Wednesday, March 30, 2011


Last night I spotted a tiny bit. (TMI warning...) DH & I were headed to  bed. I went to the bathroom and wiped, and there was a tiny bit of brown discharge. I freaked, just stared at it for a minute, and then DH came in and asked what it was. I explained it and tried not to cry, but I did anyways. Tried to go to bed, and ended up getting up 4 or 5 times to go to the bathroom to check. The next 2 times there was a teeny tiny bit of pink. I mean minuscule. But I still freaked again, brown, ok well thats old, but WTF is this pink?? I ended up getting sick to my stomach, 1 because I was nauseous all day, but 2 because I was freaking out. Went to bed a little bit later.

When I woke up, I called out of work, and waited until 9 to call the doc's office. I left a message with one of the nurse receptionist, and a nurse called me back in a 1/2 hour. Thankfully I got a positive one, she was really nice and didn't give me the whole end of the world talk. She talked about the nausea first, gave me the whole "saltines saltines saltines" talk. She said when I come in they can also discuss vitamins and possibly meds. I'm hoping to ask about B6, my sister took it and it helped her a ton. She then went on to ask about the spotting, and asked about cramping, which I explained I haven't had anything bad. I have had a little bit, but its been since we got our BFP. She said it was possibly from the last time we had sex, but that was almost a week ago. She was able to move up our ultrasound from Monday 4/4 to tomorrow at 1:55. DH was ablet o switch days at work so he can come. I'm praying and hoping all is well. I also posted on the Bump, and got so much support. I love you Bump girls!!! So nice to be able to go some where that other people understand how I'm feeling. I'll post tomorrow, hopefully with good news and a picture of our little sweet pea!!

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

6 Weeks

How far along? 6 weeks - Sweat Pea! 
Weight gain/loss: Same as last week
Maternity clothes? Not yet, but pants are getting awfully tight! Hope that bella band comes soon...
Stretch marks? I've had some for years, the joys of my fair Irish skin...
Sleep? and lots of it...wish I could sleep til noon and take a nap at 4 and go to bed at 9. 
Best moment this week? Calling DH's aunt and telling her, and hearing DH's 3 little cousins in the back getting all excited! 
Food cravings: Pizza & Mexican 
Gender: Can't wait to find out! 
Belly button in or out? In
Movement? Too early for that 
What I miss? I do miss being able to drink. I could have really used a drink this past weekend!  
What I'm looking forward to: Seeing LO's heartbeat on the u/ Monday!
Milestones: 6 weeks today! :)

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

5 weeks

How far along? 5 weeks - Apple seed! 
Weight gain/loss: Lost 2 lbs
Maternity clothes? Not yet, ordered my first bella band
Stretch marks? I've had some for years, the joys of my fair Irish skin...
Sleep? So tired! I'm still sleeping like a rock. I did wake up early today with horrible heartburn, yuck!
Best moment this week? Getting the call about my 3rd beta's yesterday and having that huge sigh of relief!
Food cravings: Craving a lot, could be all in my head though. I want crab dip, buffalo wings, anything from On The Border. Give me spicy & salty!
Gender: Don't know yet, can't wait to find out 
Belly button in or out? In
Movement? Too early for that 
What I miss? Ok, I'll admit, when we went out to Caraba's this week, I really would have enjoyed a nice glass of sangria. 
What I'm looking forward to: Seeing LO's heartbeat on the u/s...1 week and 6 days away1
Milestones: Beta# 3 = 1948!

Monday, March 21, 2011


1948!!! Woohoo!! I feel like a million pounds have been lifted off my chest. So relieved! Now just waiting for my RE's office to call back to schedule my first ultrasound appointment to see the heartbeat, then I get released to my regular OB/GYN. So happy!!! :)

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Kind of early...

But why not? Its somewhere to look back on when I'm huge and trying to remember what it was like not to be pregnant. ;)

How far along? 4 weeks 1 day
Weight gain/loss: None 
Maternity clothes? Not yet, but I've been looking! Especially with this bloat.
Stretch marks? I've had some for years, the joys of my fair Irish skin...
Sleep? I have been so exhausted that I've been sleeping as much as possible. Stayed home from work today because I was so overly tired. 
Best moment this week? Seeing that "PREGNANT" on the CBE digital :)
Food cravings: None yet
Gender: Don't know yet, can't wait to find out 
Belly button in or out? In
Movement? Too early for that 
What I miss? Nothing! 
What I'm looking forward to: Feeling pregnant, getting a bump, telling the rest of our family, and seeing our LO on an ultrasound
Milestones: Had 2 betas, 1st  26 & 2nd 75. 

Beta #2...

