Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Spreading the word!

This is a picture from our first OB visit back in June. I was around 9 weeks and was finally released from my RE. The appointment went really well and we were able to see little baby M. Of course, this is the photo shopped version but you get the point.

This is the video Ryan shot with his phone. That's why the quality is soooo bad! However, the best part is at the 2 minutes mark. It's the heartbeat!!! There's nothing like hearing it for the first time!

This was the official Facebook announcement. I also added the US pic because I figured, most people wouldn't understand. It does sum up how the pregnancy has gone so far.

I'm going to try to get my family more involved with my blog. It might be a really good way of keeping everyone informed throughout the pregnancy. 
About the pregnancy, it hasn't been easy. The morning sickness has seriously gotten the best of me. And it's not letting up either. On July 24th, I went to work at 7AM and was in the ER by 9AM with a heart rate of 160, shortness of breath and near the point of passing out. I was admitted for 4 days and left with no real reason as to why my heart rate has been so high. I was prescribed a beta blocker to help with the rate and it seems to be helping. Then, 2 weeks later, I had to go to the ER again for dehydration. It has not been fun. I've missed a lot of work and just down right feel terrible. My weight is still down and I'm starting to get concerned for the baby and myself. I plan to discuss getting a zofran pump that will continually administer medication to help with the nausea and vomiting. 

Whelp, that's all I'm gonna write for now. I'm watching my nephew for the next few days and will post some more. TTYL!

Monday, June 13, 2011

MIA.... That's Me!!!

I'd like to say I've been too busy to write, but that wouldn't be 100% true. I have been pretty busy the last 2 or 3 weeks with my best friends baby showers, work, doctor appointments for me and the hubby and my photography business. But mostly, I have been soooooo sick. Whoever label it "morning sickness" must have been a man. Seriously, it should be called all day sickness. I was feeling so good about the pregnancy, my levels and overall just darn good, until I hit 6 weeks. I started getting the nausea and vomiting all day long. And the hour of 9pm was the worst. I tried saltines, peppermints, ginger ale, ginger cookies, white soda, toast, small, frequent meals, and I'm sure there's others I forgot. It finally got so bad that I was only able to keep about a liter of water down all day. Being a 3-4 liter water drinker a day, I felt like crap! I called the doc for some anti nausea medicine. She gave me the common Zofran in a pill form. Now let me tell you. As a nurse, a medicine that helps stop vomiting, should ONLY come in IV form and sub lingual (dissolves under the tongue). Swallowing a pill with liquid when you can't even keep your own saliva down is next to impossible! Needless to say, I got the dissolving zofran and it has helped immensely.

So on top of the morning sickness, I have every other pregnancy symptom under the sun! I am now overflowing the bras that I just bought at Victoria Secret. That's $200 I'll probably never be able to fit in again! No matter how much sleep I get, it doesn't seem like enough! My dreams are CRAZY vivid. Some of them are so intense that when I wake up, I'm ticked cause I want the dream to continue! ;o) And the icing on the cake is the GI irregularity. Otherwise, known as constipation. Adding the zofran has only complicated things. What an uncomfortable feeling let me tell you! So now I'm taking colace to help things move along.

Backing up a bit, here is a pic from my first US.  This was some point in the 6th week. I think the US machine was very outdated because the picture is horrible. I left very discouraged because we didn't get to see much. The doctor said everything looked good though.
These are from the following week which was week 7. RE said the this US would be A LOT different. That embryo grows like a weed in just a week. And boy was he right!! As soon as the US began, we could see arm and leg buds and the HEARTBEAT!!! It was a total relief! What an awesome feeling!

So make out what ya can. It's kind of just a blob!! hehe My sweet little blob. ;)

Wednesday, I have my first prenatal work up with my regular OBGYN. I have to say I am def going to miss my RE, but I can't wait to tell my OB that I COULD get pregnant!! Their US machines are WAY better and we're really looking forward to seeing and hearing the heartbeat.

I will keep you posted on a more regular basis, I PROMISE!

Monday, May 16, 2011

First Beta!

