Tuesday, May 3, 2011

New blog home reminder!

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Friday, April 8, 2011

New blog home!

Since I'm no longer "TTC Baby C" I decided to make a new blog. Please visit it at:


Our little "green olive" - 9w2d update.

So today was our second-to-last appointment. I found out I will graduate for sure at 10 weeks, which will be next Wednesday, 4/13.

Today our baby's heartbeat was at 177 beats per minute. And the baby dated exactly 9 weeks 2 days today - right on track. I'm not even sure how big it really is right now but according to my ticker on thebump.com it's the size of a green olive. My progesterone is 15 and I have to take the Endometrin suppositories until I'm 11 weeks.

I had a consultation with a midwife on Tuesday. For the most part it went well but I found out that since my BMI is over 30 I cannot give birth at her birthing center (or at home for that matter). But she reassured me and said that my birth at the hospital she delivers at will feel very similar to a birth at the birthing center. She will provide labor support and she will be there (well, she or the other midwife in her practice) and the baby will stay with me from the moment he/she is born. It will be delivered and placed on my stomach and won't be taken to the nursery or elsewhere unless there is a problem. The nurses won't bottle feed our baby. She said lots of things that made me feel good. I was pretty upset though that I can't deliver in a homelike setting because I'm too "fat." But I know the important thing is a healthy baby and I don't want to jeopardize my baby's safety even though I don't feel being overweight and having no other risk factors really SHOULD make me high-risk but I'm not going to argue that point.

Friday, April 1, 2011

Thought it was our last RE appointment!

I thought today was my last RE appointment and I was feeling sad that I wouldn't get to "see" my baby again for another 10-12 weeks but Dr. Cool said, "See you in a week." Yippee!!

My progesterone is 14 still. The heartbeat was 170 beats per minute. And the baby (raspberry sized now) was upside down. It is much bigger than last week but still doesn't look *that* much like a baby. :) We also saw the umbilical cord which was just so cool!

Today our baby measured as 8 weeks, 3 days. That would line up with what I originally thought was my due date (11/8), the date that was almost our wedding date (but we wound up getting married a few weeks earlier in October). This is the third time it's been "off."

I have a consultation on Tuesday with a midwife at a birthing center. I hope she will take my case on and not as "high risk." If I'm high risk I would need to have a planned hospital birth at a hospital she's affiliated with which is hardly the one closest to my house. There are (at least) three others closer to my house with better reputations. So I won't be making any decisions until then. We'll see what happens.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

7w1d update

I'm once again behind on updating this.

I had blood work and ultrasound done on Thursday when I was 7 weeks 1 day pregnant. My husband came to this one and he got to hear the heartbeat for the first time. It was my second time hearing it and it was 144 beats per minute. I was with Dr. Cool this time and when he first came into the room he seemed very concerned and caring and asked how I was and if there had been any more bleeding since Sunday and I told him no.

The baby measured at 6w6d. One other time it was 1 day behind and now it was 2 days behind but they are not changing my due date over it. Besides I know I conceived on either 2/14 or 2/16 and this due date is based on the 2/16 conception and that is the latter of the two.

My progesterone was 14. It is almost a pattern now - 16, 12, 13, 16, 12, 14.

I don't go back again until next Friday which will be 8 weeks 2 days. I believe that will be my last day and Dr. Cool said my homework is to figure out who will be delivering our baby. Yikes. I'm still so undecided!

My symptoms are still mostly fatigue and breast tenderness. I also wonder if I've had rhinitis of pregnancy. I've felt phlegm-y and nasally this entire month. I used my neti pot today and I haven't had that problem. I have to remember to use that every day.

Monday, March 21, 2011

All is well! 6w5d

Great news - the bleeding had stopped before bed and also there was no fresh blood this morning so I felt better just from that but I got reassurance in a bigger way... I called the doctor's office first thing this morning and they fit me in at 8:00 a.m. I got there a few minutes early and was taken right back. I was holding my breath but then there on the ultrasound monitor was the baby and there was the flickering heartbeat. I even got to hear the heartbeat today. It was amazing and going strong at 178 beats per minute. Ba-bump, ba-bump, ba-bump! I got a huge grin after that! Of all days for my hubby not to make it, this had to be it!

Dr. Wonderful was so funny. He said, "Cute kid, great heartbeat!" Here I thought I was the only one who thought that little 1/5" creature was adorable. :)

So for me there will be no heavy lifting or fun times with my hubby for a bit. Yay to the first, boo to the second! But everything looked great.

And they called later with my numbers. hCG is now up to 12,629 and progesterone is at 12. It seems to be a pattern now - 16, 12, 13, 16, 12...

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Friday's appointment (6w2d) & a scare (6w4d)!

So I'm way behind on updating my blog.

We had an appointment on Friday at 6 weeks 2 days. We got to see the tiniest flicker of a heartbeat! I really struggled to see it but Dr. Cool said it was there and my hubby says he saw it. The baby also grew so much. The doctor said the following week it would look like a string bean and then at 8 weeks you'd really be able to see it looked like a baby. I cannot wait for then although each one is just incredible.

They didn't do hCG for me (not sure why) but they did progesterone and it was at 16 so it went back up which is good.

Today my hubby and I were, ahem, intimate for the first time in awhile and afterwards I had some spotting on and off today. I'm worried out of my mind! I called the after hours number and Dr. Cool called me within a minute. He doesn't feel there is anything to be concerned about since everything up to this point has been progressing so well but he said so he can try to get an explanation for me to call in the morning and get an appointment for tomorrow morning for an ultrasound. I seriously wanted to drive myself to the ER to get an ultrasound NOW because I don't think I'll be able to sleep tonight with all the worrying. Last time I checked it was back to no bleeding so I pray it stays that way and then I pray I'll get some reassurance tomorrow. There are lots of prayers going up right now.

It's a funny thing - all along I thought Dr. Wonderful was my doctor. He was the one I originally went to back in 2009. He diagnosed me with PCOS. He is the one who told me I could take Clomid and then when I expressed concerns about that, told me I could do Femara instead. He sent me for an HSG and my hubby for his semen analysis. The day I actually went in to get started on Femara though he was on vacation so I saw Dr. Cool and somehow he became the "owner" of my chart even though while I was there he relied on the other doctor's notes to figure out what to give me. I did not know this for the longest time. Every time I went in I circled Dr. Wonderful's name on the sign-in sheet. I always thought it was odd that the nurses would say they'd talk to the other doctor when I called with any questions and that time in my January cycle when Dr. Wonderful said he'd talk to Dr. Cool but he thought Dr. Cool would end it with Provera. I just figured maybe he was the head doctor. When I was there at 5w Dr. Wonderful made a comment about how I saw him more than Dr. Cool and I said, "Well, you are my doctor." He didn't really explain what he meant though and I started wondering if HE thought he wasn't my doctor. Finally when I was there at 5w2d I asked the nurse who she had listed as my doctor and she told me it was Dr. Cool so I told her how confused I was and she thought it was so funny and laughed and laughed. They are both wonderful doctors so it doesn't matter but I hate any type of confusion! I do wind up saying Dr. Wonderful much more often though. In all the times I've been there I only ever saw Dr. Cool four times and two of them were the last two times I was there.

I'll update again tomorrow, I hope with good news!