One twenty something and one thirty something, both teachers, working on growing our family and living life to the fullest. We were blessed with our first daughter through the miracle of adoption in July 2010 and welcomed our second daughter after a surprise pregnancy in September 2011.
Formally, "Our Journey, But Not Our Plan. It's hard to deal with now. But, one day, it will all be worth it."
Our blog title changed when we realized that our plans changed and that it was ok that they did. And guess what? It has ALL been totally worth it!
Follow us as we continue our journey!
Just like last time, I am so hesitant to post much. I am afraid I am going to jinx things. I know, laugh out loud. Right?
It's so hard.
Things are going well. We are half way through one of the 4 week waits (the time between monthly appointments).
Today, we are 14w3d by my LMP, but 14w5 by most ultrasounds.
We didn't heard anything after my 1st OB appointment about my Pap and nothing after my 2nd OB appointment about NT results.... so, no news is good news. I will confirm our risk numbers at our 16 week appointment which is March 17th.
We are trying to decide if we would like to schedule an elective early gender determination scan at a local pregnancy spa. If so, we could do so as of March 13th. If not, we will find out gender around April 17th.
bleeding, more boogers/bloody, sneezing, bloating, loved water, insomnia
Few weeks in:
bleeding, more boogers/blooding, sneezing, extreme bloating (started wearing belly bands and then maternity clothing around 8/9 weeks), mild nausea, some throwing up (not needed zofran as much as last time), insomnia, sciatica pain
no regular bleeding since a little after 8 weeks, one epsiode around 13 (believe from other cause), nausea (getting worse), have good and bad days/times of day, more and more zofran needed, need food constantly, water sounds terrible, headaches, currently have a cold also, sciatica pain
Please don't judge. Mid-September, we started taking the girls to church. We had gotten 'settled' into our new home and knew we needed to get back. So, we decided to research a few local churches and try a few out and decide which was right for us. The one we have been going to is the one we went to the first weekend and was the only one we tried out. We loved it so much! We are becoming more and more involved and the girls are super excited to attend each weekend.
11.21.13 - CD 1 11.23.13 - CD 3 (start Femara) 11.27.13 - CD 7 (end Femara) 12.3.13 - CD 13 (U/S for follicle check) 12.3.13 - Trigger CD 13 (9:45pm) 12.5.13 - IUI CD 15 (11:30am) 12.6.13 - Prometrium CD 16 12.16.13 - Home Pregnancy Test (+)
12.17.13 - Beta HCG 232 (12 dpo)
12.19.13 - Beta HCG 700, P4 35 (14 dpo)
12.25.13 - Minor Spotting
12.26.13 - Called RE
12.27.13 - Emergency Scan at RE (Saw gestational sac, yolk sac and start of fetal pole) (5w1d (not measured))
12.29.13 - Bleeding off and on all day
12.30.13 - Called RE & Emergency Scan at RE (Saw gestational sac, yolk sac, fetal pole and heartbeat!)(5w4d, measured 5w5d) P4 17 and TSH 2.26 (or about)
1.3.14 - U/S #3 at RE (Saw gestational sac, yolk sac, fetal pole and heartbeat) (Heard heartbeat at 120bpm!) (6w1d, measured 6w4d)
1.17.14 - U/S #4 at RE (Heard heartbeat at 170bpm!) (8w1d, measured 8w3d) (Baby moving) (Graduate to OB)
1.20.14 - 1st OB Appointment (Routine check, background information, U/S #4, Pap Smear) (Heard heartbeat at 175bpm!) (8w4d, measured 9w0d) (Baby moving)