Ok, i'll admit. I've gained about 10lbs. since starting the meds. But today...today I look pregnant (pictured right side)!!
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
According to www.IVF.ca, today I am 7w5d PREGNANT!!
A & M are expecting ONE healthy baby....YAY!!
|3/14/2012 - 6w6d|
Ultrasound confirms ONE baby!
Baby measures 5.51mm
Heart rate is 125bpm
|3/20/2012 - 7w5d|
Baby measures 1.28cm
Heart rate is 154bpm
The baby is doing great! Measuring well and has a strong heart beat.
Couldn't ask for anything better. I'm so excited for A & M!
How am I feeling? Super tired. I wake up tired. I go to sleep at night exhausted. I am constantly tired. I get waves of nausea every day, all day, but nothing too extreme. Yesterday I picked up some Preggie Pops and a couple acupressure wrist bands that are supposed to help alleviate the nausea. If this will be anything like my last pregnancy, I should expect the nausea to last another 9 weeks or so.
I'm still doing intramuscular injections (in my rear) of both progesterone (daily) and estrogen (every 3 days), progesterone vaginal suppositories (4x.day), progesterone sublingual lozenges (under the tongue 2x/day), Estrace (estrogen) tablets (3x/day), and of course daily prenatal vitamins. All of the hormone medications will continue for another 4-5 weeks. At that point, I will be released to my OB.
Speaking of OB, i'm on the hunt for the perfect OB in my area. He/She has to have worked with surrogates before. He has to be comfortable with same sex couples cause well, that's who this baby's parent are and they will be attending doctor appointments throughout this pregnancy. And lastly, he has to be VBAC friendly. This is extremely important to me. If there is no reason for another c-section, I'd like to preserve my body for another pregnancy. Maybe even a sibling project for this baby! ;)