Thursday, February 18, 2010

Grow baby grow!

I had my appointment today and we got to hear the little heartbeat again! I just can't get enough of that little beat! It is SOO reassuring!

I really like my doctor too. She came in and gave me a hug and told me congratulations! I was like, thanks, nice to meet you! haha
I had asked the nurse if we could hear the heartbeat and she was hesitant... she said sometimes 9 weeks is still to early to hear on a doppler. But when the doctor came in and I asked her she said, Oh we're going to hear it one way or another today! YAY!

Thanks to the ladies who responded about the face washes. I asked the dr today and she said, well not much you can do. But she wrote out what she did. Dove bar soap, for sensitive skin, Cetaphil for in the shower, and dim the lights. HAHA seriously she wrote that.

She was not fazed that I wasn't having many symptoms. She said, well looks like you dodged a really big bullet! I am truly thankful I'm not sick, but at the same time when sooo many pregnant women get sick it makes me feel like something is wrong. I am just going to start being grateful.

I feel reassured that our precious little one is still growing in there, and I go back in 4 weeks. Wow that seems like forever! It is crazy when you are at the doctor almost every week to go so long! I will have to keep myself really occupied so the time will fly!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010


Just like the title says... this is going to be a random post :)

First off, since I got of BCP and discovered I had PCOS, acne has been a major issue! I tended to break out more when I got my period. Now that I'm pregnant, this past week anyway, I look like I'm back in high school! Does anyone have ANY recommendations on face wash? I have always tried to be cautious since we were TTC but I am REALLY cautious now of the medicines or ingredients of things I put on my face.

So I bought a bella band. Well an off brand of that. I know that you guys have no clue what I look like, since I don't have any pics of me on here, but I am a fairly small girl. So right now I feel so big and bloated! A few of my pants can't even be buttoned! So, I broke down and bought one. I wore it yesterday. It was fine. I just felt like it is too early for me to be wearing it!!

Is it weird that I am having NO crazy symptoms? I am tired, boobs are definitely growing, face breaking out, hungry all the time... but I haven't been sick, no headaches, not too much cramping, no constipation. Guess I should be thankful for that!

Speaking of boobs... my coworker told me this yesterday, "Your lady lumps look enormous today! As long as they don't hurt :)" HAHAHA Seriously?! My lady lumps!

I go in for my first "normal" appoinment on Thursday. I am so nervous and excited! I just want to hear the heartbeat again! I just need that reassurance that everything is going well in there!

Alright, well I think that was random enough! Better get back to work :)

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Is this real?!

Well I had my first round with heartburn last night. I never get heartburn. Hopefully I won't get it much!!

So I forgot to mention that at my appointment on Tuesday, the doctor took me off of the Metformin! So now the only pill I take is my prenatal! Yay!

I still feel like "is this REALLY happening?!" Wonder when I'll stop feeling that way. I even get nervous when people say anything to me about being pregnant... not because I'm afraid I'll loose it, but because I don't think I've fully processed the fact that I am indeed pregnant! Last night the Mr. and I went to dinner and in the middle of some conversation we were having he said something like, "and you are pregnant..." and I said, "SHHH!" haha I don't even know why! I guess I just feel like the more people that know the more real it is. And it doesn't feel real to me yet...

Does that even make sense?? I am loosing it aren't I? :)

I think I'm going to have to tell my boss tomorrow. On one hand I'm thinking, why not?! on the other I'm thinking, I want to wait until 10 weeks or so! At my job we put on a really big show every year in March. We are only a staff of 8 so we all have to work overtime and over the weekend of the show. My boss will be doing the schedule for that next week. I figure if I tell her on Friday then hopefully she'll schedule me the earlier shifts because after lunch I am just exhausted! I am really nervous to tell her! I am worried she is going to say something to make me mad - she isn't the sensitive type... and she has no idea about our infertility issues.

Anyway, just needed to ramble some! Tomorrow's Friday!!

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Leaving the RE

Wow! I am so nervous/excited/scared/happy to be leaving the RE! I have an appointment with a "normal" OB next Thursday. Sooooo far away :) and I already know they aren't doing an ultrasound. Boo!

So this morning the Mr. and I went to our last appointment with the RE. I am 7 weeks 6 days, and our sweet baby is measuring 8 weeks with a heartbeat of 164 bpm. It is just so amazing to hear that noise! What is more amazing is how much is going on inside and I don't feel a thing! I can't wait until I can feel the flutters!

I am so humbled by the power of God! He has really blessed us and I am trying not to take that for granted each day.

I don't think I've mentioned on here that the Mr. and I have 12 nieces and nephews (all on his side!) One of my sister-in-laws has told me that she is going to give me all her maternity clothes! I can't wait until I have a bump and not just bloat! haha His sisters also have tons of baby clothes... so that will really be great!

Friday, February 5, 2010

Thank you!

I got an award! Thank you Wifey at Journey through Infertility and TTC! So I have to tell 7 interesting facts about myself... this is probably going to be tough...

1. The Mr. and I used to live in the Virgin Islands. I don't know why we left :) -that seems to be everyone's first question!

2. I have ridden horses since I was 5. Although, I haven't gotten the chance to ride for about a year now, I miss is so much! I just love being around horses!

3. The Mr. and I met in a restaurant (I was the hostess, he was a waiter), when we first met he told me he was going to marry me. I laughed. Now look at us!

4. For my 20th birthday the Mr. took me skydiving... and then I went to meet his mother!

5. My family owns a campground in the mountains of North Carolina. Growing up I thought that everyone had a campground just like us.

6. I love to bake, and I really enjoy cooking too... but I refuse to touch raw meat!! Gross!

7. I am a homebody! I would be perfectly content to stay at home ALL day!

And here is who I am nominating:

1. Jess - A Greater Yes

2. A - Remember all the Way

3. Ashley - For the Love of Shoes... and A Baby, Too

4. Hannah - Life Happens when You're Making other Plans

5. Kelli - No Lingerie Here

6. Low Fat Lady - Tales of My Follis

7. Courtney - The Yerkes Life

So here's what you need to do:
Thank the person who nominated you and copy the award in your blog
Link the person who nominated you for this award
Share seven interesting things about yourself
Nominate seven fellow bloggers and add the links to their blogs

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

6 weeks, 5 days

We had our ultrasound this morning!!!
Things are measuring along perfectly! The baby is measuring 6 weeks and 5 days - I am 6 weeks 6 days - the nurse said that was fine. The heartbeat was 124 bpm! AMAZING! I just can't believe all of that is going on inside me! I am due on September 23.

I asked the nurse that since I have PCOS and have had a miscarriage if that puts me at high risk... she said no! All this time I assumed that when I got pregnant I would for sure be a high risk pregnancy... but nope! Good thing I asked :)

I know I haven't written much on here... I think I was still trying to wrap my mind over the fact that I'm pregnant! It still feels so surreal to me! The Mr. and I have had some talks about when to tell (or not to tell) people... he wants to tell everyone now. I think I'm at the point where I don't mind if people find out, but I am not going to announce it to a whole group yet. There is still the infertile inside me that knows how it feels to hear a pregnancy announcement... I would hate to be the cause of someones pain, even though I am super excited.

I am going to let my mom tell the family (it's easy since I don't live close) and other than that, I figure I'll just let people find out. I have personally told a few people (close friends, etc.) I just feel overwhelmed at the thought of sending out a bulk email, or something like that.

Anyway... we are overjoyed and still pinching ourselves!
We go back next week, and that might be the last time at the RE!! Wow!