Wednesday, December 31, 2008


There are things in life that carry a certain ammount of risk; skydiving, IV drugs, not wearing a seatbelt... I didn't think that pregnancy was as risky as I'm now being told!

Apparently, even with my age(25), my baby has a high enough risk for Trisomy 18&21(Downs)- even after NO family history of ANY chromosonal abnormalities. My OB is having me come in for a NT scan (something I had put out of my mind, after my genetic counseling).

While I'm excited to have another u/s to see the baby, I ALREADY had one scheduled for that morning because of the bleeding from a week ago, so now I have two... fun.

Monday, December 29, 2008

12 weeks...

As you move into the second trimester, baby shifts into the growth and maturation stage. After weeks in the critical development stage, almost all of baby's systems are fully formed.

Monday, December 22, 2008

11 weeks...

Your fetus currently enjoys a 1:1 ratio between body and head, and has skin so transparent that blood vessels show right through. But, fingers and toes are no longer webbed, and hair follicles, tooth buds and nail beds are forming -- setting up a significantly more attractive future.

Sunday, December 21, 2008


and it was a lot!

I went to the bathroom and didn't notice anything in my pants, but when I wiped, there it was. A LOT of bright red blood!


I called DH from down stairs and he came running up, called the nurse (THAT was a waste!!)

We went to the urgent care, after DH drove like 90mph and the got us in a room after I "donated urine"

That was another scary part.... I went to the bathroom again, and there was blood clots on the paper and in the toilet.

The physician's assistant did a pelvic and noticed that the bleeding ahd stooped and that there was just a small amount of brown discharge. They called the OB that was on-call and she came down.

The u/s showed a VERY active baby! Flipping around and moving it's arms and legs wildly!

::huge sigh of relief:: DH and I got to see that, the HB, then hear the HB- it was great!!

The OB says that we can't have sex for two weeks (and even before that DH said that if everything was fine with the baby, that we wouldn't have sex at all) in addition to no sex, she said that I shouldn't lift anything heavier than a gallon of milk, and to drink lots of water and everything should be fine!

Oh, thank God!

Thursday, December 18, 2008


Well... here is something other than a picture- I don't feel much like blogging lately, just feel sick.

Got a letter from my OB stating that because of my severe M/S that he ran my blood for a few things and that all the vomiting damaged my liver, but that with the help of the Zofran, it will stop when the puking does.

The other day I was playing the PS3 with DH and I knew that all the motions would make me sick, but it was real bad when I tried to play. Goodbye dinner!

The OB also said that I have something in my stomach that is found in women with severe M/S, but that it's not the cause of the M/S, just a correlation. I need to take meds to get rid of, whatever it is, but can't because I'm pregnant. So after delivery I need to have an endoscope/biopsy of my stomach. FUN!.

DH said to me today that he noticed all the weight I lost before the Zofran, and that it's good that it's slowing down (more for his baby, and less for his wife's waistline! LOL!!!) I have another appt on Tuesday and we will see how much more has come off.

I'm scared to loose too much weight (I'm not a skinny bitch or anything) but I don't want to have to admit how little I can eat, to my OB. I'm sure that he will yell at me, and I know that the baby needs good nutrition, but I just can't stomach many things these days. BLEH!

I asked the OB about how long you should go w/o a poop, and if I was having a NT scan, but they never called me back. Oh well... I guess I will find out on Tuesday.

Monday, December 15, 2008

10 weeks...

With bones and cartilage starting to form and vital organs beginning to function, baby is making major progress. Body length will almost double in the next three weeks, and arm joints are now working. (Soon, legs will too.)

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

9 weeks...

Your little embryo has now officially graduated to fetus-hood. Adding to the excitement, a Doppler ultrasound device might be able to pick up the beating heart. With basic physical structures in place and increasingly distinct facial features, baby is kind of starting to look like... well... a baby!

Yeah... it's a day late... but oh well!! It's here!

Friday, December 5, 2008


Written by the Gosselins from John and Kate +8.

I picked it up yesterday and am loving it so far!!! There were these two passages in particular that got my attention.

The first one was after they had done their IUI to get pregnant with the twins;

"I did my test, and then, still groggy plopped back into my warm bed. It was extremely unusual that I did not camp out in that small, cold bathroom, hovering and pacing, waiting as the minutes ticked by until, as so many times before, I would read the dreaded results.

I couldn't believe my eyes! Could it really be pink? I thought that maybe the glare of the florescent lighting was playing tricks on me, so I took the test over to the early morning natural light by the bathroom window. It still looked pink!

Not knowing whether to scream, cry, or pinch myself in case I was dreaming, I ran over and shook John. 'John, John! Wake up! Does this look pink to you?' I'm pretty sure a normal mad shaken awake by his dear sweet wife who was shoving a urine-christened plastic stick under his nose at 5:30 in the morning and demanding a color analysis would probable have a few choice words to say. Not John. He jumped out of bed and threw on the closest light for a closer examination of the now holy stick."

That all makes me think about mine and DH's experience with our 1st BFP.

The next part of the book that struck me, was during Kate's first trimester when her "morning sickness" started(particularly because I had already said these words to DH a week ago)

"While I would love to say I tackled this test with the fierceness of a prize boxer in his championship bout, unfortunately that just wasn't the case. I felt that I had paid my dues already in the effort to get pregnant. Did I need to suffer again? This wasn't fair. I didn't want to have to suffer this debilitating nausea that consumed my every waking moment.

I quickly spiraled into a complaining and whining kid, calling my mother every single day to whimper and cry. Eventually, it became necessary for the doctor to prescribe Zofran, which is given to treat severe cases of morning sickness".

Monday, December 1, 2008

8 weeks...

Your baby is growing like mad, putting on about a millimeter every day and continuing to straighten out in the trunk. Though you can't feel it yet, baby is moving those little arms, legs and (now only slightly) webbed fingers and toes like crazy.

I had my 1st OB appointment today!!! It was good!!! The DR is so nice!!! He gave me some Zofran for the morning sickness (and offered me an IV with fluids and meds) he also told me that if it gets any worse to go straight to the ER.

He tested my Progesterone level, because I'm on the suppositories. My level was twice what it once was (39/65) turns out that 200 mg 2X a day is too much at this point, so I am taking it only once a day (and at night to help the nausea).

He seems to think that after two weeks, when I stop the progesterone, the morning sickness will go away somewhat, then taper off till 13 weeks.

I have my RN prenatal intake appointment on 12/23 where they input all my family history and everything, then they will schedule my next appt.

I have a picture of the little monkey in there!!! I will try to get my scanner to work so I can put it on here!!! DH and I think it looks like a unicorn!! LOL!!! We could see the placenta and the umbilical cord, but the baby wasn't in a great position to see too well : (

The OB was a little weird when I said I was an IF patient... he was like "Oh!... How many are in there?!?!?!" and when I said just one, he said "well... you dodged a bullet!!"

I don't think of it that way... I had a good and ethical RE and had like 6 ultrasounds to make sure that I didn't overstim... I guess that the "you take IF meds and you get multiples" thought is really tough to escape.