Friday, April 29, 2011

May I introduce....

Baby P!!!

I had my first appt this morning. Brian and I were both SO nervous since we have never seen something on an u/s with our last 2 pregnancies. My OB did a PAP, then took us into the u/s room. Right away when she started, I could see the sac and our little peanut. This pic was the best one of the 6-8 she took! Our little peanut is measuring right on track at 7w1d, with a heart rate of 146 bpm. It was truly amazing to see the little flicker of his/her heart beating! Made tears come to my eyes.

My next appt is May 27th. I will be just over 11 weeks, and can't wait to hear the heartbeat and see our peanut again!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Third Beta and Appointment Set!

Well today was beta day, and I was a nervous wreck. I went into the clinic at exactly 8 am when they opened. For some reason, the nurse didn't put the order into the computer last week, but they drew my blood anyways! All morning, all I could think about was the last time I was pregnant. Having my numbers double the first time, then barely budge a week later. I could barely eat my lunch. I called at 1 pm sharp (when they get back into the office from lunch). My OB nurse put me on hold to look up the results. I am sure it was only a matter of 20 seconds, but to me, felt like 20 minutes! The first thing she says is, "whoo hooo!" Everything is looking great! Beta is 658 (we were hoping for at least 500), and my progesterone increased to 16! So the meds are working :-) I think a 100 ton weight was lifted off my shoulders, and heart, with this news! Obviously, anything could happen between now and December. But today, my baby is growing and that's all that matters to me!

My first appointment is scheduled for April 29th! I will be just a day over 7 weeks. Praying we get to see our little one, and his/her heartbeat!

Friday, April 8, 2011

Beta Update

So Monday's beta was 11.6 and prog only 5.6. I went in again Wednesday afternoon. Beta was 42.2 but prog still only 6.7, and my OB is off every Thursday. So I talked to the on-call, and she agreed that it's low. I still had some prog suppositories left from last year, and she told me to start those last night, and to follow-up with my OB today to get an order and such. So that is the plan right now. I am waiting for the office to open at 8am to call. I am sure she will have me come in again today for another beta and prog level check. I am going to ask if there is any way they can STAT it so I can get the results yet today and not have to wonder all weekend what's going on. I am still very guarded right now, and worried about this peanut... but I am glad to see that my hcg levels are rising properly. I hope it continues. Please let this be our take home baby!!!!!!

UPDATE: Just got off the phone with my OB's nurse. My OB is thrilled with my beta levels and doesn't want another hcg drawn until next Wednesday. She said I can do the progesterone suppositories and will be working with my insurance to get that approved. I really hope she knows what she is doing. Not having another beta until next week scares me!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Beyond Words.....

Can this really be happening?!?!?! I got the faintest of faint lines Monday morning. I was convinced I saw something. Brian had already gone to work. So I asked a couple of my co-workers. They thought there was something there too. I was planning on holding off on testing again until Tuesday morning, but I couldn't wait. I drove to Wal-mart right after work, and tested right away! I couldn't believe that that most amazing word appeared.... PREGNANT!!! Me?? Really??? 

I am cautiously optimistic right now. Since I didn't temp through the first part of my cycle, I really don't know my exact date of ovulation. I thought it was day 16, but the more I looked at it (and with the help of some Bump girlies) I think it was more like day 17. Which means I got a + HPT on a digital 11DPO!

I called my OB on my way home, and she ordered labs right away! I got the results back yesterday. HCG was 11.4 and progesterone 5.6. Both seem really low, but for 11 dpo, I am hoping it's just really early. I went back this afternoon for my second draw and I will get those results back tomorrow morning! If you could send lots of good vibes our way, I would really appreciate it. I have been so worried about this pregnancy already. I have barely eaten, and have lost 4 lbs since Wednesday! Last night was the first full meal I ate all week. I am sure it's just nerves. And this morning, gagging started! I am actually PRAYING for morning sickness if that means the baby is ok!

EDD is December 15th!!!