Friday, October 31, 2008


Anyone rent or buy at home dopplers? I'm interested in buying/renting one and I'm not sure where to go. Some sites have them listed for hundreds of dollars while others have their basic ones under $100. Any suggestions? Anyone have one they are willing to sell/rent out?

Thursday, October 30, 2008


I must be the most boring pregnant person on the planet. I really have nothing of interest to discuss. I read other blogs about symptoms, nurseries, registeries and the like...but I'm just not there. I haven't had much in the way of all know that. And I had a belly to begin with, so no belly pics just yet. DH and I haven't even starting thinking about a nursery or registry...we think it's just too early. And since my life consists of working, eating and sleeping, I haven't got much to say.

OH! I am going here this weekend! Looking forward to some freebies!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008


I had a killer headache of those where you can't function and all you want to do is stay in the darkness of your bedroom. So I did. Except I stayed in the darkness of my family room listening to Hall0ween movies on AMC. Since I had a splitting headache, I didn't really watch them as my eyes felt like they were being gouged out of their sockets.

I'm better today. No crippling pain radiating in my head. I have nothing new to report...

Monday, October 27, 2008


and feeling crappy. I'm experiencing what my OB has said is Round Ligament Pain. I knew it would happen, as other bloggers out there wrote about it, but I didn't think it would feel like my ovaries are being SQUISHED like pancakes. That's really the only way I can describe it. Oh yea, and the back pain. My back is out of whack to start age 31 I already have arthritis in my lower this just sucks. I can't sit for long periods without having to fidget. I'm thinking I may bring a heating pad to work with least I can set it on LOW and try to get a little relief.

Other than that, DH and I finally found our way back to each other in the s.e.x. department. In the 12weeks since our BFP, we'd only done it once...and my spotting started right after that. So we were on pelvic rest until the spotting stopped, then I was hit with the extreme sleepiness, and ok, I'll admit it, I was just damn afraid. I guess in my mind I was afraid that I would start bleeding again...I know, I know, one did not cause the other...but try telling that to a paranoid pregnant infertile! Every little pain or twinge frightens me...just a wee bit. But it was great to reconnect. I know he had been feeling a little neglected.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

12 weeks

Just got back from my 12w appointment. I did get to see Lucky. He/she must have been sleeping, because she/he didn't move around like last time. Baby is head down currently, which meant they couldn't do a nuchal...position wasn't good. We did get pics of baby's legs and arms. DH made a comment about there "not being anything between the legs"...I said it's too early to tell...but the u/s tech said that she would tend to agree with DH. So it maybe that we're having a girl. Who knows...I still think it's early. Baby is measuring right on at 12w0d and is 2 inches long. Heart rate was 170bpm.

When I met with the OB after, we did try to hear the heartbeat with the doppler. I have some "extra padding" so I didn't think we'd hear it yet. DH and the OB both said they heard it...I'm not sure I did. The doppler sounded like it had alot of static on it. I did hear my uterine artery though...not as exciting as a heartbeat.

I gained 3 lbs in the last 2 weeks...which still puts me down 2 lbs from where I started. My OB only wants me to gain 15lbs total. So 1lb a month until the 7th and 8th month. Think I can handle that.

So here are today's pics. Again, sorry for the quality, they are pics of pics. My scanner isn't hooked up to my laptop and I didn't feel like switching to the desktop.

Happy Birthday to Me!

Happy Birthday to Me! I am 32 today. 32 and pregnant! Last year on my birthday, I tried not to think about the "P" word. This year, I'm giddy. I'm giddy because I'm getting the best birthday present...I get to "see" our baby! My appointment is 2 hours from now, so I'll update when I get back, hopefully, with more pics.

On another note, DH did the bestest, most wonderful thing for me. He bought me the new IP0D Nan0 in silver. The one you can shake to shuffle your music...I'm currently using an old MP3 player from the Sharpe.r, that I can't even scroll through the music on. I had mentioned maybe once to hubby that I would love to have a new one. He brought it home yesterday and gave it to me. I was SHOCKED. Never in a million years expected him to get it. I would have been happy with just a card!

Thank you all for your comments on the crib set. I think that once we polish it up and put it together, it will be perfect.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008


Tomorrow is my 32nd birthday. I will also be 12w tomorrow and have my 12w OB appointment. I can't think of a better birthday present than to see Lucky again.

I've been a bad blogger. This I know. I just have so many things going through my head that it's hard to pull them altogether in a cohesive thought pattern. DH and I picked up my crib from my parents house this past weekend. My parents kept the bedroom set that they used for me as a child and have graciously offered it to us. The set is in great condition, it's a beautiful wood...almost looks like cognac, but a little lighter. The crib itself is also in great condition...needs to be cleaned and polished from years of storage, but other than that, there is nothing wrong with it. I measured the distance between the slats, and it meets all the safety requirements today's cribs do. But I'm at a crossroads. Part of me would LOVE to purchase a new set for this baby. But to be honest, right now, DH and I can't afford to drop $3000 on furniture...especially when there are so many other things we KNOW we're going to need to get. I almost feel like by using my parent's set that I'm "cheating" my baby out of something. Weird huh? I know the baby won't know the difference, but I will. I guess I'm just having a hard time accepting the set as a gift. What would you do?