I forgot to post about my 2nd was 75. At first I thought it was good, but then the nurse went on to say that it "wasn't where they wanted it.." and I freaked and had a meltdown. But the sweet girls on the bump Nov 2011 board made me feel so much better, introducing me to the site. Turns out, my #s did double, and in the time they should have. I go back next Monday for a third test, hopefully it will be good! I hope we'll get our ultrasound scheduled then, too. I can't wait to go back to my regular OB/GYN, his office is much easier to deal with, and I love my doctor, he's so funny and makes me so relaxed. I believe they will release me from the RE at 8 weeks, and they do a "send off" with the ultrasound and an appointment.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Beta# 1

Came back at 26! I'm pregnant!! Woohoo! I go back Monday at 8AM for the 2nd.

Here are the tests:

This was the Wondfo test that I did first, it was sooo light!

Here was the 2 Wondfo's, 8DPO and 9DPO (both afternoon urine, FMU really didn't show much as strange as that is!) 

FRER, barely there! I still wasn't convinced. 

And finally, what made me cry and laugh and shake!

So happy, still can't believe it. Praying & hoping all goes well, thanks for reading! 

Still in shock....

I tested really, really early. At 8DPO Wednesday . And I got the faintest, shadow of a line with an IC. I dipped in an FRER, and nothing. CBE Digital, nothing. So I pretty much thought I was seeing things, and shrugged it off. I woke up this morning exhausted, crampy, bloated, and figured I'd give it a shot again. The IC showed nothing. I figured what I had seen at first was an evap line.

Got home from work and having my hair done, and I caved and took another. This time there was no denying that there was a very faint pink line. Dipped in an FRER, another faint line. My sister was over so I asked her to come look, and she could see the one on the IC, but the FRER was very light. She said I should test again tomorrow. I figured why not use the CBE digitals, figuring it'd be another "Not Pregnant". I dipped it in, and to my surprise when I glanced over, there it was. Pregnant. The Not wasn't there. I couldn't believe it, I started crying and laughing at the same time. My sister had just left, so I called her back and told her and we both cried and laughed together. She's 6 1/2 months, so she was so happy we might have babies close in age. I know it is so, so early, and I'm very nervous and excited at the same time.

Before DH came home, I grabbed my "Future Red Sox Fan" t-shirt, and grabbed the tests. He came through the door and said "Wow your hair looks great!" And then looked down at the shirt, and got a huge grin on his face. He came over and looked at the tests and gave me a huge hug. We both had the giggles and cried at the same time. It was great! I really didn't think this would be happening this soon with the issues with my cycles and cysts and my thyroid being off.

Symptoms: Crampy for about a week, really bloated, and I've been really moody. I've had creamy CM, and my nipples have been sensitive, which I've never really had except for when I got of BCPs. I also feel like I'm peeing every time I get up, but not sure if that would have started already or not. I've had some really strange dreams too!

What we did differently: I started on Clomid this cycle, drank POM & Green tea at the beginning of my cycle, and tried to have as much sex as possible!

I called my RE's office, they called right back and I've already been there and back, and hopefully should have my first beta number back between 1 & 5! :)

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Can't stop....

chart stalking all the pregnancy charts on FF's chart gallery. And looking at the + HPTs in the photo gallery on there. This wait is killing me! I did have been trying to keep my self occupied - last night my sister and I went out to dinner together to discuss her baby shower. We ate at Caraba's (YUM!) and then went over to Babies R Us. I was expecting myself to have a little melt down, I did last time I was there when we were registering her, but I actually made out ok! I'm thinking of starting a new knitting or sewing project to keep myself busy. I can't help but think about testing 24/7! Its driving me nuts!

Friday, March 4, 2011

And so it begins....

The dreaded 2WW! Yay! I think we did a good job, I got my OPK, got my CH's this morning, and I think our timing was pretty good! I got a "high" on the FF intercourse timing analyzer! I ordered some digital HPTs on Amazon...hoping I get to use them! I also had a blood test today to check my progesterone level, but since I O'd later then they thought I may have to go back Monday or Tuesday to have it redone. Heres to hoping its above 12 and this is our cycle! :)

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Waiting for my CHs.....

Is it sad that I can't wait to go to sleep tonight so I can wake up tomorrow and temp? Or that I just want Thursday to fly by so I can go to sleep and wake up and temp again? I just want to know if  I O'd or not! DH keeps asking me "So, do you feel pregnant? Do you think you're pregnant? Are you still ovulating?" Haha...Like I don't worry about all those things on my own! I go for blood work before work Friday to check my progesterone, and may go back Monday if it doesn't look right because I O'd later than they expected. Hopefully its good!