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!
I wanted to do something different. We I heard about the Cavs and Pacers preseason game on the radio I knew that was it! Jason's birthday is the 21st, but the game was the 15th. I heard about it only days before. So, I used Stub.Hub to find the tickets. I paid way more than face value, but I wanted good seats! We saw several other sports stars while we were there. Neither of us had ever been to a NBA game before. At 8 weeks old, Griff got to see his first too!
I didn't tell Jason. I kept everything a secret. That morning after he left I quickly got up and showered after he left. I got TT up early so that she would go down for an early nap. I was so excited throughout the day! After getting her up, we headed to the school (his work). He wasn't expecting us! We got there before the bell so we checked in at the office. TT knocked on his door and ran in. He was super surprised! She went in yellying "DADDY!" She gave him the biggest hug ever! I handed her the tickets to give to him. We was excited when we noticed what they were. He asked who was going (since he didn't know where the kids were going, the plans, etc...). I had brought a change of clothing for him. He went to change while I watched his students, we got Chloe off of the bus (she was also happy to all of us), moved the car seats to my sister's car and headed out. Chloe and TT stayed with her and their cousins. Jason, Griff and I ate at Olive Garden before the big game! What a fun night!
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)
2.19.13 - 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)
2.22.14 - Last day of 1 Prometrium (20o mg)
3.14.14 - Elective U/S for Gender Determination (It's A Boy! HB 146, Foot about 1 inch, Posterior Placenta, Fluid Levels Good)
4.21.14 - Anatomy Ultrasound - 21w6d by Due Date, 21w4d by LMP- (Baby Boy measured well (on date or days ahead) for all measurements, the lower half of his leg measured several days ahead, all chambers of his heart were present and blood flow was good, all looks of the brain were on point, his kidneys and stomach looked appropriate, we could see his eye sockets/ears/nose/mouth, his right hand was over his head for a lot of the ultrasound, for sure a boy! still, good cervix/placenta placement/umbilical cord placement)
5.12.14 - 24 Week Appointment (my belly measured right at 25 weeks, they told me about my glucose test at my next appointment/how to take it and his heartbeat was about 130bpm)
6.9.14 - 4D Elective Ultrasound & 28 Week Appointment (He was being stubborn, think he looks just like TT, had both hands and sometimes on foot over his face) (bloodwork took several attempts, fundal height good, good heartbeat, TDAP shot, tested for glucose challenge and TSH)
6.15.14-6.18.14 - ER Visit & Hospital stay for bleeding. Baby Boy measured right one for all measurements or ahead. He weighed approximately 3lbs12oz 6.16.14 at 29w6d.
7.2.14 - 32 Week Appointment (fundal height measured right on, good heart rate, continue to stay off of aspirin, Baby Boy is still head down)
7.14.14 - 34 Week Appointment (fundal height measured right on, HB around 130)
7.23.14 - L&D visit to B. North. Woke up to blood and cramping. Started having contractions 3-4 minutes apart that lasted 45 seconds each, baby boy handled them well with a heartbeat of 125bpm. Cervix high, he was not engaged first opening of cervix open. Bleeding had slowed down to spotting.
7.28.14 - 36 Week Appointment (Fundal height measured right on, HB around 129 bpm, GBS test, Posterior, Thick, "easy 2-3 cm dilated")
8.4.14 - 37 Week Appointment (NST good, GBS+, fundal height good, 3 cm dilated, still thick, maybe not as posterior, set induction date)
8.11.14 - 38 Week Appointment (Fundal height measured right on, listened to HB, 3 cm dilated, still thick but 60% effaced)
8.18.14 0 39 Week Appointment (Fundal height measured right on, listened to HB, 3 cm dilated)
8.19.14 - INDUCTION DAY! Report to the hospital at 4 am! Griffin Michael Lee Born @ 11:01 am, 8lbs 6.4oz, 21.75in long