Friday, September 27, 2013

7 Weeks Pregnant

  How far along?  7 Weeks
Total weight gain/loss:Down 4lbs (9.2 lbs total so far)
Maternity clothes? Not yet, but debating busting them out for comfort, my fat pants are back in queue
Stretch marks? No new ones!
Sleep:   Comes easy this week, and naps too!
Best moment this week: Seeing and hearing the heartbeat of the babe

Miss Anything? *awkward moment* being intimate with Justin-on pelvic rest for who knows how long, been a few weeks already!

Movement: Not yet

Food cravings: Sweet and Salty-been eating a lot of chocolate covered nuts/pretzels...and SAUSAGE

Anything making you queasy or sick: Breathing...nothing in particular, just hits me randomly

Have you started to show yet: nope

Labor Signs: No

Belly Button in or out? In

Wedding rings on or off? On

Happy or Moody most of the time: Super emotional over everything-This week a tree branch fell, I sobbed because it "died" and then I had a melt down about going to fact daily I have what I call my "morning meltdown" reasons may vary ;)

Looking forward to: Next ultrasound in two weeks :)

Only 2% Chance :)

Today was a great day! I had my first official prenatal pregnancy went great! Based on my last period I should be about 10 weeks, but I knew with my first ultrasound I was no where near that, but if you've been following you know my numbers were rising and everything is going well, just meant I probably ovulated later than "normal" which at this rate I dont care as long as I get a healthy baby in the end.

Todays ultrasound was a lot more detailed (as there was a lot more to see now) and I got to see the heart beat, and the babe wiggle around-so magical! Its crazy to think something that starts out so tiny turns into a little person in such a short amount of time.

Anyways, Im measuring 6 weeks 4 days along, which puts my due date at May 19th 2014! So I feel liek the pregnancy isnt "progressing" because the day I found out I was pregnant I was guessing I was 6 weeks, and that was 3 weeks ago. Then of course the first ultrasound proved to be that I wasnt as far along as I should be and now this week just confirmed it all. Im doing great though and so is baby, so that's what counts!

A lot of things have changed at my clinic since my last pregnancy. Now they dont do the heartbeat doppler-they always measure it with the vaginal ultrasound, which is cool but akward. Either way more oppurtunities to see the babe so no complaints! Another thing the doctor mentioned (not that I NEED it) but they measure your cervix at 20 week ultrasound and if its too short (I guess you want it long) they can help make it longer? I didnt fully understand but I figure why ask questions too soon hah.

Oh oh another great thing is my chance of miscarriage goes down this week, 25% of embryos are miscarried by the sixth week and after the 6th week (which i am!!!) the chance goes down to 2%, I can beat those odds, right?! He seems pretty confident and he's been at this for 26 years with a lot of success so I am trusting him that everything will be okay!

All in all it was a great day, and just wanted to share it all with you. (eventually) by the time a majority of people are reading this I should be well into my second trimester. ;)

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

First Prenatal Appointment Scheduled!

*happy dance, happy dance*

Ive talked a lot about hCG levels and how they need to rise, blah blah blah....well mine rose, again! (great news)Monday the 16th they were1090 and then Monday the 23rd they rose to 12,832 so the nurse gave me the go ahead to schedule my first official prenatal appointment. Im guessing I'm between 7-8weeks, according to the pregnancy apps on my phone, so should be able to see the sweet pea and a healthy heartbeat

Needless to say Im over the moon excited, anxious and nervous! Think everything is still going fine, based on my countless trips to bathroom and never enough tums to keep my tummy happy, but this is all GREAT signs that baby is growing and getting comfy. He/she has about 32 weeks to go, so better stay put!
Friday at 10:45am I will finally see the doctor, get another ultrasound and go over my pregnancy plan of attack! Ill keep you all posted :) 

Sunday, September 22, 2013

6 Weeks Pregnant

How far along? 6 Weeks

Total weight gain/loss:Down 1.2lbs (5.2 lbs total so far)
Maternity clothes? Not yet, but things are fitting more snug
Stretch marks? No new ones!
Sleep: Falling asleep seems to take much longer than usual...but once I'm out Im out! Wake up every day at 545 to pee...and often times waking up to throw up
Best moment this week: having my hCG numbers more than double(again!!!!) and seeing Sweet Pea on the first ultrasound 

Miss Anything? Caffiene...but Idid get a caffiene free pumpkin spice latte!

