Tuesday, October 2, 2012

We have a name!!! 20-21 weeks

During the past two weeks we have decided on a final name. Our sweet girl will be a sweet little Delaney Grace! These past two weeks have been amazing. I am feeling her move all the time, which I couldnt love more! She tends to be a night owl and start moving tons right after dinner time and until I go to sleep with is around 1am. Last night however, I was up late and couldnt sleep, She was moving like crazy at 3am! This girl clearly doesnt know the difference between night and day! I guess its a good thing her MaMa is night owl as well.  Her moving and kicking is getting stronger, I cannot wait for the hubby to be able to feel her from the outside!!! So far this ride has been amazing and at 22 weeks tomorrow, Im not ready for it to be over. I am truly enjoying every second of this amazing journey. I thank God everyday that he has answered our prayers!!

How Far Along:  21w 5d

Size of Baby:  Banana and she is over a pound now!
What You’re Doing:  Still working out the moving thing, which is stressful while pregnant to say the least. But anticipating decorating the nursery!
Cravings:  Mac and cheese with jalapenos (lol), and bananas lately. Anything pasta as always. And I really dont like meat!
Sleep: Although I toss and turn still all night, I have been really starting to get used to sleeping on my sides. I can still lay on my belly, but Delaney doesnt seem to like it, she moves like crazy when I do, so I try to avoid it!
Sex of Baby: Sweet baby GIRL
Weight Gain: I have actually lost 2lbs.... 
Names: Delaney Grace
Symptoms: still RLP, more so on the right side.
Fetal Movement: She moves and rolls like crazy! No particular kicks yet, just all around moving!
What you’re looking forward to: Her first real kick!

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

19 weeks

Week: 19

I cant believe we are here already! For me this is the 1/2 point since we will be induced at 39 weeks. I prayed so hard for 12 weeks to get here and now we are half way. I am just in shock still.

I feel pretty good lately! I am also so thankful for such a great pregnancy so far! Aside from not being able to sleep and my left hip aching a lot I have no other real symptoms!

How Far Along:  19 weeks 6 days

Size of Baby:  cantelope and at her anatomy scan on last friday she weighed 11 ounces! 
What You’re Doing:  planning planning and planning. We should be moving here soon, and I can't wait to start the nursery! Our shower is right around the corner as well!
Cravings: Still applesauce and mostly carbs! Pizza, pretzels, pasta.. you name it!
Sleep: I wish... I can't fall asleep and once I do, I cant stay asleep. I toss and turn a ton. 
Sex of Baby: Sweet baby GIRL
Weight Gain: Notta! But since baby measured good I am not too worried. I have added ensure into my diet so maybe that will help..
Names: We have officially picked a name... Announcement will come soon, we are not ready to share! :)
Symptoms: RLP when I go to stand from sitting, rapid heart rate, and the hunger is starting to pick up!
Fetal Movement: I can definitely feel her moving more. Its not a kick like feel, but more so a fishy! 
What you’re looking forward to: Her first real kick! I can't wait till she does it hard enough it stops me in my tracks!!!

Tomorrow marks the official completion of 20 weeks! I cant believe it. I want her here so bad, yet this is all going way to fast! 

Its a.....

Week 18:

On Sept 2nd, 2012 we shared our news with our family and closest friends. I am so glad that we decided to do this in a way that allowed us all to find out this news together. My best friend A, was so sweet and offered to help in any way she could. Ultimately she would get the best job ever! She got our special envelope on Friday and was able to peek before taking it to the party supply store to fill the box with balloons coordinating in the correct color of our baby's gender. On Saturday she brought the box to the party..... Heres our party pics!

Are you ready??????

Its a.......


We are so incredibly blessed to be welcoming a sweet baby girl into our families. January cannot come fast enough!!!

Week 17

Week 17:
we had our gender ultrasound at 16w6 days! The secret is in the envelope! I am excited to find out, and cannot believe that this envelope in out hands has the one thing we are dying to know!!!! The pictures from the ultrasound are in 3d, and to be honest, i think only a mommy can love those this early! lol. Here are a few from that day! 

