursday, October 22, 2009


Today we graduated from the RE!

We got an U/S of the little peanut and saw the head, arms, legs, heartbeat and umbilical cord. He/she even showed off and moved around for us! It was amazing. Baby measured in at 8 weeks 4 days. I can't believe at only 8.4 weeks that it would be that developed.

They gave us a folder with all of our ultrasounds and bloodwork results and a schedule of when to stop meds. That is the wonderful news. No more PIO injections! I get to stop them on 10/26 and will be doing a suppository form of progesterone 2x a day until 11/9. I still have to do the estrogren injection every third day until the end of November, but that's not everyday.

Yay, we are graduates!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

The Flu

I have had the flu since this past Thursday. Pregnancy suppresses a woman's immune system, so it seemed extremely hard to fight it off. I am feeling somewhat better today, but not back to 100% yet. I am praying that everything is OK with little peanut in there after the fevers, chills, coughing, and throwing up. One of the worst things is that I could only take Tylenol. The Tylenol worked for the fever, but did nothing for headaches or any other ache for that matter.

Our last visit with the RE is on Thursday for our 8 week U/S. We will then be released to the OB for the rest of the pregnancy.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Can I go to bed, please?

I am really feeling pregnant. I still can't believe it. Nausea has become part of my life and hopefully won't stay very long. I don't care though. On many pregnancy sites, they say that morning sickness really kicks into high gear in the sixth week. I'm hoping that is not the case. With DS, I had one day of sickness and no more. I am already finding it hard to concentrate at work and for school work. I fell asleep on a teleconference and couldn't do anything to snap myself out of it. I even took a stroll around the floor, came back, sat down, and five minutes later Out! It is so not fair that caffeine is not allowed! Sleepiness is everyday and rest is my friend.

Friday, October 09, 2009

We have a heartbeat!

We had our u/s at the RE! We saw our little peanut and he/she has a heart rate of 118! DH and I were so overjoyed. After the doctor and u/s tech left the room ,we just held each other for a couple of minutes. This is such an accomplishment for us. Thank you, God.

Yay, yay, yay!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Monday, October 05, 2009

1st Ultrasound came early

Due to some major cramps and a little dark spotting (has since resolved) over the weekend, and my history, I went in for an ultrasound today. I wasn't sure what to expect. My insurance won't cover pregnancy procedures done at the R.E.'s office, so I went to the regular OB. This office has really upgraded the technology it uses. On the wall of every sono room is a 42" Plasma to view your ultrasound on. I was shocked. Because of that you can see everything in detail! So, I didn't know what to expect, but I was sure that they would put the wand in and then there would be nothing. I have been preparing myself for that possibility. My mom was with me for support - that helped a lot. The wand was inserted and I couldn't believe my eyes. I am so use to non-pregnant ultrasounds that when the u/s tech put the wand in I was shocked. There it was. An image like many I see when I search for early ultrasound pictures and it was mine! The tech said that our little peanut measures 5w 5d and looks normal for this stage of development. There was no heartbeat, but that was normal as well. I am so happy! We have never been at this stage in our infertility journey!

The gestational age the tech gave me is behind a couple of days (according to my LMP), but I'm assuming that IVF and embryo transfer dates can throw off what your actual due date will calculate to be. So, for now the new date is June 2, 2010. So excited! The next ultrasound is still scheduled for Friday. I've got to remember to get a picture. I forgot to get one this time. I was just so happy to see something at all!

Thursday, October 01, 2009

Smell Aversion

I forgot to add my latest symptom: Smell Aversion!

I am having a hard time finding foods that sit well with my nose. The only thing that I can tolerate to drink is water. I work in a cubicle environment and people eat fish and God knows what. Thanks people. Even though it is an inconvenient symptom, I'm happy to have a new one!

Feeling good

I'm still feeling good. I am experiencing the same symptoms, which is great. Bring them on! I can't believe how different this pregnancy feels. I am trying not to let myself get too excited. I can't wait for the ultrasound next Friday!

On the day of the U/S, I am going to take the day off. DH is going to take the morning off and my mom is coming as well. We are making an event out of it. Why not. We plan on meeting for the U/S in the early morning, hang out, and go to lunch. During IVF#2, when my HCG levels stalled and I was spotting, I went in for an early ultrasound by myself. That was a mistake. I had to deal with everything by myself. If I learned anything, it is it's better to involve people and have them there for support instead of try to deal with things yourself.