Monday, February 28, 2011

There is a baby in there!!!

And a wiggly baby at that!! We are so in love. We had our nuchal translucency scan today. The ultrasound looks for our risk for Downs Syndrome. We loved seeing our little Potassimum just moving and wiggling around in there. It was amazing. Everything looks great at this point, and we are looking forward to the anatomy scan. I see my wonderful MW in 2 weeks, and will most likely schedule it for close to 20 weeks.

Oh and I asked if the tech, who was awesome by the way, wanted to make a gender guess. She said she saw a nub but could be the tailbone, a little peen, or some lady bits so we still don't know at this point, which we totally expected. Here are some pics!

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Welcome to 12 weeks!

The only thing that got a warm welcome was my toilet. Ugh, I thought this was supposed to go away, not get worse!?

Only a couple days until we see baby Potassimum again!!! I listened to the hb again yesterday and my goodness is that an awesome sound. I could listen to it all day.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Updates, updates.

They are all good! First, and my bad for not posting about this sooner. I had my first appointment with my MW. She is awesome, but I knew that prior to this appointment. She was great to talk with, answered all of my questions, and did the most gentle exam possible. I had the whole shebang. Yuck. Oh well though, right? We scheduled the NT scan for next Monday, the 28th, so thankfully we will be seeing our little babe soon!! It feels like its been forever!!

Second update, a good friend of mine sent us a doppler. There are a few that are passed around the pregnant ladies on the message board I'm on. Think sisterhood of the traveling pants.... just a doppler. Anyway, I started trying at 10 weeks, and tried for a minute or two every other day. Yesterday I swore I heard a little hb galloping sound. It was literally a few seconds and then gone. Apparently our baby thinks its the gingerbread man. Today however, was a different story. Mr. W listened with me for the first time, and there it was! We listened for a few minutes and it ranged from 150-160. What a beautiful sound!! Honestly, this was awesome and a relief at the same time. We have started coming out of the pregnancy closet this weekend so it was very reassuring to hear. Life is certainly good!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Good deeds

The thing about these, is that they are win-win. You do something nice for someone, that helps them or makes them happy, and then you feel good yourself. Can't beat that feeling. Yeah, so I gave a guy a nickel at the post office. Felt nice doing it. But I've never felt so good as I did today.

I had some left over drugs from my first and second IVF cycle. That's about two thousand in meds. Anyone I know doing IVF had some coverage, meds were covered or they weren't using the same med. Well, FINALLY, I was able to help someone out. They are someone I've know from the bump for over a year, and I have followed her journey as well as she has followed mine. We've cheered each other on, gave words of comfort and sympathy with losses. She is beginning her first cycle of IVF. She does not have any insurance company. I finally could help someone out and save them a couple thousand, which isn't much compared to how much they have to shell out for everything else, but its a help. I just got back from the post office and my heart is soaring. I can't wait to cheer this lady on and celebrate her success with her!!!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011


Weighed myself today like I do every Tuesday. I am down! Holy shit I lost weight. Not really sure how much, last week the scale was being silly. But, I am only up .6 pounds since I first weighed myself I think around 5 weeks. I will take it! I have been so nervous to see my midwife this week, afraid of getting yelled at for my weight since ya know, its awesome to start out a pregnancy at your almost heaviest weight ever. Blaaaaaah. Looks like I'm doing ok though. Phew!!!

Oh, and only 4 more damn shots!!!

Friday, February 4, 2011

One more week.

Next Friday is big people. HUGE actually. First, I see my MW for the first time for a pregnancy visit!! WOOHOO!! I am crossing everything I have that she tries the doppler and we can hear a hb. If not, I know its early and who knows how I am carrying, but a girl can wish, right? I also hope she schedules an u/s for us too. I would really, really, pretty please with a cherry on top like some more confirmation before we tell people. That may be silly, and I know I've been pretty damn positive, but the mind tends to wander on days I feel too good or have too much time to think. I can't help it. Blame it on crazy lady pregnancy hormones if you wish.

Next Friday is also the end of my PIO shots. The end of bruises, and lumps in my muscles, and bleeding all over the carpet. THE END. Gah I can't wait!!!