 You can see its eyes, nose an hands my the face in the first one. The second pic is baby facing forward and you can see belly! Next week we will know if baby is a He or  She!!!! Stay tuned!

Updates galore! weeks 6-16

Ok, So, I slacked... But, I have been keeping track of what I want to document for myself over the past weeks that I did not get on here to post. I was going to do this in all separate posts, however, I have decided to just do it all in one! Here is the low -down from weeks 6-16! I will update weekly from now on, not just to update here, but because Im finally comfortable enough in thinking this little bundle of joy is our rainbow baby! Time to be realistic!

6 Weeks: 7/13/2012
After our scare at 5 weeks, I was sure our trip to florida would be cancelled. We had an 2 ultrasounds and no more bleeding and everything was great, as we were told by the RE. I asked him a million times if it was ok to go to Florida, would I be risking anything, What if something happens? His answer: Go, have fun, everything is fine now, if something happens its nothing we could have foreseen. I thought about it night after night, and agreed, I needed to go. We left right at 6 weeks. The week was amazing! And much to my surprise... MORNING SICKNESS set in while we were there! I had to go and buy some sea-bands to help ease the nausea that would strike me suddenly through out the day.  Most days it would happen during the after noon. The bands really worked and I wore them the entire time! We came home on the 18th and my next appt was the 19th.
Here is the pic from that day measuring 7weeks 2 days (only really 6w5 days)

7 Weeks: This week was pretty uneventful. Occasional morning sickness here and there. And im still just very unmotivated. Im not too tired, just the lack of energy to get off the couch.

8 Weeks: This week I have much more bloating. Wore the belly band a ton to help with that. Im peeing all the time, including through the night which is so annoying, lol.  Ive had a few restless nights where I would have to take benadryal just to actually fall asleep. Started to have some cravings. So far applesauce is my fav! And my food aversion is spaghetti o's, which makes me sad because I love them! Heres this weeks appt photo right at 8 weeks. Baby measured spot on And we graduated to the OB!!!! Next week is my appt with the High Risk doctor and OB. Im excited and nervous all at the same time. Never thought we would get to these appointments!!!

9 Weeks: Tons of appointments this week. High risk doctor checked out great, he said everything was progressing as it should and baby looked great! Heartbeat was in the 170s. I had a pre-ob appt with the regular OB. Got a bag of goodies! This is finally starting to feel real. Asked about tons and tons of stuff at the appointment, lol. Luckily most everything was covered in the papers she gave me. Also had my first OB appointment with My ob on the 9th of July. It was amazing. She is so kind and considerate and helpful. I am blessed to have someone like her as my OB.   This weeks picture is adorable and Baby looks like a real baby!
symptoms are still pretty mild. Morning sickness is less and less every weeks.

10 Weeks: This week was very uneventful as well. I actually love that, surprisingly. I hate that sometimes I dont feel pregnant at all, but I guess thats normal as the second trimester approaches! Starting to crave spicy food now, as well as the applesauce! And, my food aversion now is left overs, I just cannot do it. lol My appt with OB went great, we graduated to a regular ultrasound!!! Woo hoo! no pic because baby was moving all over!!! HB still 160's Starting to get a little bump!
Symptoms this week included my cervix hurting and RLP.

11 weeks: Baby bump is a bit more there now! Pains in cervix have sense went away. I was concerned and asked the doctor about incompetent cervix. She assured me that I was ok! lol. Next appointment isnt  until 7-30 which is our NT scan! Cant wait!

12.5 weeks: NT scan was amazing. Drinking 64 ounces of water in an hour, not amazing, lol. I had to empty my bladder 2 times both just a little and then a 3rd time all the way to get all the measurements! Best news was that the numbers were under where they needed to be at a 1.8. We were sooo happy! Got a few pictures and went for blood work! I also ordered a doppler from which is an organization that offers dopplers free of charge to those who have suffered a miscarriage before. I cannot wait for that to come in the mail!!!!
Symptom wise I feel great! Some stretching here and there but not more m/s and I tried spaghetti o's again, this time I liked them, not loved them, but its a start!

