Monday, August 27, 2012

10 weeks

No picture, because I forgot to have Jeff take one before he left for work.

How Far Along? 10 weeks
Baby Size? a kumquat
Total Weight Gain? so far nothing
Maternity Clothes? nope
Stretch Marks? nope
Sleep? I sleep great until the first pee break, then I have a hard time getting comfortable to fall back asleep
Best Moment this week? getting to see baby and hear the heartbeat.  (172)
Miss Anything? running, wine
Movement? not yet
Food Cravings? not really
Anything making you sick or queasy? it depends on the day - nose is very sensitive
Gender? no way to know yet.  Appt set for Oct 24th
Labor Signs? no
Eating? fine
Exercise? not yet, I am supposed to wait another couple of days before I am allowed to walk after the SCH
Symptoms? exhaustion, breast tenderness, highly emotional
Wedding ring on or off? on
Belly Button in or out? in
Mood? good
Looking forward to? Level 1 screening on September 13th.  I cant wait for Jeff to see the baby and hear the heartbeat!

Thursday, August 23, 2012

First appt with New Doctor

I met with my new OB here in Columbus. She is very kind and helpful.  She spent close to an hour with me going over history etc.  she did my normal annual exam and felt saying that everything felt normal for 9 weeks pregnant.  Then I had an ultrasound.  The baby is measuring perfect.  No longer looking like a blob but actually looking like a baby. I saw 2 arms and 2 legs!  Then I heard the most wonderful sound- the baby's heartbeat. It was 172. It was fabulous.

I spoke to her about first trimester screening. I agreed to do it since it is non-invasive and with the ultrasound we get to see our little bean again!

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

When last I wrote...

Thus far all is good.  I am on bedrest and I admit I am a bit bored - but whatever it takes to get my perfect baby. 

Last week when I was sitting and fretting in the emergency room I was reading e-mails and trying my best to keep it together.  I did have a couple of meltdowns as the people in the ER were not exactly the most personable AT. ALL.  Apparently, my dr in Cleveland had to demand them to give me an, whatever.  It all worked out.

Anyway, I went off on a tangent.  While I was reading my e-mails I got one from Sarah's Laughter.  It is a daily devotion for women going through infertility.  I am still reading them as I find them very positive.  So, last Wednesday.  The Bible verse that was discussed was Proverbs 3:5-6.  This verse has been my mantra throughout this LONG process.  After reading that, I was reminded to trust HIM.  Put my FAITH in HIM.  I immediately felt a calmness.  I know it will be okay.

Trust in the Lord with all your heart
    and lean not on your own understanding; 
 in all your ways submit to him,
    and he will make your paths straight.

Tomorrow is my first dr appointment with my new OB down here.  I am hopeful that I will be able to hear the baby's heartbeat.  I will be perfectly happy with just seeing my baby and knowing he is okay.  I am prepared for 31 more weeks of bedrest if that is what is necessary.  I am good with seeing a high risk specialist.  I have heard varying stories about the SCH and some are immediately sent to a high risk, some are not...seeing that I have 'advanced maternal age', two cysts, the subchlorionic hemorrhage and the fertilized egg that didn't implant...I have a whole lot going on in a very small space!

Next week I will start the mandatory "Pregnancy Week by Week" with picture...I will be 10 weeks! 

Wednesday, August 15, 2012


Little Bean is okay. Mommy has a myriad of problems, which now include a subchlorionic (spelling is wrong and I am too lazy to google) hemmorage. I am on true bed rest. Until at least Friday. We are now counting down to viability at week 24 which is December 3rd. I certainly want the Bean to cook longer, like mid-March. Oh and based on my quick research I may have sealed the deal on going to a high risk doctor and a c-section. I really could feel the prayers. I have a post for tomorrow when I am not on my phone. God, truly spoke to me. I heard Him loud and clear.

Deja vu

I was sitting at the kitchen table and stood up and had a huge gush of blood. I ran to the bathroom and passed a huge clot. I am now sitting at er again to find out what is going on...

Monday, August 13, 2012

What a relief!

Our little bean is perfectly fine.  The heart rate is 160. The bleeding is most likely from a fertilized egg that didn't implant.  (twins) so I am on modified bed rest until Friday when I go to Cleveland and see my doctor.  Praise God!  Thank you all for prayers. I just know everything is goo g to work out.  It is gonna be a long 32 more weeks!

Emergency room

So, I woke up at 2:30 to go to the bathroom and when I wiped there was blood. Much more than spotting but no clotting. I decided I was going to er to at least get rhogam shot. I woke Jeff up and he said he was going with me. So off we went we have been at the hospital since 3:38......PA did external ultrasound and said there was a heartbeat. We had to wait for ultrasound to get here and we are now waiting for those results. To be continued.

Sunday, August 12, 2012


Friday afternoon, I had a slight bit of brown spotting.  Then yesterday morning it was very light pink and one more bit of brown spotting In the evening. Needless to say, I am scared.  I called the doctor yesterday morning and have an appointment for Monday at 9am. I was told to rest and try not to worry.  I have stayed in bed since yesterday morning.  Please pray my little bean is okay.

Friday, August 10, 2012


I didn't mean to leave everyone hanging. I completely thought I would have time to post before part one of the move began.  Ha!  Best laid plans.

The appointment with specialist went very well. We have one perfect baby, with a perfect heartbeat. He was going to release me but I asked for another ultrasound this week as I miscarried at seven weeks, four days.  He said he completely understood, but that we should wait another week.  So I will drive to Cleveland next Friday morning for my final ultrasound and appointment.  My appointment with the new doctor is the following week so I will get to see the baby three times this month!

The move was uneventful.  It was exhausting but good.  We are in the new house.  We still have many tho gs to get done, but everyday living is pretty easy here.

Friday, August 3, 2012

One hour, 45 minutes

Until the ultrasound.  I think I will relax a wee bit once I see what a good ultrasound is. Last year, it was all very hush, hush.  N much conversation between the tech and myself.  This year, I know it will be different. First, so far this pregnancy has been very different.  Morning all day sickness.  Exhaustion, feeling more of a stretching than cramps and no spotting.  My doctor will be performing the ultrasound. I just feel that this is it and we will be seeing at least one perfectly normal baby, six weeks, four days.