Peace of Mind is All I Want...: June 2007

Peace of Mind is All I Want...

Friday, June 29, 2007


I'm on a message board (isn't everyone?) with a lot of women that have been trying to get pregnant for a while. Just yesterday two of them discovered they're pregnant.

Today they're posting about pregnancy journals.

I WISH I had the confidence that early on to dash out and buy a pregnancy journal.

Thursday, June 28, 2007

Graduation day!

I can't believe it's been eleven weeks. Amazing. Absolutely amazing.

Today was quite an eventful morning. Todd and I saw our little one wiggling around and heard the heartbeat for the first time ever. I thought MY heart was going to burst through my chest. I've never felt such love. Ever. In my life. Ever.

Our baby is a smidge too small for the nuchal fold - I can't decide if I want to reschedule it for next week or not. I wonder what the latest date is that it can be done?

I met with my RE after the ultrasound. I'm graduated! She still wants me to stay on the progesterone BUT I might be able to cut back to 200mgs/day based on the blood work she ran today. I'll probably have to go in for another blood draw next week with the hope that I'll be able to cut back to 100mgs.

My next OB appt is July 19th. That'll be FOURTEEN weeks. I never thought I'd be 14 weeks pregnant. Holy cow.

Labels: ,

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Nuchal Scan Rescheduled

Due to mad, crazy rain/storms I've been rescheduled for tomorrow. I already had an RE appointment so this works much better with my schedule, just a little sad to not see the baby today.

I hope he's not disappointed. We had a little talk this morning after I got out of the shower about how I'd see him in a few hours. Not even done incubating and I'm already disappointing my kid.

At least I'm setting the bar low :-)

Will update tomorrow. Hope y'all are having a great day!


Thursday, June 21, 2007

Sweet, sweet relief

That loud sigh of relief you heard at approximately 9:30 AM was me. My baby is okay. Better then okay - my baby is PERFECT.

He/she was moving around like a maniac. His little hearting was thumping away at 167 bpm. I have never felt joy like that before. It brings me to tears when I think about it.

I have the whole thing on video and she gave me a couple of pictures as well.

As an added bonus I got a pap and a breast exam. Woot!

I go back on Wednesday for the NT screen then I see my RE on Thursday for what will hopefully be my (sniff, sniff) last appointment.

I'm on the top of the world today!

Labels: ,

Monday, June 18, 2007

(yet) Another reason why IF sucks

My breasts stopped aching over the weekend. Rather then being excited about pain-free boobs I had a miniature breakdown, certain that my baby has stopped growing. I called my doctor's afterhours line and they paged the OB on call (who I've never seen and certainly doesn't know me from a cake of soap). He suggested that I relax (grrrrr) and take it easy over the weekend and make an appointment for a sonogram this week.

So I'm going in on Thursday (I already had an appointment anyway).

I'm so angry with myself. I already had this talk (in my head) about not overreacting to changing "symptoms" and jumping to bad conclusions. Apparently it's time for a refresher.

And who knew that "relaxing" would be just as aggravating pregnant as it is when you're trying to get pregnant? Spread the word!


Thursday, June 14, 2007

P4 results from yesterday

My RE called me personally tonight to tell me my p4 came in at 24. That's 10 points less then 2 weeks ago which is obviously not terrific. She bumped up my dosage to 300 mgs/day - I was really hope she'd call and tell me that I can stop taking them altogether.

I don't have the best feeling about this anymore. My next sonogram is a week from today - do y'all mind crossing your fingers and saying a few prayers that everything looks great?

Any success stories you want to share would be awesome too.

Thank you, as always!


Tuesday, June 12, 2007

8 weeks and 5 days

That's where we are now. Can you believe it? I can't.

I hesitate to write this for fear of everything changing but I have been been hit with morning sickness yet. Sure there is some occasional nausea and heartburn that's as powerful as the blazing sun but I've been puke free. Woot!

I suspect it's only because I'm awake for a mere 11 hours a day because I can't keep my eyes open. Thankfully there's not much in the way of good television during the summer or I'd be pretty pissed.

I'm still taking prometrium twice a day. I have a blood draw tomorrow to check my levels. Fingers crossed that everything is where it should be. I see my OB on 6/21 and my RE on 6/28. That *should* be my last RE appointment if everything checks out. I can't believe it.

Todd has been a dream. I'm overwhelmed with how much he loves me and our peanut. He shops for me, makes me dinner and snacks and has been unbelieveably patient. He gets up at 5:30 AM to let the dog out (even though I'm already awake peeing for the 19th time). He freaking bought a stroller already. I am so in love with the man he's becoming, even more then I already was.

Which doesn't mean that I didn't want to choke him when he suggested that I talk to my doctor about why I'm so tired all the time. Gee, could it be because I'm pregnant?

But if that's the worst of it, bring it on.

Labels: ,

Tuesday, June 05, 2007


Did you know that most people have the children on waiting lists with various daycare providers the instant they get a positive pregnancy test?

I had no idea.

I'm pretty sure we're going to end up keeping the baby in a crate while we're at work. The good thing is that our dog really needs to get a bigger crate anyway so we'll have a hand me down, smaller crate that we can use for the kid.

Which is good since my husband wants the most expensive stroller ever made. While I do love that he's so enthusiastic about everything (y'all are lucky I wasn't blogging while planning our wedding. Who would have thought that he'd care about tableclothes, invitations and bridesmaid dresses) I think he's going overboard.

I think it's because we haven't had sex in about 8 weeks. Will I EVER want to have sex again?