Saturday, September 6, 2008

More Pictures & 34 week Update!

Hello Everyone, Thanks to all that keep checking this site. I know I have become bad with updates. I had my last shower today, thrown by friends from work. I can not tell you have blessed Scott and I have been to receive to so many wonderful, thoughtful gifts from everyone. Baby Max's nursery is packed with so many goodies!

I have been feeling pretty good. I am now 34 weeks along. I can not believe how fast this is all going! I am getting bigger by the minute and I am very thankful it has been a relatively mild summer. The past couple of days of cooler temperature has me very excited for the fall though! I go to the doctor every two weeks until 36 weeks and then weekly. Knock on wood, all of my appointments have been pretty boring, and I would like to keep it that way. I thank God everyday for this wonderful miracle he has given us and for keeping us safe and healthy. Thank you all who continue to keep us in your thoughts and prayers!

Sunday, July 27, 2008

28 Weeks! 3rd Trimester! Whoo Hooo!

Well, once again it has been a long time since I have posted! The summer is flying by and I have entered the 3rd Trimester! Things have been going really well! I have been feeling great! I think everyday that I can't believe we are here. It has been such a long journey. I have been feeling Max move all over the place. According to the books he is just over 14 inches and already weighs over 2lbs! I am going to the doctor every 2 weeks now. We have been working on the nursery and plan on painting it in a couple of weeks. I will attach a few pictures of the nursery and a 28 week belly shot.

Friday, May 16, 2008

It's A BOY!!

Hello Everyone! We are excited to announce we are expecting a healthy baby BOY!! The ultrasound went great this morning! Didn't get too many great pictures of the little bub, but we did see the necessary parts! He apprears to be healthy and on track. Things have been going good. I am starting to feel a lot better than I did in the first trimester. I am growing a little belly and have just really started to pop in the last few days. Also, I think I have felt a few little punches/kicks!!!

Thursday, April 10, 2008

12 week scan

Hello Everyone,

We had our 12 week screening today! Everything is looking great! We will get my blood work results in about a week to give us our individual risk of having a child with certain abnormalities. The baby's nuchal translucency was 1.2 cm, which is good. Here are a couple of shots of the bub! We even got a couple in 4d!

Friday, March 21, 2008

9 week ultrasound

I had my 9 week ultrasound on March 18th. It was amazing! It actually looked more like a little baby and was moving around. It looked liked it was doing "the robot"!!! LOL. You could see the arm, leg bones and the spine. The heart rate was 170. I got released to my ob and my first appointment will be March 31st. It was sad to leave my RE's office. They have been such a wonderful group of people to work with.

I have been feeling mostly well. I am sure it could be way worse. Just feel nauseous most of the time, no vomiting, just gagging. I am supposedly at the peak of nausea right now, so it shouldn't last too much longer. In the evenings I am very tired and just want to lay down. I have been getting in bed around 6 and going to sleep around 8ish! I am HUNGRY all of the time and need to eat about every 3-4 hours. I have been craving protein, salt and sour foods.

Here is a picture of our little bean

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Just a quick post. Everything went great at our appointment today. Baby had grown and heart beat was at 140! My next visit will be in 2 weeks and then hopefully I will be released to my ob/gyn!

Thursday, February 28, 2008

More Bedrest!

Well, I am still having spotting. So, the Dr. said she didn't want me to go back to work until I had 48hrs of no spotting. Not really sure how that is all going to workout. I think I am just going to be one of those people who spot. I go back next Tuesday for another u/s. Hopefully, I will be able to persuade her to let me return to work as long as I don't have any bright red bleeding.

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

We have a Heart Beat!!

Hello Everyone,

We went to the doctor's office a little earlier than expected this morning due to a small scare. I am sure it wont be the last! However, the good news is everything is okay and we have a nice strong heart beat of 103! I will be on bedrest for the next 72 hours. Going to catch up on some trash TV (Did you guys know that Stefano Demara is still alive!!! LOL!) Anyway, We go back in a week to have another ultrasound. Please keep us in your prayers!

Monday, February 11, 2008

Drum Roll Please!

Scott & I are very excited to announce that we are finally pregnant! Things are still very early and as in any pregnancy we are cautiously optimistic! I had a beta done on Saturday that was 60 and a repeat done today (Monday) and it was 144. We go in a couple of weeks to have our first ultrasound and then will be released to my ob/gyn. Thank you all for all of your support and prayers!

Friday, February 1, 2008

4th times the charm

We went for our transfer for today! We transferred 1 Grade B Early Blastocyst, and 2 blastocoels. Blastocoels are on the verge of becoming blastocysts. We will know in a little over of a week if this worked. We have a couple left in the lab that weren't growning quite as fast. They will watch them over the weekend and see if any will make it to freeze. Keep sending the positive thoughts and prayers!

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Day 2 Update

Things have been a rolller coaster of emotion here. We were devastated at retrieval when we only got 9 eggs out of 22 follicles. The next day of the 9 we had 6 fertilize. Today I got the report that we still have 6 growing. Five are at 4 cells grade 3 and One is at 5 cells grade 3. Grade 4 is the highest, but the clinic says no one ever gets grade 4 because no one has perfect eggs. So, now we wait until tomorrow morning. If we have atleast 4 at 8 cells we will push our transfer to a day 5 transfer. The embryos should be at a blast stage by then, which is the last stage before implanting into the wall fo the uterus. So the nerve racking wait continues...

Thursday, January 24, 2008


Just a quick update. Things are going relatively well. My estrogen is very high, which is some what worrisome for complications due to ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome. They are watching me very closely at this point. I am getting pretty uncomfortable. Right now we have about 26ish follicles. Most likely they will not all be mature at harvest time, which will be on Sunday. I am just praying that we have a few make it to the blast stage. It will be a day by day process. Hopefully we will then transfer on the following Friday. I will have to scan in a picture of my ovaries! They are huge! Please pray that we make it through these few days/weeks without any complications.

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

We are all clear for take off!

Sorry again for the long lapse in updates! We got the all clear to start our next fresh cycle. I start Lupron on Jan 14th and stims on the 16th. I go for my next appointment on Monday, January 21sth to check for follicle growth. Then I will go daily for blood work & ultrasound. I imagine I will trigger sometime the week of the 21st and retrieve 48hrs later; probably sometime between Friday 25th and Sunday the 27th. This time, we hope to do a 5 day transfer instead of a 3 day transfer. If we make it that far, we will be transferring more mature embryos. They will be should be at the blastocyst stage by then and the last thing they will need to do is snuggle in for a 9 month ride. I will post again once I have a my appointment on the 21st. Today is my first day of stims and I can already feel my ovaries keek'in in gear. I hope (as always) this will be our successful cycle! We do appreciate all of your thoughts & prayers! Keep them coming, we are going to need them.