Movement: Not yet

Food cravings: Tomato Juice and Cucumbers-not together

Anything making you queasy or sick: Breathing...nothing in particular, just hits me randomly

Have you started to show yet: nope

Labor Signs: No

Belly Button in or out? In

Wedding rings on or off? On

Happy or Moody most of the time: Things are extremely funny to me-things that shouldnt make me laugh out loud do, or they seem way funnier than it really is

Looking forward to:  Final blood draw tomorrow, and hopefully another ultrasound this week

Monday, September 16, 2013

First Photos of Rogers' Baby

baby at 5 weeks 5 days
So last night I had a scare-there was some cramping and bleeding which led me to go into the today, they didnt hesitate to do an ultrasound and this was what I saw-my baby :) Im measuring about a week behind what I thought I "should" be but my guess is I just ovulated later. They also drew more blood to check my hCG level; last week Wednesday (9.11.13) was at a 250 and today (9.16.13) it rose to 1,090! Supposed to double every 48 hours, so my hormones are rising nicely which yet again reassures me that this is a sticky baby, thank goodness!!!

Tomorrow is Justin and my anniversary-2 years married, 9 years together. So grateful for everything life has dealt us and now given us as a "reward" :)


Sunday, September 15, 2013

5 Weeks Pregnant

How far along? 5 Weeks

Total weight gain/loss:Down 3lbs

Maternity clothes? Not yet, but definitely need my "fat" pants thanks to bloating

Stretch marks? No new ones!

Sleep: Sleep is great when I can stay asleep! Wake up 2-3 times a night to go to bathroom, and it takes me forever to fall asleep each and every time

Best moment this week: having my hCG numbers more than double (meaning healthy pregnancy,so far!)

Miss Anything? A tasty beer or two...and COFFEE

Movement: Not yet

Food cravings: Water-constantly thirsty and drink literally a gallon a day, also candy corn, I'm in luck its in season right now!

Anything making you queasy or sick: Breathing...nothing in particular, just hits me randomly

Have you started to show yet: nope

Labor Signs: No

Belly Button in or out? In

Wedding rings on or off? On

Happy or Moody most of the time: Emotional wreck-happy one moment, sobbing the next, thanks hormones :) 

Looking forward to:  My next visit to the lab and hopefully doctor this week or next!


Photo (and tests) taken Saturday September 7, 2013   

That's right folks, this mama is indeed pregnant! After almost two and half years of trying to expand our family things are finally going well. As of today (9/15/13) I'm about 7 weeks pregnant and have been to the doctor for labs twice now. We went for blood test to confirm pregnancy and was nicely surprised that even the blood test was positive. With my history of miscarriage and infertility they had my blood rechecked 48 hours later (hoping the original number would double) and it went from 103-250! More than doubled in less than 48 hours. I now go in on Wednesday the 18th for one last blood test to be sure the numbers are still rising, and then pending the results, finally see my  doctor for the first pregnancy exam and hopefully ultrasound :)

Most people dont see a doctor till 8-10 weeks but mine assured me that with my history, for peace of mind he will let me come in weekly if necessary for the whole first trimester. Based on my last menstural cycle, my estimated due date is May 3rd, which is coincidentally my Great Grandma's birthday. Of course this date probably will change once I have an ultrasound, but I'm guessing May 2014 Jaelynn will be a big sister.

 I probably wont share this with the whole world until I'm a good 18-20 weeks along, but I wanted to document the journey so I can look back and share the excitement with you all :)