Update :-)

Thanks Julie for the reminder..I am way overdue for an update πŸ™‚

Things have been good. I actually went to see my delivering OB this morning. Jerry and I were there for almost 2 hours. We did run into a friend, which was fun, but it was a long morning to entertain a 15 month old at the Dr’s office 😦 We received a great sonogram pic, and the heartbeat is at 184. I am so excited. It was getting a little tough waiting 2 1/2 weeks for another sonogram for me. Like everyone else, I get nervous during the first trimester. Yesterday I was officially 9 weeks, so onlyΒ 3 weeks to go and we’ll be announcing our addition to everyone πŸ™‚

So one thing that has been so interesting this time around, is this belly bump has made its way out there much quicker! I keep telling hubby that people are going to notice, but he assures me they won’t and tells me to relax. Well…the other day, a little 10 year old neighbor girl asked me if I’m having a baby. I thought maybe I misheard her and she was talking about Jerry. But I asked about it, and she said that my belly is sticking out. Isn’t that nice (sarcasm)Β πŸ™‚ So if she can tell, I’m sure others have noticed too. I’m in this weird phase of “what do I wear”? I don’t want my belly to show, so some maternity clothes are better because they are baggy and some regular clothes are better. I’ll probably end up wearing the same 2 or 3 shirts over the next three weeks, and then it won’t matter what I wear after that! Tomorrow night we are going to a swim party. Yikes. How am I going to hide this bump under a swimsuit??!!

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Sonogram Day

Today we had the first sonogram for our little baby. I’m only 6 weeks along today, however, the tech was able to detect a heartbeat, which is really great! So again, we aren’t having twins this time either 😦 But we do have one healthy and happy baby toΒ cheer about!Β  I am going in again on Monday for another sonogram and then I will graduate to the ob πŸ™‚

Still Rising

So this week, I’ve been going in to have my HCG levels checked. Monday: 358, Wednesday: 597, Friday: 1200. Ideally, the number will double every 2-3 days. So I have been a bit nervous since Monday, since my week ago Friday number was 201. But today’s number is looking really good! I’ll go in on Wednesday for our first sonogram πŸ™‚ Can’t wait!

 

Lots of people have been asking me how I’m feeling. I don’t have many pregnancy symptoms yet. I do get really tired in the mid-afternoon, but no nausea, but I didn’t have much nausea with Jerry, so hopefully it will be another smooth pregnancy πŸ™‚ I am outgrowing my clothes fast. I’m trying to hide my baby bump for another 8 weeks, and I’m not sure how I will be able to successfully pull that off! I will have to keep wearing the same ol’ baggy clothes πŸ™‚

Tomorrow is a big day : 8:00 Acupuncture, 10:00-11:30 teaching piano, 1:00 first Kindermusik practicum class, then hopefully Jerry and I will both be napping. I know I’ll need it! I found out today that the location I applied to hold my Kindermusik classes accepted! So I will be officially teaching Kindermusik at the Waters Landing Community Center beginning June 5th.

Pregnancy Test

Okay, so I emailed my nurse today and asked if I could move my test from Monday to tomorrow. And she said yes. So I’ll be going in tomorrow at 8:15 for the pregnancy test, but I won’t find out until later that afternoon. I’m so nervous and scared about finding out. I can’t help but keep looking at how huge my belly is and think that there has to be a baby or two in there. But I’ll find out for sure tomorrow.

Embryo Report Day 2

I received the call today regarding our 5 embryos.

3 at 4 cells

1 at 5 cells

1 at 2 cells

All 5 are still hanging in there and 4 are still dividing. I feel pretty good about our report today.

Now here is the tricky part….I have a tentative transfer scheduled for tomorrow at 1:15. Argh…tentative! So now, should I teach my piano students in the morning or not? I know everything will work out, but I won’t know until tomorrow morning if I will be having the transfer. I’ve never been in this position before and it seems pretty tough.

I need to call and talk to Pulling Down the Moon and acupuncture and get that all squared away.

Please keep praying for 2 embryos to be transferred and attach. It is the desire of my heart to have two healthy babies from this cycle πŸ™‚

Fertilization Report: Day 1

I only have a few minutes between students right now, so I’ll make this quick πŸ™‚

10 eggs were retrieved, 9 mature, and 5 fertilized. This is quick a bit lower than our previous fertilization rates.

 

Cycle 1: 1 of 2 eggs fertilized, 1 transferred at day3

Cycle 2: 4 of 4 eggs fertilized, 2 transferred at day 3

Cycle 3: 9 or 9 eggs fertilized, 2 transferred at day 5, 1 successful baby

 

As you can see, this is the lowest fertilization rate 😦 But it can still work. In order to have the twins I have been praying for, we only need two to hang on until day 5. That is my prayer, that 2 or these 5 fertilized eggs, will hang on until day 5 and develop into blastocysts!

Retrieval Update

I had my egg retrieval this morning at 11:15, and they retrieved 10 eggs from my one ovary. This is really incredible, as the average for one ovary is 4. Yikes. I guess by the forth time, we are finally perfecting the cycle πŸ™‚

Everything went smoothly. My mom was able to watch Jerry while we went in and I picked up some yummy chocolate candy before returning home πŸ™‚ I haven’t taking a nap like I usually do, but I also have been feeling a lot less groggy. When I woke up after anesthesia, I was pretty coherent right away instead of making silly remarks that my husband would laugh at!

Tomorrow it is back to normal. I’ll stay in front of the tv today and get a full recooperation, but then tomorrow I’ll be teaching 5 1/2 hours. Might try to make it to a playdate in the morning, but that might be pushing it.

Also, last night a mom in my MOPS group brought dinner for me to eat today and it is heavenly! Thank you so much Tammy!!

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