Thursday, July 30, 2009

A Little Freaked

So last night at work - here is why I am freaked....

The tables that we have outside the bar that I was waiting on have a step up to get into them - a couple sat themselves there while it was dirty so I had to go clean it while they were sitting there which means stepping up on the lip/step up while I reach across to clean as far as I my stomach is kind of against the booth/table part right at my mid-section and I slipped...causing me to smack my belly right where it hurts/ of course I was freaking out. I tried to remember my little shrimpy is very small and probably didn't even feel the bump cause it really wasn't too bad.

To make sure I always listen to her/him with the doppler before we go to bed at night and she/he is always at a hear rate of 170-180 but last night it was 160's so I checked this morning to make sure and it was 150's so now I am panicking...did I hurt the baby? Is it just early in the morning and he/she is just getting up or is it just a fluke?

We have an appointment for our NT Scan tomorrow at 945 so I am going to see a little later on if it gets stronger??

Did this happen to anyone? At what stage do their heart beats slow anyway - I thought it was like 18 weeks?

Monday, July 27, 2009

I sort of feel like I am not sure what to post about anymore...I don't want to make people that follow me that have not yet gotten pregnant feel bad but the only thing to talk about with what is going on with me is about pregnancy...Ill try to keep it simple as to not offend anyone...I am and will always be infertile. I did not get pregnant the easy way at all. In the end the IVF was not that bad but it would have been a lot easier if it had just happened....but I hope I can still lend advice and encouragement to those who are going through IUI and IVF in hopes to ease some concerns etc.

I have the NT scan on Friday....I'm kind of freaking out about it...I mean I am sure everyone who does it is nervous ....just because you end up getting pregnant does not mean that the worrying and anxiety stops...there are still so many things that can happen. I am sure everything will be fine but its still an uneasy feeling that you have. After all this time and all the things we had to go through to get here lets hope God can bless us one more time with a healthy baby!

We are going to go to the Cape or Maine after the appointment for a few days which will be nice - hopefully they will give us some sort of idea at the u/s as to what we are looking at?

The nurse practitioner told us that we could not travel out of the country after 20 weeks...we had not really planned on that information. We were going to go away one last time in November but that means we have to go before Sept 28Th which is my 20 week appointment???? She said it was because before 20 weeks if something were to happen there is really not much they can do but after 20 weeks there is a lot they can do and we need to be somewhere medical help is the same as the U.S which leaves no where we wanted to go! hahah So...what I think I am going to do is next appointment with the doctor herself I am going to ask her if the first week in October would be OK. There is a great 9-10 days cruise out of Boston or NJ that goes to the Caribbean and its cheap and I can avoid getting on an airplane which is TOTALLY key! I actually felt kind of selfish and stupid because she said after all it took you to get here you wouldn't want to jeopardize it...of course I wouldn't but I guess we were thinking were not high risk so why would we think something would happen?

Anyway - anyone else been told this? I have been on plenty of vacations and seen plenty of preggo's that are farther along than 20 weeks....and I am not a high risk pregnancy so what gives???

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Its been a long time coming......

Hi everyone....

Sorry its been so long since I have made a post. I know you all understand why I was away but I thank you for your patience.

I have still been reading all the blogs I follow everyday!!!

So, as you know...I went in May 20Th for my retrieval and May 25Th for my transfer. We transfered one "GORGEOUS" (as the doctor said) embryo - she said the middle which becomes the fetus was a B and the outside which becomes the placenta was an A....

So, of course, I started taking pregnancy tests 4dp5dt....and I am sure you have all guessed it by now but....

I'm Pregnant

We are soo happy!!! I know I was one of the lucky people to have been able to only do IVF once and become pregnant but after the 2.5 year battle I am so relieved. We even had 2 to freeze!!!

I am fortunate that I picked a wonderful doctor and they have been soo accommodating in letting me come every week and if not every other! The hear beat is nice and strong and has been from the beginning. The first u/s at 7 weeks was 156 and now its been 175-180 consistently!!! I rented a Doppler too and am able to hear the baby all the time!!!

I have to say it was funny at my 8 week...the u/s tech flipped a switch and showed us the baby on the 3D u/s and it literally looks just like the books say - like a little shrimp! So I have been calling her/him Shrimpy!

Anyway, that's all for now...Ill be back to posting, although I will understand if you don't want to read anymore since it will probably be about pregnancy sometimes but I hope you all still do. Forget to mention that I am currently 11 weeks.

You have all been my life line through this...when no one understood you all did and you have no idea how great that is!! Thanks!