Thursday, February 28, 2008

Back on the needle! That didn't last long, huh...

Well, I just got back from my endocrinologist and unfortunately, I have to start insulin tonight. It's a very low dose (6 units per day)...but she feels that my body just isn't producing enough of it on its own...and this is best for me and our baby girl.

Shooting myself up is obviously the least of my concerns...that's what happens when you go through IVF three times. It's the fact that I'll be on another medication that bothers me.

If anyone reading this has experience with taking insulin while pregnant, I'd love to hear about it...please leave a comment.

Aside from that, everything is great...I STILL haven't gone shopping but I've got plenty of time! I have a feeling this is going to be one well-dressed little girl :)

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

The best news you could possibly hear...AND...

What's better than being told your baby is HEALTHY? NOTHING...nothing at all.

We got our CVS results back today and that's exactly what we found out. Words can't begin to describe how happy we are...the past 2 weeks have been torture waiting for these results. We are THRILLED...I haven't been able to stop my happy tears since I got the call a few hours ago.

Oh, and probably the SECOND best thing is when you find out the sex of your baby. Well, guess what? We found that out too.

It's a GIRL!! I can't believe I'm not already at the mall! LOL

Monday, February 25, 2008

11 pounds down

Who'd have thought being pregnant was the best diet out there for me? ;) And no, I'm not worried (and neither are my doctors)...those of you who know me know that I certainly wasn't a skinny minnie when I got pregnant!

Obviously the low carb diet is the reason...although my blood sugar numbers still aren't that great :( I was at my endocrinologist today and she wants me to get more bloodwork done tomorrow and see her again later this week. She keeps mentioning the "I" word (that would be insulin)...I guess we'll just see what happens...

One important message, to my's been a year and I still miss you tons. I hope you're watching over me and our baby...and you aren't telling this kid to be a pain in the ass the second he/she pops out :)

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Tough week so far...

for a few different reasons that I won't get into right now. I'd love to believe in the power of prayer, even though I've been doubtful lately...let's hope it works.

Keep us (and by us, I mean my entire family) in your thoughts, if you don't mind. Thanks.

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Three things

Just thought I'd list three things I'm grateful for this weekend:

#1- Our wonderful little getaway we times at Borgata, once again
#2- Our growing baby in my belly

and #3...

The fact that Frank doesn't have to work tomorrow, and neither do I...and I won't be working the next day, or the day after that. Matter of fact, I won't be working for a while...we've decided that it's time for me to take a break and concentrate on this little miracle we've got cooking.

Given my health issues and high risk factors, we feel this is the best thing to do...and thankfully we can swing it financially. After the baby's born we'll reassess the situation, but for now, I'm a SAHFM (that's a Stay At Home Future Mommy), and I'm pretty damn happy about it :)

So, let's do me! LOL

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Anyone see that truck that hit me?

I was fortunate enough to have that nasty stomach virus going around hit me last night. I've had plenty of them before, but I have to say, it's even less fun when you're pregnant. Holy hell.

I've been in bed all day...relaxing, sleeping, and drinking lots of water. We'll see when I'll finally be able to eat something. UGH...

Monday, February 11, 2008

Worry, worry, worry...

No, nothing is wrong...everything's going well with the baby. Still, I can't help but worry...I know it's completely natural, especially with everything we've been through. I keep thinking, just a few more weeks and I'll be able to breathe easier...

On a different note, it was wonderful to be at a baby shower yesterday and actually ENJOY it. I know if I weren't pregnant that wouldn't have been the case. It was nice to actually feel 'normal' and chat with other women about my pregnancy. I never thought that would actually happen!

Thursday, February 7, 2008

I am now officially an OB patient!

I just got back from my first OB appointment. Fun stuff. I got to see the baby again (heart rate is 169 and all looks well with the little booger) and we went over a TON of other stuff...I'm actually feeling pretty overwhelmed right now.

We discussed my AMA and my sugar issue...they are monitoring me very closely which I'm happy about (especially since it's what I'm used to!). Overall it was a very good appointment...except I have a yeast infection :( More stuff to stick up my cooch...lovely! LOL

Oh and I lost 5 lbs. since my endocrinologist appointment 2 weeks ago. Guess the low carb diet is working...

Monday, February 4, 2008

Graduation Day

Well, we finally did it. Eight days shy of the anniversary of our first appointment, we graduated from our RE. We went in this morning and got to see our baby once again...growing just as he should and heart beating nice and fast (166).

Our doctor commended us on being so strong and persevering through all of this, even though we had so many reasons not easy it would've been for us to give up...he said it's a true indication of what great parents we will be. It was such a bittersweet visit...we really love the staff there and it's going to be SO weird not to have to 'live' there the way we have been for the past year.

Depending on my bloodwork results from today I MIGHT have to go back in 2 days for f/u bloodwork for my progesterone level...but officially we are graduates :)

First OB appointment is on Thursday...yikes!

Can a weekend get any better? I had a great boys in BLUE pulled off one of the biggest upsets in sports...and Frank and I made it through the biggest struggle of our lives.

Life is good.

Friday, February 1, 2008

Happy Birthday to me (a day early)

Yep, tomorrow is the big 3-9. And I can't even have any birthday cake!

That's ok...I already have the best present I could possibly ask for :)