Archive for December, 2009

31 Weeks

Ok, how crazy is that – I made my previous post from my phone a week ago, and was SURE it posted, but today I realized it never did!!! Just fixed this!

Well, today I’m already THIRTY ONE weeks – just like that in a blink a week passed. But it was a very very very crazy week full of all kinds of events. ON Tuesday, I had another doc appt – was happy that DH could go with me cause he had the day off. My biggest question for the day was – how do I manage such an ACTIVE baby who will not rest for even a second?The answer was that some babies are just more active than others. But we deduced that my caffeine intake could be causing an active baby as well – something I vowed to reduce, because my biggest concern after the appointment was my blood pressure reading – 161/88! That’s pretty darn high. But I wasn’t sent in for monitoring. I guess they want the bottom number to break 90 or above. My doctor wasn’t super concerned saying that towards late pregnancy blood pressure goes up anyway – I asked about preeclampsia and high blood pressure and how the two relate etc, and she said well, preeclampia IS high blood pressure and they can do another 24 hour urine sample test on me to see if the jump in protein is high enough. We decided however to see what happens after I reduce my caffeine intake first, since that could be causing an issue too.

Overall, the appointment went really well. Baby’s heartbeat was super loud and detected immediately at 136. I also had gained less than 1 pound over the last couple weeks.

I didn’t take any caffeine the next day – and was SUPER tired. But something happened almost immediately after the appointment. My little one started being a lot less turbulent. Still moving once in a while, but it was almost as if out of the blue suddenly there was less room to move.
Right now, I do feel movements and often, but a lot of times they are like stretching. Also I feel the baby so easily – something REALLY HARD right underneath my skin. ON Friday I was actually concerned that the baby was breech cause it just felt so much like a head above my navel. Even DH agreed after feeling it.  But today I’m thinking its all too big and is the back.

I still get kicks, sometimes painful ones – like those that seem to kick/punch against my cervix – ouch! But overall, the movements and not crazy like before – in a funny way I miss them, wondering now if I’ll ever get to experience that level of activity again. Its almost as if my baby heard me and got hurt and decided to stop. But I do delight in the movements still to know that this little being is in there. I feel like this pregnancy is definitely on the tail end. And as always – so much to do, so little time. I hope that amidst the holidays and everything else we got going on, we will somehow start taking more active stabs towards the preparation for baby too… Its one of my fears to run out of time!

December 13, 2009 at 5:39 pm 1 comment

30 weeks! – 70 days to go…

It feels like just yesterday when I said there was 100 days to go. How did it happen that I blinked and almost one third of that time somehow evaporated!

I had a doctors appointment the week before last which went pretty uneventfully and have one more coming up in a couple of days.

In terms of getting ready for this baby, I’m afraid there hasn’t been much progress – in a way scary and yet, there does seem so much less to do than the first time around. It is a shame that we are swamped with so much going on and at times I mournfully wonder whether these could be the final days of my final pregnany that are not getting as much forefront attention as they deserve – after all, how often in a lifetime does a woman/wife get to spend in this unique and amazing state? On the other hand I definitely can’t say that I do not think about my pregnancy all the time – in fact this super active baby will not let me forget for a second even if I wanted to! I am beginning to think this one is even more active than my DD was – constantly kicking, prodding, twisting, turning and moving day and night – at time down right painfully so. DH often places his hand on my tummy to try to calm baby down, and my toddler has definitely learned that there is a baby in mommys tummy that kicks sometimes. The most endearing moments are when she walks up to me without any prompting and kisses my tummy. I can’t believe she started doing that all by herself.

I also can’t believe that today marks the 10 week countdown! Less than 10 weeks really if the baby is born before the due date as I am predicting. That is mind blowing – especially when I think about all that has to fit in 10 weeks. Oh well, one day at a time. And I will try to enjoy every minute that I can, as best I can 🙂

December 6, 2009 at 3:12 pm 1 comment


Expecting Number 2… :)

My TTC History

Started TTC May 2005
RE diagnosed as unexplained in Feb 06.
natural IUI #1 March 06 - BFP, m/c :(
natural IUI #2 May 06 - BFN
clomid IUI #3 July 06 - BFN
femara IUI #4 August 06 - BFN

Skipping suggested injectables,
moving to IVF
Bloodwork: Oct 12 for lupron
ER estimated 1st week of Nov

UPDATE:
25 eggs, 15 fertilized.
1 blast transferred, 6 frozen.
Precious baby Girl born in July 07.

After 2.5 years of Bliss since that BFP...

April 2009: Start of TTC #2.
(Going back for the embies I left)
Apr 15: Start of Natural FET cycle.
May 1: Transferred single blast
May 11: BFN :(
Straight to Natural FET #2
May 29: Transferred single blast
June 4: BFP!!!!
June 8: 1st beta - 177
June 10: 2nd beta - 506


UPDATE:
Healthy baby Boy born 2010!

Fast forward several years...

June 2013: Surprised with a completely natural and completely unplanned BFP!
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