Monday, December 31, 2012

Pregnancy News: 8 weeks


How far along? 8 weeks, 1 day
Total weight gain: Starting weight (today) 113 lbs. I gained the 5 lbs I had lost going through IVF
Maternity clothes? Nope, not yet! I'm sure it will not be long though!
Stretch marks? None. I didn't get any with Jayden. We'll see if the good genes stick with this pregnancy : )
Sleep: I am probably getting 10-12 hours of sleep throughout the day. No joke! I'm exhausted, and I've been off of work!
Best moment this week: The boys ( my son, Jayden and nephew) fighting over who would name the brother. They both think it's one of each, and none of them want to name the sister. LOL
Miss Anything? A glass of wine. I think it's harder at first, but then, I'll get used to it. It's been hard since it's been the holidays.
Movement: None. Just gas. LOL
Food cravings: I did not want anything to do with sweets when I was pregnant with Jayden. Only salty. This pregnancy, I can eat both! I was eating peanut butter and jelly sandwich with plain old potato chips for lunch this week.
Symptoms: Again, the nausea is no where near as bad as when pregnant with Jayden, but when I get it, it's pretty bad. I have not thrown up, yet. When I'm feeling good, I feel great! But when I'm not, I'm miserable. I just remind myself of this journey and realize what a blessing this "miserable" feeling is!
Anything making you queasy or sick: Not really. Unless, I'm feeling nauseous, which is not too often, and goes away quickly. Then I can't think about or look at food.
Labor Signs: Nope.
Wedding rings on or off? On. We'll see how long it lasts!
Happy or Moody most of the time: Happy!
Looking forward to: Another ultrasound this week with my RE (reproductive endocrinologist). Then I'll be released to obgyn for first appointment with her on Jan. 14th. Hopefully finding out the gender of the babies by end of January (through bloodwork) and everything being right on track with the health of the babies.
Thanks for reading!
Katherine

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Fertility news: It's two miracles!!!

Hi friends, I had my first ultrasound today. I have been anxious and excited these past two days. We got there early and the u/s tech brought us in right on time with our appointment. As soon as she started the scan, she saw the two babies. She announced we were having twins! I was hoping she would let us see the u/s. We saw the beautiful heart beats and then heard them. It was such an emotional feeling to hear them! We are blessed beyond words and know that God will bless us with a healthy pregnancy and babies. Baby A's heartbeat was 119 and baby B was 131. At around 6 weeks the normal range is 90-110. Thank you fr your continued prayers!

Love,

K & B

Baby A is on top (closer to my uterus), that is why it looks bigger. Baby B on bottom.

Fertility News: Betas

Hi friends,
We had our betas (bloodwork to measure hcg). The first one was on Dec. 3 at 10dp5dt (10 days post 5 day transfer) or 15 dpo (15 days post ovulation). My result was 506!!! Anything over 2, but they like to see at least 50, means your pregnant. So it coud be twins!!! My second beta 48 hours later and 17 dpo was 1173! What a blessing! We are beyond thrilled! Now we wait until Dec. 19th to hopefully hear baby(ies) heartbeat(s). I am feeling great for the most part. I am 5 weeks today. We know God has blessed us and will bless us the entire 36+ weeks. We will wait to announce to close family and friends until then. So, for now these posts will be on drafts : ) Love, Katherine
Ps I wroe this on 12/3/12 and posted after ultrasound.

What a blessing!

Hi friends,
I have been tired this week. I passed out on the couch both Wednesday and Friday before 8pm. I didn't even have the energy to tuck Jayden into bed those nights. B went upstairs with him. I felt cramping on Monday (3 days post transfer) and Tuesday nights.
B wanted me to test last night. I was supposed to go into work for a couple hours this morning. But the doctor had no cases after all. I knew God had planned it so I could test after all and stay home with B to enjoy the news. I woke up about 530am and could not hold it any longer (peeing that is!) but I left the test on the counter. I woke B up 5 mins later. I told him to go look and only come back if it was positive. He never came back. So I went looking for him. And I saw it! I couldn't believe it! I had prayed before testing, 1 Samuel 1:27, "We prayed for this child and The Lord has granted our petition". I have prayed this prayer many times over these 18 months. I knew in my heart that one day He would.
We cried and prayed, thanking The Lord for this blessing. To watch over this pregnancy until full term. We pray for healthy baby (ies) and are forever grateful. On this first day of the last month of this year, God has blessed us with a miracle. He is after all, in the miracle-making business!
Love,
K & B
PS I originally wrote this on Dec. 1, 2012, but did not post until day of first ultrasound.