Monday, November 8, 2010

10 weeks

How far along? 10 weeks 2 days
Total weight gain: If I consider my base weight what I weighed the day of my BFP instead of my pre-cycle weight then I still haven't gained any weight.
Maternity clothes: Wore my first skirt on Saturday and gradually getting everything else washed
Sleep: Getting better but still trying to teach myself to sleep on my side (I'm a stomach sleeper)
Best moment this week: energy is starting to return
Movement: not yet
Food cravings: I wish i had a craving so that there was something I enjoyed eating but so far haven't found anything I like
Gender: don't know...but my body is changing VERY differently than it did with my boy so girl?? or hormones??
Labor Signs: Nope
Belly button: no change
What I miss: coke zero
What I am looking forward to: hearing the heartbeat soon
Milestones: Placenta is starting to take over and we are done with PIO shots

Saturday, November 6, 2010

A week to remember

This week marked the due date of "Fred," our little embryo from IVF #1 who we lost to an ectopic. I have wondered for the last several months how I would feel as this day approached. I expected it to be hard. i expected to focus on what I had lost...but instead I found myself focusing on what I had. I will always wonder about what could have been, was it a boy or a girl? Would he/she have looked like Jr. But at the same time, if I was holding that baby in my arms today, I wouldn't have the baby growing inside me right now. This baby is the one I will feel kick inside of me. This baby is the one that is supposed to come home with us. This baby is the one that I am supposed to hold in my arms. This is the baby I will watch grow up.

Monday, November 1, 2010

The 3 week wait

Yup..the dreaded 3ww...until my next appointment. I had my first OB appointment on Thursday. Everything went great and we saw the baby and the heartbeat again. Our doctor has a little US machine in the exam room that he uses for each appointment during the first trimester and only charges you for the big nice ultrasond if there is a problem. The downside of this is the machine isn't great so it is hard to see a good picture but I've found that I'm so used to ultrasounds now that I can see them much better than I could when I was pregnant with Jr. The rest of the appointment was pretty uneventful...since this is my second pregnancy with them they already have all the family information, know I don't have any crazy bad habits, etc. So we just updated information, took blood and got my initial weight.
But the bad news is now that I am officially an OB patient means I am on a normal schedule...appointment every 4 weeks instead of every week :(. The good news for me was that 4 weeks from my appointment was Thanksgiving so I was able to move it up to the Monday of that week so I only have to wait 3 and a half weeks for that appointment.
There was a little "incident" on the way home but I'll save that for its own post!