13 Weeks:  Second trimester! I cannot believe it. I still think back in May when I just prayed we would make it to the end of July. We are so blessed and so thankful for this amazing miracle! We are also facebook official! Heres our pic from the announcement!
I had a court date set up this week with my ex-employer, I was very stressed which angers me because I know this isnt good for the baby. I just prayed and prayed that I would get through it. And, the employer withdrew her appeal. Court was cancelled!!! Nerves are relaxed!!! :)

14 Weeks: Nothing new to report this week except that Im officially in maternity clothes. Shirts and pants! So exciting to see that tiny bump! here is my little bump from this week. I bought jeans from the thrift store for 7 dollars! Score!

15 weeks: Where has the time gone? I cannot believe that we are in the 2nd tri, let alone almost 1/2 way there! Pure bliss! symptoms are increasing again, boobs are more sore than they had been as well as much more full, and the restlessness has returned. I have also begun to pee more again, it let up around 12 weeks for a while.

16 weeks: I feel great! I have my energy back, I often forget im pregnant, aside from the baby bump that prevent non maternity clothes from fitting as well as a reminder when I look in the mirror! I am loving every second of this pregnancy and have been researching baby stuff galore! I am up 3 lbs from the start of the pregnancy and am in all maternity clothes at this point. My skin has also cleared up from the first Trimester, although my hair is still falling out. I love spicy food, applesauce, fruit, and candy. I also crave milk sometimes, yuck! lol. I dont like much meat or leftovers. I am starting to feel sporadic flutters, maybe its the baby maybe its not. Not sure yet.
I am still quiet moody, but not as much as the first trimester. And I tire easier than normal. I am still getting used to everyone touching my belly, lol, im not sure I like that too much, but Ill get used to it. I know my family is soo excited and if that makes them happy, it makes me happy!
We have our elective ultrasound at the end of this week. Tuesday the 28th! I cannot believe that time is already here!!! We are keeping the gender a secret, even from us, until the 1st at our gender reveal party! I am so anxious to know what it is!!!!

Heres my stats so far!!! Baby is as big as an avocado!

How Far Along:  16 weeks 2 days
Size of Baby:  4.6 inches and 3.5 ounces
What You’re Doing:  Adjusting to pregnancy life! Trying to convince myself we are having a baby! 
Cravings: Still applesauce, spicy food, and some sweets, sometimes milk. 
Sleep: not going to well.. Im tired, but very restless at night. Right now im taking benadryl to sleep, going to ask the doctor about that when I got back in 2 weeks. 
Sex of Baby: dont know yet!
Weight Gain: 3 lbs total (but this time i was in jeans and shoes, that could be the 3 lbs, we will see next week!)
Names: I like Paisley Grace for a Girl, and Cruz for a boy. We have many other names. But these two I like for now.
Symptoms: RLP when moving around and sneezing! Sore boobs
Fetal Movement: Not sure if what I feel is baby. I feel faint flutters every once in a while. 
What you’re looking forward to: Our ultrasound on the 28th! I cannot wait! As well as our gender reveal party on the 1st!

Friday, August 24, 2012

Monday, June 11, 2012

5 weeks (late) oops!

So, in order to track absolutely everything, I am going to attempt to do a questionnaire every week or so.  Today is 5 weeks and I couldnt be more excited. Things are progressing normal and I just cant wait to feel the sense of relief with a hopeful heartbeat at the ultrasound. Fingers crossed. 

How far along: 5 weeks!
Total weight gain/loss: I gained 4lbs since the start of ivf, lost 2 this week
Maternity clothes: some pants require the bellaband, mostly because im just so bloated from IVF and also, the bruised up belly from the lovenox shots hurts with stuff pushing on it.
Sleep: Im tired ALL THE TIME
Best moment this week: 2nd @ 3rd  beta doubling in 36 hours! 
Movement: not yet
Food cravings: no actual cravings, nothing is really appealing, so It takes me a long time to decide what to eat. 
Gender: to early, not sure if we will find out or not
Labor Signs: None
Belly Button in or out: In
What I miss: nothing! 
What I am looking forward to: Our first ultrasound which I get to schedule this week as well as Florida on the 14th
Weekly Wisdom: Enjoy every second!
Milestones: Fantastic 2nd beta!