Monday, April 16, 2012

Hip Hip Hurray!!

I've graduated!!!

..from meds that is. 

After 14 long weeks of daily injections and pills, I am now officially off all medications (except prenatals of course).

My bum could not be happier. It was getting pretty tough there for a while with the daily injections.

I am now released to see my OB for the remainder of this pregnancy. We have the first trimester screening next week and my IFs will be flying into town for that. I can't wait to squeeze them!

Today marks 11w2d pregnant. I had a final u/s with the Fertility Doc this morning and was able to see Peanut squirming all around. Such an amazing sight! I'm looking forward to the coming weeks and when I can start to feel all the movements.

Not the best picture, but here is today's u/s...
11w2d pregnant
Peanut measures 11w4d and is about 2 inches in length
heart rate is 166bmp
(I'm kind'a guessing it's going to be a girl)

Monday, April 2, 2012

9w2d - Wiggle Worm Ultrasound

So, I guess my dates are off? I don't really know how to calculate how far along I really am since we did IVF. I've been going off this website - and entering our egg retrieval date (2/9/12). By doing this, I get 9w4d and a due date of November 1st. Today at my ultrasound, the RE is saying I'm 9w2d, and that the baby is measuring right on track. It's bothering my that my calculations are off by 2 days from what the doc has calculated. 2 days. Yea.

Recalculated Due Date: November 3rd.

I can't even tell you how excited I am to paint my belly for Halloween! I have always wanted to do this. I need to think of something with lightening bolts so my stretchmarks will blend in better.

We had an ultrasound today. I love these days! I never had the chance to see my own kids on u/s this early in my pregnancies. It is SO NEAT to watch this baby grow from a little "dot" to now - A peanut. I think that is what I will nickname this baby - Lil Peanut. Today was an awesome day. Today was the first time I saw Lil Peanut move on the ultrasound. I saw it's arms moving all around and it's whole body squirming. It seemed to react when I laughed (see video below). I fell in love. It was a beautiful sight. Every time I see this baby on the u/s I can't help but get excited about the future and the moment when A & M hold their for the first time. Brings tears to my eyes at the thought.

Doctor's orders: Decrease meds - Yay!! I would have liked to hear "you may stop meds completely", but it looks like I have a few more weeks yet. Oh, and sorry Eric (hubby), doctor's orders....i'm still on "pelvic rest".

My new insurance cards should arrive this week. Doesn't seem like a big deal to most, but this means that I finally get to see my new OB--I'm so excited!! I've heard nothing but great things about this OB and the medical group. I look forward to a great experience with them.

And now i'll leave you with the best part....a video of the baby! I dare you not to smile while watching this awesomeness.

If you listen closely, you can hear my 3 year old daughter in the background telling the doctor,
"That baby has two daddies."
I love it.