My first beta was 142 at 14dpo. The nurse said that she was very pleased with that number. I'm still waiting to hear about my p4. I feel really good though overall. No symptoms other than an occasional twings in my lower abdomen and REALLY sore and heavy bbs! I will go next Monday for a follow up beta. If it's close to 1000 they will schedule my first US. That could be as early as next week! I'm really excited. And I'm not going to worry. I trust that God will protect and guide me no matter what. I'm going to enjoy every moment of this pregnancy!! :)

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Hello BFP!!!

So I probably should have posted this sooner. Today is 12dp iui and 14dp trigger. I was on my way home from work on Thursday and decided I was going to take a test. A gal I work with is thinking she's pregnant and we were talking about symptoms and what not. She was like "you're so pregnant". I knew it was early and would probably be negative. I figured I would just use the cheapie internet dip stick ones that way I wouldn't waste my money. I did two different ones for some reason. As I was pulling up my britches, I could def see 2 lines!!! So I dipped a FRER and it was definitely a positive! I started bawling... put the test in my back pocket and came out of the bathroom bawling. I asked my husband for a hug and to look in my back pocket. He looked at it and consoled me thinking it was negative. I said "it's positive you idoit!" (Oops :) ) We both cried!!  He wasn't fully  confident because it was a faint positive.  So I took whatever pee I had left and dipped it in a digital. PREGNANT!!! Starting my betas on Monday. Here's my proof!

Monday, May 2, 2011


So this last week has been crazy busy!! I think I left off with Monday's US showing good progress. I had an HSG which is a hysterosalpingogram. Basically checks the patency of your fallopian tubes and looks at the uterus. ALL CLEAR!!! Alleluia! He said once again, that I have a beautiful uterus. Weird, right? We'll at least O wont have issues carrying a baby!. Wednesday I had another US for recheck the follies one last time. He mentioned that twins were definitely possible. Cool!! I triggered with 10000iu of Novarel at 3:45pm on Saturday the 30th and had IUI this morning. After the IUI, he scanned me again to check the follies status and to make sure I was getting ready to O. You could see the little spermies in my uterus on the US. CRAZY! Swimming their little way up! He said I was exactly where I needed to be and it was exactly what he wants to see. Whew! So, now I'm in the dreaded two week wait. UGH! I have yet to poas and wont until May 14th, which will be 14dp trigger.
Today is also a good day in world news. US forces took down bin Laden. THANK YOU to our troops and the people lost will NEVER be forgotten and be forever remembered.

Whenever I'm down in the dumps or need a little boost, I YouTube videos that show parents finding out about pregnancies. I LOVE the reactions!! This is one of my favs. Watch the dad's delayed reaction.. I love it! Enjoy!!

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

These always make me smile :)

So I work as a full time ICU nurse. But on the side, I am a photographer. My favorite things to shoot are of course, newborns! They are the most unpredictable and hardest to shoot. They require A LOT of patience. I simply just LOVE newborns! I thought I would share these with you and hopefully make your heart melt like they do mine!

If you would like to view more, please feel free!
www.leanadiasphotography.com or Facebook Leanadias Photography

Tomorrow, the 26th, I'm having an HSG to check my tubes. OH GOODY! Then I'll have an US on Wednesday to check the progress of the follie I had on the right today. Hopefully if all goes well, I can trigger Wed and have IUI on Friday. *Fingers Crossed*

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Challenge: No peeing on a stick!

So this cycle I started gonal-f, which is an injectable med. I will follow with a trigger injectable called Novarel. With that being said, all prediction kits and pregnancy tests will be false positives. This means I will not be testing at all this cycle! I'm challenging myself to not pee on a stick until I'm late, or the day of! This is going to be very difficult for me because I'm such a control freak! I'm just going to go with the flow of this cycle. I'll have enough u/s and blood work I'm sure to keep me busy. And to be honest, my give a damn is busted. I've spent the last few days around prego friends and family and I'm wanting to know when its going to be my turn. A lot of girls on my soulcysters forum found out they are pregnant this week. Very exciting and gives me a little hope.

Tomorrow I'm going for an u/s to see whats going on in there!

Today, I celebrate Easter and thank Jesus for his sacrifice so that I can be saved. He has risen!