Thursday, October 16, 2008

11 weeks - a real post

11 weeks pregnant yesterday. I can hardly believe it. 11 weeks! I still haven't been able to wrap my mind around this...but my heart is 100% invested. The spotting has ceased as of a little more than a week ago. And I still don't "feel" pregnant. I've had a few bouts of nausea...mostly at night...and 2 episodes of hugging the commode, but other than's normal day to day. I seem to feel sick after my train ride home...not sure if it's the motion or what, but I'm fine in the mornings...then again, I'm sleeping on the morning ride.

I had my 10 week appointment last week, and we got to see Lucky again. It was amazing to watch as he/she kicked and moved around! To know that was going on inside me and not even to feel it, blew me away! Heartbeat was strong at 179bpm. Here is a pic from that appointment:

On a different note, I need some advice. My cousin and I are 3 months apart in age, we were really close up until about a year ago, when something happened, I don't know what, that caused us to drift apart. When she got pg with #1 in 2005, I was the first person she told. She told me about #2 via email in November of last year. I hadn't told her I was pg. I received an email from her this morning asking why I hadn't told her "a certain little something". I feel bad for not telling her, but quite honestly, we don't talk anymore. We don't see one another anymore except at family get togethers. When I was at her DS#2's Baptism in early September, she barely spoke to me. At that point I kinda felt like I'd only be calling her to say I was pg and that was it. Now I feel shitty and don't know what to do. I don't want to alienate her more...

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

11 weeks

I've been a bad blogger...was on vacation from work last week and haven't been "motivated" to post since. I do have pics of Lucky from my Drs appointment last Wednesday, at 10 weeks...I just haven't scanned them yet.

DH and I stayed home last week and just relaxed. Cleaned up the yard (put away all our patio furniture etc) to prepare for winter.

I'll post more tomorrow...I promise.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

On Vacation

DH and I are on vacation this my posting and commenting may be scarce. I do have an OB appointment tomorrow for my 10 weeks...I'll try to post after that if I can. I hate using a computer if I'm not many other things to do!

Have a great week everyone!

Friday, October 3, 2008

Big Box wishes

DH and I went into the Baby Big Box store last night to browse around. I can't believe we actually did. We were both feeling pretty good after our appointment yesterday...and figured why not? Let's see what we like. I didn't anticipate actually finding things that we agreed that we liked. Like this crib, this car seat, or this stroller. I was VERY pleased to see that the big box store by me carries glass bottles as well as this is something we've both wanted.

Obviously, it's too early to be purchasing these things...and I'm sure that new items will be out next year as well. It was just fun to roam the store, picturing using these things, knowing that one day, we will.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Starting to look like a baby!

I just got back from my first OB appointment and man was that alot of information to digest! DH and I were there for 2 hours. We got to have a look at Lucky...who is measuring at 9w0d. I'm 9w1d, so he's right there. Heart rate was 183 bpm. The tech said it was a little low...but I'm not pulse is always on the lower end as well. After the u/s we met with the nurse who "interviewed" us. History etc. She was asking if we had a pedicatrician in mind...whether I wanted an epidural at delivery etc...I was like, I haven't thought that far in advance yet. I just want to make it out of the 1st trimester...then I'll start thinking about those types of things!

I am going to be considered "special care" since I'm an IVF patient. Fine by me. I'll also have to have the GD test at 16 weeks because of my current weight. I knew my BMI would call for that, so it wasn't a surprise. It was a great, informative appointment. I have another next week for my OB physical. Oi.

So without further ado...(these are pics of pics so sorry for the quality)

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

9 weeks

Nothing new to report. I'm still spotting on and off. Still tired...though bedtime has been extended to 9:30 now as opposed to 8:30. So it's getting better! Still no ms...which I am fine with. I do get the occasional moments in chewing my food that I'm not sure if I'll be able to swallow last night. I was eating celery...something about the stringiness just wouldn't let me down it. It took all my strength to not spit it back out onto my plate!

I'm also having some emotional issues...well not issues, exactly, just feelings of "Did we do the right thing?". I love my DH to death, and the thought that we won't be able to spend as much "quality" time together after Lucky is born just weighs on my mind. And the whole economic mess this country is in doesn't help either. I keep wondering if we'll be able to provide for Lucky the way he deserves. All my pg books tell me this is normal...I mean, overall, I'm so happy I'm bursting at the seams...just little doubts sneak in every now and then about what kind of mom I'll be.